The Nash News is eager to hold its fourth Girls Night Out Writers Round at Assembly Food Hall at the Fifth + Broadway complex in downtown Nashville on Thursday, June 16th from 7-10 p.m. The round will feature performances from Ava Paige, Parker Graye Nicole Miller, Sarah Ryder, Karissa Ella, Paige Rose, Maura Streppa, and Ash Ruder.
Get to know the artists and their music below:
17-year-old Ava Paige is a Nashville Native and has been pursuing music since she was 10 years old. She just finished her 2.5 yr battle with Leukemia and is active in several charities for pediatric cancer research.
Parker Graye is on a mission to make country music sad again. Coining her music “Saddies for the Baddies” the Vancouver, BC-based artist warms listeners' hearts by openly sharing her pain lyrically and layering the stories of heartbreak with haunting dreamy Western vocals. Parker is currently finishing her debut EP due out soon.
Nicole Miller is a pop-country artist from West Des Moines, Iowa. Miller is part of ASCAP's GPS class of 2021, as well as an NSAI Fresh Finds pick. She looks forward to following her debut EP, Lonely on the Weekend with some new music this year.
In 2019, Sarah Ryder burst onto the scene with an EP titled Feels Like This. Since then, she's put out various singles including the inspiration and moving "Woman" Ryder wrote about all of the amazing women in her life. She also put out the upbeat track "Get Back" in the fall of last year. Her record Seasons Of The Fall was just released in May of 2022.
Karissa Ella is a breath of fresh air in today’s world of country music, and she’s been recognized for it by CMT, Taste of Country, Sounds Like Nashville, and countless more media outlets. Inspired by the likes of Shania Twain, Gretchen Wilson, Miranda Lambert, and Carrie Underwood, her music and writing is a reflection of those that came before her.
Paige Rose is a powerhouse vocalist that dares to be reckoned with. Growing up on influences ranging from Shania Twain to Fleetwood Mac, Rose found her voice in her own kind of country describing her genre-bending music as “sassy and soulful.” You can listen to her debut EP Not All Girls OUT NOW!
There is a place where country meets soul meets pop. That sweet spot exists in the heart of singer/songwriter, Maura Streppa. Heavily influenced by Bob Dylan, John Prine, Lowell George, Levon Helm, Amy Winehouse, Kacey Musgraves, and more, Maura uniquely and effortlessly creates a home for lovers of the old and the new alike.
Ash Ruder, a California native, is one of Nashville's newest country songwriters. Freshly off of ABC's American Idol in 2021, Ash packed her bags and moved from the sunny Los Angeles to the South. In her country sound, you'll hear a blend of folk, nostalgia, twang, and soulful storytelling.
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