When a high school football player recognized that nobody was there to sing the national anthem prior to his football game, he had an option. He might either stand down and enable the football game to continue without a live efficiency of the anthem. The groups might have listened to a recording and put their turn over their hearts. However this gamer, a football gamer, who might be cast in Glee, made a various option when he advance, guitar in hand, and used to sing for the crowd rather.

UIt was only a few months ago that he was the Arundel High School football player whose viral performance of the national anthem was seen by hundreds of thousands.

Since then, his career has taken off in new areas that he didn’t even consider. He’s had a cup of coffee with country star Luke Bryan. He’s made numerous TV and radio appearances, including “Fox and Friends,” Steve Harvey’s show, and others. He won two Maryland Music Awards for Best Songwriter and Best New Artist, among

“The last few months have just been awesome,” Nicholson stated.

Nicholson had never flown farther than Wyoming before landing in Los Angeles for Steve Harvey. Nicholson said that just like Arundel, Harvey was equally as ignorant regarding what the 18-year-old was about to accomplish.

“He was stunned after that,” Nicholson said.

“What people did you talk to?” he asked. “People, agents, and the like,” Sam responded immediately.

“I offered him a few suggestions,” Nicholson recalled. “He said, ‘Just be patient.’” That was undoubtedly the finest advise I’d received from anybody.

Scott Lehr, the creator of B Chord, is among the people steering Nicholson’s early career. Lehr has been Nicholson’s consultant since discovering him about two months ago, growing his brand, social media following, and occasionally bookingings. He also directed the anthem video.

“Jack is a really, really talented kid,” Lehr added. “It didn’t surprise me in the least that it took off like this because you know if someone has ability from the start if someone possesses talent and Jackson Dean has it.”

During the performance, Nicholson interacts one-on-one with audience members. “That knife is treating you well?” asks Brad’s nephew Nick. When another in the crowd says, “Pretty great!” during an opening riff, Nick turns his head back and replies, “Pretty great,” before charging into the song.

Nicholson is so enthusiastic about a few things that you’d never know he was an encyclopedia on the road. One of them is a plate of crispy chicken tenders. Another was when Johnny Morris, CEO of Bass Pro Shops, offered to take him fishing.

At the end of December, he sang at his holiday gathering, where Morris presented him with the Defender of Freedom Award.“The guy was just sobbing during Jack’s national anthem,” Lehr added. “It was amazing to see someone that passionate about our national anthem and military.”

Because he was the eldest of seven children, Nicholson has always felt older than his classmates. He has seven classes at Arundel before graduating. Math class is when he may compose emails and make to-do lists. His music teacher is a fan (though it isn’t the only reason he’s passing).

“I wasn’t too happy with high school” is the first line of Nicholson’s song “Young and Wild,” which he performed early at Rams Head on Saturday afternoon.

“It’s a strange feeling,” Nicholson said. “My whole life, my father has been telling me I have to be a man. . . The last few years, I’ve been living my life like I’m in my twenties. It’s tough to turn on and off at times.”

The Rams Head is packed with Arundel alumni on Saturday, when one of their own takes the stage.

66-year-old John Frey of Crofton completed his education in the late 1960s. After being alerted to it by his pals, he discovered Nicholson’s national anthem on YouTube, as did his daughter Mandy Roberts, 41.

“I believe he has the potential to be something special,” she added. “The way he handled the national anthem was incredible.”

On Saturday, Nicholson didn’t play on every song; Brandon Aksteter, his guitarist, joined in. When Nicholson had “nothing better to do on a Wednesday night,” he attended a blues jam in Bowie and met Aksteter.,

Source: Arundel's Jackson Dean performs National Anthem by WMAR