Nothing has kept Jorja Dale off the stage from a young age. Growing up with the music of Reba and Dolly Parton among others, Jorja was exposed to the best in country music. By the age of eight Jorja had picked up her first guitar which lead to writing her first song at the age of fifteen. With music in her blood, it was a no brainer for Jorja to make a career out of it.
Writing to give her listeners an inside look at who Jorja is a an artist as well as a human being, her music is emotional and reminds you that you are not alone. Jorja recently released a new single titled Wild Ride, which tells the story of a personal relationship in a small town.
A dreamer herself, Jorja encourages fellow female artists to believe in their music and who they are. She also hopes to take her music on the road in the upcoming years following a full album release.
As for now you can find Jorja’s music on iTunes and Spotify here.
London based, American-Israeli duo O&O’s debut single Traveling was one of the highlights of the UK’s homegrown country/Americana scene in 2017, with support across the media, from inclusion on Chris Country’s new music list to the Best of August playlist by Richer Unsigned. Having grown their fanbase further through a summer of live appearances and online videos, racking up thousands of followers and over 100,000 views on their Youtube channel in the process, the duo returns today with the release of their brand new single Some Days.
Inspired to write the song during a month-long stay in Nashville - where they performed at multiple venues including the legendary Bluebird Cafe - Orian and Obadiah returned to England to record the single in Liverpool, the city where they originally met. In their own words: “Being a couple, as well as musical partners, of course inspires many love songs, and in this case, a song about the more challenging moments in a relationship. ’Some Days’ was recorded over three, intense days and the lyrics were being tweaked right up until we recorded the vocals.”
So listen to Some Days now on iTunes and Spotify and follow the duo on social media at @OandODuo.
Alex Stern shows a new side of herself with the release of her new single Dremin’ out now. Inspired by heartbreak, the track reflects her more vulnerable side. Written as if a diary entry, Alex demonstrates that she’s not afraid to expose her emotions to the world. Hoping to gain the trust of her listeners, Dreamin’ is relatable to anyone who’s had their heartbroken as the track asks the questions we’re all wondering the answers to.
Also featuring a new sound, you can expect Dreamin’ to have a summery feel. Alex also gives her listeners a taste of the lower register of her voice, thus peeling back another layer of her personality.
Following today’s release, the Dreamin’ music video paints the story behind Dreamin’. Showcasing the contrasting parts of a relationship within Alex’s hometown, the video places its viewer into the story.
Upon the single’s release Alex plans to continue growing her fanbase by hitting the road this year. Wanting to connect with her audience, Alex will be playing smaller venues as well as larger ones including CMA Fest.
So find Alex’s new single Dreamin’ here and follow her on social media @Alex_Stern_ for more music news to come!
Singer-songwriter Carrie Cunningham is taking her music to the next level with the release of her EP Let’s Dance. The EP, which was released this past December, features five tracks with a variety of sounds and stories. Carrie who writes of her own personal experiences, tells the story of her family in Happily. The track reflects her strong bond with her kids, especially as Carrie’s eldest child is heading off to college this year. Featuring an upbeat sound that will have you dancing around the room, Happily will turn any frown upside down.
Taking a different perspective on your classic song about drinking, You Don’t Need The Whiskey encourages that someone you care about to replace their love of whiskey with loving you. While Even When I Don’t, reminds them that you love them through times of good and bad.
Our favorite track on the EP, Paper Cuts, shows Carrie’s more vulnerable side as she reflects on past memories that caused her pain. A relatable song to anyone who’s had their heart broken, Paper Cuts aims to assure listeners that they’ll persist through the pain as one heals from a paper cut.
Want One Less Regret? Listen to Carrie Cunningham’s latest EP Let’s Dance here and follow her on social media @carrielive1.
Canadian artist Rose Cora was introduced to music at a young age. Being enrolled in vocal lessons from the age of four and writing songs of her own by age seven, it wasn’t a surprise when Rose founded HER Records at the age of fifteen. The record label provided a professional platform for her first rock band and continues to do so today despite Rose departing as a solo artist in 2010.
Inspired by random occurrences in her life, Rose’s music is relatable and expresses her own emotions. In 2016 Rose released her second solo album, Onto The Floor. The album reflects Rose’s passion for each track and is best experienced as an acoustic set. In fact Rose often performs songs from the album acoustically, bringing her closer to her audience. On tour Rose paired up with The Truth Untold, who brought her music to a whole new level. Knowing that the best artists challenge themselves and go beyond their comfort zone Rose is taking their act to the states, performing tomorrow (January 23rd) in Los Angeles at Whiskey A Go Go. The show begins at 8:00 and admission is free.
