Shorr Makes 10th Grand Ole Opry Appearance
“Awake” (Country Mix) Hits #2 on Radio Disney Country Top 50 Chart and “Awake” (Pop Mix) Lands in Radio Disney Top 3 Most Requested for Multiple Weeks
Kalie Shorr is breaking barriers and not mincing words when it comes to her stance on equality for women in the music industry. PBS NewsHour featured Shorr, along with Song Suffragettes and Change the Conversation, on Monday evening. She spoke on the importance of women supporting each other in the music industry.
“I think, in the past five, six years that I have been in town, I saw this attitude shift, even within myself, where it was like, ‘she’s not your competition. She’s trying to do the same thing you’re doing,’ and that’s great because, Patsy and Loretta were best friends, and Dolly and Emmylou…” Shorr said.
Momentum continues to gain for the young artist. Shorr’s music video for the pop mix of her song, “Awake”, which features “American Idol” finalist Jonny Brenns, has been added to MTV. PerezHilton.com calls the music video “SO dreamy!”, and Perez Hilton himself even commented “.@KalieShorr is gonna win a lot of Grammys one day – and when she does, I told you all first!!!” Meanwhile, a separate music video for “Awake” (Country Mix) is playing in regular rotation on CMT.
Shorr made her 10th appearance on the Grand Ole Opry last night (March 20) and was featured this morning on National Public Radio’s one-hour “On Point” program produced out of Boston.
Both country and pop versions of Shorr’s “Awake” simultaneously premiered on Radio Disney Country (RDC) and Radio Disney (RD), a first for the stations. The “Awake” (Country Mix) hit #2 on last week’s RDC Top 50 Chart while the “Awake” (Pop Mix) hit #4 on the RD Top 50 Chart.
Shorr starts production on her first-ever full-length album in April with all songs penned by the artist. Fans can stay current with Kalie on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to follow her on Youtube and visit www.kalieshorr.com.
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 SiriusXM Highway Find and was praised by Spotify, CMT, Radio Disney Country, Taste of Country and even Billboard magazine. In 2017, Kalie released her Slingshot EP to rave 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. Her first 2018 single “Two Hands” garnered airplay on SiriusXM, Radio Disney Country, Pandora and TuneIn with prominent placement on Apple Music’s Breaking Country and Cool Country playlists. Named a CMT Next Women of Country and a “Top 10 Country Artists To Watch In 2018” by the Huffington Post, Kalie released her latest 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 lifelong 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 10 times. Kalie recently wrapped headlining the Walmart/Pepsi “Road to the CMA Awards” Tour raising awareness for the 52ndannual 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. Playing over 100 shows a year, Kalie’s message of female empowerment has led to praise for her “social advocacy” [NPR] and to her being called a “modern country woman [who will] continue to inspire” [Taste of Country].