Crowned by us among many others as the one to watch in 2018, CMT Next Women of Country artist Kalie Shorr is set to release Awake on January 26. The highly-anticipated project features seven songs that truly showcase Shorr’s ability, passion and energy she injects into her music. Awake will be available for pre-sale on iTunes January 15 while the project's first single "Two Hands" continues to be featured on SiriusXM The Highway's "On The Horizon," Radio Disney Country, TuneIn Country Roads and on prominent Apple Music playlists Breaking Country and Cool Country.
“Sometimes, this industry makes you second guess yourself,” Shorr explains. “It might not even mean to -- there are just so many opinions and it's easy to try to please everyone. This project is the first time I've tuned everything else out but my own gut feeling on who I am and what makes me unique. This past summer, I bought a new electric guitar, met an amazing producer, and fell back in love with the records that made me want to write songs in the first place. Before I knew it, the Awake EP was born. I couldn't be more excited for it's release, this record feels like the most authentic introduction to me I could give anyone.”
Shorr will host an Awake EP launch party on Thursday, January 25 at The Back Corner. The event will be open to both the media and the public.
Shorr, who was recently announced as support alongside RaeLynn on the CMT Next Women of Country Presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour, has been a powerful voice for women in country music and remains fiercely herself amidst adversity
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