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CARRIE CUNNINGHAM RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM “SHOWGIRL”

Nashville, TN (January 11, 2022) – Singer/songwriter and multi-talented recording artist Carrie Cunningham released her highly anticipated new full-length album “Showgirl” today. You can listen to the album HERE!

Track Listing:
1. Click
2. Happy To Me
3. Showgirl
4. Doors Don’t Close
5. What Is Love
6. Just A Bar Thing
7. Windshield
8. All Over Me
9. Road By Road
10. Nothing Says It Best

Throughout 2021, Carrie released one single per month from the album as part of her “Showgirl Series.” The series received rave reviews from both fans and press, including Music Row MagazineThe Country NoteNew Music Weekly MagazineMediumAbout the NoiseToday in NashvilleMusic and Tour NewsWorld AuthorsCaesar Live N LoudDivine MagazineSkope MagazineRock Era MagazineMundane MagazineVents Magazine and more.

Windshield is a bright and cheerful piece of music about life on the road and encourages listeners to explore the world. I am really enjoying Carrie Cunningham’s powerful, expressive vocals and how they soar over the upbeat production packed with intricate guitar riffs nicely intertwined with punchy drums. If you’re into Country music with gorgeous vocals, uplifting lyrics and an overall warm, feel-good atmosphere perfect for a fun summer’s weekend, then you’ll love Windshield.” –Caesar Live N Loud

Just A Bar Thing has everything you want in a country track. It’s infectious, the lyrics are flirtatious, it’s an impossible task not to tap your foot along to the beat. With the world being in a rather dark place currently, a lovely light-hearted song can go a long way. Just A Bar Thing will lift your spirits and instantly put you in the best of moods. Perfect for when your day has been particularly tough.” -About the Noise
“Carrie’s powerful vocals hooked us instantly and the brazenly shameless lyrics left us wanting more…we have become fast fans of singer/songwriter Carrie Cunningham and her Showgirl Series.” –Music City Melodies

“I am so excited to finally have the whole album out and can’t wait to hit the road and start playing it,” Carrie explains. “Just a Bar Thing seems to be the most widely popular song amongst my listeners, so I might have a few fun things up my sleeve revolving around that…”

About Carrie Cunningham:
Carrie is based in both Nashville, Tennessee and Huntington Beach, California. She has been a touring artist for two decades and has performed on over 1,000 stages. She has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with over 50 national acts, such as Kacey MusgravesCharlie DanielsJake OwenCrystal GayleDiamond RioCollective Soul and more. Her most recent album, Showgirl, was released on January 11, 2022.
For more information, visit www.carrielive.com and follow Carrie on FacebookInstagramTikTokSpotify and Twitter.

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COUNTRY DUO, WESTER, RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR WITH “ROOFTOP PARTY”

Nashville, TN (December 31, 2021) – It’s time to ring in the new year Nashville Style! Country music recording artists and dynamic sibling duo Wester recently released their second single Rooftop Party – a high energy, contagious song that everyone is invited to sing along to. You can listen to the song HERE!

With rowdy lyrics like I maxed out my credit card, don’t know how or why, a couple tattoos and a bunch of uber rides, “Rooftop Party” is the perfect song to blast while celebrating with friends.

“This is a wild story but it’s the truth,” Pearl Clarkin explains. “Rafe and I are here in Nashville working on a music career and going to college. Nashville has a scene that you will not find going on anywhere else. Last Saturday night, Rafe and I were in the car going on a late Chick-fil-A dinner run and we got a call from a famous producer who works in LA and Nashville. He said Pearlie the party is at Aldean’s Rooftop tonight. Come on down and text me. I’ll have security bring you up. It was me, Rafe, the producer and the world’s most famous singer in the middle of about 20 people, who have flown to Nashville from all over the world to be at this rooftop party. This goes on every weekend on Broadway – it’s fun and it’s wild, so Rafe wrote a song about it. One day I will write a book and tell my stories. But for now our song names no names.”

