Lead Vocals, Guitar
Jacque was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, but moved a lot as her father was the Project Manager on government construction jobs. While living in Hawaii at 8 yrs. old, she found her vocal talent and a year later, the family moved to small town DeBorgia, Montana where she calls Home. Jacque and her siblings were bussed 15 miles to the nearest school in St. Regis. She began singing in their school concerts and singing competitions all over the northwest. At the age of 14, she won the state competition in the “Colgate Country Showdown” and advanced to Anaheim, CA for regionals.
Jacque graduated high school as Valedictorian from St. Regis, MT and went on to the University of Montana to pursue an accounting degree, all the while still singing competitively. Two years later, she met Nate (bass guitarist), and in 2003, they got married and now have two beautifully talented children, Cody and Story. Jacque loves singing country music and raising her children, all the while co-owning a chain of drive thru coffee shops (Copper Mountain Coffee).
Being raised in DeBorgia gives Jacque her small town country roots, and credits her “rock edge” on stage to listening to her father’s classic rock tapes when she was young. Jacque is the lead singer of CMB, plays acoustic guitar, and finds passion in performing and songwriting. She has written numerous songs, including the highly requested CMB singles “Cowgirl Like Me” and “Beers and Beers Ago."
Nate was born in Troy, MT where he was raised on the family homestead on Copper Mountain. Coming from a family of musicians, Nate started playing guitar at the age of 10, and picked up the bass at 15. He started playing professionally at 16 as the bass guitarist in a local band. When he is not on the road, Nate loves everything Montana has to offer: riding horses, hunting, fishing, camping, and partaking in all of his kids’ sports and activities.
Nate is the technician, sound man, and leader for the band. He also co-writes with Jacque, assisting lyrically on “Beers and Beers Ago” and “One Hell of a Party.”
DC was born in Dallas, TX, and relocated to the Northwest as a teenager. He got the music bug as soon as he put headphones on for the first time and there was no looking back! He immersed himself in every style of music he could get his hands on. Dave played his first gig at the local Boys & Girls Club at the age of 14.
DC went on to study music at the University of Idaho & S.F.C.C. Since then, he has been playing in bands (guitar, bass, lap slide) ranging from rock, country, top 40, blues, funk, hip hop, and jazz. Dave has had the pleasure of opening for such acts as; Kansas, Cody Johnson, Kip Moore, Skid Row and Kane Brown. Currently, Dave is in his 20th year of teaching music.
Cody Norman, the son of Nate and Jacque Norman, was born in Kalispell, MT and raised in Troy until moving to Post Falls, ID in 2017. He is now 17-yrs-old and a senior in Post Falls High School. When not playing music, Cody is riding or training horses, hunting, fishing, camping, or playing football or baseball.
Cody toured all around with his folks all his young life, with never the desire to follow in their footsteps. He finally became interested in guitar at 12 yrs of age and with strong self determination and the help of his music inspirations, Cody quickly progressed to playing music for crowds at 14 yrs old. A talented song writer and performer, he joined CMB in 2021. Cody’s presence and high energy on stage makes him a great fit joining the band, with proud parents by his side.!
Payton Rae, a 17 year old senior at Coeur d'Alene High School, was born in the beautiful Coeur d'Alene, Idaho where she resides with her loving and supportive parents and her best friend little brother.
Her love and passion for singing and playing the guitar started at the very young age of 4 years old, always entertaining family and friends. Being a "lefty", she learned and played on a right handed guitar until her mentor encouraged her to try a left handed guitar which she now plays.
Payton has been performing all over the Pacific Northwest with lead guitarist Cody Norman since 2018 and joined CMB in 2022. Winning Favorite Female Vocalist of 2022 has further fueled her passion for music and entertaining!
“Johnny” has been a professional drummer for 30 years. Based in the Northwest, he began with a Spokane drum and bugle corps named Percussion-Naut Patriots and later moved on to compete with the Marauders in DCI for 5 years.
After competing with the Marauders, Johnny began to write and teach for various percussion programs including North Central H.S., Central Valley H.S., and Gonzaga University. Over the last three decades, he has made a point of playing numerous styles to increase the breadth of his expertise from Jazz to Rock, Country to Classical, Latin to Electronic and everything in between. He is also a founding partner and writer for the original fusion band Ictus. In 2010 Johnny began his journey with Copper Mountain Band to cover their first European tour in France and still loves life on the road with them now!