THE GUARDIAN CROWNS KALIE SHORR “THE NEW QUEEN OF COUNTRY,” PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “F U FOREVER”
Also Featured on NPR and by iHeart’s Bobby Bones
Press Release NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 18, 2020) -- Kalie Shorr continues to break barriers in country music with her debut album Open Book. Renowned British press outlet, The Guardian, named Shorr a “best new artist for 2020” (the only country artist among fifty artists of all genres) and recently interviewed her about her highly acclaimed album, hailing her “The New Queen of Country.” The Guardian’s digital edition also debuted Shorr’s new lyric video for “F U Forever.” “Her poignant bleakness and acid wit (the latter honed at stand-up nights between gigs) did spook the famously conservative country industry. So she self-released the album, a gloves-off evolution of Taylor Swift’s Nashville years.” - Laura Snapes, The Guardian Since the start of the Coronavirus outbreak, NPR has asked various artists and authors to write about what is helping them get through the pandemic. Shorr describes in her article for Our Daily Breather how being isolated has affected her creativity as well as describing her recovery from COVID-19. Recently, Shorr was Bobby Bones’ “National Spotlight Artist of the Week” on his nationally syndicated show - iHeartCountry’s Top 30 with Bobby Bones. He also played her current single “Alice In Wonderland” and interviewed her for a special on-air segment. On Friday, May 15 Shorr participated in Feed The Children’s International Day of Families Benefit Special For COVID-19 Relief alongside Toby Keith, Tony Bennett and Walker Hayes among others. On Thursday, May 21 Shorr will be doing a 20 minute acoustic show, along with a 10 minute live Q&A with Destination Country (UK) on their Live in Your Living Room livestream. Pandora also recently added multiple songs from Open Book to their Rising Women in Country, including "Alice in Wonderland," "Big Houses" and "Lullaby." About Kalie Shorr According to The New York Times, Kalie Shorr’s debut album - Open Book - was the #7 Best Album of 2019 alongside Taylor Swift, Lana Del Ray and Ariana Grande. Along with a long list of other accolades, Variety called Open Book “2019’s best freshman country effort,” and Stereogum said “country music needs this kind of fire.” Shorr burst onto the Nashville music scene 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” and was spotlighted by Apple Music, Spotify, CMT, Radio Disney Country, Pandora, Taste of Country, The Boot and even Billboard magazine. She was named a “CMT Next Women of Country”, “The New Nashville” by Teen Vogue and a “Top 10 Country Artist To Watch In 2018” by the Huffington Post. She made her Grand Ole Opry debut in 2018 and has gone on to play that heralded stage 17 times so far. Shorr has toured with Sara Evans, RaeLynn, Jimmie Allen and spent the past December supporting LeAnn Rimes’ “You And Me And Christmas” Tour. From her work with the all-female, singer-songwriter collective Song Suffragettes, Shorr has been featured on PBS NewsHour, NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “On Point” as well as in ELLE Magazine. She rang in 2020 performing for over 200,000 people at Nashville’s largest-ever New Year’s Eve show with Keith Urban, Stevie Nicks, Jason Isbell, The Struts and more. With wide praise for her current album Open Book coming from diverse outlets like NPR, Slate, People, No Depression, Rolling Stone and more, Shorr’s new year is already lighting up with The Guardian (UK) and The Tennessean calling her an artist to watch in 2020.