Jonathan Jackson first appeared as Lucky Spencer on ABC daytime drama General Hospital on October 27, 1993. Five Emmy Awards and 21 years later, Jackson's career is still on an upward trajectory with a starring role in primetime and a brand new album.
Jackson plays Avery Barkley in Nashville, currently in its third season on ABC. Avery fell in love with feisty country music diva Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) but dumped her after learning she had sex with slimy Edgehill boss Jeff Fordham (Oliver Hudson). Avery hit the bottle and his life fell apart, and now he's dealing with the fact that Juliette is pregnant with his baby. In a recent episode, the troubled character alters the verses to "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World," changing the tune from a happy love song into a bitter breakup ditty, showing off Jackson's range as both an actor and singer. As Avery's downward spiral continues, Jackson is turning in one mesmerizing performance after another.
His real-life band, Jonathan Jackson + Enation, recently released a new album, "Radio Cinematic." Jackson will be doing a performance and CD signing in New York City to promote the project.
The event takes place at 6 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble store at 97 Warren Street. You get priority seating with the purchase of the album and you will need a wristband to attend. Call the store at 212-587-5389 with any questions.
The band has released an official music video for "Everything Is Possible."
Jackson will also be featured on two tracks in the upcoming "Christmas with Nashville" album, out November 4. He performs the Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry, Phil Spector tune "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" and sings "Celebrate Me Home" with Nashville co-stars Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen and Charles Esten.
Despite all his accomplishments and accolades, Jackson is still only 32 years old. On the 21st anniversary of his General Hospital debut, it's exciting to think about what he might do next.
Order "Radio Cinematic":
* AMAZON MP3
* iTUNES (Special Edition)
* iTUNES (Standard Edition)
* GOOGLE PLAY