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NECM’s WCW: Kacey Musgraves

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 are featuring country singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves. The thirty-one year old grew up in Texas and has one younger sister. Musgraves began showing an interest in music at a young age. When she was only eight, she wrote her very first song for her elementary school graduation. She started playing the mandolin, and before she was a teenager, she could play the guitar. Her family is pretty artsy as her mom is an artist, her dad owns a printing company, and her sister is a photographer!

When Kacey was eighteen, she moved to Austin, TX and was picked up by the independent record label, Triple Pop. Here, she recorded acoustic covers of One Republic’s ‘Apologize’ as well as Miley Cyrus’ ‘See You Again’ and both did well. Musgraves later signed with Mercury Nashville in 2012 and released her first single, ‘Merry Go Round.’ Her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park,’ dropped in 2013. This WCW released three more albums: ‘Pageant Material,’ ‘A Very Kacey Christmas,’ and ‘Golden Hour.’ She has toured with starts such as Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Katy Perry, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Little Big Town, and George Strait.

Over the years, Kacey Musgraves has taken home six GRAMMY Awards. In 2013 she won the CMA Award New Artist of the Year. A year later, she won the ACM Award Album of the Year for ‘Same Trailer Different Park‘ and a CMA Song of the Year for ‘Follow Your Arrow.’ In 2016 Musgraves won the CMA International Achievement Award. In 2017 she won the ACM Award Female Vocalist of the Year. The list continues in 2018 when she won the CMA Album of the Year for ‘Golden Hour.’ And this past year she took home the ACM Award Album of the Year for Golden Hour.’

We are excited to see where #spaceykacey goes from here.

Kacey Musgraves does not have any New England dates on her current tour schedule but be sure to download her latest album, ‘Golden Hour,’ on Apple Music here.

You can stay connected with Kacey Musgraves 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, November 20th.

NECM’s WCW: Trisha Yearwood

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 are featuring the one and only Trisha Yearwood. You may know her as the country singer that is married to Garth Brooks, but you may not know that she is also an actress, author, television personality and celebrity chef.

Trisha Yearwood grew up in Georgia, the daughter of a schoolteacher and a banker. The fifty-four-year-old has always been passionate about music. Throughout her childhood, she performed in talent shows, community events, church functions, and musicals. She received an associate degree in business from Young Harris College and moved to Nashville in 1985. It was her job with MTM Records that really kicked things off for Yearwood. This is also where she first recorded demo tapes with her future husband, Garth Brooks. The two struck up a friendship, and in 1990, Yearwood sang background vocals on Brooks’ album ‘No Fences.’ She toured with Garth and released her debut, self-titled album in 1991. The lead single ‘She’s In Love With the Boy’ peaked at Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart. This album went on to be certified double platinum by RIAA, making Trisha Yearwood the first female country artist to sell one million copies of her debut album. Over the next twenty-eight years, she released twelve more albums. We are excited to mention that she just released her latest single, ‘Every Girl in this Town,’ this past summer.

Trisha Yearwood has been on various television shows including Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Ellen, JAG, and Nashville. She has hosted a popular cooking show, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, since 2012. And she has written several cook books including ‘Home Cooking With Trisha Yearwood,’ ‘Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen,’ and ‘Trisha’s Table: My Feel-Good Favorites.’

As far as awards go, this WCW has earned quite a few. She has received three GRAMMY Awards, 3 CMA Awards, 3 ACM Awards, and 1 Daytime Emmy Award.

We can’t wait to see Trisha Yearwood continue along the path of success.

Lucky for us, Trisha Yearwood will be at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, MA on Friday, November 22nd. You can purchase tickets here.

Be sure to download ‘Every Girl in this Town’ on Apple Music here.

You can stay connected with Trisha Yearwood 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, November 6th.