Unable to attend? Listen to Rose Cora and The Truth Untold on Spotify and follow Rose on social media at @RoseCoraPerry for more tour dates to come.
Following the success around her recent solo single Why I Need You which has been on various country radio playlists across the UK and had nearly 100k video views to date, London-based Irish singer/songwriter Megan O’Neill has today released another track from her forthcoming album, the upbeat country-leaning song Ghost of You. Recorded in Nashville earlier this year, Megan describes the song as "one of those ones that just kind of flowed out - it was effortless to write in some ways but then of course, when editing, you can spend hours changing one lyric here and another one there! It’s about loved ones lost but their memories live on as part of you. One part of you wishes you could let them go - let those memories go - and yet another part of you is thankful that you still have them with you in some spiritual way."
With a sold-out first show of the year in Camden next week, Megan returns to the stage with her full band on February 10th for a full-band headline show at Under The Bridge, London.
Now fans can stream/download the new single on Spotify and all other platforms now, or check out the track via Soundcloud here.
In the wake of the Why We Wear Black campaign at this year's Golden Globes the ladies of Song Suffragette's teamed up to release their new single Times Up. The track's music video recently released on Vevo features an all-female lineup dressed in black, creating a powerful image anyone would find inspiring.
So watch the full music video above before downloading the single via iTunes here.
A natural born singer artist Daniety Smith began singing in her church choir at the age of two, later participating in her school’s plays. Her music reflects the traditional aspects of country music while including a variety of genres including rock and pop. This is demonstrated in Daniety’s latest release Just Me. Hoping to make a difference in the world, the track encourages listeners to just be themselves and not let anyone tell them otherwise. Influenced by experiences of her own, Daniety’s songs are relatable and tell a story. Daniety also enjoys hearing her fans’ interpretation of her music saying “I want my lyrics to help a fan get through the day.”
Living in Nashville, Daniety has had the opportunity to collaborate and learn from others in the music business. Having worked with Tim McGraw’s guitar player and being inspired by the band Jackson Ward, Daniety’s music continues to evolve.
This year Daniety hopes to share her music through acoustic sets which allow her to better connect to her audience. For now you can find Daniety’s music on ReverbNation and on social media at @DanietySmith.
Whether you’re Road Trippin’ or acting Careless this summer make sure to catch the Rascal Flatts with Carly Pearce and the duo Dan + Shay as they set out on the Back to Us Tour in June.
The tour, which will reach 25 cities across the nation, features new music from the band’s latest album Back to Us and includes stops in Massachusetts, Ohio, Texas, and California.
“I can’t describe how much we are looking forward to the tour this summer!” singer Gary LeVox says in a press release. “We’ve been lucky enough to be in a position to tour consistently throughout our career, and last year felt like the perfect time to reset as we focused on the release of our 10th album. Coming back this year and with our friends Dan + Shay, who are some of the best guys around, as well as Carly who had an amazing year last year, makes it all the more exciting! It’s going to be an awesome time for us and the fans!"
Openers Carly Pearce, who’s single Every Little Thing reached number 1 in 2017, and Dan + Shay, who’s new single Tequila was released today, also couldn’t be more excited about hitting the road together tweeting “my summer just got a whollle lot better.”
Rascal Flatts' 2018 Back to Us Tour City Stops:
Virginia Beach, Va.
West Palm Beach, Fla.
St. Louis, Mo.
San Diego, Calif.
Following the release of her chart topping album Come Back Fighting, new artist Philippa Hanna will be heading out on the road this April for her most exciting run of headline shows to date. Her country-tinged 6th release hit Number 1 on the iTunes UK Country Chart on the day of release and topped the Official Christian & Gospel chart in December 2017.
Fans can expect to hear Off The Wagon, the lead single that has drawn comparisons with the likes of Dolly Parton as well as the acoustic reggae-infused Dorothy and the hard-hitting bluesy title track Come Back Fighting. In addition to established favorites and classic country covers, Philippa will be championing upcoming singles Getting On With Life and The Hero.
Joined by a small ensemble of accompanists on stage, in her signature style, Philippa will share the stories and insights behind the songs in tandem with her daily inspirational YouTube blog.
Having captivated UK audiences on tours supporting Lionel Richie, Leona Lewis, Anastacia, Wet Wet Wet, Collabro & Rebecca Ferguson, her reputation as an outstanding acoustic entertainer is hard to rival. With just 4 dates planned for the tour, fans are advised to get tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
View tour dates here:
Tuesday 3th April - O2 Academy 3, Birmingham
Wednesday 4th April - Night & Day, Manchester
Thursday 5th April - Bush Hall, London
Friday 6th April - Plug, Sheffield
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 firstname.lastname@example.org