While some dream of a “White Christmas,” California native Lexi Lauren misses the streets of her sunny hometown. Giving her rendition of holiday classics from each era, Lexi’s Christmas album will have you singing along. The title track, California Christmas, was written my Lexi herself who reminisces about her family's holiday traditions and references her favorite holiday songs in her lyrics.
Looking forward to spending this holiday season with family, Lexi’s traditions include driving around to see her neighborhood’s light, drinking hot chocolate, and getting pedicures on Christmas Eve.
Listen to California Christmas on our Holiday Playlist here.
It was clear to Katie Knipp at a young age that she loved to sing. In high school, Katie found songwriting to be a healing process from breakups and having witnessed a suicide. Additionally, Katie’s songwriting is inspired by movies and everyday events.
Growing up with a family from Kentucky who bonded over blues and country music, Katie finds her music to be in the style of americana. Having Bonnie Raitt as her idol, Katie released her new album Take It With You.
Keep an eye out for Katie in 2019 and listen to her music on Spotify here.
With a push from her grandmother who was a member of the musical theatre industry, Liddy Clark’s interest in singing began when she performed Colors of the Wind at her school’s talent show. Realizing her talent as a singer, Liddy’s parents offered to pay for vocal lessons and enroll her in music theatre productions. By the age of 13, Liddy had begun playing the guitar often covering songs by her idols John Mayer and Taylor Swift.
Now a songwriter as well, Liddy demonstrates her creativity in her music. However her latest single Shot Down tells of her own emotional experience after the shootings in Parkland where Liddy grew up.
Attending school at USC, Liddy is open to collaborating with fellow students and will start performing acoustic sets at venues in the area. In fact, Liddy has agreed to perform during our Change the Day for Girls Concert Series at the Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach. More details to follow.
Hear Liddy’s music on streaming platforms everywhere including her rendition of “Do You Hear What I Hear” on our Holiday Playlist here.
Amy Wilcox spent years honing her craft as a songwriter and performer. While living in Nashville she landed a residency at the legendary venue, Third & Lindsley in addition to opening for country icons Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, and Kellie Pickler. Her name may also be familiar to some as she was on A&E's popular series Crazy Hearts: Nashville, which all eventually led to her signing with Blue Elan Records and a move out to Los Angeles. Her debut EP, WEST, will be released in early 2019.
Amy started her cover video series last month-- calling it "Something Old, Something New, Something True" with the first - a cover of The Chainsmokers - featuring Kelsea Ballerina - song, "This Feeling" and the second release was a cover of her favorite Elvis song, "Can't Help Falling in Love." Her something True is our featured video, a beautiful cover of Lauv's "Never Not"
For more info on Amy, visit: www.amywilcox.com
Today CMT announced their Next Women of Country Class of 2019 at Nashville’s CIty Winery. Introduced by Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild, the inductees include Anna Vaus, Emily Hackett, Ingrid Andress, Lainey Wilson, Lauren Duski, Leah Turner, Rachel Wammack, Stephanie Quayle, and Tenille Townes.
Additionally, CMT announced that Cassadee Pope will be headlining next year’s Next Women of Country Tour with Clare Dunn and Hannah Ellis. Dates and ticket information to come.
Heading this project is Leslie Fram who has continuously showed support for female artists since the Tomategate began in 2015. During today’s event Leslie awarded Maren Morris with The Impact Award, which is presented to a named artist who has paved the way for women in country music to follow.
Find more information via CMT 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