Oregonian Briana Renea grew up on her family farm embracing her country roots. Participating in plays and choir in high school, Briana found her confidence being on stage. Originally pursuing acting, she entered a showcase in LA. There Briana met her producer and launched her touring career.
Now in Nashville, Briana writes about growing up. This year she released “Chasin’ Trouble” which quickly became a favorite among her fans.
Preparing to release new music in 2019, keep Briana on your radar by following her on social media @MusicBRenea.
Oregonians Rachel and Chad Hamar of the duo Cloverdayle have built themselves a fanbase large enough to call an army and name them our 2018 Group of the Year. Following the release of their self-titled album and touring throughout the Northwest, Cloverdayle has inspired many. Reflecting their laid back style and country roots, this 16 song album feels like a baby to the duo. Having began the writing process three years ago, their new album includes a variety of stories and emotions. The track “I’ll Remember” was written in honor of two close friends who lost the fight to cancer. Wanting to remember them at their best, Cloverdayle kept the track upbeat with a nostalgic feeling. Meanwhile “Love Changes Everything” speaks about today’s political climate, preaching love above hate. For classic country fans, “State of My Heart” plays with the traditional sound of a steel guitar. Additionally Cloverdayle choose to include their rendition of “Strawberry Wine,” the first song they learned to play together.
Runner up: Auburn Road
Teen trio Auburn Road is sure to mesmerize you with their collaborative harmonies. Comprised of lifelong friends Alicia Paulson, Paxton Martin and Kristen Brown, the trio isn’t afraid to express their true selves and beliefs in their music. In fact Auburn Road often pushed the boundaries of the modern genre. Releasing their single “Outlaw” this year, Auburn Road is taking control of what’s to come next by booking shows whenever and wherever they can.
Kalie Shorr “Awake”
Kacey Musgraves “Golden Hour”
Ashley McBryde “Girl Goin Nowhere”
Ashley Monroe “Sparrow”
Kaitlyn Baker “Blackbird”
Brown and Gray “Salt in the Coffee”
Calah Delaney “Take a Chance On Me”
2Steel Girls “The Real Thing”
Carrie Underwood “Cry Pretty”
Kelleigh Bannen “The Joneses”
Abby Anderson “I’m Good”
Runaway June “Runaway June”
The Stubborn Lovers “Mother Road”
April Kry “Sink or Swim”
Rachel Wammack “Rachel Wammack”
Lucie Silvas “E.G.O”
Meghan Patrick “Country Music Made Me Do It”
Jillian Jacqueline “Side B”
Named after a Bob Dylan song, female country group Farewell Angelina will embark on the second leg of their “Women and Wine” Tour in 2019 beginning January 17th in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida for their EP release show. The girls already have a packed first half of the year with even more dates to be announced soon, all to support the upcoming release of their new EP of the same name. Women and Wine will be released on January 25. All of Farewell Angelina’s tour dates can be found on their website at www.farewellangelinamusic.com.
"We are so thrilled to share this new project that represents each of our four personalities and sounds. This band is an ever-evolving, songwriting sisterhood that exudes our passion for entertaining and celebrating each phase in life through music (and wine)." - Farewell Angelina
The female powerhouse group just released their new single “Women and Wine” in mid-November and will be releasing their EP on Jan. 25. They will end 2018 with having played more than 75 shows. The “Women and Wine” acoustic video was premiered last month by The Boot and the girls have started a new video series titled “Wednesday Wine Buzz” with the first episode premiered on Parade.com and the second on Taste of Country.
Farewell Angelina Tour Dates
Jan. 17 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. - Warehouse 360 (Women & Wine EP Release)
Jan. 18 Seaside, Fla. - 30A Songwriters Festival
Jan. 19 Green Bay, Wisc. - Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center
Jan. 22 Charleston, Ill. - Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University
Jan. 23 Ballwin, Mo. - Sky Music Lounge (Women & Wine EP Release)
Jan. 24 Chariton, Iowa - Johnson Auditorium
Jan. 25 St. Cloud, Minn. - Paramount Center For The Arts
Jan. 26 Holstein, Iowa - Rosemary Clausen Center
Jan. 27 Alexandria, Minn. - Alexandria Performing Arts Center
Jan. 31 Delray Beach, Fla. - Crest Theater at Old School Square
Feb. 1 Belle Glade, Fla. - Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center
Feb. 3 Tarpon Springs, Fla. - Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center
Feb. 5 Boca Grande, Fla. - Boca Grande Community Center
Feb. 15 Bennettsville, S.C. - Malboro Civic Center
Feb. 16 Lumberton, N.C. - Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater
Feb. 17 Bluffton, S.C. - Music With Friends Palmetto Bluff
March 12 Van Buren, Ark. - Van Buren Fine Arts Center
March 13 Hot Springs, Ark. - Woodlands Auditorium
March 14 Hot Springs, Ark. - Woodlands Auditorium
March 15 Hot Springs, Ark. - Woodlands Auditorium
March 16 Duncan, Okla. - Simmons Center Theater
March 21 Bluffton, S.C. - The Pavillion Sun City Country Fest
March 22 Bluffton, S.C. - Roasting Room Lounge
March 23 Cornelius, N.C. - Boatyard Eats
April 19 Eau Claire, Wisc. - Pablo Center at the Confluence
May 4 Bremen, Ga. - Milltown Music Hall
Song Suffragettes “Times Up”
Maren Morris ft. Zedd “The Middle”
Sophia Scott “White Fence”
Hannah Ellis “ILY So What”
Julia Rizik “Medicine”
Jana Kramer “Dammit”
Tenille Townes “Somebody’s Daughter”
Maddie and Tae “Friends Don’t”
Cassadee Pope “Take You Home”
Jorja Dale “Wild Ride”
Abby Anderson “Make Him Wait”
Morgan Myles “Acapella”
Carrie Underwood “Cry Pretty”
Courtney Graf “Fumes”
Lacy Cavalier “Every Time It Rains”
Sugarland ft. Taylor Swift “Babe”
Montana Modderman “Didn’t Mean To”
Lacey Caroline “Ain’t That Girl”
The Mustangs of the West “T-Shirt From California”
Following the release of her new single “Call Me,” country singer-songwriter Sarah Darling announces a string of tour dates taking place in March 2019. In support of her upcoming 5th studio album “Wonderland,” which will be released March 1st, Sarah will play concerts in Glasgow, London, Norwich, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol, Brighton and Leeds. Tickets available now via Sarah’s official website: www.sarahdarling.com.