NECM’s WCW: Ingrid Andress

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 are introducing you emerging country artist, Ingrid Andress. She grew up in Denver, CO along with three sisters and one brother. Ingrid was homeschooled throughout her elementary and middle school years and wrote her first song before her age reached the double digits. As a little girl, Ingrid loved playing sports, specifically soccer, just about as much as she loved music and songwriting. She learned to play both the piano and the drums. Andress attended a public high school where she enjoyed jazz and chamber choir as well as acting and musical theater. She earned a vocal scholarship to Boston’s Berklee College of Music and pursued a duel major in songwriting and performance. It was here that she was mentored by Kara DioGuardi and eventually joined the acapella group Pitch Slapped. The group competed on season two of NBC’s The Sing-Off and earned a CARA nomination. She also competed on season three of The Sing-Off with an all-female acapella group, Delilah, and placed sixth. After college, Andress moved to Music City to pursue her career in songwriting.

Ingrid Andress has cowritten songs for last month’s WCW, Lauren Jenkins, as well as Sam Hunt and Alicia Keys. She has recently released two singles ‘Lady Like’ and ‘More Hearts Than Mine.’

Though Ingrid Andress is fairly new to the country music scene. She is starting to make a name for herself. She was mentioned as one of Sound’s Like Nashville’s 19 New Country Artist’s to Watch in 2019 list. And she was recognized as one of CMT’s Listen up 2019 Artists and one of their Next Women of Country.

We can’t wait to see where this WCW goes from here.

Although Ingrid Andress has ties to Boston, she does not have any New England tour dates scheduled. She’s spending the next couple of weeks in the UK.

Be sure to download ‘More Hearts Than Mine‘ on Apple Music here.

You can stay connected with Ingrid Andress 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, October 9th.

NECM’s WCW: Caylee Hammack

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 are excited to introduce you to Caylee Hammack. The twenty-four-year-old was raised in the rural town of Ellaville, Georgia. She grew up listening to legends like Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Merle Haggard. As a teenager, Caylee would often use fake IDs to get herself into bars and clubs to play gigs. At the age of nineteen, she made the move north to Nashville. Grinding it out in Music City, Hammack spent the daylight hours writing songs and the evening hours playing show after show on Broadway. Saving money wasn’t easy and she spent many nights sleeping in her car. Eventually, she landed a record deal with Universal Music Publishing Group.

She released her debut single, ‘Family Tree’ back in January. And has another single ‘Just Friends,’ which was released this past May. Hammack is currently working on her first album. In an interview with iHeart Radio this past June, she mentioned: “Country Music is telling stories. It is the stories of our lives. It’s the loves we’ve loved and lost. It’s everything that makes us, us – And I am just so excited that this is my very first record. These are all of my brand-new songs coming out, and these songs really tell my story. They tell the growing pains of growing up, figuring out who you are in a world that wants to tell you who you should be, and trying to find love, losing love, and trying to find yourself after that and the aftermath. This is a collection of stories for my life because this is my way of connecting to others, is telling stories and listening to theirs. So, here’s mine.”

She has joined names like Lori McKenna and John Mayer and won the ASCAP’s Sammy Chan Lyricist Award. Her music has been featured on the CMT Network show, Nashville. Also, she has been named one of Bobby Bones’ Class of 2019.

We can’t wait to see where this WCW goes from here.

Lucky for us, Caylee Hammack will be in Uncasville, CT at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, September 13th and Saturday, September 14th.

Be sure to download ‘Just Friends‘ on Apple Music here.

And keep your eyes peeled for her debut album.

You can stay connected with Caylee Hammack 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, September 11th.

NECM’s WCW: Lauren Jenkins

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 happy to introduce you to our WCW, Lauren Jenkins. The twenty-seven-year-old singer/songwriter was born in Texas and raised in South Carolina. As a youngster, she swam competitively and had always enjoyed film making and photography. LJ, a nickname given to her by friends and family, began playing guitar and touring throughout the east coast when she was only fifteen. A few years later, she moved to New York to study acting and continue pursuing a career in music. LJ spent time modeling for Mellow Yellow and Coke while she also worked as a host for a wrestling TV show. She soon landed a record deal with Big Machine Label Group.

