NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 25, 2019) -- Rounding out a monumental year in her career, Kalie Shorr will join the star-studded and diverse lineup of Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp announced on Friday. She will help Nashville ring in the New Year with Keith Urban, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, The Struts, Amanda Shires, Bren Joy and the Fisk Jubilee Singers.
The New Years Eve show will cap off a monumental 2019 for Shorr, who’s debut album Open Book dropped in September and was recently lauded by well-respected music critic Jon Caramanica on The New York Times’ Popcast:
“One of the things I like about this record is it does have some of the raw tension that I would associate with a Miranda, but it also has some of these very, very crisp pop songwriting instincts that feel very post-Taylor [Swift], post-Kelsea Ballerini. This album is a knock to me… very, very into it.” - Jon Caramanica, The New York Times (via NYT Popcast, 10/11/19)
Last year, the Nashville concert was featured on “NBC’s New Year’s Eve” national broadcast that was live from Times Square in New York City. It was the most successful New Year’s Eve event for Nashville with an all-time high $23 million in direct visitor spending over 2017’s $22.3 million. Attendance was approximately 175,000 to 200,000, a record attendance over 2015’s 150,000. Gates at Bicentennial Mall will open at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31 with DJ Case Bloom providing entertainment before the Music Note is raised. The Fisk Jubilee Singers, an ensemble of students from Fisk University, will kick off the live music with a selection of Spiritual music. The show’s highlight will be the traditional Music Note Drop and accompanying fireworks display to usher in the New Year. GRAMMY-winner DJ Dave Audé also will be part of the lineup.
Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville is produced by the NCVC for the city of Nashville and presented by Jack Daniel’s. Partners include Advance Financial, Anderson Benson, Nashville International Airport, Nashville Farmers’ Market, Tennessee State Parks, Tennessee Highway Safety Office: Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk, The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee, Dr Pepper, Kroger, Metro by T-Mobile, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, Korbel, Budweiser and Bud Light. For more information: visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve.
Shorr emerged in 2016 with her self-penned hit “Fight Like A Girl” and shortly after, the Portland, Maine singer-songwriter became a Sirius XM “Highway Find.” Her debut album, Open Book, has been lauded by critics from NPR, The New York Times, Rolling Stone and more. She made her Grand Ole Opry debut in 2018 and has played the Opry 15 times so far. Shorr has toured with Sara Evans, RaeLynn, Jimmie Allen and is spending much of December this year supporting LeAnn Rimes’ “You And Me And Christmas” Tour.
Remaining 2019 Show Dates: Nov. 15 - Burlington, Vt. - Club Metronome Nov. 16 - Portland, Maine - Aura Dec. 3 - Morristown, N.J. - Mayo Performing Arts Center* Dec. 5 - Bensalem, Pa. - Xcite Center at Parx Casino* Dec. 6 - Atlantic City, N.J. - Hard Rock Atlantic City* Dec. 7 - Warren, Pa. - Struthers Library Theater* Dec. 10 - Athens, Ga. - The Classic Center* Dec. 11 - Augusta, Ga. - Miller Theater* Dec. 13 - Franklin, N.C. - Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts* Dec. 14 - Coconut Creek, Fla. - The Pavilion - Seminole Coconut Creek* Dec. 15 - Jacksonville, Fla. - Florida Theater* Dec. 31 - Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville
*Opening on LeAnn Rimes’ You and Me and Christmas Tour
About Kalie Shorr Kalie Shorr burst onto the Nashville music scene in 2016 with her self-penned hit “Fight Like A Girl.” The Portland, Maine singer-songwriter became a Sirius XM “Highway Find” and was spotlighted by Spotify, Apple Music, CMT, Radio Disney Country, Taste of Country, and even Billboard magazine. In 2017, Kalie released her Slingshot EP to positive reviews and was named “New Artist You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone, “The New Nashville” by Teen Vogue, and one of “2017’s Hottest Artists Under 25” by Taste of Country. Named a CMT Next Women of Country and a “Top 10 Country Artists To Watch In 2018” by the Huffington Post, Kalie released her last EP Awake to critical acclaim and toured with Sara Evans and RaeLynn on the CMT Next Women of Country Tour. On March 31, 2018, Kalie fulfilled a life-long dream when she made her Grand Ole Opry debut calling it “one of the most emotional experiences of my life” and has since gone on to play the Opry many times. In late 2018, she headlined the Walmart/Pepsi “Road to the CMA Awards” Tour raising awareness for the 52nd annual CMA Awards telecast. And in November, Radio Disney Country launched a daily radio series called “Let The Girls Play” hosted by Kalie and fellow Song Suffragette Savannah Keyes. Kalie’s message of female empowerment has led to praise for her “social advocacy” [NPR] and to features on PBS NewsHour, NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “On Point” in addition to ELLE Magazine. Kalie’s first-ever full-length album Open Book released on September 27th with Rolling Stone saying “[Open Book] showcases the alchemy that Shorr concocts which manage[s] to conjure both Shania Twain, Red-era Taylor Swift, Dashboard Confessional, and Alanis Morissette all at once.” In addition to many other 2019 tour dates, Kalie will support LeAnn Rimes’ “You And Me And Christmas” Tour this holiday season.