With the pandemic putting a halt to the release of new music, Hannah Ellis is making up for lost time. A follow-up to “Country Can” and “Someone Else's Heartbreak,” Ellis is readying for summer with the release of “ Wine Country, ” a musical elixir that transports listeners to a place where the boundaries between grandeur and down-home backroads vanish. ( I put the boujee in the backroads ). Videos by American Songwriter Lauren Alaina Makes A TRUE Country Record I like my wine country boots muddy / A little California in Kentucky / Black Lucchese's dukes like daisy / City sipping on a tailgate / Cabernet in a solo cup / I'm throwing down with my pinky up / Go on if you wanna judge me / But I like my wine country , Ellis sings in the chorus. This summer anthem, penned by Ellis alongside Clint Lagerberg and her husband, Nick Wayne, made its debut at Live In The Vineyard Goes Country 2023. “Wine Country” is a playful nod to life's guilty pleasures, with Ellis indulging in a generous pour of Cabernet, sipping her wine from a Solo Cup while lifting her pinky up. “I have so much fun with “Wine Country,” Ellis tells American Songwriter. “I wanna continue introducing all of these different facets of Hannah Ellis, because there's a lot, there's an onion there and that side of me is one of my favorites. I love a fancy night out, but also I'm totally fine if it ends in a dive bar. But I think it's just such a fun song.” In the coming months, Ellis will appear on the Grand Ole Opry stage on July 16 before joining forces with Billy Currington as a supporting act in select cities. In an interview with American Songwriter, Ellis gives a peek into her songwriting process, and shares some songwriting advice for aspiring songwriters. American Songwriter: So how did you get started in songwriting? Hannah Ellis: Oh man. You know, I got started in songwriting because I wanted to be a singer first. I had my big […]
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