Jamie O'Neal

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Jamie O'Neal
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Jamie O'Neal performing in 2007
Background information
Birth nameJamie Murphy
Born (1966-06-03) 3 June 1966 (age 52)
Origin Sydney, Australia
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active2000–present
Labels Mercury Nashville
Capitol Nashville
1720 Entertainment
Associated acts Kylie Minogue
Mark Wills
Website Official website

Jamie O'Neal (born 3 June 1966) is an Australian country singer and songwriter.

Country music, also known as country and western, and hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s. It takes its roots from genres such as folk music and blues.


In 2000, O'Neal released her first studio album, Shiver . The album included the back-to-back number one singles "There Is No Arizona" and "When I Think About Angels". Two other singles were released: the title track, which reached No. 21 on the country charts, and "Frantic", which reached No. 41 in 2002. Since then, she has released her second studio album, Brave , in 2005. Her third studio album, Eternal , was released on 27 May 2014.

<i>Shiver</i> (Jamie ONeal album) 2000 studio album by Jamie ONeal

Shiver is the first studio album by the country music artist Jamie O'Neal. Released on October 31, 2000, the album reached its peak of number 14 on the U.S. Top Country Albums chart and number 125 on the Billboard 200. It was certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of 500,000. The album was released through Mercury Nashville Records. Five singles were released from Shiver, the first two managed to reach number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

There Is No Arizona 2000 single by Jamie ONeal

"There Is No Arizona" is a song co-written and recorded by Australian country music artist Jamie O'Neal. It was released in August 2000 as the first single from O'Neal's debut album, Shiver. The song reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. It was written by O'Neal, Lisa Drew and Shaye Smith.

When I Think About Angels 2001 single by Jamie ONeal

"When I Think About Angels" is a song co-written and recorded by Australian country music artist Jamie O'Neal. It was released in March 2001 as the second single from O'Neal's Shiver album. The song reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. It also peaked at #35 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The song was written by O'Neal, Roxie Dean and Sonny Tillis.

Early life

She was born Jamie Murphy in Sydney, Australia, to parents Jimmy and Julie Murphy, who were also professional musicians. She, her parents, and her younger sister, Samantha, sang in The Murphy Family band in the 1970s until her parents divorced. In the early part of her adult career she was a backing singer in Australia, appearing on Kylie Minogue's Enjoy Yourself Tour of Australia, UK, Europe and Far East Asia in 1990. She rejoined Minogue in 1991 for the Let's Get To It Tour of the UK and Ireland. [1]

Kylie Minogue Australian-British singer, recording artist, songwriter and actress

Kylie Ann Minogue, also known mononymously as Kylie, is an Australian-British singer, songwriter and actress. She achieved recognition starring in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, where she played tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson. Appearing in the series for two years, Minogue's character married Scott Robinson in an episode viewed by nearly 20 million people in the United Kingdom, making it one of the most watched Australian TV episodes ever. Since then, Minogue has been a recording artist and has achieved commercial success and critical acclaim in the entertainment industry. Minogue has been recognised with several honorific nicknames, most notably the "Princess of Pop." She is recognised as the highest-selling Australian artist of all time by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).

Enjoy Yourself Tour concert tour by Kylie Minogue

The Enjoy Yourself Tour was Kylie Minogue's second concert tour and first solo, full-length show following the success of her second studio album, Enjoy Yourself. By the start of the European leg of the tour, Minogue had started to take control of her image and musical direction, demonstrated by the release of the career milestone single "Better the Devil You Know", which would be performed as part of the encore after the Australian leg of the tour.

Music career

2000–2003: Shiver and On My Way to You

O'Neal was signed to Mercury Nashville in 2000, and soon after she began to work on her first album. Her first single, "There Is No Arizona", debuted at No. 69 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart, reaching number one in February 2001. On 31 October 2000, Shiver , was released. The album charted to No. 14 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, and No. 125 on the Billboard 200.

Hot Country Songs Weekly chart published by Billboard

Hot Country Songs is a chart published weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States.

The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States. It is published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists. Often, a recording act will be remembered by its "number ones", those of their albums that outperformed all others during at least one week. The chart grew from a weekly top 10 list in 1956 to become a top 200 in May 1967, and acquired its present title in March 1992. Its previous names include the Billboard Top LPs (1961–72), Billboard Top LPs & Tape (1972–84), Billboard Top 200 Albums (1984–85) and Billboard Top Pop Albums.

A second single, "When I Think About Angels", debuted at No. 45 on the country charts for the week of 31 March 2001. It spent several weeks on the charts, reaching number one in August 2001. Following the success of the album's first two singles, Shiver was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. Two additional singles followed: "Shiver" (the title track) and "Frantic", which reached No. 21 and No. 41 on the charts, respectively. [2]

Recording Industry Association of America voluntary association

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States. Its members consist of record labels and distributors, which the RIAA says "create, manufacture and/or distribute approximately 85% of all legally sold recorded music in the United States." The RIAA headquarters is in Washington, D.C.

Also in 2001, the motion picture Bridget Jones's Diary featured a cover version of All by Myself performed by Jamie O'Neal [3] showing actress Renée Zellweger singing to it in the famous pajamas scene.

