Highlighted as 2018 Artist to Watch by Huffington Post, One Country, NashvilleGab and More
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 8, 2018) -- Crowned by many as the one to watch in 2018, CMT Next Women of Country artist Kalie Shorr is set to release Awake on January 26. The highly-anticipated project features seven songs that truly showcase Shorr’s ability, passion and energy she injects into her music. Awake will be available for pre-sale on iTunes January 15 while the project's first single "Two Hands" continues to be featured on SiriusXM The Highway's "On The Horizon," Radio Disney Country, TuneIn Country Roads and on prominent Apple Music playlists Breaking Country and Cool Country.
“Sometimes, this industry makes you second guess yourself,” Shorr explains. “It might not even mean to -- there are just so many opinions and it's easy to try to please everyone. This project is the first time I've tuned everything else out but my own gut feeling on who I am and what makes me unique. This past summer, I bought a new electric guitar, met an amazing producer, and fell back in love with the records that made me want to write songs in the first place. Before I knew it, the Awake EP was born. I couldn't be more excited for it's release, this record feels like the most authentic introduction to me I could give anyone.”
Shorr will host an Awake EP launch party on Thursday, January 25 at The Back Corner. The event will be open to both the media and the public. To view the invitation, click here.
Shorr, who was recently announced as support alongside RaeLynn on the CMT Next Women of Country Presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour, has been a powerful voice for women in country music and remains fiercely herself amidst adversity. Over the past month, she has been highlighted as one to watch by Huffington Post, TBK Magazine, Nashville.com, New England Country Music, Nashville Country Club, One Country, CelebSecrets Country and Nashville Gab.
“Thanks to Shorr’s dedication and passion for women empowerment, and the success of Song Suffragettes, more and more women are gaining record deals, publishing deals, radio airplay and the overall attention they deserve.” - TBK Magazine
“...her voice is uniquely hers, further stretching the boundaries Swift shifted in her country days. Shorr represents the genre-bending future…” - One Country
“We promise you, this is one live performer you will not want to miss when she comes to your town in the coming months.” - Nashville Gab
Awake Track Listing:
2. Two Hands
5. Damn Sky
6. Who What When Where Why
7. Cool Kids
CMT Next Women of Country Presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour
Feb. 12 - New York, N.Y. - B.B King’s Blues Club
Feb. 14 - Concord, N.H. - Capitol Center for the Arts- Chubb Theatre
Feb. 15 - Albany, N.Y. - The Palace Theatre
Feb. 16 - Verona, N.Y - Turning Stone Resort Casino - The Showroom
Feb. 17 - Medford, Mass. - Chevalier Theatre
Feb. 23 - Athens, Ohio - Templeton- Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium
Feb. 24 - Richmond, Ky. - EKU Center for the Arts
Feb. 25 - Joliet, Ill. - Rialto Square Theatre
March 9 - Salina, Kan. - Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts
March 10 - Pocola, Okla. - Choctaw Casino Resort- Centerstage
March 15 - Kansas City, Mo. - Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts - Muriel Kauffman Theatre
March 16 - Prior Lake, Minn. Mystic Lake Casino- Mystic Showroom
March 17 - Waukegan, Ill. - Venue TBA
April 6 - Lake Charles, La. - Golden Nugget
April 7 - Mobile, Ala. - Saenger Theatre
About Kalie Shorr
Kalie Shorr burst onto the Nashville music scene in 2016 with her self-penned hit “Fight Like A Girl”. The Portland, Maine singer-songwriter became a Sirius XM Highway Find and was praised by Spotify, CMT, Radio Disney Country, Taste of Country, and even Billboard magazine. In 2017, Kalie released her Slingshot EP to rave reviews and was named “New Artist You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone, “The New Nashville” by Teen Vogue, and one of “2017’s Hottest Artists Under 25” by Taste of Country. Her newly released single “Two Hands” has already been added to Sirius XM, Radio Disney Country and TuneIn with prominent placement on Apple Music’s Breaking Country and Cool Country playlists. With a new EP coming January 26, 2018, Kalie was recently inducted into CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2018 and has just been announced as support for the Sara Evans All The Love CMT Next Women of Country Tour. Playing over 100 shows a year, Kalie’s message of female- empowerment has led to her being called the “next ‘Women of Country’ generation” [CMChat] and a “modern country woman [who will] continue to inspire in 2018” [TasteofCountry.com].
You can find her music on Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music. As tour dates continue to be announced you can stay current with Kalie on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to follow her on Youtube and visit www.kalieshorr.com.