Up until this week, I was only familiar with the duo Bomshel, because I’d seen their name on the list of performers at Country Concert ‘08 last year (in Ft. Laramie, Ohio). I never really looked into who they were or what they did. But with the release of their new single to country radio, I’m definitely interested in learning more about these girls.
The song is called, “Fight Like a Girl,” and if any of you are familiar with the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life, you know that this year they have a brown shirt out that boldly states on the front, “Fight like a girl”. Most of my regular readers know that I’m a huge supporter of the American Cancer Society, and have been actively involved in Relay For Life for a number of years, so it really doesn’t surprise me that I like this song. I hope all of you like it, too. (I have to thank WXBQ in Bristol, Va. for putting this great song on their play list. Good job WXBQ Crew!)
It’s a great song, with a strong message. The song is really a celebration of female strength, and is structured around one woman’s three part story: as a young girl she gets some parental advice on how to deal with hurt; as a young woman she applies advice to adult problems; and–finally–middle-aged woman she draws comfort from advice as she comes face to face with mortality.
Kelley and Kristy make up this duo. Their bio says they are “musical counterparts and best friends.” Kelly said she “wanted to be Leann Rimes,” and at 10 years old she used to introduce herself as “Curb Recording artist Kelly Shepard.” She grew up singing in local venues in Phoenix, Ariz.
Kristy is from a small town in Idaho, and started out touring the Northwest and Canada in a group called the Fiddler’s Hatchery, at four years old. She said she knew she wanted to be a country singer after watching Garth Brooks play New York on TV. “I saw him coming in a helicopter, and though..I could TOTALLY do that!”. Kristy is a ski racer, a horse rider and a self-diagnosed adrenaline junkie. “I knew that anything I got myself into had to be very real, and very fun. Bomshel represents that.” Kristy is the fiddle player that you will often see hanging from the rafters or playing on top of a van at her shows. She’s definitely adventurous!
The girls will be at the CMA Music Festival June 11 and 12, then they go off to Philadelphia, Pa., for a show with WXTU radio, and then back to Nashville on June 14 for the show on the CMA Sommet Center Plaza Stage. I like their show schedule … they will be everywhere from California to the New England States … and on June 20, they will be “Somewhere in the USA” – and that’s exactly what it says on their MySpace page. And of course the location for that event is listed as “Somewhere”.
If you haven’t heard “Fight Like A Girl” yet – here it is for you.
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