Jenn Ford and the Wide Eyed Devils

A U.S. Army Veteran, Jenn Ford grew up in East Texas singing, playing piano, and was very active in her high school band. She attended Panola College after being awarded a vocal music scholarship under the direction of Larry Brumley. She was selected for the Texas Junior College Honor Choir in 1998, and then decided to join the US Army as a Military Police Officer.

She served for 2 years before being selected from Army-wide submissions for an 8 month special duty with Army Entertainment at Fort Belvoir, VA for the US Army Soldier Show in 2001, where she and 16 other performers traveled the Continental US, Korea, Hawaii, and Guam, performing for military soldiers and families in over 100 shows.

She later served in the 62nd Army Band as a classical, jazz, blues, rock, and funk vocalist for a year, until she was moved to Heidelberg Germany to the US Army Europe Soldier's Band and Chorus as a performer, vocal trainer, women's section leader, and Asst. Enlisted Vocal Director.

After 4 years in one of the most highly respected musical organizations in the military, she had performed in excess of 400 more times, in Germany, France, Italy, Rome, and Iraq.

Jenn served 2 more years in regular duty, before receiving an honorable discharge and returning to East Texas.

Jenn pursued her college education and was eventually recruited to be the lead singer-songwriter for heavy metal band, Bleed the Rain in 2011. For four years, they were one of the premiere local acts, making it to the finals of the 2014 ETX Music Awards, where she was a finalist for Female Vocalist of the Year, and Heavy Metal Band of the Year.

In 2015, Jenn teamed up with Rio Wallace, a gifted graduate from University of North Texas, who is the lead guitar player local Rock favorite group Teazur. They together, formed an award-winning duo, Jen and Rio, which played a variety of genres. The acoustic pair was granted the Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards "Rising Star" Award just 2 months after they began.

Jenn became the co-host for the ETX Music Awards in 2015 and 2016, and worked heavily to promote the local music scene, all artists, all genres.

In June of 2016, Jenn is a board member at her local Boys and Girls Club, and started their Summer Program Monday Music Outreach in 2016. She also coordinated the 2017 Toy Drive for the chapter, and helped raise enough money to give over 100 children Christmas gifts. Jenn is currently active in many charity and non profit organizations, and has emceed many charity events, such as The Annual ReULion Charity Jam in Durango’s Canyon that raises money for the East Texas Food Bank.

Currently Jenn performs across the East Texas area, and has shared the stage with Victims of Sanity, Edge of Misery, Passion for Vengeance, Wes Ford and The Foundry, Darrin Morris, Cody Wayne, Heather Linn, Ally Venable, Lee Mathis, Richard Stuart, Sweet Pain, Teazur, Adam Brown, Ryan Dougherty, Andrew Greear, Matthew Jackson, White Trash Wannabes, and countless others that are more than willing, because of her relentless support of the musical community, keen ability to harmonize, and comfort performing a variety of styles. Most recently, she co-hosted the Texas Country Music Awards with Brandon Rhyder, is working on her first solo record, and continues to work as the Marketing Director for The Texas Country Music Association.