MACON, Ga. — After doing background singing for a while, a Macon woman is now taking steps to boost her own career into the main spotlight.
Jessica Hughes has a passion for singing. Her mom picked up on her gift at an early age.
"About (age) 4, or 5, and that's when it came to fruition that I knew she had a musical talent," Cynthia Hughes said.
"Music to me is life. It's my passion, it calms me, it soothes me, it describes me," Jessica said.
Jessica has done background singing, but is moving her career to the front of the stage.
"Now I'm stepping into my own journey. Me being Jess Monae," she said.
She says there's definitely a difference being center stage.
"Background you're kind of out of the spotlight, but being an artist and being forefront it's a little scary at times but its also exhilarating."
Overall she knows she made the right decision to focus on her solo career as singer.
"I get to be more creative being Jess Monae vs Jessica," she said.
Now she has the creative freedom to open doors and pursue her goal as an artist.
"As a parent I am grateful and thankful that she gets to fulfill her dream," says Cynthia.
If you want to see the local talent Jess Monae perform she will be hitting the stage at Daiquiris & More in downtown Macon on Friday from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.