Lauren Jenkins dropped her first EP, ‘The Nashville Sessions,’ in 2016. In March of this year, Jenkins released her debut album, ‘No Saint.’ Fun fact: LJ co-wrote every track. And she even created and starred in an 11-minute short film for one particular song, ‘Running Out of Road.’

You can view that here.

In an article by Red Light Management, Lauren Jenkins said: “At its core, ‘Running Out Of Road’ is about persistence. The will to keep going, even after it feels like there’s no road left to travel. I’ve lived a lot of places and traveled a lot of miles and I’ve learned that there are some things you can’t escape…No matter how far you run. Sometimes, memories follow you wherever you go. It’s in the air, the sky, a stranger’s face, or, sometimes, some unexplainable feeling in a single moment. The lyrics of this song serve as a map: snapshots of places and moments I’ve lived through.”

Her accomplishments include being named one of Rolling Stones’ and New York Times’ New Artists to Watch.  She has been recognized as one of Bobby Bones’ 2019 Artists to Watch. Jenkins has also been named one of Billboard Magazine’s 10 Hot Country Artists to Watch. And she made her national television debut on NBC’s Today Show as Elvis Duran’s Artist of the Month for February 2019.

We’re excited to see this WCW’s path unfold.

Unfortunately, she doesn’t have any shows scheduled in the New England area.

Be sure to download ‘Running Out of Road’ on Apple Music here.

You can stay connected with Lauren Jenkins 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, August 28th.

NECM’s WCW: Lori McKenna

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.

It’s hard to believe that August is right around the corner. The heat of the summer is definitely here. This week we are happy to introduce you to Lori McKenna. The singer-songwriter was born and raised right here in Stoughton, MA. Little did she know, the boy she knew in third grade, would later end up being her husband. Lori married Gene McKenna when she was nineteen and the two have five children. Lori’s started dabbling in songwriting as she wrote lullabies for her babies. As her interest in music grew, she began to bring her guitar and play at a open-mic nights in and around Boston. McKenna began working professionally in 2000. She started gathering a loyal, local fan base as she released four records between 2000 and 2004, ‘Paper Wings and Halo,’ ‘Pieces of Me,’ ‘The Kitchen Tapes,’ and ‘Bittertown.’ It was in 2004 that Faith Hill took a liking to McKenna’s work and decided to cover a few of McKenna’s songs on her 2005 album, ‘Fireflies.’ With the support of Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Lori McKenna spread her wings in Nashville and toured with them in 2006. This WCW went on to release six more albums: ‘Unglamorous’ in 2007, ‘Lorraine’ in 2011, ‘Massachusetts’ in 2013, ‘Numbered Doors’ in 2014, ‘The Bird and the Rifle’ in 2016, and ‘The Tree’ in 2018.

Aside from her own work, Lori McKenna has become a very sought-after songwriter for many artists in Music City. She has written or co-written songs for many country artists including ‘I Want Crazy’ for Hunter Hayes, ‘Girl Crush’ for Little Big Town, ‘God Made Girls’ for RaeLynn, ‘Humble and Kind’ for Tim McGraw, and ‘Cry Pretty’ for Carrie Underwood.

McKenna’s accomplishments include winning the 2015 CMA Award – Song of the Year for ‘Girl Crush.’ She won the 2016 GRAMMY Award – Best Country Song for ‘Girl Crush’ and the 2016 CMA Award – Song of the Year for ‘Humble and Kind.’ She took home the 2017 GRAMMY Award – Best Country Song for ‘Humble and Kind.’ She also won the 2017 ACM Award – Songwriter of the Year.

If you’re ever in Nashville, be sure to check out the exhibit highlighting Lori McKenna at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

We can’t wait to see more from this local and incredibly talented WCW.

