A year after making a name for herself with the release of her Grammy nominated LP Big Day in a Small Town, Brandy Clark shares her talent with us once again with the release of her new single You’re Drunk. A sassy storyline about that friend who’s “just drunk… as a skunk,” the song quickly became a fan favorite at live shows.
Back on the road Clark started playing You’re Drunk, seeing the song’s success with fans in a similar light to how they embraced her song Three Kids No Husband.
“It’s such a different song than, say, Three Kids No Husband, but like that song, I didn’t realize how much the audience loved it until I played You’re Drunk live,” Clark explains. “Their response is so exciting; I’m happy to now have it available for the fans asking, ‘Where can I hear this?’”
The song features a full band including upright bassist Vanessa McGowan, whose playing adds a sense of excitement. Also behind the making of You’re Drunk, Josh Osborne and Shane McAnally, who collaborated with Clark during the songwriting process.
So if you're not too drunk go find the new single by Brandy Clark available everywhere now!
Never without music, Madelyn Victoria knew she was on the path to becoming an artist since the day she was born to the sound of country music in the operating room. With her mom as her mentor, Madelyn was writing her own music by the age of thirteen which she later performed as part of a band in her senior year of high school.
Writing of nature and family experiences of her own, Madelyn’s songs reflect her journey as an artist while her honesty gives a sense of relatability to her music. A traditional artist who isn’t afraid of following the trends, Madelyn’s music blends the sounds of old and contemporary country. Such as in her new single Hold On which begins with a modern intro to hook in her listener before sounding traditional in the song’s chorus. A perfect melody along with a story about finding the one, Hold On can attract any listener.
Finding the balance in everything and knowing it all starts with you, Madelyn’s hard work is going to get her far in the music industry. Planning to release another single this fall entitled Right Here With You and setting off on a radio tour, Madelyn is ready to expose her music to as many people as possible.
So make sure to stay up to date with the journey of Madelyn Victoria by finding her music on iTunes and Spotify as well as following her on her socials @madelynvictoria.
The child who tried it all before she found her passion for music, Canadian artist Rebecca Reeves claims that music choose her. A concert goer who was taken away by artists such as Carrie Underwood and Faith Hill, Rebecca grew quite fond of country music despite growing up listening to pop. A natural at songwriting, Rebecca writes of her own experiences and hopes to create a sense of closure and power within her listeners by placing them in her shoes. WIth writing as mood changer Rebecca isn’t afraid to expose all of her emotions in her songs.
Given her first guitar at age fifteen, Rebecca’s sound is her own. Though often performing acoustic tracks, Rebecca’s music also features a medallion to add an upbeat tone to each piece.
Rebecca’s new single Back Road Take Me Home tells of her journey to Nashville while showcasing her powerful range of vocals. About feeling out of place and life taking the wheel, Back Road Take Me Home is the perfect introduction to who Rebecca is as an artist.
Not afraid of taking chances Rebecca wants to travel the world, sharing her music with as many people as she can. With music as her love Rebecca eventually wants to make a living off her music career, knowing that if you're doing what you love you’ll never have to work another day in your life.
Among the palm trees and ocean breeze where there’s salty air and her sun kissed hair, artist Sandra Lynn enjoys endless summer and can’t wait to take you there. Growing up in Southern California where she currently resides, Sandra Lynn wants to bring a little California to her friends in Nashville with the release of her new single Hey California.
A perfect summer anthem, Hey California’s playful tone and rhythmical lyrics make it easy to sing along. Featured on Spotify’s Wild Country Playlist, Hey California is already making a name for itself.
Driving around The City of Angels, Sandra filmed the track’s music video which features some of LA’s best spots including the Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. To be released soon, the music video acts as a tour of California.
So don’t miss your chance to sing along to Hey California this summer and catch Sandra on Twitter and Instagram as well as on her website at http://www.sandralynnmusic.com/.
Nashville didn’t see fiery sensation Amber Leigh coming and now, she’s sweeping the country with her unique sound and positive energy. A fiddle player who’s not afraid to blend the sounds of country with pop and celtic music as well, Amber hopes her music stands out above the rest.
Having played the fiddle since the age of four and starting to pursue music by age ten, Amber is no stranger to the industry. In fact her husband produced her newest single Gonna Hurt Tomorrow, a song she hopes acts as a wake up call to the heartbroken, warning how a night out won’t change anything. Meanwhile the song’s relatability inspires her listeners to accept their emotions and know that there are people out there going through the exact same thing.
Working on a new EP to be released in the upcoming months, Amber is prepared to share her journey with her listeners. Often writing of personal experiences she wants her music to impact her fans as if she were there having a conversation with them. The EP features personal tracks such as her song Home, which tells of her story as an artist, as well as upbeat tracks.
