Popular teen sensation Jump5 performed their final show as a band over the weekend at the famous Rocketown venue in Nashville.
The show featured a special appearance by former Jump5 member Libby Hodges, who left the group in 2004.
Joined by opening acts pureNRG, Cali and Jessie Daniels, Jump5 concluded their "Hello & Goodbye Tour" with the concert on Sunday, making it their final farewell to fans as the group parts ways.
"We've spent our last nine years together doing shows and touring the country, and it's all coming to an end. We have been so blessed to be a part of your lives for so long and we thank you for being there with us every step of the way," commented Brittany Hargest, 19, the youngest member of Jump5.
Jump5, renowned for their family-friendly music and Disney-featured songs, hit the music scene in 2001. Siblings Brandon and Brittany Hargest, along with childhood friends Lesley Moore, Chris Fedun and Libby Hodges quickly became a teen phenomenon, touring worldwide and releasing nine albums on EMI-owned Sparrow Records, which collectively have sold over 1.2 million copies.
The group performed for millions on national television with appearances on major outlets including The Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, Regis and Kelly and CBS Early Show, to name a few. They performed for President George W. Bush at The White House, and found their songs prominently featured in numerous major motion pictures, including The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Sleepover, Spy Kids, Ella Enchanted, Ice Princess, Beauty & the Beast and Brother Bear, as well as television programs like MTV's Newport Harbor and Disney Channel's Kim Possible. They also recorded the theme song for Lilo & Stitch.
Jump5 released their farewell album Hello & Goodbye (featuring the Radio Disney hit "Shoot the Moon") in August 2007, and embarked on a 30-city North American tour sponsored by Kingdom Kidz Club and Shoutlife.com, performing for over 25,000 people this fall. As a final gift to fans, they headed back into the studio to record the all-new holiday album, Christmas Like This, which is now available exclusively online at iTunes, Rhapsody and all major digital outlets. Both albums were released by Nashville-based Slanted Records.