Country artist Jaclyn Kenyon has released the official music video for her newest single, Tombstone. Directed by Jordan Davies, the Mike Krompass produced track is the second single off of her upcoming debut EP and can be found below.
Influenced by Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, and Michael Jackson, as well as being excited about newer young female artists like Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini, and Carly Pearce, Jaclyn 's music conveys “a little Rock n’ Roll and a LOT Country."
Always a strong performer, Jaclyn has been on the stage since the age of 12, when she was the youngest performer ever in Canada’s all-female artist showcase Honey Jam. At 15 years old Jaclyn caught the eye of world-renowned vocal coach and multi-platinum producer “Mama” Jan Smith who immediately saw her raw talent. “Jaclyn, as a writer, I believe she can write for anybody,” Mama Jan said of Jaclyn, “stylistically, she really doesn’t have a lot of limits, which is awesome.”
After that Jaclyn was fortunate enough to learn more about herself as an artist with multi-platinum writers and producers in Nashville and Los Angeles where she spent time trying to find what inspires her
“People have always had me try and sing different styles, whether it was Country, Rock or Pop. I’ve always gone along and tried every idea to find my voice. I’ve even had producers make me sing hard rock,” says Jaclyn recanting some of the musical adventures she went through as a teenager, “one producer kept telling me to lose my ‘country twang’ in my voice and I didn’t realize that was just a natural part of me.
Jaclyn’s first single off her upcoming EP, Daddy’s Got A Shotgun, was produced by Mike Krompass and co-written with Nashville luminaries Clay Mills and Steve Diamond. In addition, Jaclyn has been writing in Nashville with Producer Mike Krompass, plus writers Robbie Nevil andRich Redmond.
Jaclyn is getting ready for what’s next, “with the great fans I’ve been building, I’ll be able to play live more often than I thought” said Jaclyn "I’ll let you know when I play next. Please keep listening and sharing my music."
Once overcoming her stage fright as a child, Lauren Jaimes was a natural fit for country music. Growing up in a family of musicians, she learned how to play the guitar at the age of 11. With Kacey Musgraves and Reba McEntire as her idols, Lauren took the plunge to make her dreams a reality.
Lauren’s music is rooted in storytelling, often conveying real life events. Describing her songs as an open diary, Lauren isn’t afraid to express her thoughts and emotions. In August, Lauren released her debut EP Here to Stay. The 6 track EP, which can be found on Spotify here, showcases Lauren’s authentic sound and heartfelt stories.
Already working on a full-length album, you’ll want to stay tuned for more to come from Lauren Jaimes. Follow Lauren on social media @LaurenJaimesMusic and on her website at laurenjaimesmusic.com.
Continuing the momentum of their hugely successful album Smoke and Mirrors which has amassed over 200K streams on Spotify, UK country favorites Jess and the Bandits have released the title track as their brand new single. It comes off the back of a hugely successful summer for the group, who have built upon their rapidly growing fan base with stunning performances at the likes of The Long Road, Millport Festival, Buckle & Boots and more.
“The minute I wrote this song with Ben Adams (A1) and Shelly Poole (Alisha's Attic, Red Sky July) I knew I wanted this to be the title of the new album. This was one of the first songs written for the album so I didn’t really know what the theme would be yet. This song is about feeling like you’re not living the life you should and every day you’re just putting on an act, smoke and mirrors. I also equate this to the music industry. There is a lot of that in this world. People think it’s so glamorous... and it has its moments but sometimes what you see is not always what you get.”
The new single is the latest in a string of single releases from the 2017 Smoke and Mirrors album, which produced the Radio 2-playlisted track Sister as well as White Lies, which brought great support from Spotify playlists including the Very Nearly Nashville playlist. The album hit #3 on the UK Country Music Chart at release, and they followed up with a hugely successful UK tour and a show at Bob Harris’ Under The Apple Tree Warehouse event.
A reminder that life isn’t always as easy as we often make out on the exterior, Smoke and Mirrors will strike a chord with listeners far and wide. We all have those “daily grind” moments, we’re all human, and Jess and the Bandits provide an honest reflection of those feelings here, not only in the music industry but in all walks of life.
Southern girl Kimberly Kelly may be small, but her voice big. Raised in Texas, Kimberly was surrounded by country music influences including her older sister who she sang backup for as a child. Getting her start in the Texas music scene, Kimberly had the chance to open for Cody Johnson and Jason Aldean before making the move to Nashville. There Kimberly began writing songs of her own and collaborating with songwriters who she felt experienced similar events.
