VENUE UPGRADE REQUIRED AS ELECTRIFYING RISER LEVELS UP HER DIVE BAR
THREE-NIGHT STAND TO NASHVILLE’S LOWER BROADWAY FOR FINAL INSTALLMENT
LAST NIGHT (11/14)
SIX-SONG SET INTRODUCING: THE HEARTBREAK OUT THIS FRIDAY (11/17)
NASHVILLE, TENN. – From the Springwater Supper Club & Lounge on West End Ave. to Lower Broadway’s Barstool Nashville, Big Loud Records / Songs & Daughters firebrand Lauren Watkins brought the heat across Music City with her just-wrapped three-night residency, The Heartbreak Supper Club.
Showing off her “hazy, honey-glazed sound” (MusicRow) over three Tuesday night performances with noteworthy pop-ups from fellow artists and collaborators Ashley Monroe, Carter Faith, and Jake Worthington, Watkins proved why she’s “a young Nashville artist to keep your eye on” (Whiskey Riff) throughout the hometown run.
“Already cementing herself among the strongest up-and-comers in the format, Watkins continues to prove her growing star power,” Holler raves in their review of the residency, while The Tennessean advises to “enter any Music Row watering hole, mention the name of Big Loud-signed singer-songwriter Lauren Watkins and watch people’s eyes alight with excitement.”
Country Now just featured Watkins as a Country Next artist of the month, highlighting how she “takes pride in crafting lyrics that convey profound emotions as her passionate and dynamic voice carries her through performances night after night” – read more here.
This Friday, Watkins doubles down on her musical introduction with Introducing: The Heartbreak, a six-song set of all-new originals written alongside some of Nashville’s finest pens – The Warren Brothers, Nicolle Galyon, Jessie Jo Dillon, Rodney Clawson, David Garcia, and many more. Listen to the project’s four released songs here; Jake Worthington duet “Fly On The Wall” and “Jealous of Jane” complete the collection Friday (11/17).
Introducing: The Heartbreak Tracklist
All songs produced by Joey Moi
* with Jake Worthington
** with Carter Faith
ABOUT LAUREN WATKINS
Drenched in authenticity and rife with barstool charm with an addictive, Tennessee limestone gravel in her voice, Nashville-born and bred songbird Lauren Watkins writes, breathes, and lives country music. The 24-year-old original grew up on the outskirts of Guitar Town, mesmerized by a jukebox rotation of country music, from outlaws like Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow to chart-toppers Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, and Chris Stapleton. Moving back after four years at Ole Miss, Watkins’ unyielding, turn on a dime lyricism quickly caught the attention of GRAMMY-nominated multi-hyphenate Nicolle Galyon, who signed her to publishing and recording contracts with Songs & Daughters / Big Loud Records almost instantly. Honing in on a sound that’s both reverent of the genre’s roots and in lockstep with where it’s headed next, she’s introducing her take on country music now with a double shot debut: seven-song set Introducing: Lauren Watkins, released in April, and forthcoming six-song sequence, Introducing: The Heartbreak, out Nov. 17. Watkins spent the summer touring notable fairs and festivals throughout North America, alongside treks opening for Jameson Rodgers, Morgan Wallen, Lily Rose, Austin Snell and more. She’s on the road now supporting Conner Smith.
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