Nashville native and EMI Records Country artist Kelleigh Bannen recently released dynamic new single, “Famous.” Delivered with style and attitude, “Famous” takes a fresh approach and puts a playful, karmic spin on the familiar “somebody-done-somebody-wrong” country song. We’re excited to have Kelleigh stop by for some Country Music Chat on Monday March 3! You can join the conversation starting at 6pmPT/9pmET just by using #CMchat in your tweets or use this link.
MORE ABOUT KELLEIGH
With her effervescent personality and country charm, Kelleigh Bannen might very well remind you of the girl-next-door; that is if your next door neighbor loves a good shot of whiskey, plays a mean classical violin and prowls the stage like a woman on a mission. Possessing a voice that commands attention and a songwriter’s gift for assessing life’s most disarming situations and distilling them into potent anthems, Bannen is emerging as one of the country format’s most engaging new artists.
On her EMI Nashville debut, Bannen’s music reflects the essence of the artist herself—stylish yet substantive, tender and heartfelt yet bold and uncompromisingly direct. Working with producers Paul Worley and Jerry Smith, Bannen has crafted an impressive debut album that includes the kind of slice-of-life songs that resonate with a wide audience. She makes her bow at country radio with “Sorry on the Rocks,” taking aim at a lover who offers too little too late to make the relationship work. Her strong, stirring vocals offer a portrait of a survivor who isn’t going to fall for a drunken apology at 2:44 am.
Bannen knew early on that she wanted to write music that would both inspire and entertain. Though she has the vocal chops to find success in any genre, country has long been her vehicle of choice. “Growing up country was always what I was listening to on the radio,” says Bannen, who was born in Pontiac, Michigan, but moved to Nashville when she was three-years-old. “I truly love country radio and I think as a songwriter, it’s really the only genre that treats songs so seriously. The song is king.”
For more information, visit www.KelleighBannen.com.