10. Laci Kaye Booth
While fans nationwide may have come to know and love Laci Kaye Booth from the American Idol stage, the Nashville-by-way-of-Texas newcomer reintroduces herself with her self-titled collection out now via BMLG Records/19 Recordings. With her deeply personal and heartfelt lyrics, Booth showcases all the facets of herself as she blends her raw and velvet-like sound with the echoes of her Country influences.
The 25-year-old artist has already made a name for herself and grown a dedicated fanbase as a season favorite competing on Season 17 of American Idol and after placing in the Top 5, she took the leap and moved to Nashville to fully immerse herself in writing and Country music. After meeting with Scott Borchetta and Jimmy Harnen of Big Machine Label Group, she knew she found her label home with them, 19 Recordings and her producer Dann Huff.
Booth recently released the playful video for her single “Shuffle.” The video shows Laci in a record store, losing herself in the pure joy of listening to her favorite music. Surrounded by suitors, she doesn’t have interest in romance as she only has eyes for the music around her. Until, that is, she finds someone to share her love and appreciation of music with. Paying homage to the strong women who’ve influenced and inspired her, Director Chris Beyrooty gives a nod to the lyrics, which Lacico-wrote alongside Derrick Southerland and Sam Ellis.
Through word of mouth in the Nashville songwriting community she quickly proved herself and became a sought-after artist to work with. She will soon be an identifiable voice in Country music – one that makes you turn the volume all the way up, because you’ve simply never heard anything like her before.
Label: Big Machine Label Group
Hot Release: “Shuffle”
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