Singer-songwriter Kaylee Rose has released a dynamic new song, titled “Stuff” to radio and digital retailers. The powerful new track talks about the emotional attachment one feels to the things that are left behind following a loss or breakup; conveyed in the lyrics of the song“Not ready to say goodbye. When it’s love, it’s not just stuff.”
Rose, who is already gaining attention among industry insiders, commented about the song, saying,“Letting go of someone’s ‘stuff’ can feel like you are letting go of that person and the memories you made with them. For many, it can be an uneasy scenario and something that everyone has been through, or will at one point or another.”
Co-written by Kaylee Rose, Jess Soccorsi, and Blane Mitchell, “Stuff” is the artist's first release of multiple singles set to be released throughout 2019. Recorded at Soundstage Studios and produced by Blane Mitchell, the track will be available worldwide through streaming and digital retailers.
Rose adds, “Compared to my other releases, this song shows a completely different side of me. I generally write upbeat music, so this was a different type of song I’m used to writing. I feel that so many people that can relate to the lyrics of this song, myself included. I loved how it turned out, and I’m excited about the new dimension it gives to my style of music.”
Kaylee Rose is a fearless 23-year-old singer-songwriter from St. Augustine, Florida, who has a unique style that blends many sounds across the musical spectrum. Originally hailing from Miami, she grew up submerged in a menagerie of musical influences and cultures which undoubtedly swayed her unique brand of country music. A childhood hip-hop dancer with aspirations of performing professionally,Rose’s father was the one who first saw music in her.
“My dad bought me my first guitar when I was 11, and we moved from Miami to St. Augustine,” says Rose. "St. Augustine is a small town, and I had a hard time making friends at first, so I started pouring my thoughts into lyrics, and after taking a few lessons, I began teaching myself to play guitar.”
At only 14, Rose began marketing herself and booking gigs all over St. Augustine after school and on weekends. She never said “no” to an opportunity while still managing to juggle her schoolwork and her positions as Dance Team Captain and Class President. After high school, Rose played four to eight-hour gigs every day to save enough money to move to Nashville. One year later, in 2015, she hit the road for Music City where she had two shows booked for the day she arrived. Rose made ends meet playing weekly at Rock Bottom Brewery and The Row while also working in the gift shop at the Johnny Cash Museum. Rose counts both museum owner Bill Miller and also Bart Herbison, the Executive Director of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), as pivotal mentors in her budding career.
She has since been actively involved in Nashville’s music community and joined NSAI along with hit songwriters in Washington D.C. to promote the Music Modernization Act.
For more information on Kaylee Rose, please visit www.KayleeRose.com and follow her on Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram.
On Monday, Nashville’s all-female, singer-songwriter collective, Song Suffragettes, celebrated their milestone fifth anniversary with two rounds featuring 11 women singer-songwriters and a special presentation to Grammy, CMA and ACM award winning songwriter and publishing icon, Liz Rose. Rose accepted the inaugural “Yellow Rose of Inspiration Award” for her contributions to the songwriting community including writing and publishing many of the songs that have inspired the over 200 women who have performed on the Song Suffragettes stage through the years. 11 of those women were featured Monday, in front of a sold-out crowd at The Listening Room, including Kalie Shorr, Candi Carpenter, Tiera, Sarah DeFors, Kasey Tyndall, Savannah Keyes, Livy Jeanne, Michelle Pereira, Stevie Woodward, Caroline Watkins and 14-year-old prodigy Mia Morris on cajon.
In addition to the rounds and award presentation, NPR’s Jewly Hight moderated a Q and A with Liz Rose, diving into her storied career and journey through publishing and into songwriting.
The evening capped off one of the biggest years of the critically-acclaimed collective. Last year, they released the original song and music video for “Time’s Up”, a musical nod to the female empowerment movement. The song went on to receive major media coverage, critical accolades and ultimately raised $10,000 for the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund through single sales and streaming.
Song Suffragettes remains at the forefront of the disparity and discrimination debate surrounding females in the country music genre. ELLE Magazine prominently featured Song Suffragettes in their November 2018 issue with a story titled “The Women of Nashville's Music Scene Are Calling Time’s Up.” In December, National Public Radio (NPR) touted Song Suffragettes nationally in a Morning Edition piece called “Female Country Music Singers In Nashville Navigate Gender Bias To Be Heard.”
LYRX won’t conform to Nashville’s standards of what it means to be a woman in country music. Often being compared to her brother Shay, of the duo Dan + Shay, LYRX reminds us that she has her own style in her debut single “Take The Money.” An upbeat song to tell the boys that girls can have fun on their own, “Take The Money” will have you dancing along. In fact, LYRX introduced a challenge on social media asking fans to recreate the dance featured in the official video for the chance to win a $1000.
Now recording with Grammy nominated producer Mark Needham, LYRX is ready to share her story. Understanding that songs are written from real-time experiences, LYRX writes songs on her own to reflect her personal views and emotions.
Always looking for ways to connect with her audience, LYRX will be hitting the road this summer on a radio tour. Preferring to interact with her audience, the tour will include meet and greets where fans have the opportunity to have a conversation with LYRX in addition to hearing her play.
Already with a radio single in the works and plans to release an EP in the coming year, you’ll want to follow LYRX on social media at @LYRXOfficial and on her website at www.lyrxofficial.com. Plus listen to “Take The Money” on all digital platforms here.