Speaking about performing in her home-away-from-home, Sarah said, “I’m so excited to be returning to the UK to share my new music. Doubly excited since many of the tracks on ‘Wonderland’ are “made in the UK” with UK co-writers and producers! Britain has a special place in my heart, and the audiences have always been so warm and welcoming.”
“Call Me,” released earlier this week, signposts the latest stop on a journey that Sarah has been undertaking towards the most promising and anticipated album of her career. Sarah describes “Wonderland” as a transformative time in her life, one that has allowed her to experiment in new sonic territories. “The whole concept of my ‘Wonderland’ album was to explore a brand new world artistically. Because of my connection to the U.K., I thought ‘what better place to bring my Nashville roots to be creative’. I think it’s good as an artist to stretch the boundaries, because you are always growing and that’s how you find new magic and move forward to wonderful, new places.”
A host of exceptional artists came on board to collaborate with Sarah on ‘Wonderland’, including writers from both the US and UK. Working with these songwriters has been a dream for Sarah, who took the challenge of writing with guests in her stride, “I’ve been in England for most of the year co-writing and working with producers. On this project, it’s really about new friends and new ideas. I literally would walk into a co-writing session, and had never met the person before. It’s so incredibly exciting to be finishing up the album, and to say I’ve recorded this in a different country. It’s a true reflection of me, and the current ride I’m on. Not to mention, I have new friends and memories for life. Music is about the connection. I’m so proud to share this trans-Atlantic collaboration. It’s the greatest adventure of my life to date!”
Sarah will be performing songs from “Wonderland” for UK fans at the following locations on her 8-date tour.
Tickets available via www.sarahdarling.com
Having been on a break from the spotlight while recording her debut album, Candi Carpenter is back with a soulful, festive cover of Merle Haggard's "If We Make It Through December!" This song is refreshingly different from the typical Christmas tune, full of wholeheartedness. The accompanying video is gorgeously reminiscent of 1950's rock n roll glamour, and Candi's voice will just melt you.
Ron Fair, who produced the song, is also producing Candi's heavily anticipated new EP, slated to come out in 2019. Fans can expect compelling storytelling, soaring vocals, lush strings, and a more authentic Candi Carpenter than they've ever heard before. "It's going to be a very dramatic EP, which is appropriate, because I'm a very dramatic person. I can't wait to tour next year and finally share my heart with the world."
Singer-songwriter Ana Cristina Cash is preparing for the holidays with My Christmas Collection, a unique compilation featuring eleven all-time favorite holiday classics and one original song.
My Christmas Collection was produced by John Carter Cash and recorded at the historic Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The compilation features everything from a captivating bilingual track, “Silent Night (Noche de Paz),” that showcases Ana Cristina’s rich voice, outstanding harmonies and Hispanic American heritage to a heart-warming duet, “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” with John Carter Cash.
Ana Cristina Cash was raised in Miami, Florida. Ana, of Cuban descent, is bi-lingual and began a professional career in music at the tender age of six. She quickly became an accomplished champion of the singing competitions on the variety show, “Sabado Gigante.” Ana’s recordings showcase her broad vocal range, from a deep resonating contralto to an amazing soaring soprano, revealing what is known to some as a “whistle register.” Ana Cristina was signed to Sony Music’s Latin division at the age of 15 and recorded her debut album, Ana Cristina, in the Spanish language. Ana went on to be the first Hispanic American to perform the “Star Spangled Banner” for a presidential inauguration for President Bush in 2005. In 2016, she married music producer, John Carter Cash, and has since been writing and recording the music she was born to sing. Ana’s music perfectly blends her connection with rockabilly and gritty blues, adding in a flavor of country and soul to create her own distinctive sound.
My Christmas Collection Track Listing:
1. Sleigh Ride
2. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
3. Carol of the Bells - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
4. Baby, It’s Cold Outside (feat. John Carter Cash)
5. O Holy Night
6. Santa Baby
7. Silent Night (Noche de Paz)
8. Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song)
9. The Christmas Song
10. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
11. White Christmas
12. Santa Claus is Real
For more information on Ana Cristina Cash, visit https://www.anacristinacash.com/ or visit her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
We don't do this often, but we'd like to honor a few male artists who have released incredible music this year.
Dan + Shay
Wanting to remember the Christmas traditions from her childhood in Arizona, Shari Rowe released “Home for Christmas” on November 16th. Noting family traditions throughout the song, those unfamiliar with a “White Christmas” will feel right at home.
Following the song’s release, Shari filmed a music video which featured her friends and family. Filmed at Lake Pleasant in Arizona, the video shows Shari enjoying a BBQ and telling stories around the fire.
Shari’s own traditions include receiving homemade tamales from her neighbors and making pierogis with her Polish family. You can hear “Home for Christmas” on streaming sites everywhere or on her website at http://www.sharirowe.com.
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