RaeLynn is an acquired taste. She sings with major twang and not much range, and her pop-country music leans quite heavily on the pop side. Occasionally her lyrics are very strong, especially the tracks that she’s had a hand in writing. But she’s never quite been able to shake off “God Made Girls,” the syrupy, somewhat sexist song that launched her career post-The Voice.
Kacey Musgraves has long been hailed as one of the only young traditionalists in country music — ever since her debut “Merry Go ‘Round” in 2012. But her first album in three years has took a little bit of a different turn, steering away from the bluegrass and roots-influenced music of her past.
If you’ve had a chance to listen to Polish country singer Marta’s new album The Story, you likely passed over this song. On an album full of uptempo songs like “All About Us” and singles like “I Need a Love Story,” a song like “In Crowd” can easily get lost.
Last Friday, one of country-pop’s brightest new stars dropped a music video for her current single, ”Can’t Think Straight.” Lena Stone, a Nashville based singer and songwriter, released the song late last year, following up her debut single, “Nervous”.
Canadian country rocker Stevie Jewel is gearing up to release her new EP on Friday. But today, you can listen to the record early, exclusively on Queens of Country.
Taylor Grace is a high school graduate, a songwriter, and the artist behind one of the most honest and prolific tracks released so far in 2018. The catch is — she’s only 16. I had the chance to chat with Taylor about that song, “Far From Perfect,” her life, and her goals for the next couple years.
Emily Hackett returns to her singer/songwriter roots on new live performance video for future album track, “Once In A While.”
Songwriter Caitlyn Smith has written hundreds of songs, self-released three full-length records and worked her butt off in the music industry for years. But to the public, Starfire is their first introduction to her. And what an introduction it is.
Muscle Shoals, Alabama native Taylor Grace is only sixteen, and her perspective matches her age. But her first release to iTunes, “Far From Perfect” contains a maturity and reflection not often found in a writer so young.
The art of a simple mini-movie music video has been lost in recent years. In a world of the dance-heavy videos Beyoncé and Bruno Mars are releasing, along with the extensive and slightly confusing videos of Taylor Swift, simple music videos are rarely done and under appreciated. British singer/songwriter Megan O’Neill’s new music video for “Ghost of You” is a storytelling video at its best.