Beginning her journey as a dancer artist Lexi Lauren didn’t discover her passion for music until one fateful day in 2016. Having broken her foot Lexi started playing the guitar. Falling in love with the challenge of learning new chords, Lexi upon returning to the dance studio found that music gave her the ability to express herself more than dance had. Upon her realization Lexi become a full time artist and with her parents supporting her dreams Lexi was quick to start producing her own music.
A proud papa of Lexi’s success in music, her father posted a video of her singing causing a friend to compare Lexi’s sound to that of Martina McBride’s. Though beginning off as a pop singer the comment influenced Lexi to consider country music. So Lexi began listening to the country genre and the lyrics just spoke to her. Especially enjoying the sounds and the stories of female artists in the genre from Kelsea Ballerini to Raelynn, she began to mimic their confidence in the industry.
With writing being her favorite part of the process, Lexi is constantly jotting down anything that inspires her. Whether it be music, movies, books, or experiences of her own Lexi isn’t afraid to put pen to paper and share her ideas with the world.
After performing for the first time, an experience Lexi describes being “a complete mess,” she began to take any opportunity to perform whether it be at open mic nights or up on stage in front of a big crowd. But it wasn’t until she was sitting around the fire with her friends and family performing when Lexi began to really feel comfortable with sharing her music.
Her newest single ‘Don’t Text’ is already receiving much praise and we couldn’t be more excited to hear more from this talented new artist. All about how this generation is too absorbed in their phones rather than getting to really know someone from the way they act, Lexi hopes to inspire people to give up their phone for just a few minutes and take the chance to get to know someone or try something new. Such as how Lexi completed her first music video for the song. A fun experience that was full of surprises, Lexi knew her work had paid off.
Most excited to see female artists winning more awards and supporting each other in the industry, Lexi hopes to keep on making music that people can relate to and understand not just the song but the meaning.
So watch Lexi’s official music video above and don’t forget to start requesting ‘Don’t Text’ to your local radio stations.
Though it may be hard to believe, artist Kaylee Rutland was shy as a child. Looking for singers to perform during her church’s christmas ceremony, Kaylee took a leap of faith and stepped up to the challenge. Walking onto the stage Kaylee felt an overwhelming comfort within her and began to discover her musical talent. In 5th grade Kaylee, while listening to the Sara Evans song “Born to Fly,” decided she wanted to start her own journey as an artist.
Raised in Texas country music is in Kaylee’s blood. Often writing of her own stories as well as the experiences of her friends and family, Kaylee hopes her music is relatable and has the ability to inspire. Despite having a contemporary sound, Kaylee often includes traditional country instruments to add a unique touch to each track. Her latest single “Pick Me Up” was co-written with Grammy nominee and producer Jamie O’Neal as well as Jamie’s sister Minnie Murphy. Becoming a more confident writer, Kaylee poured her heart into the song. Paving her way into the music scene Kaylee has been getting a lot of attention lately, gaining significant momentum on Radio Disney and Spotify.
Having toured alongside Raelynn in 2016 Kaylee hopes to travel this summer sharing her music with as many people as she can. So make sure to watch the official music video for “Pick Me Up” above and keep on requesting Kaylee’s music to Radio Disney.
Proud to have been raised in Stamford Connecticut where she was introduced to musical theatre, Julia Capogrossi grew up singing and hasn’t slowed down since. Suiting her fun and active lifestyle Julia quickly fell in love with country music, often writing of times spent enjoying herself among friends in the summertime. Building songs that are relatable and easy to dance along to is exactly what gives Julia’s music the power to inspire her fans.
Always smiling Julia is constantly networking with others. Having moved to Nashville Julia is learning the importance of connections and continues to expand her brand as an artist each and everyday.
Recently Julia released her debut EP ‘What I’m Thinking’ and we’re thinking it’s the perfect way to get any party started. Featuring a edgy sound, the EP encompasses all that Julia is about. Available now ‘What I’m Thinkin’ can be found on Spotify and on her website at www.juliacapogrossi.com.
So check it out and tell us what you think by commenting below!
May 16, 2017 -- Today up and coming artist Angie Keilhauer premieres the full music video for her song Born to Drive featuring Angie herself embracing her love of speed. Driving for hours every weekend to share her music with as many honky-tonk fans across the south as she could, Angie got her start when she landed a job as a musician for Carnival Cruise Lines. The contract not only funded her first live album, but gave her just enough money to fund her first tour up and down the East Coast. Upon touring, Angie caught the eye of The Voice and was invited to audition. A member of Team Blake, Angie made it through three rounds and left with enough confidence to invest in her first band album titled Wild in 2016.
Back on the road Angie knew she was Born to Drive and wanted to take on the challenge of making a music video for first time. Inviting people on Facebook to meet her in the desert with her film crew and a whole lot of badass cars, Angie knew she was in for a good time and one epic music video. About old and new friends coming together to make something special, Angie hopes her video creates a sense of community and encourages her viewers to enjoy spending time with the people they love.
So click to watch the video premiere of ‘Born to Drive’ above and don’t forget to tell Angie how much you loved it via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!
There are no two ways about it, the London duo Two Ways Home has got us wanting more and we hope they find their way back to the states sometime soon. The duo, comprised of Vienna’s Isabella Mariee and Cotswold raised Lewis Fowler, Two Ways Home is a product of fate. Isabella as a young child was influenced by her grandma, an actress and singer who acted as Isabella’s escape into the world of music. Upon having learned the piano at age nine, Isabella came to England for the chance to pursue pop music. There she found herself in a band, a band that later introduced her to Lewis as they were looking for a new guitarist. Lewis, who grew up in a musical household, was trained by his father in the art of the guitar and took off to London to study music. Once having met, the two quickly became compatible and found themselves as a duo once their bandmates had moved on to newer or different things.
Playing at open mic nights across the city, Isabella and Lewis began writing their own music together. Upon hearing the harmony of their voices, both agreed that their sound best reflected the country music genre and soon after found themselves on a plane to Nashville. There they set out on a quest to find themselves and fell in love with country music’s organic sounds and diversity.
Returning to London, the duo was quick to return to the drawing board writing songs left and right based on their own experiences in the hopes to appear honest and relatable. Co-writing with both local and international artists, the duo is excited for the release of their third EP titled Closest Stranger. A true collaboration produced in Nashville and recorded in London, the Closest Stranger EP is bound to have a lot of character. Set to be released on June 2nd the duo is excited to share that the EP is available for pre-order on iTunes now!
So make sure to find the duo touring throughout the UK and Austria as well as performing every month as hosts of London’s Round Up Night featuring four new acts each week. Plus you can find them on Facebook and Twitter @TwoWaysHome.
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