On this episode of Roger the Wild Child Show, we are joined by rising country music artist and Willie Nelson's granddaughter, Raelyn Nelson and Okivia Faye, who sang duet with Noah Thompson, the winner of this years American Idol and who is a singer/songwriter/axctress herself.
As an emerging female country artist in Nashville, history suggests that the quickest path to success is somehow aligning oneself with one of the major publishers, producers, songwriters, labels, or managers that are the heart of Music Row. So what do you do if you are an emerging female country artist in Nashville, and also happen to be the granddaughter of musical icon, Willie Nelson?
You hook up with an independent producer and veteran of the rock/punk scene, write some songs that are part Loretta Lynn, part Cheap Trick, and form the Raelyn Nelson Band.
"I don't really have any desire to be a 'solo-artist'. Everyone in my family who plays music has always placed a lot of importance on band chemistry, on stage, off stage and in the studio. Our band can almost read each other's minds. Why would I mess with that? We try to keep it simple: Write songs we like, record them, make a video, then go out and play them for people."- Raelyn Nelson
Olivia Faye is a country/pop singer/songwriter and actress who hails from Murray, Kentucky. Growing up in a family of music lovers, her musical stylings pay homage to many of the early icons of country music, blues and classic rock.
Olivia moved to Nashville at 19, and quickly acclimated to a life in Music City as a songwriter and performer. Her smooth, bluesy vocals and catchy tunes have won her numerous invitations to perform throughout Nashville and beyond, her favorite being Puckett’s of Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee where she is a regular.
Olivia has been a featured opener for Travis Tritt, Alabama, Mark Chesnutt and Paul Thorn. She was just named as one of the best-up-and-coming talented artists to watch on Nashville Rising’s Spotify playlist and CMT Next Women of Country.
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