It is exciting for us to announce that Lori McKenna will be in New England this upcoming weekend. You can see her at the Shea Theater Arts Center in Montague, MA on Friday, August 2nd.  And she’ll be at Isaac Harris Cary Memorial Building in Lexington, MA on Saturday, August 3rd. Then you can catch her at Port City Blue in Portland, ME on Sunday, August 3rd.

Be sure to download ‘The Tree‘ on Apple Music here.

You can stay connected with Lori McKenna 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, August 14th.

NECM’s WCW: Maren Morris

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’s WCW is Maren Morris. The twenty-nine-year-old singer/songwriter is already a household name. Maren grew up in Texas with one younger sister. She began playing the guitar when she was twelve. She practiced playing throughout her teenage years and graduated from the University of Texas. Maren spent years in Nashville writing songs before she landed a record deal of her own. She co-wrote ‘Last Turn Home’ for Tim McGraw as well as ‘Second Wind’ for Kelly Clarkson. In 2015 Maren Morris debuted her self-titled, five track, EP. It gained the attention of Columbia Nashville, and she signed a record deal that September. She dropped her first studio album, ‘Hero,’ in 2016. With songs like ‘My Church,’ ‘80’s Mercedes,’ ‘I Could Use a Love Song,’ and ‘Rich,’ we knew that Maren was on to something big. Over the last few years, this WCW has released several singles. ‘Dear Hate,’ a collaboration with Vince Gill, was created after the 2017 Las Vegas Strip shooting. She worked with Thomas Rhett and together they dropped ‘Craving You’ in 2017. In January of this year, Morris dropped her second studio album, ‘GIRL.’ During its first week, the fourteen-track album had over 24 million streams and to date has sold over 37,000 copies. In an interview with Rolling Stone Country, she said: “Looking at the country radio chart the last year, more titles had the word ‘girls’ in them than actual girls on the radio. I think in my head I wanted to buck the trend a little bit and be like, ‘I’m a girl, and I’m going to sing about a girl, and I’m the girl.” Kudos to Maren for being a strong woman and representing women in such a positive way.

Maren Morris has received so much recognition in the music community. In 2016, Maren won her very first CMA Award: New Artist of the Year. In 2017, she took home a GRAMMY for Best Country Solo Performance for ‘My Church.’ And she won Top Country Female Artist at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.

After three years of dating, Maren married fellow country music singer/songwriter Ryan Hurd in 2018. The duo are definitely #couplegoals.

We’re so excited to be able to say that Maren Morris will be in New England soon!

You can catch her at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, CT on Thursday, September 5th.

And she’ll be playing at the Country 102.5 Street Party on Lansdowne Street in Boston, MA on Sunday, September 22nd.

Be sure to download ‘GIRL’ on Apple Music here.

You can stay connected with Maren Morris 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 July 31st.

NECM’s WCW: Martina McBride

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.

With a song titled ‘Independence Day,’ it seems most fitting to feature Martina McBride as this week’s WCW. The soon to be 53-year-old singer/songwriter grew up on a dairy farm in rural Kansas. As a little girl, Martina would listen to legends such as Reba McEntire, Patsy Kline, and Linda Ronstadt. When she was nine, she began singing and playing the keyboard with a small band, The Schiffters, that her father started. Appropriately titled after the family’s last name, The Schiffters performed in and around her hometown. When she was older, McBride joined The Penetrators, a rock band based in Wichita followed by the band Lotus. Lotus rented some rehearsal space from John McBride. It was here that the two met, fell in love, got married, and moved to Nashville.

