Growing up in a musical household, Jaclyn Kenyon would perform for her family to share their love for music. Learning how to play the piano and having written her first song at the age of 8, Jaclyn was only twelve years old when she decided to pursue music professionally. Jaclyn got her start performing at the Honey Jam.
Recently Jaclyn finished her first record in Nashville to be released soon. Featured on the record is her song, “Do You Know Him?” Allowing herself to be vulnerable, the song was added last. The record itself includes a variety of stories about growing up. Now booking shows in Nashville and Canada to promote the album, Jaclyn is excited to see how fans will react to her music.
Listen to Jaclyn’s music on all streaming platforms now.
Despite winning numerous Grammy awards including the award for Album of the Year in 2019, Kacey Musgraves is often kept from radio streaming and major country music festivals. In fact, Musgraves has appeared more often at hip hop festivals and internationally. Her tour “Oh, What a World” was extended to reach her large audience, a sign that fans want to hear Kacey’s music.
A member of The Highwomen and the founder of the "Girls Just Wanna Weekend" a festival held in Mexico, Brandi Carlile should be a household name in country music. However, Brandi’s single “The Joke” wasn’t brought to country music radio and she’s only recently been asked to perform at award shows with Maren Morris.
Having recently released her album “E.G.O” with the support of boyfriend John Osborne of the Brothers Osborne, Lucie Silvas has grown her fanbase to reach over twenty-one thousand followers on Twitter. Now on tour with award winning artist, Chris Stapleton, Silvas is expanding her audience despite the lack of radio coverage.
The top award winning Christian artist, Lauren Daigle is currently on tour following the release of her album “Look Up Child.” Though being ignored by country music radio, Daigle’s songs are often found on Spotify’s top playlists.
Off touring in Europe after the success of her collaboration with Keith Urban, Jillian Jacqueline has received little radio coverage and less appearances at major music festivals. However the crowd at CMA Fest is an indication of Jacqueline’s popularity in country music.
Don’t miss Tailgate Fest, the country music festival in Southern California where fans are able to witness performances from the comfort of their cars. Happening from August 17-18th, Tailgate will include performances from Lindsay Ell, Raelynn, Locash, Lee Brice, Tyler Farr, Big Boi, King Calaway, Clint Black, Hardy, and Craig Campbell in addition to headliners Brantley Gilbert and Brett Eldredge. For those looking to stay cool, the festival is introducing it’s “Boots and Bikinis” experience where fans can enjoy the festivities poolside after a mimosa or bloody mary brunch. View the full brunch menu here. At night party in the pool with a large menu of cocktails, a live DJ, and activities such as volleyball, beer pong, and horseshoes. If you’re willing to stay up late, surprise guests will also be performing acoustic sets complete with s’mores.
In its second year, Tailgate Fest is grateful to its founders. Started by the creators behind “Haunted Hayrides” and members of the LGBTQ+ community, Melissa Carbone and Alyson Richards developed the concept after appearing on Shark Tank where they received a deal from Mark Cuban. Now sponsored by Chevrolet, the festival will be showcasing the 2019 Silverado with a number of opportunities for fans to win prizes.
Passes are currently on sale on the Tailgate Fest website (latailgatefest.com). General admission two-day passes are currently $119 while VIP passes for the weekend are $349. VIP packages include parking in “close to the stage” reserved tailgate lots, access to VIP viewing areas at the main stage, entry to the Boots & Bikinis Pool Party, a priority line at all concessions and bars, premium bathrooms, private lounges, and early entry. Also available is the Super VIP Pass for $599. It includes all VIP amenities plus to access to a stage side swimming pool and platform, Country Club artist lounge access, exclusive private performances and meet and greet parties, bottle service, and more. RV camping upgrades are also available online for purchase.
Breakout British country singer and songwriter Sasha McVeigh released her new single "Rock Bottom.” The poignant chronicle is the first track released from her upcoming, fan-financed EP. "Sasha's latest release, 'Rock Bottom', is her strongest release to date. It's a song I'm sure you will love," said Global Head of Country Music at Spotify, John Marks. To download
Recorded in Nashville and produced by the GRAMMY® award-winning, Mark Lambert (Leon Russell, Elton John, Kacey Musgraves, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard), "Rock Bottom" is paradoxically a song of great triumph and a testament to using life's painful experiences as building blocks for growth. The UK-bred musician captures not only her vulnerability, but her confidence and strength in this lyrical tale. "'Rock Bottom' isn't strictly a song about heartbreak," states McVeigh, "It's about understanding that sometimes you have to hit rock bottom in life to realize what you have and that it's those moments of utter despair that can shape us into the people we are. We all hit rock bottom, it's nothing to be ashamed of, if anything it's empowering to know you survived it.”
Sasha McVeigh found her roots in country early on composing her first song at the tender age of twelve. Originally from the countryside of Hereford, United Kingdom, McVeigh's drive, savvy and talent eventually launched her on a trajectory that would land her in Music City six years later. Drawing from country, pop and R&B influences such as Shania Twain, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Adele and Amy Winehouse, Sasha McVeigh has performed on stages across the globe earning her spot-on BBC radio, performing on "Under The Apple Tree" hosted by Bob Harris, embarking on a full U.S. tour and being hailed as UK Country Music Award's "Female Vocalist of the Year." Get an inside look at the woman soon to be taking over the country music scene. For more information on Sasha McVeigh and her new single "Rock Bottom" click 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 firstname.lastname@example.org