Setting aside special time each week just to listen to new young vocalists is one of my favorite things to do.Â While I receive many requests via YouTube and e-mail to check out various talented singers, what thrills me even more is when I accidentally stumble upon a talent that jumps out of obscurity and hits me square in the face.
Such was the case with fourteen year old Colton Jacobson.
Heralding from Frisco, Texas Colton Jacobson is a young musical prodigy with a big voice and with music seemingly running through his veins.
I sat in awe as I watched and listened to each of his YouTube videos that included covers by Adel, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Jessie J, and BeyoncÃ©.Â Often I will skip off to a new channel after one or two videos, but Colton stopped me dead in my tracks.Â I could not leave until I heard every one of his covers.
While every video was more than enjoyable, Coltonâ€™s cover of â€œFireworksâ€ by Katy Perry and Adelâ€™s â€œSet Fire To The Rainâ€ were for me the most impressive.Â His A capella portion in â€œSet Fire To The Rainâ€ allowed me to really note how pitch perfect he could be.Â Stepping away from his piano accompaniment for just those few bars more than captured my attention and drew me in.Â It was then and there that I had to discover more about this tremendously talented Texas teen.
Colton currently resides in Frisco, Texas where he has lived since he was four years old. Born just 15 miles north in a small town of just a little more than 5,000 people called Celina, which is in the heart of Collin and Denton County, Texas.
Unlike most artists, Colton did not express any interest in music until he was in 4th grade. Â His dad recalled;