Episode 318. Hannah Ellis- Country Music Artist-Hometown Rising
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As Rolling Stone so cleverly put it, Hannah Ellis is an artist for fans of “spontaneous declarations of love.” This Kentucky native is creating forward-thinking pop country music with a lyric that pulls from real-life experiences. This approach has garnered Hannah a great deal of attention in the last year as she was named to CCMT’sNext Women of Country, as well as one of Rolling Stone’s “Artists to Watch.” Her single, “Home and a Hometown,” premiered on CMT last summer and has since been featured on Sirius XM’s “On the Horizon” and even charted in the Top 100 on Mediabase Country, despite being an independent release. Growing up in her small Hometown of Campbellsville, Kentucky, Hannah sang in every local competition she could, eventually leading her to compete in Season 8 of The Voice. Once returning home to Nashville, she signed a publishing deal with Curb|Word Entertainment. Hannah has since had songs recorded by artists like Russell Dickerson, Danielle Bradbery, and the current Cassadee Pope single. While writing full-time, Hannah has continued traveling and playing shows. She signed with Creative Artists Agency at the end of 2017 and has since toured as the opener for artists such as Dwight Yoakam, Montgomery Gentry, and Devin Dawson. You can see Hannah out on the road this spring on the CMT Next Women of Country Tour with Cassadee Pope and Clare Dunn, and be on the lookout for some new music coming soon.