Natalie Hemby may not quite be a household name, but you can bet your ass you have heard her songs before. Natalie has several #1 song-writing credits, and has been penning songs for big-time artists for quite some time; including Little Big Town, Miranda, and more. While she has done great work for others, her 2017 self-released album ‘Puxico’ is a cut above, with nine well-crafted songs that she kept for herself, all feeling more real than the last.
“I believe that every journey starts with putting on your shoes, taking one step toward tomorrow, throwing away what you can’t use”
Mark Currey is neither young nor desperate, shattering the image of a struggling 20-something we often associate with an independent artist. What he lacks in youthful exuberance, he makes up with the wisdom that comes with age. It took Mark half a lifetime to put the songs together that make up his 2017 album ‘Tarrant County’, but I think you will agree that it wasn’t a moment too soon.
I first came upon Jenny Tolman when I heard her single "Stripper For A Week", I added her to my follow list, and have been keeping track of her since. Last week she debuted her new song "Something to Complain About", I happened to hear it while shuffling new music; the voice sounded familiar, but when I heard the lyrics I knew exactly who it was.
Ever stumble on a "New" artist, only to find out you have been listening to their music for years without knowing it?
Recently I stumbled on the solo work on Chris Shiflett, the name sounded familiar (Hell he even looked a little familiar), but I didn't think too much of it, so I just started listening to his 2017 album of the same name, 'West Coast Town'. I really enjoyed it.