Tag: Women in Country Music

2022 IN REVIEW: Jaclyn Kenyon Discusses How She Got Her Start in Country Music, Songwriting & Her Single, “My Heart Says No”

Hailing from a small town in Ontario, Canada and now calling Nashville home, is country singer-songwriter Jaclyn Kenyon.​

Jaclyn was only 3 years of age when she first got into music–attributing much of her musical & songwriting roots to her father. Before pursuing a career in dentistry, her dad was a piano player and an artist. She used to sit at the piano alongside him as he played. She was very young when she composed her first song, the result of playing around with 3 chords on the piano and making some melodies up.

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2022 IN REVIEW: Olivia Rose on Her Single, “Truck Boi”

Hailing from Elk Point, Alberta is pop-country singer-songwriter, Olivia Rose. For those unfamiliar with Olivia, she’s a 2x Edmonton Music Awards’ Rising Star award-winner and has previously opened for country music heavy-hitters such as Brett Kissel, Meghan Patrick and Paul Brandt. Her music has also seen success on both country radio and streaming platforms. Most notably, her 2019 single “Put It Like That” was added to CBC Country/Sirius XM’s regular rotation and surpassed 128K+ streams on Spotify.

In July of 2022, she released her latest single “Truck Boi”– a song she shares is about a hypothetical “Country f-boy who only cares about his supped-up truck and getting ladies” (Rose, Olivia).  A song that resonated with her fans, as it has amassed 48K+ streams on Spotify alone.

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REVIEW: Lauren Watkins’ EP, Introducing: The Heartbreak

The Big Loud x Songs & Daughters singer-songwriter made a splash last spring with her debut EP, Introducing: Lauren Watkins. Now, the rising star is back with her follow-up EP, Introducing: The Heartbreak. ⁠In many ways, the vulnerable 6-track project will continue to share Watkins’ story with the world– This time, by chronicling her experiences of falling in love and navigating heartbreak.

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Q & A: Cassidy Cummings Doesn’t Mind a “Fixer Upper” with Her Debut Single

Singer-songwriter Cassidy Cummings is bringing some Canadian flare to Nashville.

This past October, the emerging artist released her debut single “Fixer Upper”— A pop-country track that encourages listeners to not discredit a potential romantic partner just because they are a little rough around the edges.

Recently, I spoke with Cassidy about her start in country music, her debut single and more.

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REVIEW: Zandi Holup Makes Her Big Loud Debut with “Gas Station Flowers”

One of Big Loud’s latest signed artists/songwriters, Zandi Holup, is a refreshing new face in the country music scene.​

Growing up in a musical family, the Pennsylvania transplant and now Nashville resident is no stranger to the music industry. In pursuit of her passion, she began sharing her unreleased, original songs on social media (“Mountain Man” & “I Don’t Like Myself in Love” put her music on the map for me) and amassed a collective online fanbase of 500K+. Also an avid songwriter, “she’s written over 150 songs in the past few years—with her first independent release, “Wait for You” topping the Spotify “Fresh Finds” playlist” (PR team). It was these ongoing efforts and consistently putting her authentic self out there that eventually led to her signing with Big Loud. Her debut release under the label comes as “Gas Station Flowers”– a track that paints a vivid portrait of what it feels like to settle in a relationship.

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