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Rising Star Lily Rose Releases Touching New Song “Overnight Sensation”

Rising breakout star, Lily Rose just released a touching new song “Overnight Sensation”, available now, April 30th, everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the new music.

Newcomer, Lily Rose is already a bonafide superstar according to TikTok users and many, many fans around the world! The singer went viral with snippets of her song “Villain” time and time again, hitting over 1 million views in only thirteen hours. Today the singer-songwriter is releasing her next song to the world, rightly titled, “Overnight Sensation.”

Written in 2019 with Rose’s close friends Matt Morrisey, Morgan Brock, and Lauren Hungate, the singer and her friends never dreamed that her career would blow up like this. “I honestly don’t know if there’s a more personal song in my arsenal than “Overnight Sensation,” she shared in a recent press release, “Who knew that when we wrote the song in 2019 it would be the ultimate foreshadowing of me signing a record deal because of a viral moment.”

Rose portrays the message of how hard singers work to make it in the industry. Behind that title of a ‘new artist’ or an ‘overnight sensation,’ artists tend to have worked for over a decade just to get this to this point. If the song was not special enough, the accompanying music video shares special clips of Rose and her family, as she worked hard to get to where she is now as an artist. Much deserved!

“Works my fingers to the bone // Hurt like hell going through it then // Looking back I’d do it all again // No one knows quite how things go,” adding later, “I’m an overnight sensation // thirteen years in the making”

It is only a matter of time that more and more fans catch on to Rose’s one-of-a-kind talent. Her soulful vocals and vulnerable lyrics are exactly what country music needs. We are already big fans of the singer, and cannot wait to see how the mainstream fanbases react to her incredible music!

Lily Rose's "Overnight Sensation" is available now, April 30th

Lily Rose’s “Overnight Sensation” is available now, April 30th

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Lily Rose releases.

To keep up with Lily Rose, follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Overnight Senseation” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Our Favorite Viral Country Songs from TikTok

TikTok is full of talented budding artists with millions of followers. Lately, we have noticed that many country songs have gone viral just before their release. Check out a few of our favorites below and let us know how your list matches up with ours.

“Villain”- Lily Rose

“You can be the hero, I can take the fall / If that’s how your story goes, say it’s all my fault / Whatever helps you sleep at night / Yeah, you can make me the bad guy”

Named one of our 2021 Artists to Watch, Lily Rose rose to stardom on TikTok, building a community of loyal fans almost instantly. Staying true to herself and her personal story, “Villain” is the perfect introduction to Rose’s budding talent. The new soulful tune is the perfect track for anyone that is feeling like the “bad guy” after a break-up.

To keep up with Lily Rose, follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

“Jealous Of The Sky”- Ashley Cooke

“You can shine all the time like it’s just another day / Let the rain out when you feel like you wanna cry / Now you get to say hello while I gotta say goodbye / I’m jealous of the sky”

Ashley Cooke rose to fame on TikTok over quarantine, and there’s clearly no stopping her. She just released her new heartfelt song, Sunday Morning Kinda Saturday Night,” but it was “Jealous Of The Sky” that captured our hearts first. Written in remembrance for her best friend that passed away from his battle with cancer, the touching tune is a song that really puts Cooke on the map for her vocals and her songwriting.

To keep up with Ashley Cooke, follow her on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

 

“Better Than You’re Used To”- Tyler Rich

“He don’t take you dancing, he don’t understand / What he’s got, but baby I do / You need someone to love, love, love you / Better than you’re used to”

Although already an established country artist, Tyler Rich utilized social media, especially TikTok to his benefit. After writing the demo of “Better Than You’re Used To,” he shared it with his followers, and his fans instantly took to it. With no real plans to release it, Rich quickly changed his mind and released the song at the perfect time just before Valentine’s Day. We hope it becomes a hit for the singer-songwriter!

