Emerald River/Nine North
“Party Down” is the new single release from Emerald River/Nine North artist Julia Burton. “This is a fun song with an encouraging message about how to move on and celebrate life after a relationship has gone awry,” explains the West Virginia-raised Burton. “Lord knows we’ve all been through relationships like that!” The song is featured on the singer’s debut album, Woman From the Country, which is scheduled for release later this year.
Burton’s drive to entertain stems from early in her childhood. “I would sit at my toy piano and say ‘daddy come listen to me sing my song’—it was ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,’” says Burton, “and then Momma would catch me on top of the coffee table with a candlestick in my hand belting out Hank Williams Jr’s ‘All My Rowdy Friends.’ It’s all I’ve ever thought about and dreamed.”
When she moved to Nashville, she was given the opportunity to play the back room of the legendary Tootsies Orchid Lounge. There she performed three nights a week for four hours to a rowdy country crowd, growing as an entertainer and artist. “Performing at Tootsie’s gave me the opportunity to meet a lot of people who love country music,” reflects Burton. “What an amazing place, what great fans. It’s an experience that I will remember for a lifetime.”
Burton has since shared the stage with artists as diverse as Kool and the Gang, Wynonna, The Commodores, and Jo Dee Messina. She is also a National Spokesperson for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.