Kasey Tyndall & Lainey Wilson
Kasey Tyndall’s journey to Nashville was accelerated in 2014 when she won a radio station contest to sing “We Were Us” with Keith Urban. The then college student at East Carolina University was greener than new money when she moved to the Music City. Leaving her studies to be a nurse at the university – along with her childhood home and her roots – she started on her journey.
Her Eastern North Carolina accent and penchant for aching love songs gives her away as a grounded country thoroughbred. Tyndall’s debut single, “Everything is Texas,” was released in early 2017 and garnered a lot of attention on the Wild Country Spotify playlist and the video hit Top 10 on CMT’s 12 Pack Countdown.
Tyndall’s second release is "Bar That’s Open,” a song she co-wrote with Ashley McBryde and Lainey Wilson. The video for the track – which Tyndall calls her first “real” music video – will be released in 2018.
“For as long as people have been breaking hearts or getting their hearts broken, there’s a bar, that bar’s regulars, and its staff to help,” says Tyndall of the inspiration behind her brutally honest, yet poetic, lyrics on this particular track. “We all have that bar in our life – no matter what we’re going through, we’re somehow family when we come together there.”
Some of her co-writing partners include Neil Mason from The Cadillac Three, Driver Williams from Eric Church’s band, the aforementioned Ashley McBryde, Taylor Phillips who just penned a #1 with Luke Combs, and of course Tommy Cecil, producer of Tyndall’s album (who has written and produced for Luke Bryan, Jake Owen, Parmalee). Those are just a few of the seasoned writers she’s worked with to create her soulful sound and scripture. Following a publishing deal with Sony STV, Cecil came on as producer of her first, full studio album, and she is booked by Jay Williams, the powerhouse agent behind Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, and many more.
Tyndall conquered over 100 tour dates in 2017, with the likes of Kane Brown, Granger Smith, Parmalee, Casey Donahew, Wheeler Walker Jr. and The Cadillac Three... and there appears to be no slowing down.
“Music has an amazing ability to bring us all together, no matter what our unique backgrounds may be. I particularly love that about Country Music – it’s a genre big enough for all of us. And as a female I can only aspire to be me, to be true to myself and to the style of music I’m making, all while trying to make the world a better place through songs.” - Kasey Tyndall
Lainey Wilson’s zealous appetite for songwriting and performing planted its roots at an age when she had more fingers on one hand than years under her belt. Year after year, song after song, her enthusiasm and fervor for telling stories through music has never let up. As the daughter of a farmer, she is no stranger to hard work and making the most of every discovered opportunity. Throughout high school, Wilson developed her musical sensibility and stage presence by performing at birthday parties and charity events in the guise of teen idol Hannah Montana...often opening the show with a special appearance by Lainey Wilson herself.
Wilson spent several years traveling back and forth to Nashville from her tiny hometown of Baskin, La. to write and record songs before she finally decided it was time to put down roots in Music City. Rather than deal with the hassle of packing her life away in boxes, Wilson simply hitched up her Flagstaff bumper-pull camper trailer and made the 7.5-hour trek to west Nashville, where she anchored her unconventional residence in the back of a friend’s studio parking lot for the next two years.
Since then,Wilson’s budding career as an in-demand songwriter on Music Row has fostered hundreds of songs, including her current single “Workin’ Overtime, which is the first release from a self-titled EP due in April 2018. She has also landed cuts by fellow rising artists Luke Combs and Kasey Tyndall, ultimately capturing the attention of publishing powerhouse Sony/ATV, which signed Wilson to an exclusive publishing deal in late 2017. As a performer, Wilson’s rural Louisiana accent lays the foundation for her retro-classic country tone, which renders her a unique voice in today’s modern country scene. Having opened for several major artists such as Joe Nichols, Andy Griggs, Josh Thompson, Dylan Scott, Kevin Sharp, Deana Carter, Tracey Lawrence, William Michael Morgan, and Jamie Lynn Spears, Wilson’s energetic live show blends elements of classic Southern Rock bands and bold female country paradigms like Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn.