What is the meaning of “Jeep Girl” ? It can mean a lot of different things, depending on who you ask. Here is one of my favorites: The Jeep Girl is an imaginary creature that is fabled to exist in big built rigs and is not only exceptionally attractive, but also infinitely cooler than most other girls. We are definitely a “rare” breed, completely unique in our own individual way.
But one thing is clear, we love our Jeeps and love to get dirty! So I also asked my Jeep girls what it means to them…..
The most common answer and undeniable fact that is it makes us more CONFIDENT and unique. It challenges us to be better “wrenches” and learn all about our rig and upgrades we want. We can get down and dirty in the garage working on our rigs. The freedom to roam and feel free, and be very passionate about the Jeep lifestyle. Tackling obstacles on the trail and being more confident to tackle life obstacles. We overcome our fears on and off trail.
It’s a sense of accomplishment. It’s a vibe. It’s powerful. It’s freedom to express our own individuality, it’s an attitude, and we can problem solve in any situation.
Being a “Jeep Girl” is the best way to spend more time off-roading or just driving in a Jeep. It’s about long hours tinkering in the garage to improve performance, paying good money for aftermarket parts, and/or spending the entire weekend in the wilderness with your Jeep.
While many girls are self-conscious about their hair, the Jeep girl doesn’t care. Pleasure for her comes from the wind in her face and (nearly) complete control of a machine that can take her just about anywhere off-road. We connect with other women on a whole different level. We inspire. We help. And we LOVE our Jeeps!
This is where Jeremy Rowe comes in…… a local Oklahoman just trying to make it into the music industry on his own. His family and their love for Jeeps stuck with him…so much so that he decided to make a song just for us “ Jeep Girls” ! I think it is a perfect reflection of the spirit of a Jeep girl! And here goes a few facts about Jeremy that I asked him! Enjoy!
What first got you into music?
My mom! She’s always been a great singer, and I learned a lot from her growing up.
Who inspired you to make music?
Great musicians, I was always the kid talking to the band after church.
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
I just try to create music that’s authentic, my first love was country music, so naturally, that’s the style I like to write.
What is your creative process like?
It’s often different but usually starts with a thought, idea, or burst of inspiration either through watching life, a conversation, a movie, or a passion, then I try to tell a story with it. Sometimes I sit with my guitar, other times just a pad to get the ideas down, and other times just start singing something while driving down the road and try to recreate it later. If it’s a decent idea, I work it to completion, but often leave things unfinished as most creatives do.
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
What is one message you would give to your fans?
Be yourself, all the time, and chase your dreams.
What is the most useless talent you have?
I can Gleek on command, usually at about 6’ or so, in case you’re unfamiliar with the term I’ve provided the definition from the urban dictionary.
Gleek: building up saliva in the salivary glands using some stimulus, like sour food or yawning, and then pressing the tongue upon the glands, causing the saliva to shoot out, usually at an impressive distance.
Do you sing in the shower? What songs?
Of course, usually whatever is on my mind from tiktok videos
What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
Working a dead end 9-5 that brings no satisfaction, joy, or purpose to my life.
Where have you performed? What are your favourite and least favourite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?
I have been playing cover shows for the past couple years in OKC, and only recently started playing my original music out and about. Favorite venues include the Red Piano Lounge inside the Skirvin Hilton hotel in OKC, OKC Taphouse, and Fassler Hall. Least favorite venues are the inevitable empty rooms from time to time. I do have upcoming shows, some cover shows and some original shows where I’ll be the headliner, I will continue to do both for as long as feasible.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
The biggest impact the internet has had is exposure, the days of having to tour every city multiple times before anyone knows your name are over, if you’re decent, and someone likes you, they’ll share your music to their friends, and next thing you know, you’re known in places you’ve never even dreamed of visiting or knew existed. This can provide opportunities you would’ve never had, and can also build you a following that is willing to support you through the internet by tipping you online, buying your music, merchandise, and booking shows for you in their hometowns, it’s incredible.
What is your favorite song to perform?
Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapelton
Which famous musicians do you admire?
All for different reasons and in no particular order, George Strait, Vince Gill, Brooks N Dunn, Luke Combs, Chris Stapelton, Cody Jinks, Cody Johnson, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Josh Turner, Garth Brooks, Toby Keith.
What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?
I got caught stealing in 5th grade, and took a trip to the local PD, that ended my life of crime.
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Don’t walk away from God in shame because you’ve done wrong, your children do wrong often, and you still love them, it’s just like that with God.
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
I would increase revenue from streaming royalties, if people like your music, you should be paid a decent wage for it, not fractions of pennies, not everyone wants to play shows, or start merchandise businesses in order to make any money, they just want to create music people like and be able to share it online, and make a decent living.
What’s next for you?
I am going to keep recording and releasing music as I can afford it. I have 25+ songs ready to go that I think people will like. Being independent means I have to pay for it, so it’s slower than usual. In between I’ll keep sharing music Live online, and I’ll play gigs as much as possible while balancing my family. We have a newborn on the way in addition to our current 5, so we’ll be busy this year!
What got you into Jeeping?
My parents, they’ve had Jeeps as far back as I can remember, so the interest was already there, then I thought I’d get one and become the Jeeper’s realtor in OKC as I just got my real estate license in early 2020, then in late May, I wrote Jeep Thang and quickly pivoted to focusing more on music for the off road community.
How long have you been Jeeping?
We bought our Jeep in late April or early May in 2020.
What Jeeps have you had?
Our 2017 JKU is my first.
What’s your best memory with Jeeps?
Taking my kids off road and hearing those little giggles as we toss them around with each bump, that’ll never get old. We’re raising a tribe of future jeepers!
If you haven’t checked him out or downloaded this song… what are you waiting for? Keep a look out for all his dates as he performs around the country!