Off the heels of two recent music releases and the second installment of our new Nashville-based female showcase series “Women of Country Presents: Carolyn Miller & Friends”, Carolyn Miller delivers a soaring power ballad, “Why Do I,” available now on all streaming platforms. This is the second of four original songs set to release in 2022. Listen here.
“Why Do I,” penned by Frank Legeay, McCall Chapin, and Nicole Croteau, with production by Legeay and Michael Mechling, showcases a raw and emotional side of Miller, while putting her powerful and pristine vocals on full display in this heartbreaking track.
“So often, heartbreak songs are about a person being left or broken up with” says Miller. “Instead, this song puts the spotlight on the other person and gives the perspective of someone having to be the 'heartbreaker' and how difficult of a struggle it truly is."
Miller was seen last month on tour with Eli Young Band (joining them on stage for "Even If It Breaks Your Heart") and will be headlining Mercury Lounge in New York City on September 17th. The third installment of "The Women Of Country Presents: Carolyn Miller & Friends" will be at 6pm on Tuesday, August 23 at Live Oak in Nashville, TN.
Today, Nashville singer-songwriter Hannah May Allison releases her debut album, “Thank God For All The Boys”. The title track of the album, “Thank God For All The Boys,” was written as a thank-you to all of Hannah May’s ex’s for teaching her a little more about what love is, through showing her what love isn’t.
When asked about the idea behind the album, HMA responded, “It’s pretty clear through my music that I love writing about love- what it is, what it isn’t, and all the highs and lows it can bring. I love writing about it because it’s something that we all experience, and something we continue to learn more about through every relationship we have. When I wrote this song, I knew it was the perfect way to tie together my album. It might sound strange to thank your ex’s, but I thank God for all the boys who taught me a little more about love, and what I deserve. The songs on the album represent all the different lessons I’ve learned about love so far through dating in my 20’s.”
The album was produced by Zachary Manno, who Hannah May credits for playing a key role in the evolution of her sound through her past single releases. The same releases that started an exciting run that included a Mediabase charting single, over a million streams, and features on popular playlists like Spotify’s New Boots & Women of Country. Hannah May is now looking forward to sharing a larger project with her fans. “Thank God For All The Boys” is out now, and can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and wherever music is streamed HERE.
Rising Country artist Ashley Cooke ushers in a new chapter of music with the honest and relatable track “getting into,” available everywhere today. After her head-turning introduction to the genre with her freshman project Already Drank That Beer, “getting into” signifies a new era of music from the artist destined for a “bright future ahead in the Country music genre” (CMT) as the first song since the release of her current radio single, “Never Til Now,” with Brett Young. Co-written by Cooke, Emily Weisband and Will Weatherly, “getting into” lays out everything her future love interest should know before taking the next step. Watch the visualizer here.
“'getting into' serves as my roadmap of all the twists and turns of who I am. It's a fun disclaimer to whoever that future someone is, and lets them know what they're signing up for - the good, the bad, and everything in between. It's been wild to see so many people relating to it and knowing every word already - I'm so pumped for everyone to finally have it!"
The new song comes just weeks after the budding talent's biggest month yet, as she was recently named the only Country artist as part of YouTube's coveted Foundry Class of 2022. Making her way into American households nationwide during her television debut on ABC's “The Bachelorette” with “Never Til Now,” the “tender, romantic ballad” (Billboard) with Brett Young continues to resonate with listeners far and wide. Penned by Cooke and hit songwriter Matt Roy, the “wonderfully romantic” (MusicRow) song about finding love when you least expect it topped Sirius XM's The Highway's Hot 30 Weekend Countdown. Going on to become the most added song on impact date, “Never Til Now” has notched over 57 supporting Country radio stations across the nation.
As her stacked festival season winds down, Cooke gears up to continue building out her stout fanbase on the road this fall as direct support on Cole Swindell's Back Down To The Bar Tour. With momentum and critical acclaim like never before, the recent Big Loud / Back Blocks Music signee readies new music to be released soon.
Moving to Nashville at only 23 years old was a no brainer for Taryn Papa, a pop-country singer, looking to blend catchy pop melodies with country music’s ability to tell the greatest stories. Inspired by the likes of Shania Twain, Martina McBride, Kelly Clarkson, Faith Hill, and so many more, it is no wonder her latest release “Can’t Catch My Heart” is likely to ignite a spark in your 90s country heart that keeps you hanging on wanting to hear more.
Stepping on a stage with her uncle’s band for the first time when she was 18, she just knew music was her passion and that singing for a crowd was her definition of home. Taryn Papa felt there was no “greater reward than living the dream while bringing joy to others along the way.” When you are first starting out in any career; things are never easy. Taryn knows this very well and encourages all new artists to “never forget why you fell in love with music” and most importantly “don’t lose sight of what makes you unique!”
Taryn Papa is excited for the chapters to come and is set to release a new single very soon! This will be a song she wrote when she first moved to Nashville. She described it as a “song way before its time,” but believes that it is ready to be released into the world, again, very soon!
I know we are all very excited to see what she’s been working on, but in the meantime make sure to listen to her latest single “Can’t Catch My Heart” along with the newly released lyric video and visualizer!
Urban Country Artist, Lauren Davidson, is living and loving life in the in between with the release of her new single “Somewhere In Between”. The track is the second offering and the title track from her upcoming Album that is to be released throughout the coarse of the rest of the year. After the release of her critically acclaimed EP, “Hindsight is 2020” last year, Lauren is asking, "what comes next?”, and "Somewhere In Between" provides some clues!
Blending New York City vibes with the rich tones of contemporary country music, Lauren Davidson has created a genre all her own, and audiences and critics just can’t get enough. Lauren has played shows with many big names in country music including Chase Rice, Chris Janson, Carly Pearce and Country Music Legend - Willie Nelson, to name a few, and has also created her own mini-festival called "Urban Country Jam" which has hit NJ, Boston and NYC. She has recently performed at the Barefoot Country Music Fest alongside Eric Church, Jason Aldean, and Florida Georgia Line and graced the stage at the inaugural "The Bonfire" Festival, along with Rodney Atkins.
“Somewhere In Between is the title track of my new record and one of my favorites off the album. To me it encompasses the idea of what comes next and is about starting a new relationship when you don’t really know what is it and living and enjoying and exploring that space when you meet someone new. It’s exciting to also learn a lot about yourself in that place in the in between”