Multi-talented country music singer, Christine Bauer offers captivating melodies and relatable lyrics in her new song, “Crumble.” "It is one of those songs that just writes itself,” Christine says as she reflects on the lyrics, “I started with an idea and the words just flowed, it was a release of a lot of pent up emotions around the heartbreak.” She hopes that when people listen to her song, they are able to relate to the words, the overall message, and be able to work through any heartbreak of their own that they may be facing. Listen here.
Christine is beyond excited for what is coming next as she gets ready for her trip to Nashville to record her song with Grady Saxman, who has previously worked with country start Luke Combs. To be able to work with such talented artists is an honor for this self-taught guitarist and singer. Between singing and working as a registered postpartum care nurse, Christine keeps herself very busy. Soon, she hopes to travel back and forth between Nashville and her hometown in Nebraska to be able to perform this new song as well as others.
“My favorite part of performing is really being able to connect with my audience and even getting to meet them at the end of the show - they talk about their favorite songs I sang, what they related to, etc. and I just love connecting to people through my music.”
Christine hopes her music resonates with fans, but also other singer/songwriters that are trying to make it in this industry. Christine’s biggest advice to up and coming artists is to “always believe in and stay true to yourself.” Reflecting on her past experiences, Christine admits “that there so so many times and opportunities where I could have given up with this dream, but I always believed in myself and kept chasing my goals.”
Don’t forget to follow Christine’s journey with her and make sure to go check out her Nashville billboard that just popped up near Broadway on Church street and 9th avenue!
Small, but mighty Andrea Vasquez celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with the release of her latin-infused album “The Bed You Made.” Andrea’s powerhouse vocals and sassy attitude put emphasis on her relatable and compelling lyrics. She takes you through the journey of being wronged in a relationship and finding ways to heal. Listen here.
Starting off strong with Bed You Made, Andrea puts the cheaters in their place. It’s followed up with Made Me Cry, an emotional rollercoaster with a happy ending. Used To showcases Andrea’s vulnerability, a ballad of memories that she reflects on from a past relationship. And it only goes up from there… Literally! Reverse, Hangover, and Never Into Me are up tempo and will have you dancing along as we were at her album release party held at Anzie Blue, a new venue in the heart of Nashville’s creative community. But our favorite song on the album is the last, Overthink, about the endless wheel of questions and fears in one’s subconscious which we all experience.
“It’s important for me to tell this story and incorporate the pain that comes with wearing your heart on your sleeve,” says Andrea. “From the start, this project has been about empowering those whose hearts have been broken and encouraging them to stand up with a little bit of tajin spice.”
Andrea also released the music video for “Overthink” which you may see on CMT. Produced by Nashville-based photographer and videographer Jessica Amerson, this video includes clips of Andrea growing up, performing on stage, pursuing her country music dream and proving that making a mark in country music as a Latina is not always easy. “My parents really should have producer credits,” she jokes. “I wanted to not only showcase what people may go through when it comes to overthinking like a new relationship, career, etc. but to show my growth as an artist and how being a Latina in country music impacts me.” Watch here.
Andrea is making her mark performing all around Nashville, including at our upcoming writer’s round on October 10th with fellow Latin artists Kat Luna and Leah Turner. Stay tuned for more by following her at @dreavasquez and her website http://www.andreavasquezofficial.com
“'Fool’s Gold' is about my experience out West, pursuing pop music, and chasing a so-called golden carrot,” Perry states. “While I needed that season and that adventure to discover more about who I am, all of it ultimately led me back home to Tennessee, to Johnny, and to Country music. Thank God for the dead ends, it’s where we get to spin around and start making our way to our truest selves.” Listen here.
“Fool’s Gold” is Perry’s first release since June’s Bloom EP, which marked her debut as a solo country artist and received glowing critical praise from Billboard, Rolling Stone, Taste of Country, American Songwriter, The Tennessean, CMT, and more. The introspective project found Perry reflecting on her overall growth since the beginning of her career, most notably through the reimagined classic, “If I Die Young Pt. 2.”
