Leading up to the release of her newest single, "Act Like A Lady," out in July, Fiona Culley recently embarked on radio tour! She documented her first week on the road through pictures, which are featured exclusively on Queens of Country. Check out her photo diary below.
Former Sony Music artist Ana Cristina Cash is leaping into the country music scene with her new EP, The Tough Love EP. Produced by and written in part with her husband John Carter Cash, this preview of her upcoming full length debut country record is soulful, gritty, and tough, like the title indicates. Her vocals are stellar, the lyrics tell interesting stories, and the sound is a marriage of classic and new, soul and country. Here's the breakdown, track-by-track.
Wine-ing about a breakup? Hadley Park's "Another Bottle of Wine" is the song for you. The song is off of their 2016 EP, Retrospect, and has received airplay on the Sirius XM station, The Highway. The twangy track features some clever lyrics and a bouncy, country beat that will be sure to get you out of the breakup blues.
Chris Stapleton just dropped his second record, From A Room: Volume One, and it has definitely lived up to all the hype surrounding the release. From start to finish, the nine song album is cohesive and focused, and highlights Stapleton's strengths both as a vocalist and a songwriter. When creating this record, the songwriter reached back into his vast catalog of songs instead of turning to more recent writes. One of those songs is "Either Way," a song that Lee Ann Womack recorded on her 2008 album Call Me Crazy.
In the two years since her debut record The First Time, pop-country singer Kelsea Ballerini has transitioned from a brand new artist to one of the biggest female stars in the genre. Her sophomore record, due out this year, is set to be a career-defining moment for her, and here's all the info we have so far.
The digital age has been a transformative time for the music industry in some bad ways, but also in some amazing ways. The internet has drastically increased the accessibility of music, which means that more than ever, great music can be found at the click of a mouse. This particular artist I found through a promoted ad on Facebook (see artists, that method really does work,) and although normally I don't click on ads, I'm glad I clicked on this one.
April was a month of inactivity on Queens of Country, which I hate to do, but sometimes it's hard to avoid. But even though I haven't been posting, I've still been listening, and here are my April favorites.
For something a little different and out of the line of the music I usually cover on Queens of Country, I'm introducing you to Naomi Wachira this week. Born in Kenya, but now based in Seattle, Wachira creates intricate world and reggae-influenced folk music with incredibly important messages. "Beautifully Human" is the first song off of her upcoming sophomore album, Songs of Lament, and it's really worth a listen for anyone a bit concerned about the state of our world currently and looking for hope in the darkness.
It's been about ten months since we last heard new music from Mickey Guyton, and just so no one forgets how talented and incredible she is, here are 5 of Guyton's best performances.
It feels like it's been years since we've heard from Maddie & Tae, especially since their last fairly successful radio single was "Fly" in 2015. But even though they haven't put out anything new recently, and their label situation is a bit murky currently, they've been working on some awesome new music. This is just one of the songs they've been playing out recently, and it's a great one.