Top Ten Music Videos of 2017
Next Women of Country Artists Kalie Shorr, Lindsay Ell, And Kelleigh Bannen Cover Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do"
CMT Next Women of Country artists Kalie Shorr, Lindsay Ell, and Kelleigh Bannen give new meaning to girl power with a compelling cover video of Taylor Swift’s pop hit “Look What You Made Me Do.” The live performance was filmed at this years CMT Next Women of Country event on November 7. The video was premiered exclusively on People.com and CMT.com yesterday.
“Lindsay Ell and Kelleigh Bannen are two of my favorite artists and they both bring something amazingly unique to the table,” Shorr explains. “Lindsay is one of the best guitarists in country music and Kelleigh’s lower range is so unmistakably her. I’ve always loved the music they put out and bonding over the arrangement and performance of this was so fun. It’s a great example of what the CMT Next Women of Country franchise is all about: bringing the talented women of Nashville together, because that’s where we are strongest.”
The trio kicked off this years CMT Women of Country event with an electric performance of Swift’s pop hit that brought audience members to their feet. The celebration announced 9 newcomers to CMT’s elite roster, including Kalie Shorr. Bannen and Ell are members of previous classes of the esteemed group.
Shorr, who is set to release her new EP in early 2018, has been an avid proponent for women throughout her career with empowering songs such as her breakout hit, “Fight Like a Girl.” Her most recent release, “Two Hands,” discusses the importance of finding a partner who accepts and loves your flaws.
If you want to hear more from your favorite women of country artists catch Kalie Shorr on tour with RaeLynn and Sara Evans this spring as part of CMT's Next Women of Country All The Love Tour.
Born and raised amongst the laid back atmosphere of the islands of Hawaii, artist JoLivi fell in love with the sounds and stories of country music. Writing songs which reflect stories of her own, JoLivi isn’t afraid to share her story with the world. JoLivi’s songs feature a blues sound as well as reflecting the sounds of traditional country music. With a similar style as Maren Morris, we’re confident that the country music community will appreciate JoLivi’s sound.
Her latest single Take a Shot tells about wanting to turn back time and picking yourself up when you’re down. Able to debut the track at the Listening Room Cafe performing with Song Suffragettes, JoLivi can’t wait to set off on the road this upcoming year. In fact JoLivi will be in the Whiskey Jam lineup on December 21st.
So stay tuned for more from JoLivi as she sets out to inspire the world with her music by following her on Instagram and Twitter at @JoLiviMusic and on her website at www.jolivimusic.com.
If you haven’t heard the name Margie Singleton you’re in luck because this Country Music Hall of Fame artist is back with her new single Jesus Is My Pusher. Born and raised in Louisiana, Margie got her start in country music at a young age. Thanks to the Louisiana Hayride, which hosts country music acts each and every year, Margie was able to perform as a child. With a desire to be on stage and God as her inspiration, Margie had faith as she set out as an independent artist. Lucky enough to marry radio executive Shelby Singleton in 1995, Margie was able to co write and produce music with her husband. Their debut song Laura was the first success of many in their forty years working together. By 1962 Margie was signed to Mercury Records where she released her hit single Eyes of Love. That single put Margie on the map earning her the chance to become the first woman to perform a duet with George Jones.
Unfortunately Margie dealt with the death of her husband in 2013. Feeling defeated, Margie quit music. And it wasn’t until 2015 when Margie realized that both God and Shelby would want her to continue sharing her story with the world. So Margie picked up her guitar and found herself back in the studio to record Jesus Is My Pusher. About how addiction has the power to control your life and how one should look to God for redemption, Jesus Is My Pusher is relatable to Margie’s audience. In 2016 Margie released a gospel album and plans to emphasize her traditional country background with the release of a country album coming in 2018.
At the age of 82, Margie is the perfect example of someone living out their dreams. Recently awarded at the Josie Music Awards and becoming a member of Atlanta’s Country Music Hall of Fame, there’s no doubt Margie Singleton is a legend in country music.
So keep a lookout for new music from Margie coming this spring via CD Baby and check out the Hayride Festival’s album featuring past performances including ten tracks by Margie herself.
Journey To Nashville
Catch a Song Suffragettes show at the Living Room Cafe
Visit the Johnny Cash Museum displaying pictures & memorabilia from the life of music icon Johnny Cash
Take a tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame. One of the world's largest museums and research centers dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American vernacular music
Witness a show at the Grand Ole Opry
See up-and-coming artists perform at the Bluebird Cafe
Stroll through the Music City Walk of Fame Park honoring Nashville music legends
Capture your memories of Nashville in front of the “ I Believe in Nashville” wall