“The thing about writing a song is you can tell the story of what’s happening,” Rafe Wester continues. “What’s happening now is the Nashville scene – its changing and evolving with a new generation. When Hank Williams wrote Jumbalaya, it was about the country party scene of his day. You can still listen to his song and catch the vibe. I wrote Rooftop Partyso I could share what the move is going into 2022. If we’re lucky, this is how we spend our Saturday nights. But, you have to have an invite. Our song Rooftop Party is everyone’s invite to this party. Come on up!”

About Wester:
Rafe Wester grew up with an uncanny resemblance to Randy Travis. People would ask, Do you sing country music?

Pearl Clarkin has been singing and writing songs since childhood. At age 12, she was recruited by American Idol for its training camp. By 14, she had been named one of the top unsigned artists in the country by CMT. The invitations to come sing in Nashville came streaming in and by 16, Pearl was traveling on weekends to sing at a Hard Rock Cafe Nashville for a weekly showcase. By the time Pearl enrolled at Belmont University, the whole family decided to move from Pensacola Beach to Nashville.

Pearl knew Rafe had a beautiful bass voice, so when he was 15 she signed him up to sing at church. But, while Pearl put her music before everything, Rafe always seemed to have something else to do. When Rafe turned 18, he officially got bitten by the “music bug” and also began studying at Belmont University.

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit and the two siblings found themselves in the house together 24/7, Pearl taught Rafe how to play the guitar. They began to write songs about the wild and crazy Nashville scene, North Florida, alligators, crawfish boils, the beach, and the farm. A year later when the restrictions were lifted, they took their 40 songs and toured the country, singing over 50 shows in 2021.

In August 2021 Wester released their first single called “Redneck Rollercoaster” – a song dedicated to fun times singing on Lower Broadway in Nashville. The following November, they released their cover of the Christmas hit “Jingle Bell Rock,” which received more than 11,000 views on YouTube.

Look for a very big 2022 as these two kids plan to release four more songs and sing another 50 gigs around the country and who knows what else. The energy and enthusiasm is on full blast. Wester is off to a great start!

You can follow Wester on Instagram and Facebook.

You can follow Pearl Clarkin on Facebook and Instagram and Rafe Wester on TikTok.

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MEGAN BARKER’S OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “MISSIN’ MISTLETOE” PREMIERES ON CMT

Nashville, TN (December 17, 2021) – Country Music recording artist Megan Barker recently released the official video for her hit Christmas song “Missin’ Mistletoe.” The video premiered exclusively on CMT and can be viewed HERE!

With flirty lyrics like I love when you come and sweep me off my feet, pumpkin pie and whipped cream couldn’t be as sweet, “Missin’ Mistletoe” adds the little bit of romance that everyone craves during the Christmas season.

“To me, this song feels elegant and cozy at the same time,” Barker explains. “That’s the vibe we were going for with the video. I love Christmas music and this song has been a magical experience in every aspect. I feel so lucky to have such an iconic platform like CMT play my music – such a big milestone for every country artist!”

About Megan Barker:
Megan Barker came into this world with songwriting in her blood. Born in Nashville, Megan’s father wrote songs for legends like Ronnie MilsapBarbara MandrellHank Williams Jr. and more. By the age of 16, Megan was living in Las Vegas and performing live music professionally on the world famous Las Vegas Strip, and opening concerts for superstars like Lee BriceMontgomery GentryEli Young Band and more.

Since moving back to her hometown of Nashville, TN in 2017, Megan has performed at famed venues and showcases like The Bluebird CafeWhiskey JamBusCallRevivalCMA Fest and more. In 2018, Megan released her highly anticipated EP “Leather Souls,” produced by Brad Hill (Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne), which has garnered over half a million streams to date. That same year, Megan started the popular weekly live show in Nashville, Jammin In Jammies, which features hit songwriters performing their hit songs in pajamas.

In 2019, Megan embarked on her first European tour, traveling across both Scotland and Ireland. She has also received endorsements from Shure MicrophonesMcPherson Guitars and Dan Post cowboy boots.

