Acclaimed, all-female, singer-songwriter collective Song Suffragettes will celebrate an all-digital 2020 Country Music Week with a special daytime performance on Monday, October 19th at The Listening Room Café. Produced by Country To Country (C2C) for the United Kingdom, Germany and Holland, Country Music Week is a full week (10/19-10/25) of free country music content across multiple platforms. Monday’s Song Suffragette performance will stream live starting at 1pm Central Standard Time (CST)/7pm British Summer Time (BST) via the Song Suffragettes’ YouTube channel.
This Song Suffragettes livestream event will kick off the first night of Country Music Week with live performances from Sony Music Nashville’s Tenille Townes, Capitol Records Nashville’s Caylee Hammack, Broken Bow Records’ Lainey Wilson and TMWRK Records’ Kalie Shorr with special performances from U.K. artists Twinnie, Vic Allen and Emma & Jolie. The all-female collective’s resident cajon player and multi-instrumentalist Mia Morris will also accompany this stellar lineup of female artistry.
“When AEG reached out and asked us to be part of C2C’s Country Music Week, it was an immediate yes,” says Todd Cassetty, founder of Song Suffragettes. “From our regular weekly livestreams, we know that we already have a large U.K. fan base. And we’re certain that this livestream will introduce even more of Europe’s country music fans to our show and to some of the most talented women in country music today. It is an honor to kick off the first night – and day here in Nashville - of the 2020 Country Music Week.”
In addition to the international livestream, a select number of in-person tickets are available here.
For more on Song Suffragettes, visit www.SongSuffragettes.com.
Rising songstress Dani Taylor released her heartfelt new single "Man of Few Words" and the official music video on CMT. "Man of Few Words" conveys hopes and dreams for the kind of love that is expressed through actions rather than words. Co-written with Will Rambeaux and Sherrie Austin, "Man of Few Words" is Dani's sophomore single. Dani returned to her home state of Arizona to film the video in Flagstaff for its dreamy and magical feel.
"'Man of Few Words' is a look into my hopes and dreams for the future when it comes to love. I wrote 'Man of Few Words' from my imagination. I have never dated a man of few words. I sure would like to someday. I wrote this song about my future husband, about the type of love I hope is expressed to me from the person I love. 'Man of Few Words' is wishful thinking for me, while it's a beautiful reality for others. I hope one day to make it a reality for myself. A girl can dream," shared Dani
You can stream "Man of Few Words" here.
Country-pop artist Gracie Carol releases the official music video of her highly anticipated single "3 Minutes." You can watch the official music video above.
“The making of the “3 Minutes” music video was unlike any music video I had done in the past. This one really tells the storyline of the song and took a couple of days to film everything, so it was something very new and exciting as an artist to go through accomplishing a new milestone like that. The process of the video was also super fun. The song “3 Minutes” in general is about empowering women in country music who deserve to be heard as much as men get chances,” explains Gracie.
Her achievements and milestones made a young Gracie Carol realize that she had a place in the music industry, but it is the small moments that keep her going. Now living in Nashville, TN, Gracie graduated from Belmont University getting a bachelor’s degree in Music studying Commercial Music Voice with an emphasis on Music Business.
Gracie shared the stage with Keith Urban in Cincinnati, OH on his Raise ‘Em Up Tour in 2014, presenting her take on Miranda Lambert’s part of “We Were Us” to a crowd of 20,000 people. She also placed as a top 5 contestant in the 2018 NASH Next competition and spent the beginning of this year performing for Norwegian Cruise Line in the “Top Shelf Country” Band.
“I am a huge advocate for women empowerment in general, so collaborating with Lexy Burke as the creative director and videographer were even more of a dream. It was incredible to support her business as well. She thought of amazing ideas to put imagery to this storyline and the way we told the song through capturing moments that happen to women in country music every day,” Gracie said. “I wanted my vision for this video to prove that women work and sound just as good as men do in the industry, and we deserve to be heard too. How often is it that you see more women than men in the top 20 charts? None! We've learned to change the conversation and have been doing so, but it's time to keep making those milestones and give us those 3 minutes to listen to our songs as well.”
The songstress celebrated the release of her debut EP “Day Dreams” in late 2019 and her one-take music video for her single Lightning in the Bottle earlier this year.
Canadian artists are truly making a name for themselves in country music, specifically, Carolina East. Her third single, “Hunger” was just released from her new album Soaked In Whisky which will be out next year. “Hunger” is a pop-tinged country track that is all about the trials and tribulations of a long distance relationship. “It’s about putting in the work to make the relationship work,” says Carolina.
Carolina is from Newfoundland and Labrador, the most eastern province of Canada. Growing up in NL, she fondly remembers music around the fire, kitchen parties, and listening to stories in only the way that a father can tell. Music is at the core of Carolina’s family, they have never missed one of her shows.
Being the down-to-earth girl that Carolina is, she believes it is her responsibility to be her true authentic self. “Each and every song you hear on my record is 100% a true representation of me,” says Carolina. She is a natural storyteller in everyday conversation, which is what makes it so easy for her to translate that into her songs. A true country artist at heart, she says, “Some of the best stories have been told in country songs… I love how fun and upbeat a country song can be as well as how it can pull on your heart strings.”
Singer-songwriter, Jann Arden, is one of Carolina’s biggest inspirations. Arden is known for her signature ballads, “Could I Be Your Girl” and “Insensitive.” Hoping to share the stage with Arden one day, Carolina says that what she admires most about Arden is her ability to make the audience laugh in one moment and then cry the next. Having this ability is nothing short of a super power in Carolina’s eyes.
Before focusing on her own original music, Carolina played in a cover band in downtown St. John nearly 5 nights or more a week. While performing at St. John’s, she met a man by the name of Dr. Brian Ramjattan. He believed in her and was quick to offer his support and financial backing for Carolina to make her first record. Years later, they are now business partners, but truly more like family. She also now works with Subculture Music and Media, a Digital Marketing Agency based in Ontario.
The music business is oftentimes hard and draining. Carolina admits to worrying about things that shouldn’t matter like; “Am I pretty enough? Small enough? Funny enough? Are people going to like me?” Her advice to women in country music is to always be yourself. It’s scary to follow your dreams, but life is far too short to play it safe. Not wanting to change a thing about her career, she reminds you that, “In this world not everyone will understand you or support what you are setting out to do. Just remember, it only takes one person to believe in you. Just keep going!”
Watch the lyric video to Carolina’s new track “Hunger” here. For more information, please visit: carolinaeastmusic.com
Sandra North took a leap of faith coming to America and it’s paid off. Originally from a small town in Sweden, country music spoke to her lifestyle. Established in the Swedish country scene, her debut single “Try Again” made it to number 1 on Swedish Radio and charted for 15 weeks straight.
But it was after hearing fellow female singer-songwriters Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris, on the radio when she decided to move to America. Now in Los Angeles, she writes her own music. A lyricist, Sandra keeps a journal and finds song ideas in her surroundings. In addition to songwriting, Sandra loves performing. She most misses the expression of music through movement.
Her latest single “You” was co-produced with Juan Abella. You can watch the official music video below. For more, you can find Sandra on social media at @Sandranorthmusic and on her website here.