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Songs I Grew Up On with Tiera Kennedy

Up-and-coming artist Tiera Kennedy sat down with The Nash News on Instagram Live On July 6 to talk about her song, “Found It In You,” and five songs that she grew up on. “Found It In You” is Tiera’s first song to be released on country radio, and she is thrilled to experience such success. This song helped her find her sound in the most romantic way possible, writing about her husband. Finding her sound has been a journey of finding the perfect blend of R&B and country, which can be seen in the songs she chose as her top 5 that she grew up on.

“Rock the Boat” by Aaliyah

Aaliyah made huge strides in R&B during her career, and she apparently had a great influence on Tiera’s career. This song was well-known to Tiera even in her youth, “Aaliyah was my mom’s favorite singer and she would always play that particular song.” Tiera explains that she feels connected to Aaliyah’s music and takes great inspiration from her, “I just feel like it’s kind of in me.”


“Teardrops On My Guitar” by Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is easily one of the biggest names in music, to the point where she has crossed over to multiple genres. It is no wonder that Tiera looks up to her. “She was the main person that inspired me to start writing, and as a result, my first few songs were all