Perry signed to RECORDS Nashville/Columbia Records as a solo country artist, as well as a global publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music and Songs & Daughters Publishing earlier this year. She also made her solo artist debut at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry before lighting up the stages at this year’s CMA Fest.
Superbloom isn’t the only new addition Perry is sharing with fans! Earlier this month, she announced the birth of her son, Whit Costello. Perry’s pregnancy played a crucial role in the creation of her music as a solo artist, inspiring her to share the invaluable lessons that she imparts on listeners throughout Bloom and its soon-to-be successor Superbloom.
Rising singer-songwriter Peytan Porter released an ode to her hometown with “Speaking of Georgia” today. Listen here. She hopes this new track will “bring [her] fans back to her Georgia roots” painting a picture of the people, places, and past memories of love and loss. Growing up in Georgia, Peytan felt like the black sheep of her hometown. While always welcomed and loved in her hometown, Peytan felt there was somewhere else she was destined to be and made the move to Nashville. Peytan reflects on her life and says, “It was a hard decision to leave my home but this choice really shaped who I am today.”
Making that big leap at the end of 2020, she met renowned publisher Jody Williams and tells us his praise was a huge turning point for her career and fueling her passion to embark on bigger opportunities. Now signed to Jody Williams Songs, she has had a packed summer with performances at CMA Fest and Live Nation’s music festivals including Beach It!, Faster Horses, Watershed Festival and Tidalwave. With over 320k followers and 50 million views on TikTok, she’s garnered a loyal and massive following along with a number of accolades including being named a TikTok Songwriter of the Year Nominee at the 2022 iHeart Radio Awards and CMT’s Next Up Now Artist in September 2022.
Payton’s inspirations range from Kacey Musgraves to Patsy Cline, Carrie Underwood, and Stevie Nicks. "I remember many times where I would have a basketball game the next day, but I would stay up till 4 a.m. watching Carrie Underwood's Blown Away DVD or listening to Taylor Swift records on repeat and reading every single credit," she remembered. "I knew I needed to go to sleep, but I always felt that this was more important than that game tomorrow."
Peytan stole our hearts with her bubbly personality and passion behind everything she does. Don’t miss a moment of what’s happening with Peytan by following her at @peytanporter and going to her website https://www.peytanportermusic.com/
Fun-loving Twinnie has finally made the move to Music City, where she had her US Radio debut and is building on the success of her inaugural American label EP 'Welcome to the Club' which racked up over 22 million streams. As a songwriter she has a diverse catalog, writing for artists such as Kylie Minogue, Bryan Adams, The Shires and Lvndscape. She is also an accomplished creative director having won best Short Film at the British Short Film Awards.
Hard at work on new music, Twinnie released her EP “Just Like Earle” on the first of the month. Written from the heart and a broken heart at that, the title track is a sequel to The Chicks’ hit “Goodbye Earle”. “The only place where murder is legal is in a song.” she laughs. “This EP explores the various stages of grief we experience after a breakup, whether personal or business. I wanted to inject some lighthearted, humorous relief into the ‘sad girl’ era I’ve been in.” The EP shines a spotlight on her creative storytelling, strong vocals, and unique blend of her pop and country influences.
“Just Like Earle” will be followed by another EP titled, “Blue Hour”. Inspired by the time of day, it speaks of the change in emotions from sad to happy. With a dreamy melody and nostalgic lyrics, she sings, “The memory of a love that I once knew. I confess that I’m a mess, because I still get blue over you.” Set for release at the end of this year, “Blue Hour” will serve as a healing tool, along with her global music collective, I KNOW A WOMAN.
I KNOW A WOMAN was created to prioritize mental health and provide basic health benefits to artists and songwriters, primarily women who she’s seen firsthand be taught to be competitive rather than collaborative. Despite the name, I KNOW A WOMAN, caters to everyone to offer an empowering space to be seen, heard, and supported. The collective has hosted rounds at City Winery in Nashville and looks to expand around the world. To learn more and donate go to https://www.iknowawomanofficial.com.
With plans for a tour in the works, you’ll want to stay tuned for all things Twinnie by going to https://twinnieofficial.com and following her on all socials at @twinnieofficial.