EMI Records Nashville songstress, Kelleigh Bannen garnered success back in June, when she released a three-song music premiere to SiriusXM’s The Highway. The release included new tracks, “John Who,” “Happy Birthday,” and “The Joneses,” all showcasing her beautiful and soulful vocal ability. CMT’s Next Woman of Country alumna debuted the music video for “Happy Birthday” on CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown.
The heartfelt song, co-written by Bannen with Claire Douglas and Dallas Wilson revolves around Bannen’s vocals and story-telling abilities. The artist shares her thoughts behind the song in a recent press release stating “There’s something about birthdays that are so nostalgic… even if it’s just in an ‘I wonder how they’re doing’ kind of way. The details of this song are really personal, and I think that is why this song has connected with so many people. It’s just a really truthful song.”
The music video for “Happy Birthday” embodies that sentiment. The singer is shown making phone calls to her ex-boyfriend on his birthday, and all the feelings that encompass remembering what that day used to be for both people. It shows a complete story and personifies emotions. The surprise ending will viewers on their toes. Check out the video below.
Along with being a uniquely talented singer-songwriter, Bannen is creative in other realms too. She is the pioneer of a successful podcast entitled “The Nashville Life,” which explores the positives and negatives of the music industry and has featured prominent songwriters and music executives. Season 3 was released earlier this month. For information about her podcast and future tour dates visit Bannen’s website. We hope to hear a full-length album from the talented artist in the near future.
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