Make room for Savvy and Mandy as they embark on a journey to empower the world through music. The ultimate sister duo, Savvy and Mandy compliment each other in the best of ways. As a child Mandy was outgoing often putting on performances for the entire family. Meanwhile Savvy’s talent remained a secret until her family caught her singing in the shower one afternoon. Once a duo, Savvy and Mandy auditioned to become members of an all-female band. The project director not only loved their audition, but decided to recreate the project around Savvy and Mandy as a duo.
Later making the move to Nashville, Savvy and Mandy released their first single Comin Back as a Cowboy. The song which tells of how country music came to them, Comin Back as a Cowboy allowed the duo to discover their vocal style and sound. After performing and writing in Nashville for eight years now, Savvy and Mandy released Wildfire this year. Inspired by a Pinterest post which revealed a woman posing in front of a flame, the duo was inspired to write an empowering track reminding women that it’s okay to live independently.
To promote Wildfire’s release the duo has been performing in the Nashville and Los Angeles area. Partnering with Radio Disney Country, Savvy and Mandy took on another challenge this year hosting a radio show of their own. Thanks to the continuous airplay of Wildfire on Radio Disney Country and their performance at this year's CMA Fest, Savvy and Mandy have grown their fan base significantly.
Encouraged to continue writing new music, Savvy and Mandy plan to release their debut EP within the year. For now you can find Savvy and Mandy’s music on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon Music or on their website at www.savvyandmandy.com. Plus follow the duo on their socials @SavvyandMandy to stay updated on what’s to come.
Finding college kept her from pursuing a career in music, artist Sierra Annie made the move to Nashville and hasn’t looked back since. Raised in a small town in Iowa, it was clear to Sierra that country music was in her roots. With Reba McEntire and Paramore’s Hayley Williams as her inspiration, Sierra’s music blends traditional and contemporary country sounds.
As a songwriter Sierra plays with your emotions. Having struggled with depression as a teen, Sierra found music comforted her in the toughest of times and wants to relay that feeling on to her listeners. Sierra’s latest single Roses reflects upon a breakup, while acting as a healing song. Speaking to any situation, Roses has the ability to relate to any listener.
To further her exposure in country music Sierra and her band will be performing at the Big Country Bash in Des Moines on June 23rd opening for Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, and others. Sierra will also be chatting with radio stations this summer.
So listen to the Sierra Annie Band’s new single Roses on Spotify here and follow Sierra on Instagram at @SierraAnnieBand.
With music as an escape from the real world, artist Calah Delaney quickly found comfort in being on stage able to express who she really is. Realizing at a young age that music was more than a hobby to Calah, she followed her idols Carrie Underwood and Reba McEntire to Nashville where she’ll be attending Belmont University.
Not only a singer, but also a songwriter Calah coveys a story in her music. Sharing about personal experiences and not afraid to express emotion in her music, Calah hopes listeners are able to see themselves in her stories. Her latest project was releasing her EP titled Take a Chance on Me. Released on June 8th, the EP includes six tracks written by Calah herself. The EP’s title track Take a Chance on Me tells of a boy in Calah’s life while also asking listeners to take a chance on her music.
However Calah’s favorite track on the album is called Somebody’s Sunshine. The song which reminisces about her childhood growing up beside her sister, Calah wants to remind others that growing up doesn’t mean growing apart from those you love.
So listen to Calah’s full EP Take a Chance on Me on iTunes and Spotify here or on her website at www.calahdelaney.com.
Keep newcomer Kailey Nicole on your radar this summer as she works on the next chapter in her story. Growing up influenced by her grandma’s taste in music, Kailey become fond of traditional country artists Johnny Cash and Connie Nelson. In fact her grandma was a singer herself, who in times of need would perform as if she were Connie Nelson at local venues around Vegas.
Now branching off on her own, Kailey writes her own music. Often starting off as journal entries, Kailey’s songs tell of personal experiences. With writing as a form of therapy, Kailey is set to release another EP this fall.
For now Kailey plans to perform at the San Antonio Rodeo and you can find her music on iTunes and Spotify here and on her website at www.kaileynicole.com.
Jade Helliwell shares her journey into the spotlight with the release of her new EP. Just nine years old, Jade shared the stage with her family at a karaoke bar and hasn’t looked back since. Choosing to learn how to play the guitar, songwriting followed soon after. Inspired by the songs of early Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, Jade’s music falls in the contemporary country category.
As a songwriter Jade wants to convey her story in her music. Writing from a place of honesty Jade isn’t afraid to share of hard times in her career. Her latest EP Forget the Night includes 5 tracks all of which connect to one another.
Currently residing in England, Jade has had the opportunity to perform at the C2C Music Festival as well as at local bars in the London area.
You can check out Jade’s new music on available on Spotify and on her website at http://jadehelliwell.com/.
Country Music's hottest new duo Brown and Gray release their debut album Salt In the Coffee on June 8th. Salt In the Coffee features a stellar set of five tracks including Top Down, the track which shattered industry norms and continues to accrue accolades while receiving airplay nine months after its release.
The duo is comprised of Sam Gray, a profoundly talented singer, songwriter, producer and musician with 100 million streams across 9 releases prior to Top Down and Texas native Kaci Brown who is a graduate of Barbara Orbison’s Nashville-based “Still Working Music” and ASCAPs youngest-ever female affiliate, having signed to both at the age of 11.