After moving to Nashville, John McBride landed a spot as Garth Brooks’ concert production manager. Martina enjoyed traveling with her hubby, and often worked the table selling Garth’s souvenirs. It was during this time that Garth Brooks really got to know Martina McBride and offered her the opening act spot on his tour. In 1991 she landed a recording contract with RCA Nashville Records. She released her debut album, ‘The Time Has Come,’ in 1992. One year later she dropped her second studio album, ‘The Way That I Am.’ ‘Independence Day’ was the third single to be released from this album. Although it never hit Top 10, it went on to win the 1994 CMA Award for Video of the Year and the 1995 CMA Award for Song of the Year. McBride’s third album, ‘Wild Angels,’ was released in 1995. The title track became her first number one single. Her next album, ‘Evolution,‘ came out two years later. The fourteen-track record went double platinum and produced five top-ten hits: ‘A Broken Wing,’ ‘Valentine,’ ‘Happy Girl,’ ‘Wrong Again,’ and ‘Whatever You Say.’ Adding to her accomplishments, in 1999, Martina McBride took home the CMA Award for Female Vocalist of the Year. Her sixth album, ‘Emotion,’ came out in 1999 and the lead single ‘I Love You’ was number one on the Billboard Country chart that same year. Her ‘Greatest Hits’ album dropped in 2001. It was her highest selling album, and it received an RIAA Quadruple-platinum Certification. She went on to release seven more albums, ‘Martina,’ ‘Timeless,’ ‘Waking Up Laughing,’ ‘Shine,’ ‘Eleven,’ ‘Everlasting,’ and ‘Reckless.’ Over the past twenty years, Martina McBride has headlined seven tours. She is a loving mother to three beautiful daughters, and has since stopped touring to care of her girls.

We can’t wait to see what Martina McBride has for us in the coming years.

Happy ‘Independence Day’ from all of us here at New England Country Music!

Be sure to download ‘Independence Day’ on iTunes here.

You can stay connected with Martina McBride 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, July 17th.

NECM’s WCW Spotlight: Dolly Parton

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.

Welcome to our tenth WCW article. We are marking this milestone by featuring the one and only, Dolly Parton. This seventy-three-year-old was born in a tiny, one-room house in rural Tennessee. She grew up quite poor and the fourth of twelve children, in Locust Ridge, TN. Her mother stayed home and raised the children while her father worked as a sharecropper. Mr. Parton had little education and could not read or write. Dolly spent her younger days in the church where her grandfather was the Pastor. She began singing in church when she was six years old. She took up an interest in the guitar when she was seven and she was gifted her first guitar when she was eight. A couple years later, Dolly was singing on local radio and television shows. She signed with a small record label, Goldband Records, and at the age of thirteen she recorded her first single, ‘Puppy Love.’ The day after she graduated from high school. She made the move to Music City.

Once in Nashville, Dolly Parton signed with Combine Publishing and took on songwriting. She wrote two top-ten hits: ‘Put It Off Until Tomorrow’ for Bill Phillips and ‘Fuel to the Flame’ for Skeeter Davis. When this young’un was only nineteen, she signed with Monument Records as a bubblegum pop singer and released several singles. It took some convincing, but the label eventually allowed Dolly to pursue her love of the country genre. She went on to drop her first full length album, ‘Hello, I’m Dolly.’ In 1967, Parton was asked to join Porter Wagoner on his television show. Wagoner’s label, RCA Victor, eventually signed Dolly and the pair went on to release top ten singles for the next few years. Her first solo number one single was ‘Joshua.’ Arguably her biggest hit thus far, ‘Jolene,’ dropped in 1973. She had two other singles reach top ten status in 1974, ‘I Will Always Love You,’ and ‘Love Is Like a Butterfly.’

It was about this time in her life that Parton decided to part ways with Wagoner to pursue her solo career. From the mid 1970s to the early 1980s, Parton had eight singles reach number one. In 1987, Parton’s contract with RCA was not renewed and she signed with Columbia Records. This same year she collaborated with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt to release their much-anticipated album, ‘Trio.’ ‘Trio’ went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

The early nineties brought Dolly Parton so much success when Whitney Houston recorded ‘I Will Always Love You’ and it was used as the soundtrack of the movie sensation The Bodyguard. She was inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999. It was then that she dropped a bluegrass-inspired album, ‘The Grass is Blue,’ which went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. In 2007, Parton started releasing albums under her own record company, Dolly Records. Some of her more recent albums include: ‘Backwoods Barbie,’ ‘Better Day,’ ‘Blue Smoke, ‘Pure & Simple,’ and ‘I Believe in You.’

