Esteemed songwriter Harper O’Neill has released her new EP “Guilty” and we had the honor of interviewing her for the very first time. The title track was co-written with John Davidson and Jacob Bryant of The Brummies and is her memaw’s favorite. “Guilty” is about that overwhelming feeling of loving someone that maybe you were surprised to love, or that people don't think you should love. Harper’s sultry vocals and smooth melodies will leave you guilty of singing along. The perfect introduction to her EP, which features “Guilty”, “When You Love Me”, and the brand new song “I Was Always Yours”. Listen to the EP HERE.
After graduating from UT Austin, Harper made the move to Nashville to pursue her dreams. Four years later she caught the eye of BMI’s Jody Williams, who found Harper on TikTok. Now she’s signed to Jody Willams Songs, a co-venture with Warner Chapell Music, and couldn’t feel more supported. “He [Jody Williams] has such a great understanding of what I’m doing and trying to do,” she began. “They put me with the best writers for what I do, and made the best tweaks to the songs. The support has been just night and day from what I had going on.”
She is set to open for not one, but three badass ladies - Lainey Wilson, Morgan Wade, and Ashley McBryde. Harper has co-written with Wilson and McBryde, describing them as having undeniable talent and forces to be reckoned with. Get your tickets to see Harper O’Neil live and stay up to date by visiting www.harperoneillmusic.com.
Rising country music artist, Karissa Ella, is captivating audiences with the release of her new official music video for "I Hope Heaven's Like." Watch here.
The video, directed by Quinton Cook, offers awe-inspiring landscapes and visuals, perfectly complementing the heartfelt lyrics and soulful melody of the song. Featuring Karissa’s grandmother at the beginning, the video takes viewers on an evocative journey through themes of loss, love and nostalgia. The narrative unfolds with a captivating storyline that leaves audiences reflecting on the profound connections we forge in our lives.
"In my video, we relive all the good memories my grandpa and grandma had in our hometown. To me, there is something special about the place where it all started. This video is dreamy, nostalgic and a great reflection of the song. I hope viewers love it as much as I do," Karissa said.
For more information about Karissa Ella, her music, and upcoming tour dates, please visit her official website at www.karissaella.com.
Big Loud's Country songstress, Ashley Cooke, reaches a milestone moment as she releases her long-awaited debut album, shot in the dark. The album available everywhere now, features a carefully crafted 24-song collection – marking the longest debut from a female Country artist to date. Credited as a writer on 20 tracks, shot in the dark showcases the pages of her journal laid bare for all to see. With its sun-kissed melodies and genuine lyrics, the collection stands as a testament to the roller coaster of life, inviting listeners to come along for the ride to experience each raw and relatable moment.
“I've waited my whole life to release my debut album – growing up with this dream and finally getting to see it come to reality is something I can barely believe,” reflects Cooke. “It's not lost on me I'm getting to share my diary with fans during a pivotal time in my life when I'm living out so many emotions and firsts every single day, and that's what's reflected in these 24 songs. The coolest part is that I'll have this time capsule for the rest of my life and I hope listeners get transported to those specific moments and feelings in their own lives, too.”
As the July continues another robust year of touring that has included her first overseas performance at C2C, tours with Cole Swindell, Jordan Davis and Brett Young, Cooke's support slot on Country megastar Luke Bryan's Country On Tour is underway. On Aug. 23, Cooke will launch her first-ever headlining tour, shot in the dark Tour, in her home state of Florida in Panama City with rising acts Matt Schuster and Vincent Mason. Stay up to date with the latest news and more exciting announcements by visiting ashleycooke.com
Kelsea Ballerini has built a career on being straight-forward, fresh, and willing to share with those who love her music. As much friends as fans, when she wrote and recorded the very personal Rolling Up the Welcome Mat EP (Black River Entertainment) with producer Alysa Vanderheym, it was a matter of sharing her heart with the people who knew her best.
The multiple Grammy® nominee and Country Music Association Award winner who was recently the subject of a major New York Times profile was Saturday Night Live’s musical guest earlier this year returns to the fans who have inspired her to host three intimate conversations and screenings of her Rolling Up The Welcome Mat short film. Tickets for the three events, titled “Under The Welcome Mat: Exclusive Rolling Up The Welcome Mat Short Film Screening & Conversation with Kelsea Ballerini” become available July 20. Fans can find tickets at kelseaballerini.com.
“Sometimes I write songs to figure out where I am, how I feel,” says the woman who just closed a sold-out headlining run as well as being the sole support on Kenny Chesney’s 2023 tour. “I write to honor my feelings and get them out because that’s the purest way I know how. The purpose of this EP and short film was to release those very naked, honest feelings in hopes anyone feeling similar highs and lows would have a few songs to feel not alone to. Every step of this Rolling Up The Welcome Mat chapter has been a new experience, which you helped make feel not scary by being alongside me every step. Now, I need to move on now – and maybe you do, too – but before we do, these three events are all about being in one space, together, sharing all of it. I want to bring you deeper into how it all came to be and why you’re such an important piece of all of this. I want to say ‘thank you’ so, if you’re in Los Angeles, New York, or Nashville, please come join me.”
Last night, rising country music star Kasey Tyndall checked a major item off her bucket list by taking the stage at the Grand Ole Opry for her highly anticipated debut performance. Stepping into the famed circle for the first time, Tyndall showcased her powerful vocals and captivating stage presence performing two of her self-penned singles “Nothing Wrong With Being Country” and “Middle Man.” To top off an already incredible accomplishment, the debut was also on the date of her 28th birthday. With her unique blend of country with a modern twist, Tyndall’s debut on the Opry stage further cements her as a force to be reckoned with in country music.
“I’ve always dreamed of making my Opry debut. When I moved to Nashville, I hit the ground running to make that dream a reality," says Tyndall. "I’m getting to stand in the same circle as my heroes and my friends while playing for my fans and family. It’s an unexplainable feeling. And to do it on my birthday is something that will be hard to top!"
Tyndall, known for her authentic sound and honest songwriting, has been making waves in the country music scene. Her latest single titled “Dirt Road to Hell” will debut on Friday, August 4. The track, which highlights Tyndall’s signature blend of country and rock, is an anthem for anyone with an unfaithful partner.
With a stellar Opry performance under her belt, this year is shaping up to be an exciting one for Tyndall. She was welcomed as a member of the 2023 class in CMT’s Next Women of Country program and welcomed her first child in April. Later this summer, she will open for Hank Williams, Jr. and Old Crow Medicine show at two major venues in the Northeast. For tickets and more information, visit kaseytyndall.com