Originally from Arizona, Christie Huff’s music blends the soulful sounds of county with pop. Often in Nashville, Christie has had the opportunity to collaborate with other country artists. In fact, on her YouTube page Christie has introduced a segment called Christie’s Couch Session, where she meets with another artist to perform an original, cover, or mashup.
Now located in the Los Angeles area, Christie has had the opportunity to perform at a variety of famous venues including The Hotel Cafe and The Viper Room. Additionally, she’s been asked to open for acts such as Bebe rexha, Ashley Monroe, and Chris Bandi.
Writing as a way to express her own experiences, Christie’s latest single “Urban Love” talks about millennial romance. Quickly picked up by Spotify, “Urban Love” can be found of their Wild Country Playlist.
In the future, Christie was to continue to grow her fanbase and headline a tour. For more on Christie find her on social media at @christiehuffmusic.
Found humming along to any tune, Charly Reynolds has always had music on her mind. Growing up in Orlando, Charly was influenced by Disney. In fact, Charly released her first single “Underneath the Stars” after a successful performance at Disney’s Night of Joy in 2015. Introduced to Carrie Underwood, Charly then felt she connected best with the songs and stories of country music.
This past year, Charly released a new EP “Kissed Us Goodbye.” The album includes a variety of stories, from love songs to heartbreak, and songs about the importance of family. Upon the release, Charly was invited back to the Walt Disney Amphitheater where she doubled her following.
Being a child of divorce, Charly wanted to write a song which could relate to those who’ve experienced similar circumstances. Working with fellow songwriters, Toby Waters and Tavie Basarich, “Shelby’s Song” is told from a mother’s perspective and reveals the emotions brought upon by divorce. Quickly after the release in January, CMT premiered the video on their homepage. The video was a huge success and can be see here.
For more on Charly Reynolds follow her on social media at @charly_reynolds and on her website at http://www.charlyreynolds.com.
Following the advice of a “Fortune Teller,” Amy Wilcox set her sights on pursuing a music career. Singing her her church’s choir and following in the footsteps of her father, who played guitar for his youth group, Amy has spent her life surrounded by music. Although putting music on the backburner in college to play soccer, Amy joined an acapella group. After getting injured, Amy found herself at a crossroads. Unsure of what to do next, Amy and her sister stopped by a fortune teller’s booth. Immediately, the fortune teller knew that Amy was full of creativity. With a clear mind, Amy chose to pursue a career in music.
Writing music of her own, Amy is pleased to announce that she has an EP in the works to be released this year. “Fortune Teller,” the first single off her EP is available now. Experimenting with her sound and storytelling, Amy’s music covers a range of topics.
Now performing up and down the west coast, Amy is excited to share her story with others. You can find Amy performing at The Hotel Cafe on Wednesday, February 27th after opener and friend Rachel Reinhart performs. Ticket available now.
Listen to “Fortune Teller” on streaming platforms everywhere and follow Amy on her social media pages at @AmyEWilcox.
Rising UK stars Ward Thomas released their eagerly anticipated album “Restless Minds,” on February 8th on WTW Music/Sony Music.
Ward Thomas’s new album “Restless Minds” features the radio hits “Lie Like Me,” “Never Know,” and “No Filter.” The album is a diverse 15 song collection written in Nashville, London, and Hampshire, with previous collaborators Jessica Sharman, Rebekah Powell and Martin Terefe (Shawn Mendes) in addition to Ed Drewitt (Little Mix), Rachel Furner (Craig David) and Steve Robson (Paloma Faith). The album was produced in London by Martin Terefe and Joe Rubel (Ed Sheeran).
Lyrically the twins have tackled issues close to their hearts on the record, including pertinent observations on social media, the women’s movement, mental health and what ‘the truth’ means in 2018.
“We couldn’t help but address social media and the subconscious competition it creates,” says Lizzy. “There’s a fake reality that everyone our age is falling for right now. Scroll down, see my page, look at my perfect life!”
SINGERS OF ALL AGES JOIN TOGETHER FOR A TRIBUTE TO DOLLY PARTON
Miley Cyrus joined her godmother in a tribute to Dolly Parton’s success. Performing a variety of Parton’s top hits, she was later joined by Maren Morris, Katy Perry, Kacey Musgraves, and Little Big Town. The tribute ended with “9 to 5” and a standing ovation.
KACEY MUSGRAVES WON FOUR AWARDS INCLUDING ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Before the show began, Kacey Musgraves was awarded as the winner for Country Song and Country Solo Performance. Also nominated for Country Album and Album of the Year for “Golden Hour,” Musgraves left the show with a total of four wins.
HOST ALICIA KEYS REMINDED US WHO RUNS THE WORLD
Keys opened up the show addressing the crowd with an empowering statement saying, "music is what we all love. Music is what it's all about ... Music is what we cry to, it's what we march to, it's what we rock to, it's what we make love to. It's our shared global language. When you really want to say something, you say it with a song.” She preceded by inviting a number of female role models to the stage, including Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez, and a surprise appearance by Michelle Obama.
CAMILA CABELLO OPENS UP THE SHOW WITH A LATIN AMERICAN INSPIRED ACT
Complete with a brightly lit stage and numerous dancers, Cabello’s “Havana” had the crowd riled up.
LADY GAGA CONTINUES TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR HER PERFORMANCE IN “A STAR IS BORN”
Although Bradley Cooper wasn’t in attendance, Gaga accepted their award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. She later put on a mesmerizing performance of “Shallow,” which she is scheduled to perform again at the Oscars in two weeks.
AFTER TONIGHT YOU’LL REMEMBER THE NAME BRANDI CARLILE
Starting off the show with the most nominations of any artist, Brandi Carlile quickly took the win for Best Americana Album, Americana Roots Song, and Americana Roots Performance. As the show went on, Carlile took to the stage for a tear jerking performance of her song “The Joke.”
DRAKE GETS CUT OFF FOR ACCUSING AWARD SHOWS FOR HOSTING A POPULARITY CONTEST
Drake won Best Rap Song for “God’s Plan,” however his acceptance speech was cut short. Commenting on the lack of new artists awarded at the Grammys, Drake said, “we play in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport.” He continued, “The point is, you’ve already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word, if you’re a hero in your hometown. Look, if there’s people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain and snow, spending money to buy tickets to your shows, you don’t need this right here. You already won.” Before his microphone was cut off.
ALICIA KEYS PLAYS TWO PIANOS AT ONCE
Call us impressed as Alicia Keys sat down between two pianos and played them at once. Performing everything from Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up” to “Killing Me Softly With His Song” by Roberta Flack, Keys demonstrated her extensive vocal range. Later stating, “music is just, you know, those songs that just live inside of you. It lives inside of me. And you just love it so much because it was done so well that you wish you wrote it. That's how I feel about these songs. I wish I wrote them."
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 The 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