<i>Bridget Joness Diary</i> (film) 2001 English romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire

Bridget Jones's Diary is a 2001 romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire and written by Richard Curtis, Andrew Davies, and Helen Fielding. It is based on Fielding's 1996 novel of the same name, which is a reinterpretation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. The adaptation stars Renée Zellweger as Bridget, Hugh Grant as the caddish Daniel Cleaver, and Colin Firth as Bridget's "true love", Mark Darcy. Production began in August 2000 and ended in November 2000, and took place largely on location in London and the Home Counties. The film premiered on 4 April 2001 in the United Kingdom and was released to theatres on 13 April 2001 simultaneously in the United Kingdom and in the United States.

All by Myself 1975 Eric Carmen song

"All by Myself" is a song by American artist Eric Carmen released in 1975. The verse is based on the second movement of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18. In a romantic sense the tune was famously used as a refrain in the central section of the 1945 British film "Brief Encounter". The chorus is borrowed from the song "Let's Pretend", which Carmen wrote and recorded with the Raspberries in 1972.

Renée Zellweger American actress

Renée Kathleen Zellweger is an American actress and film producer. She has received critical acclaim and numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She established herself as one of the highest-paid Hollywood actresses by 2007, and was named Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year in 2009.

In 2002, she and the country singer Mark Wills recorded a duet together, titled "I'm Not Gonna Do Anything Without You". It was released as the second single from Wills' album Loving Every Minute . The song only reached No. 31 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

O'Neal's fifth single, "Every Little Thing", was the first single from what was to be her second studio album, On My Way to You. However, the song only managed to reach No. 34 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, and the album was never released. Shortly thereafter, O'Neal and Mercury parted ways.

2004–2007: Brave and "God Don't Make Mistakes"

O'Neal at the Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez, California Jamie O'Neal.jpg
O'Neal at the Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez, California

After leaving Mercury, O'Neal signed to Capitol Nashville. Her first single for the label, "Trying to Find Atlantis", was released on 27 September 2004. It reached No. 18 on the Hot Country Songs chart. The song was the lead-off to Brave , which was released on 1 March 2005. It proved to be a bigger success on the albums chart, reaching No. 6 on the Top Country Albums chart.

"Somebody's Hero" was released in 2005 as the second single and reached No. 3 on the Hot Country Songs chart, giving O'Neal her first Top 10 single since 2001. The final single, "I Love My Life", failed to make the Top 20, reaching only to No. 26.

In early 2007, a new single, "God Don't Make Mistakes", was released. The single failed to make an impact at country radio, where it only reached No. 47, her lowest chart single at the time. After the song was never included on an album, O'Neal and Capitol parted ways. [4]

2008–2010: Like a Woman

In early 2008, O'Neal signed with the Atlanta-Nashville based record label 1720 Entertainment. [5] [6]

A new single, "Like a Woman", was released in November 2008; it debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at No. 59. The song was initially intended to be the lead-off single to O'Neal's third studio album, Like a Woman. The single only managed to peak at No. 43 on the country charts. A second single, "A Soldier Comin' Home", was released in June 2009 but failed to chart. No further singles were promoted to radio and Like a Woman was not released. [7]

2011–present: starting a record label

O'Neal announced in early 2012 that she had established her own record label, Momentum Label Group. [8] The label's flagship artist is Rachele Lynae, who released her first single, "Party 'Til the Cows Come Home", in March 2012.

O'Neal signed to Shanachie Records in 2014 and released Eternal on 27 May 2014. Except for the original song "Wide Awake", the album is composed of cover songs. [9]

Jamie toured North American in 2017 while recording a new album.

Personal life

Since 2000, Jamie O'Neal has been married to Rodney Good, who is a songwriter, record producer, engineer, and guitarist in O'Neal's road band. They have one daughter, Aliyah, born in 2003. [10] [11] [12]


Jamie O'Neal discography
Studio albums3
Music videos11
No.1 Single2

Studio albums

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country US US
Shiver 141252
Brave 640
  • Release date: 27 May 2014
  • Label: Shanachie Entertainment
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


YearSinglePeak chart
US Country US
2000"There Is No Arizona"140Shiver
2001"When I Think About Angels"135
2003"Every Little Thing"34On My Way to You(unreleased)
2004"Trying to Find Atlantis"1886Brave
2005"Somebody's Hero"351
"I Love My Life"26
2007"God Don't Make Mistakes"47N/A
2008"Like a Woman"43Like a Woman(unreleased)
2009"Soldier Comin' Home"
2014"Wide Awake"Eternal
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles

YearSingleArtistPeak chart positionsAlbum
US Country
2001"America the Beautiful"Various artists58N/A
2002"I'm Not Gonna Do Anything Without You" Mark Wills 31 Loving Every Minute
2016"Like I Do"Erica NicoleN/A

Music videos

2000"There Is No Arizona"Lawrence Carroll
2001"When I Think About Angels" Trey Fanjoy
"America the Beautiful"Marc Ball
"Shiver"Thom Oliphant
2002"Frantic"Keech Rainwater
2004"Trying to Find Atlantis"Randee St. Nicholas
2005"Does He Love You" (with Carrie Underwood)
(live from CMT's Greatest Duets)
Ryan Polito
"Somebody's Hero"Trey Fanjoy
2007"God Don't Make Mistakes"Kristin Barlowe
2009"Like a Woman"Trey Fanjoy
2014"Wide Awake" [13] Jimmy Murphy

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