Jacob developed a love for music at an early age, learning to play electric guitar when he was just eight years old. A few years later, he was introduced to bluegrass music and was completely captivated by it. At age 14 he joined bluegrass gospel band, Heritage, based out of Jacob’s hometown in Jefferson, NC. Then, he was a founding member of ClayBank a couple of years later. While with ClayBank, Jacob became recognized for his dynamic rhythm guitar playing and his broad vocal range, which earned him two IBMA Momentum Vocalist nominations. Aside from music, Jacob enjoys camping, fishing, kayaking, and shotgun sports.