,Charlotte Young met music at a young age. Growing up to Shania Twain and Dolly Parton, she took to YouTube to discover a wide range of country artists. In recovery after a car accident, she picked up the guitar and began songwriting. Describing her songwriting process as the “clumsiest songwriting process in the world,” Charlotte writes whenever inspiration strikes never forcing the process. In fact, her single “Whiplash” was written in just 20 minutes. Charlotte telling Bells and Gals in an interview “Whiplash sort of happened at whiplash speed, so quick and unexpected. I had a friend who met somebody, and that person was so unclear and indecisive about what they wanted from one minute to the next that my friend was so frustrated she just turned around to me and said, ‘I feel like he’s giving me whiplash’ a few hours after that I sat down with my guitar and whiplash was born!”
Charlotte has an acoustic sound, creating an intimate feel for her audience such as in her most recent single “Praying for Rain.” At shows, Charlotte loves to connect with the audience. Bringing lots of energy, she never wants to be predictable. Every show, its own experience. During quarantine, she’s been focusing on music and self-care. Her end goal, to create music for a living.
Stay connected with Charlotte on social media here. She is currently working with Scarlett River Management for future releases.
Rooted deep in country music, Texas native Jade Marie Patek began her career in music at a young age. By the time she graduated from Texas State University, she was writing her own songs and featured on Texas Radio. Her sound is inspired by the works of Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morrissette, and Stevie Nicks. Country combined with blues, funk and soul; Jade doesn’t fit in just one genre.
Co-written with her guitar player Dustin Schaefer, Jade will release “Dancing with the Devil” this Friday, November 20th. About the country music she grew up on, “Dancing with the Devil” has an edgy, femme fatale quality, that will not only be new to Jade’s discography, but the Texas music scene as well. Hoping to be back on the road soon, Jade loves to interact with her band and the audience. Also, not afraid to crack jokes on stage, there won’t be a dry eye in the room.
Working on more music, Jade’s goal is to pass the torch to the next generation of young girls wanting to pursue a career in country music. Stay connected with Jade on social media at @jademariepatek and on her website here.
One Woman Show, Molly Lovette is taking over our Instagram Page this Friday, November 20th. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri to a musical family, Molly’s roots run deep in country music. In fact, her first concert was Tim McGraw at the age of five. Soon after she began performing in talent shows and coffee shops. In addition to music, Molly played soccer, volleyball, softball, and basketball. However, Molly’s path in sports ended when she had surgery for a tumor inside her right femur bone. While in recovery, she returned to music to pass the time. Asking her dad to teach her how to play the guitar, her passion for music was reignited. Continuing on to Murry State University, Molly quickly realized she wanted a career in music and quit school to pursue her dream.
Her latest single “One Woman Show” came from comments made after performing over the summer. Everyone would ask about her relationship status to which Molly responded, “I’m focusing on my music. Whatever happens, happens. I’m a one woman show.” She hopes the song is a reminder for all women that they don’t need a man to be successful and to believe in what they can accomplish on their own. You can watch the music video below.
A performer who loves to connect with her audience, Molly is looking forward to performing live again. Her dream to headline shows internationally. Up next for Molly is a holiday single and Instagram Takeover this Friday, November 20th on our page @TheWomenofCountry. You can also find Molly on her website here.
Author: Nicole Marchesi
Today, critically-acclaimed artist Kalie Shorr released her honest new single “Lying To Myself,” a song she wrote after an unsuccessful relationship in Los Angeles late last year. Offering fans a glimpse into her own mistakes, Shorr perfectly blends her pop-punk and country influences as she questions “were you lying to me, or was I lying to myself.” As Shorr turns the page to her forthcoming Open Book: Unabridged deluxe album, due out on December 4, one thing won’t be in question - her authentically irreverent point of view. As seen with her previous single “My Voice” and now “Lying To Myself,” Shorr continues to carve her own path with her self-assured, rebelliously-unique sound.
“Every song on Open Book came from personal experiences, and the songs on Open Book: Unabridged are no different,” says Shorr. “Late one night in West Hollywood with Cora Jane Sugarman and Elias Abid, this song basically fell out. I had just ended things with someone, and I was looking back on it wondering if it really was as serious as it had felt like it was. It's so hard sometimes to keep my head out of the clouds and not idealize situations. This was me taking an honest look inside to see how maybe I had set my expectations too high, and it wasn't their fault. Sonically, I love how this song can feel ethereal while still having the grungy guitars that I love so much. It's one of my favorite tracks that I've produced, and I loved getting to do it with Elias and Skip Black across two different cities.”
Last month, Shorr launched a podcast in partnership with iHeartMedia called “Too Much To Say with Kalie Shorr,” executive produced by nationally syndicated radio host Bobby Bones.
Raised in a musical family, Janie Waddell was destined for a career in music. In fact, she was only thirteen when she began performing in her hometown of Marietta, GA.
Admiring the work of Taylor Swift, Brandi Carlile, and Grace Potter, she remarked they “write their own stories, forge their own way in music.” A songwriter herself, Janie has a running list of song ideas in her phone. Her songs are authentic, a direct representation of who she is. Wanting to hone her craft, Janie made every excuse to go to Nashville. Now a resident there, she has had the opportunity to perform at Belcourt Taps and Alley Taps. Her gritty sound is infectious, and Janie can’t wait to perform again. Working on new music, we can expect a 5-song EP coming in 2021.
For more on Janie Waddell, check out her website here.