Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Lauren Flynn Welcomes the Adventure

An air force brat born in Fort Worth Texas, Lauren Flynn aspires to embrace the journey. From New York to Southern California then Colorado and back to So Cal, Lauren has experienced many different environments and support systems. As a child Lauren looked up to her grandfather, who has recently passed, for his love of country music and adventure. Not afraid of taking risks, Lauren began hosting an open mic night. There she would perform covers of her favorite songs adding a bluegrass tempo to each rendition.

Currently residing in Los Angeles, Lauren is enjoying the sunshine along with the strong support system LA has to offer. More recently Lauren released a new EP titled ‘Bad Decisions in the Daylight’ which shares of Lauren’s personal experiences as “the cheated on, the cheater, and the other woman.”

With a love for performing and expressing herself Lauren hopes to tour more and embrace the journey of becoming an artist. You can find Lauren’s new EP ‘Bad Decisions in the Daylight’ via iTunes or by clicking here.

Top Ten Music Videos of 2016

Music is a way of expressing a story, while a music video is a whole new challenge on its own. These ten artists took on the making of a music video and gave us a chance to picture their story for ourselves. Here are the top ten music videos of 2016...

1. Chelsea Gill ‘A Little Crazy’

2. Nikki Briar ‘After the New Wears Off’

3. TOWNE ‘Running Into You’

4.Post Monroe ‘Half Hearted’

5. Olivia Lane ‘Make My Own Sunshine’

6. Arista Manning ‘Southern Drawl’

7. Lauren Alaina ‘Road Less Traveled’

8. Alexandria Corn ‘Say It Again’

9. Alex Stern ‘Runaways’

10. Kelleigh Bannen ‘Welcome to the Party’

Monday, December 26, 2016

Top Ten Singles of 2016

With the year coming to a close I wanted to share with you Next Women of Country's top ten lists for 2016. Here to start off the week are the top ten singles of the year...
  1. April Kry ‘Get Ready to Miss Me’

2. Devon Nickoles ‘Perfume’

3. Maybe April ‘Blush’

4. Camille Rae ‘But I Want You’

5. Ashliegh Lisset ‘Goodbye’

6. Liddy Clark ‘Painted by Numbers’

7. Siana King ‘Zip, Zero, Nada, Nothing!’

8.  Emily Joy ‘Barricade’

9. Kaitlyn Baker ‘Heart of Appalachia’

10. Colby Dee ‘American Point of View’

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Checking In With Alexandria Corn

After the release of her debut EP and single ‘Say It Again,’ new artist Alexandria Corn is off on her radio tour in New York. We are also happy to announce that she will be joining Blake Shelton, Chris young, Dan + Shay, and many more at Country Fest in 2017. With extreme talent and a love for performing, Alexandria is sure not one to miss.

So make sure to pick up your tickets for the 2017 Country Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin here and check out Alexandria’s new EP via iTunes, YouTube, and Soundcloud.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Arista Manning Debuts The Official Music Video for Her Newest Single 'Southern Drawl'

Arista Manning, a southern girl born and raised in Kentucky fell in love with the ability to express her emotions through music at a young age. At age eight, Arista sang in her church choir and later began performing in talent shows. Once finished with high school Arista took on singing professionally, though a major in public relations and journalism at Murray State University.

Following in the footsteps of her idol Carrie Underwood, Arista has decided to share her passion for country music with the release of her debut EP "Ride This Night" and her single Southern Drawl. As ‘Southern Drawl’ began to be picked up by radio stations across the nation, Arista took on the challenge of making a music video. The music video portrays Arista’s southern lifestyle and her personal connection to the song. You can check out the debut of the official music video for ‘Southern Drawl’ below.

Arista’s EP "Ride This Night" includes five songs handpicked by Arista herself. Each song was chosen to reflect Arista’s charming personality and attract fans of any age. From lyrics about spirituality and trusting God to living in the moment and seeking the unknown, Arista’s EP tells a variety of stories listeners will be able to relate to.