When Storme Warren championed the track late last summer on Sirius XM’s The Highway Finds, declaring it to be the first genuine US / UK Country Pop Crossover, he set in motion a chain of success that has snowballed beyond the duo’s wildest dreams.
In the weeks that followed, Brown and Gray were added to the West Coast leg of the Highway Finds Tour. Their performances, a combination of powerful stage presence and charming and genuine rapport, caught the eye of “William Morris Endeavor,” the biggest live music agency in the world. They were immediately signed and have now announced coast-to-coast dates through the end of the year. All this follows a landmark appearance at Stagecoach 2018.
The EP, recorded in Nashville, London, and Los Angeles, was co-produced by Sam Gray alongside the award-winning, multi-platinum writer, and musician Brad Crisler who also co-wrote three of the five tracks. The EP opens with “Home,” an infectiously hooky track that underlines Sam’s versatility and musical literacy, and is further underlined throughout the five song set. “Good Night” displays the duo’s seemingly effortless and authentic ability for harmonies. Co-writers are the Grammy-nominated James J-Doe Smith, and acclaimed producer Michael Angelo. “This Is The Stuff” is a perfect showcase for Kaci’s emotional and plaintive vocals, full of soul and personality.Their playful, rebellious streak is on full view in "Outta My System," full of swagger, with tongue firmly in cheek!
The EP closes with Top Down, already a live favorite, completing an inventive array of compositions and unpredictable arrangements. Diverse yet cohesive, Salt In The Coffee challenges many of the accepted rules of country music, while clearing reflecting a respect of the genre.
Brown and Gray’s Debut EP is released through NHMM, the game-changing label launched by global music-publisher Notting Hill Music. The independent giants have achieved over 300 Top 10 Hits, with artists including Beyonce, Calvin Harris, Little Mix and Justin Bieber. Their vibrant, thriving pool of writers in Nashville have proved an asset in their astoundingly good first year.
You can find Salt In The Coffee through all digital retailers and streaming services here.
Artist Stephanie Owens learned to appreciate her true self through the power of music. Growing up in a musical family Stephanie was destined for the stage. However by the age of twelve Stephanie had developed an eating disorder after letting bullies define her by her appearance rather than her talent.
Moving to Nashville out of college looking for a fresh start Stephanie set out to tell her story. Collaborating with various artists in the area, Stephanie found that she was not alone as others had dealt with similar disorders. With music as an escape, Stephanie released her self-titled debut EP in May. Featuring five tracks which tell Stephanie’s story, the EP has the ability to relate to any listener.
Reaching out to middle and high school aged girls dealing with eating disorders, Stephanie’s track Little Girl In The Mirror will inspire anyone to love who they are saying “I am fighting for the little girl in the mirror.” Stephanie also wants to encourage her listeners to find love with her song Box of Letters. Inspired by her twelve year old self who decided to write letters to her future husband, Stephanie wants others to do the same. In fact Stephanie is now offering her fans a box for their letters to someone special on her website at www.stephowensmusic.com.
You can also listen to Stephanie’s debut EP on iTunes and Spotify here.
Lacey Caroline takes a stand against stereotypes with the release of her empowering track Ain’t That Girl. Placing the listener in a bar, Lacey recalls being viewed as a sexual object by boys wanting nothing more than to take a drunk girl home. By saying "I ain’t that girl" Lacey wants guys to know that they must treat a woman with respect, getting to know her before making the next move. With an upbeat sound and a chorus that will have you singing along, Ain’t That Girl is bound to become your next anthem.
Released on May 23rd you can stream Ain’t That Girl on iTunes and Spotify here.
English artist Sarah Lawton showcases her raw talent in her new music video for Sticks and Stones. With music as her passion from a young age, Sarah speaks from the heart in her music sharing the gift that God gave her. Her latest EP was recorded with Kenny Zaider and can be found on iTunes and Spotify.
Hoping to continue evolving as “life is not about waiting for the story to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain,” Sarah was excited to explore the art of making a music video for her single Sticks and Stones.
So check out the official music video above and tell us what you think in the comments below.
What if attending music festivals was as simple as a family outing? For artist Rebekah Rolland attending music festivals was a regular occurance, as her grandpa staged bluegrass festivals on the west coast for a living. As well as growing up in a musical family with a mother who sang and danced professionally, Rebekah was destined for a career in music.
Ready to share her passion for music with others, Rebekah and her siblings formed a band with their neighbors entitled Run Boy Run. While in the band Rebekah met her now husband and together they toured for five years.
Now branching off on a journey of her own Rebekah is ready to tell her story. In her latest release Standing Still, Rebekah displays her soulful voice that is sure to ease your worries. Inspired by the Homestead National Monument in Nebraska, Rebekah is set to head up and deliver her upcoming album Seed and Silo to the monument.
So stay tuned for the release of Seed and Silo coming July 20th by following Rebekah on her socials at @RebekahRolland.
I am currently a student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles as a marketing major. Upon realizing that I wanted to change the way people perceive country music and to help women have a voice, I began Next Women of Country in 2015 promoting new female artists and sharing their stories with the world. You can find me via Instagram @nicolemmarchesi or contact me via email at email@example.com