When JoLivi went into a session to write her single, “Crooked Crown,” all she knew about the song was that it had to had a specific guitar lick she had thought up in her head. “I came in with a guitar hook I wanted to use, the one’s that’s on Crooked Crown now,” she said in an interview recently. That guitar lick led to the creation of her new single, “Crooked Crown,” that is bound to be one of her most successful songs yet.
Liz Anne Hill burst onto the music scene in June with her rock-tinged single, "The Fish Ain't Biting." She took the time to answer some questions about this quirky, but utterly relatable track.
The newest song that's caught my attention enough for me to want to go in depth with it is "Lifeboat" by Melanie Meriney. Meriney released her EP, Up in Lights in May, featuring this song. "Lifeboat" is a catchy, pop-country track that has some deeper meaning behind the carefully crafted lyrics. Read on to learn more about the inspiration behind the song, the process of writing it, and the sound of the song straight from Melanie Meriney herself.
On the day of the Delta Airlines shutdown last year, singer/songwriter Nora Collins was supposed to be boarding a flight to Nashville to shoot a video for her song "Guess I Woulda Known By Now." One canceled flight and one delayed flight later, and five hours after the shoot was supposed to start, Collins landed in Music City. "It was kind of a stressful day," Collins said over the phone recently. "It is a personal song, so trying to perform that was kind of hard and scary to let those feelings come through, but everybody was wonderful and made me feel very comfortable." The result is a beautiful black and white performance video (watch below) to accompany a track that is one that you should definitely take three minutes to listen to.
Welcome to the first 'Behind the Song' feature of 2017. For this article series, I identify the songs that really speak to me, and get some behind-the-scenes info about the songs from the artists themselves! The first song this year is "What Do I Do," the second single release from singer/songwriter Taylor Acorn. This pop/country song is the perfect mix of infectiously catchy and emotional. Read the below Q&A to learn more about the inspiration and the process of making this killer track, and what country music means to her.
Morgan Dawson recently released her debut EP, titled This Ain't War. The EP contains 5 songs, ranging from uptempo rockers like the closer "Rebel Child," to empowering songs like "Walking Through the Fire" and of course, some good ol' country ballads. "Lyin'" is one of those, and it is also the best song on the EP. Morgan took the time to answer some questions about the inspiration and making of this incredible song.
Mississippi-born singer/songwriter Jordyn Mallory released her debut EP to iTunes in May, led by the infectious summer-themed "Boat Friend." Jordyn took some time to talk to me about the making of the EP and the inspiration behind each track.
Lindsay Broughton is a name that might still be new to some American country fans, but she's been having quite a bit of success in Canada. She has released an EP and a full-length debut record titled Take Me There and has also won the Country Music Association of Ontario's Rising Star award. Signed to Curve Records, Broughton recently released a new single titled "We Don't Mix." She took the time to answer some questions about the song and the inspiration behind the catchy track.
Lauren Jenkins is a Big Machine recording artist who recently released her stellar debut EP, The Nashville Sessions. I reached out to her about getting to know the story behind a highlight of the EP, "Blood," and from it came Queens of Country's very first "Behind The Songs" feature. Read on to learn the story behind "Blood" and what it means to Lauren.