Military brat Carrie Welling has always had a close relationship with her family. In fact, it was her dad who gave her the music bug and helped her write her very first song “Teachers.” Originally in California, it was after hearing the stories told by Bonnie Raitt Sheryl Crow, and Lori McKenna in addition to producers inviting her to Nashville, when she realized country music was the perfect fit.
Carrie’s most recent album “High Heels and Heavy Things” conveys the challenge of putting on a brave face while the world is crumbling down around us. Carrie adding,” It’s also about letting go and releasing past baggage to become a better person, which is a theme that threads through many of the songs on the album. Owning up to my mistakes and looking towards a brighter future.”
Carrie isn’t afraid to be vulnerable which is demonstrated in her song “Good to Me.” The story of blaming herself for not being at the point in her career she had hoped for, the song is a reminder to be good to yourself, because when “we’re good to ourselves then we can be good to others and pay it forward.” Carrie took her own advice and went on tour which opened many doors and gave her the reassurance that she was where she was meant to be.
Having released the album in September of 2020, Carrie has been promoting it through online shows. She’s also writing again in the hopes of releasing another album in late 2021 and touring again afterwards.
You can find Carrie’s music on all digital platforms and on her website www.carriewelling.com.