There’s much on the horizon for Chicago native, Brina Kay. Given her great-grandfather’s violin at a young age, Brina has always been attracted to music. Making the move to Nashville after college, Brina put all else on hold to pursue a career in music. With Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves and The Dixie Chicks as her idols, Brina isn’t afraid to break away from the traditional country stereotypes.
Brina’s songs paint a picture, often helping her listeners deal with the ups and downs of life. Planning to release a series of singles, including “Horizon” which was released on today, Brina is excited to introduce who she is as an artist. Wanting to grow her fanbase, Brina also has her sights set on performing.
For more listen to “Horizon” on streaming platforms everywhere and follow Brina Kay on social media at @BrinaKayMusic.
This International Women’s Day Maren Morris releases her highly anticipated sophomore album, GIRL. The album which Morris describes as “a one-woman rally cry of reassurance,” leads with her single GIRL. Coming from an honest place, Morris reflects on her own struggles being a female voice in a male-dominated industry. Addiotionally, the song is a reminder to herself and others to stand up against the haters and the programmers who refuse to play women on the radio.
Following the success of her pop collaboration “The Middle,” skeptics wonder if Morris will continue to dip her toe into the pop genre. However, Morris reassures us that GIRL is every bit as much a country album as her last.
GIRL includes fourteen tracks, including collaborations with Grammy winner Brandi Carlile and The Brothers Osborne. The album which shows a new side of Morris, plays to her flirty side. “The Feels” takes you back to the disco era, while “Good Women” portrays Morris as a bold and sexy wife to husband Ryan Hurd. In theme with the album’s title track, “Flavor” is the girl power anthem we were all promised. Including lyrics such as “I make my dough,” “won’t play the victim,” and “shut up and sing, well hell no I won’t,” Morris is the head chef ready to stir the pot.
To promote the album’s release, Morris is on tour with fellow women in country artists Cassadee Pope and RaeLynn. Selling out the majority of venues, before the album’s release we’re hopeful GIRL will prompt the attention women need in the music industry. Listen to GIRL here.
Choosing to chase after her dream of becoming a songwriter, Caitie Andreen has found a career where she never has to work another day in her life. Learning how to play the piano at age five, music was always a prominent part of Caitie’s life. By the age of ten, Caitie was writing music of her own. Moving to Texas, where she attended Texas Christian University, Caitie fell in love with country music.
Now Caitie resides in Nashville, where she’s had the chance to collaborate with a variety of artists. Drawing from personal experiences, Caitie’s debut EP “These Days” acts as an introduction to who she is as an artist and peer.
Though she’s had the opportunity to perform in venues around Nashville, Caitie plans to branch out by touring this summer. You can hear Caitie’s music on streaming platforms everywhere and on her website at www.caitieandreenmusic.com.
Today country singer-songwriter, J.Antonette has released her new single titled, “Something I Said." Written by J.Antonette and Ian Mchugh, this song is nothing short of radio quality. It was mixed by Nashville’s Grammy nominated engineer, Bobby Holland and was mastered by multi-gold & platinum engineer, Lucas Pimentel at FunAttic studios. The songs catchy production was provided by Stephan Hovsepian and Mike Avenaim.
“There’s something to be said about working with friends you are so comfortable with. I wrote the chorus while driving to the beach and called Ian immediately. We finished writing it in under 2 hours and “Something I Said” was born. I’d say I’m unapologetically comfortable confronting people who mistreat me. I have no issue, expressing how I feel and sometimes that provokes a reaction. I’m surly my father's daughter. Was it something I said? Was I a bit too honest for you? I think Mike and Stephan captured the emotion of this song perfectly with their production.”
J.Antonette got her start as a background singer for Melissa Etheridge. She has since performed as a background vocalist for Grammy winner Michael Bolton, Gary Douglas in support of South Side Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, and has opened for country star Jordan Davis. She has been featured on country radio such as Nash FM, Big Frog104 and many others.
“Something I said” is now available on all streaming and downloading platforms.
The Cavendish Beach Music Festival presented by Bell is thrilled to announce Country superstar and 5-time GRAMMY Award nominee Hunter Hayes as the final headliner of Atlantic Canada’s largest multi-day festival running July 5-7, 2019. The CMA Award-winner will hit the stage on Friday, July 5 joining previously announced headliners Eric Church and Carrie Underwood.
Also announced, CCMA and JUNO Award-winner Chad Brownlee, CCMA Award-winners High Valley, CCMA Award-winners The Washboard Union, Shawn Austin, ACM Award-winners Runaway June, Jade Eagleson, Livy Jeanne, Larry Berrio, Ben Chase and Eric Chesser will round out the Bell main stage lineup, joining previously announced artists Russell Dickerson and Cam.
Winner of the 2018 CCMA for Festival / Event of The Year, the Cavendish Beach Music Festival has grown to become Atlantic Canada's largest multi-day outdoor music festival, attracting over 60,000 visitors a year to see some of the hottest names in country music. Past performers have included, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Dan & Shay, Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and country legends Ricky Skaggs, Alabama, Reba and pop sensation Shawn Mendes. The festival has also been nominated as Event of the Year by the East Coast Music Association and Music PEI.
Tickets are on sale now here.
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 email@example.com