For more information, visit www.meganbarker.com and connect with Megan on InstagramFacebook and TikTok.

 

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KARLIE BARTHOLOMEW RELEASES DEBUT EP “A WAY TO START”

Nashville, TN (December 10, 2021) – Americana singer/songwriter Karlie Bartholomew recently released her debut EP called “A Way to Start.” You can listen to the album HERE!

“This EP has been a long time coming and it very much feels like my way to begin the next chapter of my music career and my life,” Karlie explains. “These songs follow my timeline over the last nine years – from leaving home for the first time to starting over here in Nashville. I’m so thankful to have worked with such an incredible group of musicians and people on this project.”

Karlie’s first two singles from the EP, Brooklyn Park and Back Bay, received positive feedback from both press and listeners, procuring coverage from Nashville NoiseTinnitist, Six Twelve Entertainment, Blackbird News, New Music Weekly Magazine and more.

Music City Melodies wrote in a review “…Karlie Bartholomew may be a newcomer to releasing music, but she is already a star in our eyes.”

BuzzMusic followed with “Her vocals melt like butter as she soothingly tours us through descriptive lyrical motifs leaping from this sonic canvas.”

About Karlie Bartholomew:
Born and raised in Brooklyn Park, Maryland, Karlie Bartholomew has always had a passion for music. While shy as a child, Karlie was able to use music to find her voice. She started writing her own songs at a young age, participating in every talent show she could beginning in elementary school.

Following in her father’s musical footsteps, Karlie taught herself to play guitar on his old six-string while she was in high school. Heavily influenced by artists like Ingrid MichaelsonNorah Jones and Sara Bareilles, Karlie is drawn to authenticity and strives to keep her lyrics honest. “My songs focus on storytelling, hoping the listener can see themselves in my music,” she explains. Her smooth voice, jazzy chord progressions and folk-inspired lyrics will silence any room.

Before moving to Boston, Karlie performed at notable Maryland venues like Rams Head Live!Baltimore SoundstageThe 9:30 Club (Washington D.C.), DC9 (Washington D.C.), The Ottobar and 49 West Coffeehouse & Gallery.

While attending Berklee College of Music in 2017, she was chosen as a featured soloist to honor Lucinda Williams at the school’s commencement concert. Karlie sang for an entire arena filled with seven thousand people, including Lucinda herself, Lionel RichieTodd Rundgren and Neil Portnow. Karlie graduated the next day with a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Music, focusing in Contemporary Writing/Production and Performance.

Now living in Nashville, Tennessee, Karlie released her latest project, her debut EP A Way to Start, on December 10, 2021. She released her first single, “Brooklyn Park,” on October 29, 2021, followed by “Back Bay” on November 12, 2021 and “May” on December 3, 2021. She frequently performs at local Nashville and Franklin, TN music venues, such as NashHouse Spoon & SaloonAlley TapsBelcourt Taps and Gray’s on Main.

For more information, visit www.karliemusic.com and follow Karlie on FacebookInstagramTwitterTikTokYouTube and Spotify.

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DANGO ROSE RELEASES NEW EP “THE FORGOTTEN YEARS: VOL. II”

Nashville, TN (December 3, 2021) – Singer/songwriter and co-founder of Elephant Revival, Dango Rose, recently released his new five-song EP The Forgotten Years: Vol II. You can listen to the album HERE!

The Forgotten Years: Vol. II is the second release from Rose’s The Forgotten Years EP Trilogy. This volume highlights a more experimental phase with deeper subject matter, into a style Rose calls “Steam Pop” – a hybrid of Pop, Folk, Roots and subtle electronic motifs. The Forgotten Years: Vol I was previously released in October 2021.

