Dawn Jackson’s love affair with music was inevitable. She was raised on the floors of Music City Manufacturing Co. and Sho-Bud, the world famous guitar shop across the alley from the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, where her family built Sho-Bud pedal steel guitars.

She is carrying on the family tradition today in a couple ways. She resides in Los Angeles, where she operates Sho-Bud Music and Jackson Steel Guitar Company, in addition to writing and producing music.