Artist Taryn Stevens is a woman of many talents. In grade school Taryn played basketball later graduating with a bachelors of science in nursing. With the help of her friend Brett Dove, Taryn learned how to play the drums quickly falling in love with being on stage.
In 2016 Taryn made the move to Nashville where she met her partner in crime, Brett Stafford Smith. Inspired by one another the now duo, Stafford Stevens isn’t afraid to express their emotions in their music. Their first album The Demo was released this past February featuring six tracks all of which were written by Brett himself. Watching to create a relationship with their listers, the duo’s music is relatable and easy to sing along to. Lucky to have found each other, the duo can’t wait to share their story with the world hoping to hit the road this year.
So listen to The Demo available on Spotify here or on their website at www.staffordstevensband.com.
Young artist Kailey Swanson feels right at home with performing on stage. With music to shape her into the person she is today and her Grandma who never let the house sit in silence when Kailey was a child, it’s no wonder why Kailey is pursuing a music career of her own.
Using songwriting as a way of talking to her audience, Kailey can write about anything. Blending the sounds of traditional as well as contemporary country, Kailey’s music is diverse and is relatable to any audience. Her latest single Diamonds and Coal was written following one of her worst heartbreaks. Hoping to empower other women through tough times, Diamonds and Coal is sure to make anyone feel better.
Wrapping up her next EP, Kailey can’t wait to hit the road this summer. So listen to Diamonds and Coal on iTunes and Spotify or via Kailey’s website at www.marmosetmusic.com/artists/kailey-swanson.
Country Fest returns to the Rose Festival on Sunday, June 3rd in Portland Oregon. This year 98.7 The Bull is hosting the Eli Young Band, Parmalee, Russell Dickerson, Carly Pearce, and Mitchell Tenpenny to rock Bob Lanphere’s Beaverton Honda stage.
Tickets go on-sale Monday March 5th here.
Jeannine Barry, one of Britain’s finest homegrown country artists, has announced the 2018 release of her new single Sweet Spot. The long-awaited single will be available digitally across all platforms and is planned to debut on March 9th. It will be released in conjunction with Barry’s return to this year’s C2C (Country 2 Country) festival, Europe’s biggest and most important country music festival. Fans can catch the singer-songwriter playing six sets over the three-day event on three stages.
Jeannine’s highly-anticipated new release is set to surpass her 2016 hit Bittersweet, which peaked at No. 3 on the UK Country iTunes charts. It also garnered her some serious attention amongst British and Nashville industry professionals and left fans, including long-time fan Nick, from Belles and Gals, who attended her 2017 packed out headline show at London’s Thousand Island, craving more.
Aside from her performances at C2C, Jeannine Barry is scheduled to perform a Bob Harris’ Under the Apple Tree session, which promises to set Barry on a very successful course for 2018.
Ever since the age of 5, Jada Vance was sharing her talent with the world. With country roots and a love for songwriting, there’s no wonder why Jada auditioned for American Idol in 2013.
A diverse songwriter, Jada isn’t afraid to share what she’s feeling in her music. Her latest release, There’s Always Me, was written by Courtney Cole and Kacey Musgraves. Changing the way people determine one’s happiness, There’s Always Me encourages listeners to appreciate what they have.
Now focusing on building her fanbase, Jada Vance is setting out on the road. So listen to her music via iTunes and Spotify now and view this year’s tour dates on her website at www.jadavance.com.
Sarah Darling just released her new single Wasted, a song dedicated to those struggling in a relationship with an alcoholic partner. Sarah wrote the song after a late night call with a family member whose relationship was in shambles because of alcoholism. It's for all those who are being wasted in relationships because alcohol has taken prevalence.
So listen to Wasted available now on iTunes and Spotify and on Sarah's website at www.sarahdarling.com.
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