The three-volume release consists of songs that the Elephant Revival bassist wrote and recorded between 2008-2018 whilst in-between tours. Together with his longtime songwriting and production partner, Evan Reeves, co-collaboration in the studio offered a reprieve from his hectic life in a busy touring band. When the band went on indefinite hiatus in 2018, the stillness and loss of identity was unexpected, yet palpable. So began a healing journey where recalling and releasing these recordings became essential in redefining Rose’s sense of place and purpose in the world.

“Songwriting for me has always been a vessel for processing work,” Rose explains. “I believe these songs are somehow an expression of this undertaking, an expression of healing. The Forgotten Years: Vol. II is a departure from anything you’ve heard from me before.”

The Forgotten Years: Volume III is expected to be released in winter 2022.

About Dango Rose:
Dango Rose embraces a passion for music as a vital healing influence and spiritual path. He creates and collaborates to support harmony and truth. Born with a poet’s soul and a warrior’s heart, his life’s journey has been one of transformation.

For seventeen years, Dango traveled nationally and internationally in touring bands. In 2006, he co-founded Elephant Revival and spent eleven years performing and recording with this influential outfit that pioneered the genre, “Transcendental Folk.” Rose penned band favorites such as, When I FallThe PastureJet Lag Blues and others.

Rose has shared the stage with the likes of Gregory Alan Isakov, Noah Gundersen, Watchhouse, Hiss Golden Messenger, The Oh Hellos, Billy Strings, Greensky Bluegrass, Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, Joan Baez, Ani DiFranco, Abigail Washburn, Donovan, Little Feat, Blind Pilot, Amy Helm, Chadwick Stokes, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Leftover Salmon, DeVotchka, John Oates, Elvis Costello, Josh Ritter, Joe Pug, Dirk Powell, Yonder Mountain String Band,  Gone Gone Beyond and many more. He was a three-time headliner at Red Rocks with Elephant Revival and performed several headlining shows with The Colorado Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he’s performed at high profile national festivals, such as Newport Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and more.

Since Elephant Revival went on hiatus in May 2018, Dango has begun a solo career, focusing most of his time in the recording studio and behind the writer’s desk. As music journalist Marc Tonglen explains, “He reminds me of a cross between Leonard CohenCat Stevens and Alan Parsons. His voice is distinctive, words penetrating and his arrangements— on the edge, yet engaging.”

Dango is in the midst of releasing a collection of genre-defying EPs dubbed The Forgotten Years. From this collection, fans will hear takes and storylines that Rose has never before shared. Written while touring with Elephant Revival, yet released well thereafter, The Forgotten Years is a culmination of Dango’s seventeen year journey on the road, inviting us to see elements of his transformation from a different point of view.

For more information on Dango Rose, visit www.dangorose.com and connect with him on Facebook and Instagram.

For more information on Elephant Revival, visit www.elephantrevival.com and follow the band on Facebook and Instagram.

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SARAH MAE CHILTON RELEASES HOLIDAY SONG “MERRY HAPPY EVERYTHING”

Nashville, TN (December 3, 2021) -Country-Pop singer/songwriter Sarah Mae Chilton recently released her new holiday tune Merry Happy Everything, written by Jan Buckingham (Whitney Houston, Tim McGraw, Pam Tillis, Tammy Wynette, George Jones) and Thom Gimbel (Aerosmith, Foreigner).  You can listen to the song HERE!

With joyous lyrics like sending cards to all my friends, ’til I see them once again, “Merry Happy Everything” is the perfect holiday celebration song and it’s sure to bring a smile to listener’s faces. You can watch the lyric video HERE!

“I chose to release Merry Happy Everything, first and foremost, because I think it’s a great song,” Sarah Mae explains. “My friend and hit songwriter, Jan Buckingham, sent me Merry Happy Everything last winter during quarantine after she had put together the whole thing in the middle of the night. The whole Christmas/Holiday season is about giving to others, celebrating loved ones and being together. I want to approach my music like my life: I’ll always let myself cry from heartbreak, but never want to forget to be grateful and celebrate how beautiful it is to live.”

