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NECM’s WCW Spotlight: Abby Anderson

We, at New England Country Music, are continuing our series spotlighting women in country music. While the acronym WCW, standing for ‘Women Crush Wednesday,’ is often used for physical attraction, that is not the case here. This series will feature talented women who are crushing the country music scene.

This week, we’re featuring Abby Anderson, an up and coming country singer/songwriter originally from Dallas, Texas. Growing up, she shared a house with six siblings. Music was a part of her life from a very early age. When she was a little girl, she played the piano and sang whenever and wherever she could. In her bio, she mentions: “My earliest memory is my dad always singing so loud in church. I remember asking him, ‘Dad why do you sing so loud? It’s embarrassing.’ He looked at me very seriously and said, ‘God gave me a gift and I’m gonna use it. If I’m gonna sing, I’m gonna sing loud.'” She finished high school early and at age seventeen, she packed her bags and made the move north to Music City. Shortly after getting settled in, she signed a record deal with Black River Entertainment. In September of 2018, Anderson released her first EP, ‘I’m Good,’ which has reached over 25,000 streams. She co-wrote all but one of the five tracks. Her new single, ‘Good Lord’ was just released a few weeks ago. Keep an ear out because it is due to hit country radio on Marathon Monday. This WCW is passionate about her music and reached out to her fans by saying: “The most important thing to me is that whoever is listening to my music, no matter what your age is or what your gender is, that you feel more confident, that you love yourself more, and that you feel more love when you listen to it.”

Although she’s just getting her feet wet in and around the country music scene, Abby Anderson continues to be recognized. She was named one of CMT’s Next Women of Country. She got a spot on Pandora’s popular 2018 Country Artist’s to Watch list. And she has been named one of Music Row’s Next Big Thing for 2019. In January, she was included as part of Bobby Bones’ all-female Class of 2019.

Abby Anderson had an amazing experience touring with Brett Eldredge and Devin Dawson last Fall on The Long Way Tour. Hopefully you caught a glimpse of her in October, when she stopped in Kingston, RI at the Ryan Center or Manchester, NH at the SNHU arena.

She’ll actually be in Boston tonight for 101.7 The Bull’s Country Uncorked at City Winery with Tyler Rich, Travis Denning, and local favorites Martin & Kelly.

Be sure to download ‘Make Him Wait’ from her EP ‘I’m Good’ on iTunes here.

Or her latest single ‘Good Lord’ on iTunes here.

You can stay connected with Abby Anderson by following her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Stay tuned for our next installment of WCW in country music. It is set to hit our page on Wednesday April 24th.

Abby Anderson: ‘I’m Good’ EP Review

It cannot be debated that Abby Anderson is an up-and-coming singer/songwriter that you should be paying attention to. With recognition from Pandora as a 2018 Country Artist to Watch, from CMT as a 2018 Next Woman of Country and as a Listen Up Artist “18 for 2018,” and from The Boot as a 2018 Artist to Watch the country music community has certainly taken note of her. Her debut EP, ‘I’m Good‘ was just released September 7th and contains 5 confident pop-country songs that touch on love and heartbreak. The 21-year-old Texas native is living up to our expectations with her bold sound and solid debut EP.

1.) ‘I’m Good’- Written by Abby Anderson, April Geesbreght, and Jason Massey.
Impression: The title song of this EP sets the tone with prominent base, a pop vibe, and a confident message. Abby is sure that she is better off without this guy in her life, no matter what tactics he tries to get her back. She makes it clear by responding, ‘I’m Good’ just as you would to any little offer you aren’t interested in.
Favorite Lyrics: No more feeling sorry for myself, our history books are on the shelf. What’s done is done. There’s nothing else to say.

2.) ‘Make Him Wait’- Written by Abby Anderson, Josh Kerr, and Tom Douglass.
Impression: ‘Make Him Wait’ slows things down to accompany its more serious tone. It touches on the popular advice to take things slow when dating someone new. A backdrop of piano complements vivid imagery of many milestones in a developing relationship. In the true fashion of country music, the song blends a moral message and with lyrics that tell a relatable story.
Favorite Lyrics: Walk slow, take your time, while your daddy cries and your momma smiles, when they’re throwing rice into the air, and those tin cans roll away.

3.) ‘This Feeling’- Written by Abby Anderson, Jesse Frasure, and Jimmy Robbins.
Impression: The feeling of falling for someone is the focus of ‘This Feeling.’ It perfectly describes the sensation that falling in love can change you as a person. She explains, This is uncharted territory, A whole new chapter in the story. The chorus showcases the power in her voice as Abby belts out, I’m not used to this feeling, I think I could get used to this feeling.
Favorite Lyrics: Doing things I don’t and I don’t understand how inhibitions turn to keys in the ignition, I’m driving fast and I’m not holding back.

4.) ‘Dance Away My Broken Heart’- Written by Ashley Gorley, Jesse Frasure, Kelsea Ballerini, Rhett Akins, and Thomas Rhett.
Impression: ‘Dance Away My Broken Heart’ fittingly sounds like a dance song. The lyrics incite the carefree courage you need to move on and get out again after a nasty breakup. A form of therapy, dancing helps her to shake off these scars as the first step in healing her heart. 
Favorite Lyrics:
 It’s a couple steps to the left, I forget how he left. Then move to the right, and it starts to feel alright again. Drop it low ’cause I ain’t feeling low no more.

5.) ‘Naked Truth’- Written by Abby Anderson, Jason Deere, and Kent Blazy.
Impression: The final track on the ‘I’m Good’ EP tells the complete story of finding out that your man has been sneaking around. A transformation occurs from the start of the song with an admission that she has been crying to the end describing a mountain top epiphany. Abby sings confidently that this man has no place in her life and that it is a win for her.
Favorite Lyrics: Wham Bam Instagram, She never shoulda posted that with my man. 

Make sure to listen to and download the I’m Good EP and keep up with Abby Anderson on her Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Website. She currently has two shows scheduled in New England, opening for Brett Eldredge on his The Long Way Tour. Tickets are still available for the shows in Kingston, RI on October 11th and in Manchester, NH on October 13th.