Brenna Bone returns with her second single “What Do I Do Now?” Inspired by the loss of her close friend Tyler Covato, the song is relatable to anyone who’s lost someone close to them.
Brenna is originally from Pennsylvania. A performer, she competed in cheer and also participated in dance and choir. In college, her friends were looking for an extra singer for their band when Brenna volunteered. She was hooked ever since. Following in the footsteps of her idols, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, and Kelly Clarkson, Brenna moved to Nashville. There she’s had the opportunity to meet and collaborate with many, including her roommate Christina. However, it is her country rock sound that sets her apart. Brenna is most proud of staying true to herself telling us, "I haven’t changed who I am as a person, and the kind of artist that I want to be. For example, I’ve had people suggest that I change my artist name. “Bone” is my real last name and it’s a name that I’m proud of. I think it fits for the vibe that I’m going for!"
Moving forward, Brenna is working on new music for next year. You can find Brenna’s music on all digital platforms and her socials at @BrennaBone.
You Can't Turn Off Samara Yung
Queue up the new EP from Samara Yung. Her fifth studio album, “Things I Can’t Turn Off” takes you on the journey of a relationship and ultimately a breakup. Real stories Samara notes, “As these songs came in from publishers, I couldn’t turn them off. I loved each of these melodies, stories and songs for each a separate reason. If you listen to these songs front to back, it tells a story. These are the feelings we all feel, and we shouldn’t have to turn them off. It’s life and a part of the journey. I hope each of these songs speak to you, as they spoke to me and that you can’t turn them off, too.”
Growing up with a dad who was a musician, Sarmara often practiced with her dad’s band. In addition to music, Samara was a competitive figure skater as a child. Skating helped her feel comfortable as a performer. In fact, Samara loves festivals and how everyone is there to have a good time. In the past, she’s performed at Dauphin's Countryfest, Extreme Mudfest and the Raymore Summer Slam.
You can listen to “Things I Can’t Turn Off” on her website here.
Expect Bigger from Bailey Bigger
Twenty-year old Bailey Bigger has already accomplished so much. Originally from small town Marion, Arkansas she worked on a farm. At the age of nine, Bailey learned to play the guitar and in 7th grade she had her first gig. Growing up on John Denver, her sound is timeless. A blend of folk and Americana.
Bailey’s won many competitions for her music, including Memphis Best Song of 2017 for “Wildflower”. As a result, she’s performed alongside fellow artists Al Kapone and Lucero.
A songwriter too, she writes from personal experience. Emphasizing the importance of honesty, Bailey notes “The best songs are super honest, and you can tell when it’s super honest because somebody says something that’s so personal it’s never been said before.” On December 5th, Bailey will release another EP with Big Legal Mess Records.
You can hear her music on all digital platforms and her website here.
Get Involved With Mariya Stokes
From small-town bar to the big stage, Alberta’s Mariya Stokes is making a name for herself in the industry and supporting her fellow female artists along the way. Growing up, Stokes spent a lot of time in her parent’s bar sneaking in on Friday afternoons to perform with the local bands. At the age of 18, she moved to Calgary to pursue music full time. Her country-soul tone resembles that of her idols Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris, and The Chicks. A songwriter as well, Stokes processes her emotions into song. Always writing in her journal, her most recent single “Rebound” was based of the line “She’s the one that you get when the one that got away is already gone.” Stokes has also written for CCMA nominees Leaving Thomas and Celia Palli.
Wanting to create an inclusive space for her community, Stokes performed at a Queer Event at the Palace Theater along with Nice Horse and Ru-Paul Drag Race’s Trixie Mattel. She’s also an artist in residence for the Women’s Center of Calgary. There she hosts writing workshops for women. She also worked with the Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Center called “Shelter from The Storm,” writing original songs, poems, and stories that captured the essence of the community. An album was released as a result in 2015 which featured her song “Lucky.” Stokes has also been involved in creating coat drives for the center.
In time for the holiday season, Stokes plans to re-release “Christmas, Arizona” to Canadian Country radio. In 2021, she will be releasing follow up singles to “Rebound” and an EP once touring resumes. You can find Mariya’s music on all digital platforms and on our website here.
Author: Nicole Marchesi
Acclaimed, all-female, singer-songwriter collective Song Suffragettes will celebrate an all-digital 2020 Country Music Week with a special daytime performance on Monday, October 19th at The Listening Room Café. Produced by Country To Country (C2C) for the United Kingdom, Germany and Holland, Country Music Week is a full week (10/19-10/25) of free country music content across multiple platforms. Monday’s Song Suffragette performance will stream live starting at 1pm Central Standard Time (CST)/7pm British Summer Time (BST) via the Song Suffragettes’ YouTube channel.
This Song Suffragettes livestream event will kick off the first night of Country Music Week with live performances from Sony Music Nashville’s Tenille Townes, Capitol Records Nashville’s Caylee Hammack, Broken Bow Records’ Lainey Wilson and TMWRK Records’ Kalie Shorr with special performances from U.K. artists Twinnie, Vic Allen and Emma & Jolie. The all-female collective’s resident cajon player and multi-instrumentalist Mia Morris will also accompany this stellar lineup of female artistry.
“When AEG reached out and asked us to be part of C2C’s Country Music Week, it was an immediate yes,” says Todd Cassetty, founder of Song Suffragettes. “From our regular weekly livestreams, we know that we already have a large U.K. fan base. And we’re certain that this livestream will introduce even more of Europe’s country music fans to our show and to some of the most talented women in country music today. It is an honor to kick off the first night – and day here in Nashville - of the 2020 Country Music Week.”
In addition to the international livestream, a select number of in-person tickets are available here.
For more on Song Suffragettes, visit www.SongSuffragettes.com.