The Nash News is eager to hold its second-ever Girls Night Out Writers Round at Assembly Food Hall at the Fifth + Broadway complex in downtown Nashville on Thursday, April 28th from 7-10 p.m. The round will feature performances from Royale Lynn, Mary Heather Hickman, Faith Schueler, Alison Nichols, Jasmin Bade, Paulina Jayne, Laine Lonero, and Christina Taylor.
Get to know the artists and their music below!
1. Royale Lynn
Between writing songs for herself and others, Royale Lynn is a force to be reckoned with. Lynn has been a part of notable songs like "Far Boy" sung and co-written by Leah Marie Mason which took off on social media. In 2021, she was also named as one of Boot Barn's Emerging Artists and has been featured in playlists such as New in Nashville, Fresh Finds Country, Young Nashville, and Apple Music Country. Lynn's songs feature timeless melodies and vulnerable lyrics: keeping that front porch feel with the backyard cowboy country roots.
2. Mary Heather Hickman
Singer/songwriter Mary Heather Hickman has a classic country sound delivered with an unaffected style and emotional acuity which is honest, unflinching, and gritty. An experienced performer and gifted songwriter at 26 years old, her dulcet voice highlights the irony, double entendres, and spirited resilience at the heart of her songs. Mary Heather’s southern roots run deep throughout her sassy, irreverent, “Don’t mess with Texas” songwriting style.
3. Faith Schueler
Faith Schueler, a rising country artist, singer, and songwriter, shares her own, original sound through her music and vocal presentation. Born and raised in South Carolina, Schueler digs deep into her roots by creating original music with a pop/country and soul twist. Watch the video for her song "Nobody Told Me" below.
4. Alison Nichols
It takes a lot of evolution to create a country music singer like Alison Nichols. As one of the first Asian-American artists in the country format (and 2nd cousin to the late great Joe Diffie), Alison likes to say she is “half Korean, half redneck and 100% American”. From Georgia by way of Texas, she comes by her country roots honestly, growing up on the holy trinity of Miranda, Maren, and Kacey. Her powerful singing voice is equal parts sass and vulnerability. Her songwriting is both cutting edge and wise beyond her years. She has cracked the code at TikTok, with one of her posts for the song “is it just me?” hitting over 4 million views and a single release for the song scheduled for March 2022. Look out for this one-of-kind country diva coming to a honky-tonk near you.
5. Jasmin Bade
Raised in coastal city Melbourne, Australia, Jasmin Bade is an up-and-coming country artist bringing honesty and individuality to her sound. The singer-songwriter grew to love music that told stories, listening to the likes of Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and The Chicks. From busking on the streets for pocket change and playing in festivals since the age of seven, Bade pursued her passion and studied music at the University of Tasmania. With a songwriting scholarship from the Australian Performing Rights Association, she worked alongside ARIA winners to hone her writing and performing skills. Her newest single “Rent” debuted at number three on the iTunes Country Charts Australia on February 18th, and premiered on KIX Country Radio.
6. Paulina Jayne
Made in Detroit and a Nashville resident, Paulina Jayne’s urban country music is a marriage of the storytelling elements of country, the edge of rock and roll, the danceability of pop, and the thoughtfulness of folk. An energy-infectious, moment-making, candid, and rollercoaster performer, Paulina has opened for heavy-hitters like Sheryl Crow, Sam Hunt, and Rascal Flatts and has shared Live Nation festival marquees all over the country with Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, and Luke Bryan. She has written with several #1 writers, including JT Harding, Shane McAnally, Bonnie Baker, Danny Orton, and the list goes on.
7. Laine Lonero
Born and raised in The Pelican state of Louisiana, singer-songwriter Laine Lonero earned accolades for her performances in musical theater and opera from an early age. She penned her first song at 13, and went on to win a song-writing contest in Nashville. In 2016, Laine was featured on 4 Kidzbop CD's and has continued to write, and perform throughout her home state and in Nashville, Tennessee. Her debut single, No Sweat, gained support from Radio Disney Country. Laine currently resides in Nashville and is attending Belmont University in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business.
8. Christina Taylor
Christina Taylor is the singer-songwriter behind the hits “As Good As You Look,” “Settin’ Myself on Fire,” “That Girl,” and many more. She was named an "artist to watch" by AXS, The Country Source, CMT and the UK’s Your Life In A Song; Christina’s passionate live performances and deep repertoire quickly earned industry notice. Listen to her track "Damn Boy" below!
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