On August 31st Kimberly released her debut EP, Don’t Blame It On Me, which says what she wanted to say. While listening to this five song EP, Kimberly hopes her fans enjoy the her music as much as she enjoyed performing it in the studio. The song Daddy’s 8-Track is the most special to Kimberly as it reminds her of her childhood riding in the back of her dad’s old truck while listening to Stevie Nicks and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Having finished a summer concert tour, Kimberly is excited to continue sharing her music with the world. You can find her debut EP Don’t Blame It On Me everywhere now and on her website at www.kimberlykellymusic.com.
Nashville, TN (September 21, 2018) - Country singer-songwriter Chelsea Gill releases the music video for her new single “Ray-Bans” exclusively with Next Women of Country today! Gill teamed up with director J. Lockhart to bring this fun loving song to life with comedic characters and a storyline with a twist. In it, Chelsea sees the world after her breakup in a whole new light, through her ex's sunglasses.
“This is such a fun song, I wanted the video to match the mood with a fun and comedic element,” says Gill. “We had a blast shooting this video and I got to be sassy and bring out my inner diva! I hope fans have as much fun watching it as we did making it."
With goals true to her spirit, rising Country singer-songwriter Danielle Johnson is wrapping up an exciting summer of “firsts.” After recently signing a booking deal with Kosson Talent, the ambitious young artist’s future is looking bright.
The newcomer’s debut track Let It Be You is now available through all streaming platforms and digital retailers. The song was co-written by Johnson along with Jennifer Denmark and Briana Tyson and was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer, Guy Eckstine. This is Johnson’s light-hearted and authentic introduction to the Country music scene. Let It Be You illustrates the relatable truth of blurred lines in relationships between ‘just friends’ and ‘something more.’
“My co-writers and I were discussing how sometimes friends turn into something more and that is how this song came to be. It was so fun to write about something that is so common yet exciting and risky,” said Johnson about the track.
To coincide with the release, Johnson recently premiered the official music video for Let It Be You on Roughhstock.com. Directed by Brian Harstine, the video stars Johnson along with on-screen love interest Gunnar Kallas, and unravels the story of a high school romance.
Johnson Commented, “I am so excited about the release of ‘Let It Be You!’ This track is upbeat, catchy and always puts a smile on my face. I had so much fun filming the music video for this song and I am so happy I get to share it!”
As Johnson begins rehearsals for her upcoming tour dates she is also gearing up for the release of her debut self-titled EP set for release Oct. 3, 2018.
September 17, 2018 -- Today we announced our 2018 Artist of the Year nominees. We encourage you to listen to all 16 nominees on our Artist(s) of the Year playlist here and follow us on Twitter @nextwomenofcoun to vote for your favorite nominee starting October 1st.
The 2018 Artist of the Year nominees are:
After her success at the Canadian Country Music Awards and often known as the "female Keith Urban" it's no wonder why Lindsay Ell is joining Keith Urban on the Canadian leg of his Graffiti U Tour.
See tour dates here:
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Watch out for Sister Sadie, an all-female group made up of musicians Dale Ann Bradley, Tina Adair, Gena Britt, Deanie Richardson, and Beth Lawrence. Starting off as friends, the ladies of Sister Sadie booked a show together. After a successful show and realizing that they harmonized well together, Sister Sadie formed.
The group’s latest project Sister Sadie II, was released this August and includes 12 tracks which convey the band’s journey. With a bluegrass sound Sister Sadie’s music reminds you of Bluegrass star Alison Krauss, who complimented the group saying “Sister Sadie is an inspiring musical collaboration bringing together some of the best women bluegrass music has ever claimed.”
Now performing at Bluegrass festivals across the nation, Sister Sadie is aiming to make new fans along the way. Hear Sister Sadie’s new album now and find their full tour schedule on their website at http://www.sistersadieband.com/.
This fall, female country trio Honey County is hitting the road on their Sale of the Summer tour. The group will play more than 25 dates across the United States., including several military bases with country duo Thompson Square. Keep up with all of Honey County’s tour dates here.
"We're really excited to hit the road joining Thompson Square on their Army Base Tour and can't wait to play some festivals and colleges in new markets!” said Dani Rose. “The past couple shows we've played with T2 at the various bases have been very rewarding and we look forward to meeting more of the men and women that serve our country.”
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