Whether in boots or heels, Bree Jaxson is a force to be reckoned with. Afghan Combat Veteran-Country Artist Bree Jaxson released her newest single, “Country Heart City Roots” on May 14th. Jaxson has spent the last ten years serving in the United States Air Force building bombs, rockets and missiles. She is now the Deputy Commander for CyberSpace Operations for the TXANG. Amidst serving our Country, Jaxson has stayed true to her passion of music. She will be releasing her upcoming debut E.P “This is Me” this year.
In her recent single, “Country Heart City Roots” Jaxson sings that she’s, “A city chick and a little more.” Being a native of Baltimore, Maryland it’s hard to imagine there are too many tailgate parties out in the country while singing around the fire. However, after listening to the song it’s hard to believe Jaxson wasn’t born and raised in the South! “Stiletto heels or cowboy boots I got a Country Heart and City Roots.” I’m pretty sure that Miranda Lambert would welcome Bree Jaxson right into her inner circle. “Country Heart City Roots” proves that no matter where you come from, your heart wants what the heart wants. And that might just be the country!
Jaxson’s experiences in life have taught her that music can help you get through anything. That is what she is hoping that fans will get out of her newest music releases. Stay up to date with Bree Jaxson at her website or by following her on all streaming platforms.
Author: Haley Moloney
Kari Holmes has just released her brand new song “When I See You Smile”. The new music video can be found here. Growing up, Holmes started singing at just 4 years old and loved both Blue by LeAnn Rimes and Unchained Melody by Righteous Brothers. She started out doing karaoke and at 17 she taught herself guitar and started playing in local coffee shops, and by 21 she was touring around the country. Holmes looks up to Shania Twain as she “paved the way for female singer songwriters”. She also loves the concert experience and that “feeling you can’t describe during a concert” is what she strives for in her own shows. Holmes got into country music because of the songwriting and storytelling.
The “When I See You Smile” singer will be releasing her very first album later this year and is described as “90s pop country feel with current sound”. She is currently working on the album with David Frizzell and accompanied by legendary musicians who have played with Dolly Parton. In addition, Holmes is nominated for 4 Josie Awards including “Modern Country Female” and “Music Video of the Year, Female”. Holmes loves performing but her favorite part is “Getting to interact with the crowd and connecting and inspiring them”. Holmes would say to artists just getting into the industry that “Never give up and always believe in yourself”.
You can find her music across all streaming services, and find Kari on social media (@kari_holmes on Instagram). Check out https://www.kariholmes.com/ for more information on upcoming performances.
Maggie Baugh releases her first single since the pandemic called “Think About Me.” You can listen to it here. Using the free time in the past year to fall back in love with the music and the storytelling rather than the glitz and glamour of being on stage, Maggie started writing for her. “Think About Me” is just that, something special for her. With an in-depth storyline about loss and not knowing what’s to come next, we can all relate to the songs message.
This summer, Maggie is excited to get back on the road and show the world a more vulnerable side of herself. The official music video for “Think About Me” drops this Friday June 25th. Stay in touch with Maggie on her website maggiebaugh.com.
Presley Tennant honors her father in “Half That Strong,” just in time for Father’s Day. Recognizing her father’s work to provide her with a stable life and support her dream, Presley captures her admiration for him perfectly. The music video shows how even as an adult, Presley can always rely on her father for help. It also captures their close relationship in photo albums. You can watch the video premiere below.
You might recognize Presley from season 16 of The Voice. On the show, coach Kelly Clarkson helped her find her way back to country music. Inspired by the vocals of Carrie Underwood, the lyrics of Miranda Lambert, and the sounds of Chris Stapleton, Presley describes her music as contemporary country with an old soul. She has had the opportunity to work with top producers including Kent Wells, Chuck Rhodes, and Buddy Hyatt.
“Half That Strong” has received tremendous support since its release on June 11th and is only the first of many singles she plans to release in 2021. Don’t miss a moment with Presley and follow her on social media at @presleytennant and on her website here.
Country artist and songwriter Parker Graye will be releasing her newest single, “Last Time” on June 18th. Riding the wave of success from her last single, “Before You Leave”, Graye says, “The last year has been life changing. Since I’ve released my debut single, I’ve written some of my favourite songs, met artists and songwriters who I now consider some of my best friends. I finally feel like I’ve found my place, my purpose and my voice. It’s a special time and I’m so excited for what’s next!”
Graye began the cathartic process of writing “Last Time” by emptying the years of dishonesty of a previous relationship all onto paper, saying it was the most vulnerable she had ever been in a session. For those that have blindly loved someone and fantasized about a future with that person only to realize what you had was never really real, this song is for you. After performing the song at a showcase in March of 2020 and noticing how silent the room was, she knew it connected with her audience. Graye is undoubtedly a songwriter who has an extraordinary talent of connecting through her emotive storytelling.
Inspired by the likeness of Caitlyn Smith, Cam, Ingrid Andress and Maren Morris - Parker Graye is on a mission to make country music sad again. Graye has been named “The Next Big Thing” by Casey Clarke and has even debuted at the BC Country Music Breakthrough Project. Originally from Ontario, she made the move to Vancouver in 2010. This is where she began her journey as a singer-songwriter while also learning the business side of the industry such as booking tours, creative direction, and pitching with an independent manager. Her passion for music was evident when she began choreographing dance moves with a Spice Girls microphone in hand as a child. Proving that you can be successful without coming from a musically inclined household she says, “I didn’t grow up in a musical household but I was obsessed with music. I’d spend hours listening to my tapes and CD’s until the internet opened up a whole new world to discovering music and artists.”
In the last year, Parker has spent each day in up to 3 writing sessions per day with artists, producers and songwriters across Canada and the US. Not limiting herself to the Country genre, she has collaborated on projects ranging from Punk to Pop to Folk. Parker Graye is about to take not only Country music by storm, but we’re pretty sure you’ll be hearing her on radio stations across the board. Pre-save her upcoming release, “Last Time” here. Follow her on Instagram at @parkergraye. You will definitely want to know what’s coming next from Parker Graye!
Author: Haley Moloney