To keep up with Tyler Rich, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

 

“Just About Over You”- Priscilla Block

“Guess I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time / You must’ve heard I was moving on / Then right out of the blue / A quarter past two, I’m all about you / When I was just about, just about over you”

Priscilla Block is undoubtedly one of our new favorite songstresses’ in county music. With a sassy attitude, killer songwriting, and honesty for days, how could you not fall in love with her?! Although she has many songs that have gone viral on TikTok, “Just About Over You” is a clear standout.

To keep up with Priscilla Block, follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

“She Broke My Heart”- Noah Schnacky

“Cause I wouldn’t have been riding solo / Friday night at the house of blues / And I wind’ the ben there to accidentally spill my drink on you / You wouldn’t have laughed at how I dance”

TikTok has a ton of artists that are both newcomers and established artists in the field. Noah Schnacky is a rising artist, who has gained a lot of success with his TikTok page. He continues to utilize it to share new releases and demos with his fans. Most recently, he has been sharing “She Broke My Heart,” and it is both a viral hit and an absolute smash!

To keep up with Noah Schnacky, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

How does our list of favorite viral TikTok country songs match up to yours? Let us know in the comments.

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Woman of the Month: Rakiyah Marshall

We’re bringing you stories from women who are chasing their dreams and building a life that they love with New York Country Swag’s, “Woman of the Month”.

Each month, we highlight a different female pursuing her passions. Introducing you to women who are taking risks, working relentlessly, and turning their dreams into reality. These are empowering women who serve as role models and should be celebrated.

Rakiyah Marshall

“I love music, I love songwriters, and I love that music makes the world go round”

 

Our first Woman of the Month for 2021 hails from the same hometown as our Managing Editor, Christina, on Long Island New York. Rakiyah Marshall now resides in Nashville but her inspiring story of finding her passion for music, moving to Nashville to pursue that passion, and taking a leap of faith to start her own business all started in New York.

Thinking back to her childhood, music was always playing in her home. Whether her mother was cleaning on a Sunday morning listening to gospel music, getting ready for a party and listening to reggae, or even listening to the country female powerhouses taking over the airwaves in the ’90s, the energy music brought to her household influenced her life. She attended Seton Hall in New Jersey for college and knew that she wanted to be involved in the entertainment world. She landed an internship at Republic Records at a crucial time for the label, when it was just beginning to expand and take off. She recalls watching major artists like Ariana Grande and Nelly walk through the office and seeing artists who weren’t huge yet, get their start with Republic. “I remember going back to my dorm and thinking to myself, ‘What world did I just walk in to and how do I stay in it’,” she recalls.

Marshall speaks so highly of her internship and what she learned there, explaining that after she graduated she asked if she can stay on, that she would help with whatever they needed at the time, and eventually that turned into a full-time job. She tells us that one summer a friend asked her to go to see Rascal Flatts at PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey and it was her very first time at a country concert. “I had never gone to a tailgate like that, so many people just in a parking lot out in a field, it felt like everyone was friends and family already, I never enjoyed a concert like I did that day.” She tells us after that show she really started digging into the newer country acts, learning to love the true storytelling aspect of the genre.

She made the move to Nashville and took a job working at BMG in publishing, helping to guide and work with songwriters like Lindsey Ell, Sean Stemaly, and Emily Landis. “The Music Row feeling, it’s one I don’t even know how to describe,” she tells us.  “It’s a street filled with labels, publishers, PROS, and they are all located on one street, it’s magical and something that just does not exist in New York or Los Angeles, where it’s very corporate-driven and all high rises.” She quickly started to cherish the songwriter and the powerful energy that they brought to music city.

