Multimedia Series Celebrates The Best Of Arizona In “Back To The Valley”
August 13, 2021Back to All Posts
Phoenix, Ariz. (August 10, 2021) – Nashville was calling Valley native Jaclyn Monroe to pursue her passion career of singing, songwriting and standup comedy after working a predictable nine to five career in corporate banking. The Tennessee capital offers a vibrant music scene that enveloped Monroe for a decade and established her in the entertainment industry. That is until her father, who lives in Peoria, Ariz. was facing some health challenges. The dutiful and loving daughter packed up her bags and headed Back to The Valley to help manage the maze of medical appointments and decisions he was facing. “The most incredible thing about music is its universal, timeless ability to help people process different peaks, valleys and seasons of life. As a songwriter, I never underestimate the healing power of a song,” said Jaclyn Monroe.
As she contemplated her move home, she mentally explored everything that she loves about Arizona, and along with producer Matt Rodgerson they embarked on creating a multimedia series called Back To The Valley (aka Back2TheValley), celebrating not only the vivid destinations the copper state offers, but places to live, eat, work, shop and play. The title Back To The Valley is also a celebratory nod to a post-pandemic environment where restrictions are loosened allowing people to explore, gather and get back to a new normal in their lives.
Her first step was to find a home in the Valley. While still in Nashville, Monroe began an online search for a place that would feel like home and provide her with a sense of community with luxury amenities. “I found this innovative rental community comprised of single-story, single-family homes with private backyards. I had never seen anything like this before and it hit everything on my list, including being pet friendly,” recalls Monroe.
“When Christopher Todd Communities was initially approached about being a part of Jaclyn’s story, we were intrigued. Like the rest of her following, we look forward to seeing how her story evolves as she honors her dad and celebrates the best that Arizona has to offer,” said Todd Wood, CEO of Christopher Todd Communities.
With a new rental home secured at Christopher Todd Communities, she has her launching pad to not only manage her father’s needs, but to check out the restaurant scene, engage in volunteer work with non-profits, learn how to use her smart home technology, embark on a new career in interior design for remodels, and finally get the dog she has wanted for so long. Those scenarios unfold with each monthly installment of the series.
The online series showcases all original music created by Monroe and Rodgerson. “The music you’ll hear throughout the show evokes a feeling of hope and heartbreak that we can all relate to. Although much of the music was curated during her evolution as an artist in music city, it is undeniable that the songs still hit home today,” said Rodgerson, Monroe’s friend since kindergarten. Among other major network TV channels, MTV took notice of Monroe’s song “Fly” (and featured the song as a hopeful anthem underscoring the true story of a young woman battling cancer.) A true artist, Monroe’s songs aren’t just crafted to the fad of industry. They strike a chord with the heart of diverse listeners and leave you with a feeling of hope.
A magazine called Back To The Valley will debut this month digitally and fans of the series may find exclusive prints inside of the businesses featured in the series. The digital version will be available on Apple Books.
Episodes one and two have been released and episode three will be released this month. The series can be seen and heard on these channels:
Martha Moyer Wagoner