Rising country artist Caitlin Quisenberry plays the part of a woman betrayed struggling to move past insecurities and forgive her partner’s indiscretions in her passionate new single "Love Her Out Of My Head." The moving lyrics speak to the raw emotions of love, lust, self-doubt, and jealousy that comes with such deception. For "Love Her Out Of My Head." Caitlin worked with GRAMMY Award winning producer Sal Oliveri (P!nk, Chris Stapleton) who masterfully created instrumentals with the space for her larger-than-life vocals to be front and center. Listen to "Love Her Out Of My Head" HERE.
“This song pulls at the deepest parts of my soul,” shares Caitlin. “Lust, love, insecurity, and jealousy- it’s mentally, emotionally, and physically so raw. It’s an invitation into a woman’s mind while we ride her emotional rollercoaster of betrayal. I wanted to put this out right before Halloween, because of the dark, seductive force entangled throughout the song. It’s a story with such a painful message; the passion effortlessly follows suit. This song proves that there is beauty in darkness and art can come from even the most painful of circumstances.”
In addition to the single, Caitlin has released an accompanying music video which she directed. Filmed at the Harpeth Hotel in Historic Franklin, TN, the video provides a deep emotional journey from inside the mind of a woman scorned. Heavy on performance, the video depicts Caitlin begging her man to show her how much he loves her and to assure her that the other woman was a mere mistake. She is haunted by images of them together, fighting in a competition that may not be a competition at all. The video ends with the questions of “Does she take him back? Do they work through the cheating and betrayal?” leaving the viewer to their own interpretations. Watch the video below.
Country-pop singer songwriter Amanda Cooksey released her very first concept project “Him” today. The highly-anticipated release chronicles the different stages of a breakup with each song detailing a new phase. Cooksey collaborated with fellow songwriters Michael August, Steve Lester, Austin Nivarel, Jason Saenz, Liz Hengber and Evan Cline to tell the bittersweet story of a relationship ending and the aftermath that everyone can relate to. Listen to the project here!
“I’ve been working on this album for the last two years so there are so many emotions that I feel about it finally being out in the world! Although this project is about a breakup I went through, it’s much more than that to me. It’s an end to a chapter of my life and the start of a growth period of learning who I am and what I want. I hope that people can find themselves within this album, and I hope people know they are not alone no matter what they are going through," said Amanda Cooksey.
Her genre-bending music has earned her consistent success, and her recently released singles "What's His Name?" and "In Denial" have received heavy support from Spotify. Taking inspiration from artists such as Julia Michaels and Walker Hayes, Cooksey’s intelligent songwriting and blend of country and pop brings a lively energy to all her songs which make hearing her music an exciting experience.
Get to know the name Melanie Meriney. The Pittsburg native who released “Voodoo Doll” just in time for Halloween. The song is about being in a toxic relationship and letting the other person play with your emotions. Melanie wrote “Voodoo Doll with Big Machine’s Daniel Smalley. Listen here.
Melanie also released her first video to CMT for “Sober You” in 2019. The title is a play off the phase “over you” and talks of someone who never sees the sober side of you. Melanie teamed up with videographer Josh Mendez who set the scene at the famous Back Corner and Printer’s Alley in Nashville. Her song "Sober You" has racked up over 121K streams on Spotify alone and enjoyed an exclusive premiere with CMT. Watch the video below.
Melanie’s love for country music began at a young age, her mother listened to country music, her dad a lot of rock. Melanie cites her influences as Shania Twain, Phil Vassar, Taylor Swift, and Fleetwood Mac. She carried that passion into college attending Belmont University. There she studied songwriting, English, and earned a Masters in education. Melanie constantly pushes the boundaries of country music saying, “I just want to make good music. Whether that’s the blues, country, pop, reggae, or something completely new and different. I’ll always be a country artist first, but when it comes to creating music, I want to let the song be what it’s meant to be.”
You can follow Melanie on social media at @melaniemeriney and on her website here.
Emily Scott Robinson has released her long-anticipated album, “American Siren”! you can check it out here. This album is Scott Robinson’s third album but the first from her new record label, Oh Boy Records, which was founded by the late John Prine. “Jody (Whelan, the head of Oh Boy Records) reached out to me over Instagram about my song “The Time for Flowers” and said we would love to work with you, and then just like that, I signed a record deal!”. You can check out “The Time for Flowers” here. Scott Robinson says this album has “a little bit of everything. It has songs to make you cry, make you feel nostalgic, it is an emotional record with storytelling, characters, and life cycles”. One of the songs on the album, “Cheap Seats” was released in August 2021. The song, which you can check out here, is about one time when Emily saw John Prine play the Ryman Auditorium, a venue she dreams to play herself one day. “My seat was behind a poll, so it was a cheaper seat, and I took this idea of sitting in the cheap seat and wanting to be on that stage”. Scott Robinson’s favorite song on the album is “Every day in Faith because the song is a hymn about seeing things and following things through in life”.