Sarah Mae Chilton will also be hosting the “Merry Happy Everything Round” at Belcourt Taps on December 18, 2021. The show begins at 6:00 P.M. and will feature Lexi Cox, Greg Herndon, Ray Duncan, Jan Buckingham, Jenny Lou and Lawrence D.

About Sarah Mae Chilton:
Carolina born, Nashville trained and world bound. Sarah Mae Chilton’s positive, humorous approach to heartbreak and life adds a fresh voice to the pop and pop-country market. Born in Winston-Salem, NC, she first started performing gigs during high school at local writer’s nights, in her own rock band and for church youth events. During this time, she truly discovered her passion and realized that she wanted to be a music artist.

Sarah Mae got her degree from UNC Chapel Hill and studied Music Composition and Anthropology. Post-graduation she moved to Nashville, TN to pursue her musical dreams.

In Nashville, she makes a living singing on Broadway at Tootsies Orchid Lounge – a place famous for discovering legends such as Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson and many more. She has been able to write with artists from genres as varied as rap to country, including some Grammy-nominated writers. She now hosts weekly open-mic nights at the venue.

Sarah Mae Chilton has a lot of music up her sleeve these days and more ambition than ever to make her wildest dreams come true. In March of 2021, she released her latest album Southern Glitter Pop.

For more information, visit www.sarahmaechilton.com and follow Sarah Mae on FacebookInstagram and Spotify.

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DANIELLE CORMIER GETS INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT WITH “MERRIER WITH YOU”

Nashville, TN (December 3, 2021) – Americana singer/songwriter Danielle Cormier recently released her new Christmas single called “Merrier With You.” You can listen to the song HERE!

With festive lyrics like presents all wrapped up in a bow, sneak a kiss under the mistletoe, “Merrier With You” is sure to get listeners into the holiday spirit.

“Every year I release an original Christmas song,” Danielle explains. “Originally, I had thought about recording a cover of a classic this year, but while I was looking, I became frustrated at my options and decided to write another one of my own. That’s where the inspiration started! I asked my friend, Karlie Bartholomew, to help me write the song and Merrier With You was born! We took our personal experiences of how we celebrate with our respective partners and put those ideas into the song. But, this song isn’t just for couples celebrating the holidays together…families, friends and roommates can all take something away from this. I hope that listeners can relate in finding those people who make the holiday season merrier.”

About Danielle Cormier:
Danielle Cormier is a Nashville based singer/songwriter originally from Pinehurst, North Carolina. She moved to Nashville in 2016 after studying musical theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City.
With honest songwriting and vocals that are similar to Norah Jones and Sara Bareilles, Danielle creates music that is both approachable and captivating. Accompanying her move to Music City, she released a six-song EP dubbed Casino Sessions. Since the launch, she has continued to write, play songwriters rounds and compile a collection of songs for the album Fire & Ice. Produced by Adam Lester (Peter Frampton, Jill Andrews, Backstreet Boys), Fire & Ice is Danielle’s first full-length effort. Track two on the album, “Can’t Quit You,” features guitar legend Peter Frampton after Danielle’s producer showed Peter the song while on tour with him.
Since the release of the album, Danielle performed with Vince Gill at his annual Vinny Invitational Golf Tournament and opened for Trace Adkins at Ft. Bragg’s 4th of July Celebration. In November 2018, Danielle released an original Christmas song which was featured on Spotify’s Christmas Hits playlist and the song itself reached over 3.1 million streams.

Danielle teamed up with Adam Lester once again in August 2021 to record her most recent project Réflexion at The Pilot Lounge in Fairview, TN. All of the songs on this project were written in 2020 and capture Danielle’s experiences and emotions from the year, which was filled with love, loss, and the readiness to move on.

For more information, visit www.daniellecormiermusic.com and follow Danielle on Instagram and Facebook.

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JUSTINE BLAZER RELEASES “JOLLY” JINGLES WITH NEW HOLIDAY ALBUM

Nashville, TN (December 1, 2021) – Are you ready to get into the holiday spirit? JOLLY! is the new 15-song Christmas album from recording artist, songwriter and producer Justine Blazer. You can listen to the album HERE!

