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SUPERSTAR DREAMS?
Ain't too proud to beg. (1/27a)
BLITZ LIST
Burrowing into trending industry topics (1/27a)
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HIPGNOSIS NABS
BIEBER CATALOG
Merck's a belieber. (1/25a)
HITS' BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPECIAL: ALL THE SQUARES GO HOME
Sisters doin' it for themselves (1/28a)
HIP-HOP AT 50
The astonishing first half-century of a world-rocking genre.
THE NEXT BIG PLAYER
in the catalog game is...
INDIE BREAKOUTS
More independent music rises at the DSPs.
THE GOP CONGRESS
At last, America can focus 24/7 on Hunter Biden's laptop.
THE B-SIDE
Tara Thompson (Valory/BMLG)
3/11/16

WHAT IT IS: A self-described “redneck from East Tennessee,” Thompson was raised in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, surrounded by the familiar sights of small-town life—DF bars, mobile homes, lawns dotted with pink flamingos—that would eventually fill the songs on her debut album. The young cousin of Loretta Lynn, she moved to Nashville as a teenager, becoming a regular at downtown honky-tonks for six years straight, performing classic country songs. These days, she’s singing her own songs and telling her own stories. A sly, quirky songwriter, she fills her music with anecdotes about her family in songs like “Pregnant at the Prom” and “Vows.” Thompson shines a light on her own misadventures too, with debut single “Someone to Take Your Place,” a tongue-in-cheek anthem about embracing the single life. Together, these autobiographical songs showcase a young storyteller who’s ready to carry on her family’s country legacy, with one foot rooted in the twang of trad country and the other pointing in a bold new direction. Thompson is currently putting the final touches on her full-length album, expected later this year.
SINGLE:
“Someone to Take
Your Place”
LIVE: CMT Women of Country Tour with Jennifer Nettles, Brandy Clark and Lindsay Ell
RADIO:
2/22 add date
PRESS: Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, Forbes, NKD, Taste of Country, All Access, The Boot, Music Row
BOOKING: Risha Rodgers/WME
PUBLISHING: Big Machine Music
MANAGEMENT: Spoon Williams
/ Spoons Tunes