Morgan Johnston is always playing Writer’s Rounds. For those of you not familiar with the term, a ‘Writer’s Round’ is when a group of songwriters take the stage at a venue in Nashville and simply go around and play the songs they have been writing. Hence the term, ‘Writer’s Round.’ Johnston is an artist, but being an artist includes being a songwriter, at least to her. So it's not uncommon to see her playing one.
Kelsey Lamb’s song “Little By Little” sounds like the country-pop perfection of a seasoned professional, but it’s actually the first song the singer/songwriter has ever released. She wrote the song with Jesse Labelle and Erik DiNardo. “It actually took us three writing sessions to finish it!’ Lamb said in a recent email interview. “I originally brought this title to Erik and immediately knew this was going to be a special song. Erik then brought Jesse on to help us finish the song, which is exactly the extra creative mind that we needed to wrap the song up.”
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.
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.
There's new music out every Friday — look at Spotify's "New Music Friday" playlist for a whole list of songs released yesterday. But if you listen to just one new song today, it should be this one.
2016 was a year of great achievement for Canadian singer/songwriter Madeline Merlo. She released her debut album Free Soul, scored her first Top 10 single with "Whatcha Wanna Do About It" and much more. She took the time to chat with Queens of Country about her debut record, new music, and summer plans.
As Canadian singer-songwriter Jessica Mitchell gears up to perform at Cavendish Beach Music Festival on July 9, she took the time to answer some questions about her newest songs and plans for the upcoming months.
With a voice that rivals superstars like Shania Twain and Carrie Underwood, and her keen ear for selecting and writing great songs, April Kry is on the verge of becoming the next big up-and-coming star. Her most recent single, "While We're Young" is another example of her fun personality and insanely catchy pop-country songs. April took some time to answer some questions about her new single and what she'll be up to the next few months.
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.
"This album is basically my heart on a platter," country singer and songwriter Camille Rae said about her second full-length record, Come Find Me. And listening to it, it's easy to hear it. Be on the lookout for this fabulous record, out March 17. Camille took the time to answer some of my questions about her brand new album, so to learn a little bit about her thoughts on the album as a whole and a look into some specific tracks, continue reading!