JOLLY! features two cover songs, River (Joni Mitchell) and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, along with thirteen original tunes, including duets with Shay Watson, Corey Lee Barkerand Mexx Heart.

“Since by dad passed away in 2014, Christmas hasn’t quite been the same,” Justine explains. “But, this year, I decided my dad would have wanted this.  My dad was a professional Santa Claus.  He did that for 20 years and he loved Christmas. Throughout the pandemic, I have realized just how short life is and we need embrace all the moments.  This is the first year in a while where I’ve had true holiday spirit.  It’s been tough, but I wanted to do a project where I focused on what the Christmas and holiday spirit is truly about – family, friends and to be jolly!”

About Justine Blazer:
Nashville-based producer, singer, songwriter, composer and recording artist Justine Blazer has been taking the musical world by storm – earning seven #1 singles on various independent charts. Her unique style of edgy country/pop/rock is infused with a hint of Detroit soul and modern vibes. She is a member of The Recording Academy/GRAMMYsCountry Music Association and Academy of Country Music. Having opened for the likes of Jason AldeanJustin MooreLee BriceKathy MatteaRegis PhilbinLonestar and more, Justine has also received endorsements from Luna GuitarsDean GuitarsRam TrucksChrysler Incorporated and more. Justine Blazer is a proud member of the Recording Academy and GRAMMYs voter.

Justine’s music video for her most recent single, “Good Trouble,” premiered on CMT in September of 2021 and Justine was up for six nominations at the 2021 Josie Music Awards, winning Best Rock Song of the Year (songwriter). She is currently a Grammy contender for seven categories: Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Producer of the Year, Best Arrangement, Best New Artist, Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance.

For more information, visit www.justineblazer.com and connect with her on FacebookInstagram, TikTok and Twitter.

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ASHLIEGH LISSET RELEASES NEW SINGLE “STOP THE BULLET”

Nashville, TN (November 19, 2021) – Texas native and country music’s sweetheart Ashliegh Lisset recently released her latest single “Stop the Bullet” (written by Phil Barton, Emily Shackleton, Adam Argyle and Victoria Banks) to country radio. You can listen to the song HERE!

With relatable lyrics like hold on heart, don’t speak yet, if you do you might say something you regret, “Stop the Bullet” is sure to be a hit amongst fans.

“I’m so excited to finally share what I’ve been working on,” Ashliegh, who has spent the last year co-writing and traveling to Nashville, explains. “It’s been a long time coming! This music is everything I dreamed it would be, and the moment I heard Stop The Bullet I knew it was the first single – the lyrics, the music…everything about it. I hope you all love it as much as I do! A BIG thank you to Liz Rose Music for allowing me to cut it, Eric Legg for mixing and producing, as well as the writers: Phil Barton, Emily Shackleton, Adam Argyle, Victoria Banks.”

About Ashliegh Lisset:
Independent singer/songwriter and Texas native Ashliegh Lisset has always had a love for music. As a young girl, she would roam around the house with her iPod, singing along to her favorite artists.

By the age of fifteen, Ashliegh knew she wanted to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. She began making trips to write and record in Nashville, Tennessee, determined to follow her dream. “I found so much comfort in music,” she explains. “It definitely helped me heal during some of the darkest moments of my life. When I’m feeling down, I can write about it and get all of my emotions out.”

In 2014, Ashliegh released her first single called “Kill the Headlights.” Not only was the song co-written by songwriting superstars Luke Laird and Hillary Lindsey, but also by Ashliegh’s idol – Carrie Underwood. The song spent eight weeks on The Highway’s “Top 30” chart and was featured on Billboard’s “Top 100” chart. “Kill the Headlights” sparked a talent deal with the William Morris Agency, crossing yet another career milestone off Ashliegh’s bucket list.