With a variety of songs on the EP, Amber is confident she will keep em’ coming back for more. So make sure to check out Gonna Hurt Tomorrow here and follow Amber on Instagram and Twitter @amber_leigh for more music news.
Be the 'Painkiller' to Those Struggling With Depression By Purchasing The Debut Single By Dennie Hall FT. Camille Rae
A country boy raised in Grove City, Ohio Dennie Hall has always looked after his peers. Whether in church or at home Dennie spent much of his time singing as a child, often performing alongside his mother and sisters.
On June 30th Dennie released his debut single Painkiller pairing up with female artist Camille Rae. Co-written by Greg Barnhill, Stephen Pasch, and Kristian Bergsnes the song reflects a feeling of encouragement to those who struggle with substance abuse. With a deep tone and heartfelt message, Dennie was skeptical about the song choice at first but found that with time he fell in love with Painkiller’s relatability as well as its ability to be interpreted in many different ways.
“You have to push beyond the hard times to reach the better,” said Hall. “When I first heard this song I wasn't sold on recording it. I then thought about how this song could help one person or maybe more. I think lots of people will relate to this song because everyone has experienced happiness walk out of their life in some shape or form… love, a job opportunity, whatever have you… but abusing a substance won’t fix the situation.”
Wanting to raise awareness about depression and substance abuse Dennie returned to his local church declaring that for every download of Painkiller, 10% of the proceeds with be donated to Celebrate Recovery. Later this summer Dennie hopes to release the music video to showcase his interpretation of the song.
So don’t forget to purchase Painkiller available here to help raise awareness of those suffering with substance abuse, as your loved one could be the next victim of depression.
An unlikely collaboration, Broken Halleluyah is prepared to take on any challenge that comes their way. Comprised of vocalists Courtney Graf and Lamont "Logic" Coleman, the duo reflects her energy and feeling of empowerment as well as his ability to feel the music.
Courtney was singing by the time she was three months old and by age five was playing the piano and guitar. Continuing to follow her passion Courtney took up theatre and began to write poems which later became songs. Being six feet tall Courtney switched her focus to modeling, which taught her to be confident as well as disciplined. Though she enjoyed modeling, Courtney was drawn back to music doing what “set her soul on fire.”
Raised listening to Shania Twain, Courtney set out to inspire her listeners to feel empowered emphasizing to never letting anything stop you from following your dreams. Compelled by the freedom to belt out any message or story, Courtney was hooked to the country music genre and began fusing her soul background with instruments often used in country.
Meanwhile Lamont started his career in music as a producer. Having signed many artists himself, Lamont has learned how to feel the music and does so while playing the drums and bass.
Upon meeting the duo were quick to become friends and later fell in love. Writing whenever they can, whether it be in the studio or over breakfast, Broken Halleluyah values the message that they're sending to their listeners hoping to inspire courage and diversity. A mix of races and genders, the duo is reaching out to fans for their support. With a “YOU CAN DO IT” attitude and a meaningful message, you can’t stop Broken Halleluyah from conquering greatness. So make sure to find their newest single ‘Born Again’ and more on their website at http://www.brokenhalleluyah.com/.
You heard them first on SXM the Highway and now the duo Smithfield is taking on the country music world by storm. A harmonious collaboration of vocalists Trey and Jennifer, Smithfield was bound to take shape. Jennifer began singing at age three and ten years later, after her parents had taken her all around the state to perform, she just knew she wanted to pursue music as a career. Meanwhile Trey was inspired to pursue music by his father who played the guitar. Also age thirteen when he decided to pursue music as a career Trey became a member of a rock band.
Though the two had met at the age of ten, it wasn’t until Trey reached out to Jennifer in college interested in working as a duo when the two began to sing together. And just as soon as they started there was an instant blend of harmonies which sounded genuine and natural. After performing together for a little over a year, Smithfield was ready to make the move to Nashville where they were quick to get noticed. There the duo had the chance to showcase their compelling sound at CMA Fest and later released a full EP entitled Hey Whiskey.
Putting themselves out there, Smithfield had raised enough money for the EP’s release and were picked up by SXM The Highway soon thereafter. Having had radio time, the duo found that they enjoyed hearing from their fans especially when their audience sang along with them.
More recently as requested by SXM The HIghway, Smithfield released their new single When You’re Gone based on experiences and emotions of their own and of their peers. About the life of the party, the person everyone wants to be friends with, along with its sexy and upbeat tone When You’re Gone is the perfect summer anthem.
With new music on its way and a fall tour in the works, there’s no doubt that we’ll be seeing much more of these two performing live and at the top of the country music charts! So make sure to keep requesting Smithfield to SXM The Highway and buy their new single When You’re Gone available everywhere now!
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