Like most people who work in the music industry, the COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone to pivot their strategies, sit down and figure out how they could use the slowed-down moments to their benefit. Marshall, who has always taken her own route in life decided that it was time for her to bet on herself, her talents, and confidently take a leap of faith and start her own company. After spending time watching cat videos on TikTok, she laughs, she tells us that she quickly realized that this new app was filled with untapped, unsigned yet very talented artists. After coming across Ashley Cooke, she knew she wanted to work with her. “My boyfriend, Seth England said ‘Why don’t you do it yourself? If you really believe in her, and she believes in you, you can start it together.’ It was scary to quit my corporate job in the middle of a pandemic, I had a lot of anxiety but I thought, there is no better time, I had time to think and strategize.”

England who is the CEO and partner at Big Loud Records also suggested the perfect name for her new venture and Back Blocks Music was born. “The term Back Blocks is because my dad and my family members say it a lot, when we are in traffic or trying to get somewhere fast, my dad will always say, “Take the back blocks”, and it’s basically his version of the dirt road”. Seth said to me, ‘Why don’t you call your company Back Blocks music? I have always found that you are a person that does really well at your job, you do it right, but you do it in your own way, you realize you can break artists too, but just in a different fashion’.”

Marshall also came across Lily Rose, on TikTok and she was instantly captivated by her. “I’ve never heard a voice like this, I’ve never heard a song written that way, she doesn’t look like anybody else, I am so curious and so I met her and I knew she was special, I gave her some strategies for TikTok and couple of weeks later, Villain was posted,” she tells us. The song skyrocketed, going viral and landing her a joint venture record deal with Back Blocks Music, Big Loud Records, and Republic Records.

With an exciting future ahead of her and her new company, we close out our conversation discussing the advice she would give to young girls looking to find their path in the music industry. “Internships are key. It changed my life, but also, the time you put into what you want to learn in those positions will change the rest. It’s ok not to know what you want to do, but there is no way to find out if you don’t try or work hard at it,” she explained. “I was always willing to do everything and anything to move to that next level and I think it really shows everyone above you, that you are ready to work. So that when it comes time for you to start your own company or work for someone else, that you feel you can bet on yourself and do it correctly because you had those tools before.”

In closing, she says, “As a female, confidence is key. We can do whatever we want and how we want to do it and be great at it. There is nothing that can stop us, not a man, not a corporation, nothing we are powerful and we are amazing.”

 

To keep up with Rakiyah Marshall follow her on Instagram and be sure to follow Back Blocks Music as well.

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Viral TikTok Star Lily Rose Releases New Song “Villain”

New artist Lily Rose just released a brand new song, “Villain”, available now December 15th everywhere you buy or stream music. Listen to the brand new track and take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the track.

Newcomer, Lily Rose is already a bonafide superstar according to TikTok users. The singer went viral with snippets of her song “Villain” time and time again, hitting over 1 million views in only thirteen hours. Today the brand new song, “Villain” is officially out, across all streaming platforms.

As a proud member of the LGBTQ community, Rose represents all of us, as she expresses her own experiences and vulnerabilities in her music. “Villain,” co-written by the singer-songwriter with Kyle Clark and Mackenzie Carpenter, is a track all about being labeled the ‘bad guy’ at the end of a relationship. Featuring twangy vocals and catchy production, “Villain” is the song we all need in our collection.

Lily Rose, "Villain", Out Now

Lily Rose, “Villain”, Available Now

“Yeah I’ve heard ‘em say / I never loved you / Found someone new / Gave up to soon / But that’s half the truth / One point of view / You can be the hero / I can take the fall / If that’s how your story goes / Say it’s all my fault / Whatever helps you sleep at night / Yeah, you can make me the bad guy / Make them all believe it / If that’s how you’re feeling / I can be the villain”

It is only a matter of time before more and more fans catch on to Rose’s one-of-a-kind talent. Her soulful vocals and venerable lyrics are exactly what country music needs. We are already big fans of the singer, and cannot wait to see how the mainstream fanbase reacts to her music.

Lily Rose, "Villain", Out Now

Lily Rose, “Villain”, Out Now

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Lily Rose releases.

To keep up with Lily Rose, follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Villain” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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