Folgers® and GRAMMY® Nominated Country Music Star, Chris Young, Announce Winning Duo in the 2017 Folgers® Jingle Contest

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Photo: Grammy nominated country music star Chris Young

Meet J Dodd and Stephen James, Musicians from California Whose Unique Version of the Iconic Folgers® Jingle Helped Them Win the $25,000 Grand Prize!

Folgers®, in partnership with GRAMMY® nominated country music star Chris Young, is thrilled to share that dynamic duo, J Dodd and Stephen James, are the grand prize winners of the 2017 Folgers Jingle Contest. The duo put a unique twist on the iconic Folgers jingle “The Best Part of Wakin’ Up is Folgers in Your Cup®,” winning a mentoring session with Chris Young, and now, the life-changing grand prize of $25,000.

Hailing from San Diego, CA and Rio Vista, CA, J Dodd and Stephen James came together and found an incomparable musical chemistry. Their version of the Folgers jingle was a combination of Hip Hop/Pop and Acoustic/Soul genres, creating a unique rendition of the Jingle. In their Jingle video, the duo tells the story of two artists in a creative drought who are uplifted by Folgers coffee, which gave them the musical inspiration to create a song.

“I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to meet and mentor the finalists,” said Young. “I know what it’s like to be an up-and-coming artist, and the $25,000 grand prize will help J Dodd and Stephen James further their music careers in a lot of ways.”

To watch the winning entry featuring J Dodd and Stephen James, see what happened when they sat down with Chris Young, and to learn more about the Folgers Jingle Contest, the brand’s rich heritage and their commitment to music, visit and or follow @Folgers on Twitter and Facebook.

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