Emily grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina and it was not until high school that she picked up a guitar and taught herself to play and sing. Scott Robinson went on to be a social worker and did not pursue music full time until 2016 when she enrolled in “The Song School”, a camp for songwriting. “I got burnt out as a social worker and I felt called to a creative life. I never saw or was around songwriters so If you do not see anyone doing it, how can you see that it is possible? I Never entertained it as a possibility for a career until this camp”. Scott Robinson entered a local competition and ended up winning 8 hours of studio time where she proceeded to create her debut album, “Magnolia Queen”. Emily looks up to fellow Americana artist Brandi Carlile. “Brandi and her band (Tim and Phill Hanseroth) built their career from the ground up, by gaining one fan at a time. She uses her platform to bring awareness to marginalized people and country artists, along with her Looking Out Foundation, she does incredible work”. Emily Scott Robinson launches her tour on October 30th in New York City and will be performing around the United States until December, you can purchase tickets here.
Check out Emily Scott Robinson’s website for her music, merchandise, and tickets for her tour!
Tenille Arts Releases Girl To Girl
Tenille Arts has had an incredible year on the road, on the radio, and online and has gathered up an armload of industry accolades and nominations in the process. Today, her third full-length album, Girl to Girl, is available everywhere on 19th & Grand Records. Listen here.
Tenille had a unique thought and approach to each song and the album as a whole. “These 13 songs were written as letters to my current and younger self,” said Tenille, who was the only Country artist featured in YouTube’s 2021 Foundry Class. “They are songs I wish I had when I was 15 and 16 years old. I wanted to write these like a big sister and share my experiences in hopes that people would feel less alone. Whether you’re 15 years old, my age, or older, I want you to feel seen. I want you to dance to these songs, cry to them, and feel all the feels!”
Tenille co-wrote all 13 songs on Girl to Girl and was joined by the likes of Trannie Anderson, AJ Babcock, Ray Fulcher, Ben Goldsmith, Holden James, Alex Kline, Palmer Lee, Jason Massey, Dave Pittenger, MacKenzie Porter, Brandon Ratcliff, Shane Sniteman, Matt Stell, Ben Stennis, Allison Veltz-Cruz, Nick Wayne, and Parker Welling. Callista Clark and Matt Stell are featured on “Breakup Songs” and “Over You Is You,” respectively. AJ Babcock, Nathan Chapman, Alex Kline, and Dave Pittenger share production credits on the album.
“Back Then, Right Now” is the debut single from the album and is currently at 44 and rising on the national airplay charts. Her first single released simultaneously in the U.S. and Canada, “Back Then, Right Now” is approaching Top 30 in her home country. Tenille is featured on numerous high-profile playlists on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Soundcloud and YouTube. Both Spotify and YouTube feature Tenille on billboards in Nashville and Los Angeles.
Girl to Girl follows her enormously popular Love, Heartbreak, & Everything in Between album, which yielded her first #1 single “Somebody Like That.” She debuted the single during her third appearance on The Bachelor and performed it a week later on the TODAY Show. The song made history as the first song written, produced and performed by all females to hit #1 on the Country charts. Tenille is the first Canadian artist to reach #1 in the U.S. since 2007 and first Canadian female to hit #1 since Terri Clark in 2004.
The new year kicked off in amazing fashion for Tenille. She was voted by the radio and music industry as one of the five CRS New Faces of Country Music and was inducted into the prestigious CMT Next Women of Country Class of 2021. In February, she received her first U.S. award show nomination: the ACM New Female Artist of the Year. Her dazzling Dolce & Gabbana red carpet outfit landed her on the “best dressed” lists of People, US Magazine, ET Canada, Yahoo, Life & Style and more. She is nominated for Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice and Female Artist of the Year awards at next month’s CCMA Awards in London, Ontario, Canada.
Tenille recently wrapped opening Lady A’s 33-city “What A Song Can Do” Tour, which kicked off July 29 in Connecticut, criss crossed the country and concluded in New Hampshire. Fans can catch her at the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, October 23 and at her Girl to Girl release party at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville on Tuesday, October 26. Tickets for the release party performance are available HERE.