In 2016, Ashliegh released her next single, “Goodbye,” co-written by country music sensation Kelsea Ballerini. The song gained recognition by CMT’s Cody Allen, which prompted Kelsea to tweet how happy she was that the song found a good home.

Ashliegh went on to release “Daughter of an American Hero” in 2019, honoring her late father. When Ashliegh was just eleven years old, her father, who was serving his second tour for Operation Iraqi Freedom, was killed in the line of duty. The song received positive reviews from several news outlets and Ford featured Ashliegh in its Military Truck Month commercial. Ashliegh is currently an ambassador for the Folds of Honor organization and shares her story to help encourage others.

Ashliegh has opened for the likes of Sam HuntTyler FarrBrett YoungJoe Diffie and Jerrod Niemann, just to name a few. She’s performed at Nashville’s famous CMA Festival, including the Riverfront Stage, Highway Stage and AT&T Stage. She has also partnered with notable brands like Bud LightSt. IvesNational GeographicJust Fab310 Nutrition and more.

Through all of her triumphs thus far, Ashliegh still maintains her humble, passionate and kind-hearted nature. “I hope my story will help people overcome obstacles and inspire them to pursue a dream.”

For more information, visit www.ashlieghlisset.com and follow Ashliegh on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Spotify.

 

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KARLIE BARTHOLOMEW RELEASES NEW SINGLE “BACK BAY”

Nashville, TN (November 12, 2021) – Americana singer/songwriter Karlie Bartholomew recently released her new single called “Back Bay.” You can listen to the song HERE!

With relatable lyrics like I used to take it for granted, like it would always be that way, until my bags sat waiting to leave on graduation day, “Back Bay” mirrors the feeling of homesickness most listeners can identify with.

Back Bay was written in one sitting while reflecting on my time in Boston attending Berklee College of Music,” Karlie explains. “Some of my fondest memories are Sundays walking along the Charles River and finding peace away from the busy city streets. I’m so honored to have this song feature the legendary Sam Bush on mandolin, as well as Brian Allen on cello.”

Karlie’s debut single, “Brooklyn Park, received rave reviews from both fans and press. Music City Melodies published “Karlie’s soft voice had us floating on air…Karlie delivers an effortlessly beautiful tone, with equally beautiful storytelling.”

About Karlie Bartholomew:
Born and raised in Brooklyn Park, Maryland, Karlie Bartholomew has always had a passion for music. While shy as a child, Karlie was able to use music to find her voice. She started writing her own songs at a young age, participating in every talent show she could beginning in elementary school.

Following in her father’s musical footsteps, Karlie taught herself to play guitar on his old six-string while she was in high school. Heavily influenced by artists like Ingrid MichaelsonNorah Jones and Sara Bareilles, Karlie is drawn to authenticity and strives to keep her lyrics honest. “My songs focus on storytelling, hoping the listener can see themselves in my music,” she explains. Her smooth voice, jazzy chord progressions and folk-inspired lyrics will silence any room.

Before moving to Boston, Karlie performed at notable Maryland venues like Rams Head Live!Baltimore SoundstageThe 9:30 Club (Washington D.C.), DC9 (Washington D.C.), The Ottobar and 49 West Coffeehouse & Gallery.

While attending Berklee College of Music in 2017, she was chosen as a featured soloist to honor Lucinda Williams at the school’s commencement concert. Karlie sang for an entire arena filled with seven thousand people, including Lucinda herself, Lionel RichieTodd Rundgren and Neil Portnow. Karlie graduated the next day with a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Music, focusing in Contemporary Writing/Production and Performance.

Now living in Nashville, Tennessee, Karlie is currently working on her latest project – her debut EP. She released her debut single, “Brooklyn Park,” on October 29, 2021 and frequently performs at local Nashville and Franklin, TN music venues, such as NashHouse Spoon & SaloonAlley TapsBelcourt Taps and Gray’s on Main.

For more information, visit www.karliemusic.com and follow Karlie on FacebookInstagramTwitterTikTokYouTube and Spotify.

 

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