Country music singer-songwriter, Leah Turner released the music video to accompany her latest single “Once Upon a Time in Mexico." The song unites Leah’s roots as a country singer with her Hispanic heritage, and is inspired by the love story of her parents Don Turner, a champion rodeo star, and her mother Susaña, a first-generation Mexican American, the song tells of a beautiful romance that blossoms under la luna (the moon) on the beaches of Mexico between a señorita and vaquero (cowboy).
The music video, directed by Ford Fairchild, was shot on the beaches of Rosarito Mexico where some of Leah’s extended family live. The cinematic video brings the single to life starting with the opening scene as a mariachi band is playing “Once Upon a Time in Mexico,” and a handsome cowboy catches Leah’s eye and she lures him to the beach. Following the opening scene, a series of romantic and sultry shots continue to depict the love story between the señorita and vaquero.
“The response that I’ve received so far from this single has been incredibly touching as this project is very personal,” says Leah Turner. “I am so proud of this video because it truly is a work of art and I don’t think that there could have been a better way to bring the song to life visually. Mexican culture is so vibrant and filled with passion, and we worked really hard to make sure that we incorporated these elements into the video.”
Leah co-wrote “Once Upon a Time in Mexico” with mega producer and fellow songwriter, Jesse Frasure, who also co-wrote and produced her previous top 40 single “Take the Keys.” “Once Upon a Time in Mexico” infuses sounds from the Country and Latin genres creating a romantic melody that perfectly complements the song’s chorus, which is sang both in English and Spanish.
(Nashville, TN July 17, 2020) - Small town girl living in the big city, Sarah Wickett released her new single “What We Do” today. “What We Do” is a love song about embracing your sexuality and enjoying a night in with your beau. With Christina Aguilera, Shania Twain, and Carrie Underwood as her idols, the song blends pop, rock and country for a striking melody. A music video for the single is coming soon.
In the process of writing, Sarah plans to release her sophomore EP in early 2021. She recently released the first two singles off of the EP, “Did It for Me” and “Friday Night In.” The compelling story and vocal performances have garnered Sarah notable recognition, earning her televised performances on Global Tv and Yangaroo music as well as interviews with Rudy Blair Entertainment, VENTS magazine and Nashville's Counter Culture On Air to name a few. She was also named the CMAO's July artist of the month.
Whenever possible she also hopes to perform live at smaller venues and drive-ins.
Stay up to date on Sarah by following her on social media at @SarahWickett and on her website here.
Author: Nicole Marchesi
(Nashville, Tenn; July 17, 2020) - The Dixie Chicks have news to share! They have re-invented themselves into an even more powerful and relevant band that stands up for equality and what is right. Throughout their music career, Natalie Maines, and sisters Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Strayer have reflected their own lives as well as the lives of many through their music and are changing the world with one hit single, or album, at a time.
The Chicks dropped the “Dixie” part of their name in late June of this year. They did this because they wanted to be conscious of the negative connotations that the word has and the historical meaning that it represents. The connection to the antebellum South and the days of the Confederation and slavery were not something that these strong women represent.
The name change of this powerful band is not the only new news they have to share! The Chicks just released their eighth studio album, “Gaslighter,” today. The band stated on their website that they “want to meet this moment.” And between changing their name and staying relevant with naming their album “Gaslighter,” they truly are keeping with the times and showing their support for equality.
This song and album, “Gaslighter,” hits very close to home for The Chicks. For the first time in a long time, Natalie Maines looks closely at her relationship with her husband and analyzes the effects it has on her life. Maines admits in a podcast that she “was just in [her relationship] and dedicated and devoted, and if [she] had started writing songs about it … [she] was just not ready to open up like that.” Both the song and the album, “Gaslighter” reflect on a type of emotional manipulation that is called “gaslighting.” In the hook before the chorus, the women use their own experiences to describe what a relationship with gaslighting feels like as they sing, “Gaslighter, denier /Doin’ anything to get your ass farther.”
This song, as well as the album as a whole, is a very personalized way to bring light to the issues in society and the struggle for equality. As elegantly stated by the Chicago Sun Times, this album is “a deconstruction and reconstruction of emotions”- an idea that parallels the intentions behind their name change as well.
The Chicks’ new album “Gaslighter” comes out today! Listen to it here.
Author: Sophie Grube
Buffalo native Jennafer Lynsey has always been surrounded by music. Watching her father play guitar and produce, she quickly grew fond of the industry and decided to sing the Queen classic “Somebody to Love” at a talent show. There she discovered her passion for pleasing an audience and chose music as a career.
Also, a songwriter, Jennafer wrote her first song in 6th grade about breaking up a friendship and feeling alone. Now she writes as a form of therapy and puts her feelings on the page. Her most recent release “Click” is lighthearted and takes the listener’s mind off the world’s craziness. About the instant sparks in a relationship, the lyrics include “I can already see our history, you and me down the road making memories.”
Now focused on promoting “Click,” Jennafer is performing at smaller venues and during livestreams. In fact, she'll be taking over our Instagram Page on July 30th. Her goal as an artist is to heal millions of people with her music and to play at stadiums. For more follow Jennafer at @jennaferlynsey and on her website here.
Author: Nicole Marchesi
Canadian Country Music Award (CCMA) nominated artist Shae Dupuy searches for purpose in a breakup with her new single, “Black and White.” Co-written with Kyle Rife and Jeremy Bussey (Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, Ashley McBryde) and produced by GRAMMY-nominated Nashville musician, Derek Wells (Dolly Parton, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Maren Morris), “Black and White” is now available via all digital retailers, listen to it HERE.
In the reflective new single, “Black and White,” the singer-songwriter looks for reason in a failed relationship that seemingly has no reason other than “it’s just not working.” Dupuy explores the difficulty in breakups that creates a sense of missing pieces or the lack of closure, as she expresses through lyrics like:
One of us could have been more mean
Could have said things we don’t mean
Kind of wish it wasn’t true
Kind of wish I hated you
The singer-songwriter delivers an aching yet still hopeful tune describing it as a “heartbreak song for the wishful thinkers.”
A recognized singer-songwriter from Canada, Shae Dupuy, has been splitting her time between Nashville and her home territory, Toronto, Ontario, over the last two years so that she can focus her efforts on writing and recording new music.
Showing an interest in music at an early age, Dupuy took vocal and guitar lessons at the age of eight, leading her to attend a specialized arts high school. The relatively unknown artist earned a name for herself in Canada when she released her first-ever single, “Grandpa’s Truck,” which garnered attention from CMT Canada, who named her a “Fresh Face Artist.” The momentum continued to grow for the ever-evolving artist, who has since garnered multiple nominations from the Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) for her songs, "Tin Man" and "Drink About It." Shortly after the release of her second EP, Brave, in 2016, she received a CCMA nomination for ‘Interactive Artist of the Year” in 2017.
Since moving to Nashville to immerse herself in the city’s songwriting scene, Dupuy has written a catalog of songs for her forthcoming full-length project, as well as songs for other artists. Her new music displays cultured vocal expression, storytelling, and a strong sense of identity and conviction, both as an artist and as a person.
Dupuy has performed at multiple festivals, including some of Canada’s top festivals at Cavendish Beach and Lucknow’s Music in the Fields. In 2018, Dupuy headed on her first tour, where she performed in multiple cities from coast to coast across Canada.
To learn more about Shae, follow her journey via her Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, or visit her website here.