This WCW has had twenty-six songs reach number one on the Billboard country chart. She has had forty-two albums reach top-10. Parton has had forty-six Grammy Award nominations, a record tied only with Beyoncé. Parton has been awarded a total of nine Grammy Awards. She has been nominated for eighteen American Music Awards, and won three. She has been nominated for thirty-nine ACM Awards and won seven. Dolly is one of only six female artists to have won the ACM Entertainer of the Year award. A title she took home in 1978. In the eighties, she was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Parton was inducted to the Grande Ole Opry in 1969 and she was inducted to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1986.

Over the years, Dolly Parton went on to write some classic hits including ‘Coat of Many Colors,’ ‘I Will Always Love You’ (that’s right! It’s a Dolly song, not a Whitney song), and ‘Jolene.’ Despite her modest upbringing, the sheer magnitude of what she has accomplished is overwhelming. She is absolutely a legend in the country music world. Some of Dolly’s words to live by: “You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can’t put a dollar sign on.”

Though she is not currently touring, you can listen to many of her hit songs on iTunes.

Be sure to download one of our favorites, ‘Jolene’ on iTunes here.

You can stay connected with Dolly Pardon 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 May 22nd.

NECM’s WCW Spotlight: Danielle Bradbery

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.

For us New Englanders, it’s certainly starting to feel like the chilly winter weather is finally behind us. We’re happy for the warmth and even more excited to introduce to you to our next WCW, Danielle Bradbery. The twenty-two-year-old country music singer and songwriter hails from Cypress, Texas. Some of her biggest musical influences are Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, and Martina McBride.

Things started heating up for Danielle Bradbery when she won The Voice in June 2013. The day after her big win, she signed a record deal with Big Machine Records. She went on to release her first, self-titled, album in November 2013. Like many a country singer to come before her, she was thrilled to make her Grande Ole Opry debut at the legendary Ryman Auditorium that very same month. Four years later, she dropped her second full length album, ‘I Don’t Believe We’ve Met.’ Not only did Bradbery write seven of the ten tracks on this record, but her first single, ‘Sway,’ debuted at Number 46 on the Billboard country chart. In August of 2018, Bradbery released the single, ‘Goodbye Summer,’ a collaboration with country sensation Thomas Rhett. In an interview with iHeart Radio, Bradbery mentioned: “‘Goodbye Summer’ was originally ‘Hello Summer’ on my second record. Thomas Rhett wrote it. We kind of made it a little bit different and make it sound like a new song, but it’s been really exciting to work with Thomas Rhett .”

You can take a peek of the video for ‘Hello Summer’ here:

Bradbery has already been on quite a few tours. She traveled with Brad Paisley on his Beat This Summer Tour in 2013. In 2014 she joined Hunter Hayes on his We’re Not Invisible Tour and Scotty McCreery on his See You Tonight Tour. In 2015, she toured with Miranda Lambert on her Platinum Tour and Brett Eldredge/Thomas Rhett on their Suits & Boots Tour. Last year she joined Thomas Rhett on his Life Changes Tour. And this year she is teaming up with Kane Brown on his Live Forever Tour.

With over 800,000 followers on her Facebook page and almost half a million followers on Instagram, a fresh sounding voice, and a style all her own, Danielle Bradbery is well on her way to becoming a big name in country music.

We’re sad to say that there are currently no New England dates on this WCW’s schedule.

Be sure to download one of our favorites, ‘Sway,’ on iTunes here.

You can stay connected with Danielle Bradbery 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 May 8th.