In order to promote the release of her new EP Arista is taking on a two week radio tour this holiday season. A girl who loves to meet new people Arista feels right at home performing for her fans. Arista believes that the secret to success is to not “be afraid of meeting new people and making new connections” as a strong support system can get you far in life. As for the future Arista hopes to continue touring and sign with a major label.

You can check out Arista’s new EP "Ride This Night" via iTunes, Spotify, or by clicking here.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Chelsea Gill and David Ray Team Up To Spread Some Holiday Cheer

As we continue on into the most wonderful time of the year some of your favorite country artists have decided to team up and spread even more holiday cheer. This year ‘Tennessee Heat’ artist Chelsea Gill and new artist David Ray have decided to perform a holiday cover of ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little christmas.’ The two put a country spin on the holiday classic, yet kept the song’s beauty in tack. Their acoustic performance is magical and you may just find that you can’t help but sing along. So make sure to check out this performance of ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little christmas’ below and share it with your friends and family to spread some cheer this holiday season!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The 2016 Holiday Playlist

This week's playlist is dedicated to helping you get in the holiday mood...

Cowboy for Christmas -Sara Beth
All I Want For Christmas is You -Rachel Potter
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree -Olivia Lane
The Gift of Giving -Kaylee Rutland
Love Came Down -Shelley Skidmore
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas -Hannah Kerr
Winter Wonderland -Carly Pearce
My Favorite Things -Kelsea Ballerini 
Holidaze -Lauren Lizabeth
Ribbon and Bows -Kacey Musgraves

Friday, December 16, 2016

Sarah Darling Aims to Take Listeners on a Journey With 'Dream Country'

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Following her success with the release of ‘Home to Me’ and ‘Little Umbrellas’ spunky artist Sarah Darling is ready to take her fans on a new journey with the release of her new album ‘Dream Country’.

Born in a small Iowa town of only 3000 people, Sarah was raised in a community full of dreamers and family. There she often found herself looking at stars claiming, "there's something magical about growing up in a small town that makes you dream about the incredible and feel connected to something greater. That's why I love writing about stars.”

With a strong support system and influential artists, such as Patsy Cline and Kacey Musgraves, guiding her way, Sarah followed her dream of becoming a singer and hopes to continue to share her story with the world. Her new album, Dream Country, is Sarah’s first independent album and reflects a new phase of her life. With a dreamy and romantic tone, Sarah hopes to inspire others to embrace being themselves.
Dream Country is to be released in February 2017 and you can check out “You Take Me All The Way”, a song from the upcoming album, HERE.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Incredible Journey of Rachel Potter

From Disney to Broadway and finally Nashville, artist and performer Rachel Potter has done it all. Raised in Florida, Rachel’s career began at Disney World, where she performed as The Little Mermaid, Belle, and Nemo. After falling in love with musical theatre Rachel made the move to New York City to pursue a career on Broadway. Luckily for her she was casted in multiple broadway roles such as Wednesday in The Addams Family and Glinda in Wicked.

Though Rachel loved musical theatre, her passion for country music brought her to Nashville in 2013. There she began songwriting and even auditioned for season three of The X Factor finishing in the Top 12. Having tried going solo, Rachel decided to form a band after meeting former Brothers Osborne musicians Donny Fallgatter and Josh Matheny. The trio, also known as Steel Union, have a blast songwriting and performing together. The group writes about their own experiences, creating a variety of songs that anyone can relate to due to their different backgrounds.

As for the future, Rachel hopes to tour the world and sign a record deal. She believes it's great to have a goal but hopes to make the best of the journey itself, as expectations and reality are rarely the same.

So make sure to watch her lastest music video for ‘Tail Lights’ below and follow Rachel and Steel Union via social media and at

Monday, December 5, 2016

Liddy Clark Showcases her Powerful Vocals in her Cover of 'Mayday'

With powerful vocals and an emotional connection to her music, Liddy Clark is sure one to look out for as she continues on her journey. In her most recent cover of Cam's single 'Mayday', Liddy is seen embracing Cam's yellow choice of apparel and demonstrates that she is capable of hitting even the hardest notes with perfection. So make sure to check out her cover of 'Mayday' below and tell me what you think by tagging @nextwomenofcountry.