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Erika Jo
Birth name Erika Jo Heriges
Born (1986-11-02) November 2, 1986 (age 27)
Origin Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, USA
Genres Country
Occupations Singer
Years active 2005–present
Labels Universal South
Associated acts Jessi Colter

Erika Jo Heriges (born November 2, 1986 in Angleton, Texas), known simply by the stage name Erika Jo, is an American country music recording artist who was declared winner of the 2005 season of the Nashville Star television program. Eighteen years old at the time, Erika Jo is both the youngest person to win the competition and the first female winner. She was signed to Universal South Records in 2005 and released her self-titled debut album, which produced a chart single in "I Break Things", a No. 53 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. A second single from the album, a cover of the Jessi Colter hit, "I'm Not Lisa", failed to chart, and she was dropped from Universal South in 2007. Erika Jo is recording her 2nd album that will come out in 2014 as an independent music artist and promoting the material through her Facebook and Twitter pages.

Early life[edit]

Erika Jo is the daughter of Bo and Paige Heriges. Erika Jo grew up in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, 15 miles east of Nashville and is a 2005 graduate of Wilson Central High School in Lebanon, Tennessee.


Erika Jo was also a national finalist in the 1999 True Value Country Showdown (now called the Colgate Country Showdown), a talent competition consisting of regional winners from across the United States. She also holds the distinction of being the youngest person ever to perform the National Anthem at University of Kentucky's famed Rupp Arena.

Her first single, "I Break Things", was released immediately upon her Nashville Star victory. The music video received heavy rotation on CMT and GAC, but the song peaked at No. 53. One subsequent single ("I'm Not Lisa") was released; it failed to reach the charts. Her only professional album, Erika Jo, was released by Universal South Records on June 14, 2005 and debuted at No. 5 on Billboard's country album chart, but the album, like its first single, enjoyed very limited success after its initial launch, selling just 118,829 copies through its first 11 months in release.[1] She was later dropped from Universal South.

Erika Jo is currently working on new material and booking local shows.


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
US Country
Erika Jo 5 27


Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
2005 "I Break Things" 53 Erika Jo
"I'm Not Lisa"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2005 "I Break Things" Warren P. Sonoda


  1. ^ (dead link) Tennessean.com Retrieved on 06-07-07
  2. ^ "Erika Jo Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Erika Jo Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Erika Jo Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 

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Erika Jo - I Break Things

Music video by Erika Jo performing I Break Things. (C) 2005 Universal South Records, LLC.

Erika Jo - I'm Not Lisa

Erika Jo Singing Jessi Colter's original, I'm Not Lisa.

Erika Jo - Who you are

Country Great Songs. By Jankko.

Erika Jo

Erika Jo singing I need you now at Easter 2010.

Erika Jo - Go

Erika Jo - Go.

Erika jo-there are no accidents

I made this video for my boyfriend... i do not own this song.

Erika Jo- I break things lyrics

There was no lyrics of this amazing song so thought I'd make one ;)

Erika Jo-I Break Things (Karaoke)

The hit Country song I Break Things - ITSO - Erika Jo! Available now for download on www.KaraokeCloud.com.

I Break Things By: Erika Jo

This is one of many music videos I plan to post. [I own none of the music or pictures in any of the music videos.] Song: I Break Things Singer: Erika Jo.

Erika Jo- Eagle When She Flies

I made this for a friend of mine, because her favorite singer is Erika Jo. The song is Eagle When She Flies by Dolly Parton.

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3 news items

Great Bend Tribune
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:00:00 -0700

Erika Jo Julian is a smart, creative citizen of Great Bend and will be a tremendous voice for Great Bend residents on the City Council. She is committed to the community as is evident through her work with Special Olympics. Her compassion for this ...
Great Bend Tribune
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:48:12 -0700

The race was between newcomer Erika Jo Julian and long-time board member Randy Myers who ran a write-in campaign due to missing the filing deadline. Unofficial final results were posted on the Barton County website Tuesday night. The totals will be ...
Hutchinson News
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:10:23 -0700

Great Bend City Council: 1st Ward: Victoria Berryman 161; 2nd Ward: Joel Jackson 392; 3rd Ward (write-in): Matthew Hiss 139, (write-in) Randy Myers 12 ; 4th Ward: Erika Jo Julian 77, (write-in) Randy Myers 51. Ellinwood City Council (top three win ...

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