Jackie Verna

Team Adam


Age: 23

Hometown: Sicklerville, New Jersey

Resident: West Chester, Pennsylvania

In 2012, Jackie was T-boned by a car that ran a red light. The accident left Jackie with severe physical injuries and a loss of confidence in her future. Her dreams of moving to Alabama and cheering in college came to a halt. Jackie spent the first few months after the accident indoors, not ready to face the outside world. She quickly turned to the keyboard her aunt gave her, and music became the key to her recovery. Country music allowed Jackie to infuse her emotions and story into its narrative style. She went on to attend Penn State, and as her confidence grew, Jackie began performing at local open mics. This is her first big performance.