New Singles From Country Songstresses

Joanna Smith

Some of country’s rising females have new music climbing the charts. See the latest from Joanna Smith, Jana Kramer, Ashton Shepherd, and Katie Armiger.

>>The latest single from Columbia Nashville newcomer Joanna Smith hit the airwaves Feb. 7. “Georgia Mud” is streaming at www.joannasmithofficial.com. The single has already received rave reviews from music critics such as MusicRow’s own Robert K. Oermann. Smith was also named one of the new artists to watch by Billboard, Roughstock.com and Variety. CRS attendees can catch Smith first-hand at the MusicRow Meet & Greet on March 1 at Cadillac Ranch, where she and Colt Ford will perform.

>>Jana Kramer has released a single via Warner Music Nashville’s Elektra Nashville. “I Won’t Give Up” reached No. 2 on the iTunes Top Country Songs. The actress is a regular on The CW’s One Tree Hill, which will feature the song an upcoming episode. Kramer has had several other television roles, including appearances on Friday Night Lights, 90210, and Entourage.

Ashton Shepherd

>>The new single from MCA’s Ashton Shepherd is seeing lots of adds at country radio and the video for “Look It Up” is equally popular. The Michael Salomon-directed video was shot in Los Angeles and shows Ashton as a wronged lover who is selling her cheating ex’s belongings in a yard sale. Fans can see behind-the-scenes footage here.

>>Katie Armiger’s latest single “Best Song Ever” grabbed the fan-voted No. 1 spot on the GAC Top 20 Countdown recently. It is also climbing the Music Row chart. Armiger penned the single with Bruce Wallace and Amanda Flynn to show what goes on after a breakup. The video was shot during three days in Nashville and directed by Stephen Shepherd (Gary Allan, Emily West, and Josh Gracin).

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