RECORDS Nashville artist and Texas native Erin Kinsey has released her highly anticipated EP Bet My Heart, available everywhere today. The new project features songs all written by Kinsey, including the title track, and fan favorites “Always Never,” “Vegas” and “Boys In Boots.”
After a whirlwind week around the ACM Awards in her home state of Texas, where she performed at the ACM Country Kickoff, hit the red carpet at the awards show, appeared on Good Morning Texas and taped an episode of Texas Today (airing 5/25), Erin stopped by the Today In Nashville this afternoon to talk about her new music.
Matching youthful effervescence to beyond-her-years wisdom and a heartening, blue-sky country sound, Bet My Heart finds Kinsey taking the next steps of her personal journey – and doing so right alongside her fans.
Getting more vulnerable with time, she’s spent the last year writing out her life in real time, exploring ups and downs and coming away with an empowering truth. Life rarely turns out the way we expect, Kinsey explains, but with a shoulder to lean on, it can be a beautiful ride.
“The last EP was honest, they were all my stories, but I definitely left out a lot,” she says. “I’m not leaving out anything on this one.”
Bet My Heart follows her critically-acclaimed debut EP 40 East, which she released last year, just before making her Grand Ole Opry debut.
“This project is one that really wraps up so many feelings I’ve had since my first EP – the good, the great, and the difficult,” confides Kinsey. “’40 East’ features so many fun songs that I’m still very proud of, but in hindsight, it’s felt like maybe I left some things out. ‘Bet My Heart’ shows all of my angles, and in such an honest way, that I wasn’t able to lean in half way. Even though it might have saved me from some heart break along the way, there’s no reward like the one when betting it all actually works out!”
Erin may be a country music newcomer, but she’s been hard at work since she was 11 years old. Now 22, she is the epitome of a 10-year overnight success who has established herself as a Nashville singer-songwriter with a bright future ahead of her. Having moved from Texas to Tennessee the morning after her high school graduation, Kinsey quickly immersed herself in country music, and in return she was embraced by music insiders who’ve helped her reach her larger-than-life goals.
Erin consistently receives close to ten million views when she posts an original song on TikTok, where she’s amassed nearly a quarter million active followers. Erin has accumulated over 70 million streams across her catalog to date.
Bet My Heart Track listing:
- Boys in Boots – Erin Kinsey, Jordan Minton, Travis Wood
- Stayed a Summer – Erin Kinsey, Sara Davis, Josh Kerr, Micah Carpenter
- Little More Cowboy – Erin Kinsey, Russell Sutton, Jaxson Free
- Bet My Heart – Erin Kinsey, Parker Welling, Josh Kerr
- Always Never – Erin Kinsey, Sarah Buxton, Josh Kerr
- Vegas – Erin Kinsey, Brinley Addington, Barrett Baber
- Handful (acoustic) — Erin Kinsey, Josh Ronen, Kyle Clark
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