Outlaw shows his "Tenderheart"; Bryan debuts
Friday, April 14, 2017
– Indie traditional country singer Sam Outlaw is out with "Tenderheart," following on the acclaim he received for "Angeleno." Outlaw produced the 13-song set with Martin Pradler. Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes helps out on "Diamond Ring." Outlaw, a North Dakota native living in Los Angeles, wrote all of the songs.
Bailey Bryan, 19, releases a five-song EP, "So Far," today on 300 Entertainment/Warner Music Nashville. Dennis Matkosky produced, while Bryan co-wrote each of the songs, including the lead single "Own It." Bryan, who grew up in Sequim, Wash., cites everyone from Dixie Chicks to Drake to Red Hot Chili Peppers as influences.
Thanks to Taylor Swift, talented teen females now have a career track that's way more fulfilling than folding sweaters at The Gap. Guidance counselors everywhere have updated their brochures to include a choice of "Move to Nashville and Become a Singer/Songwriter." If you're Bailey Bryan, now 19, you did this when you were a high school sophomore. And with her debut EP, she's officially putting Robbie Knievel on notice: his status as Sequim, Wash.'s biggest celebrity is in play. »»»
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