Nashville Music Guide’s Artists to Watch 2024

Artists to Watch #1

Ella Langley is a trailblazer in the country music scene, blending her formidable vocal prowess with a down-to-earth songwriting approach that strikes a chord with audiences everywhere. Her ability to convey the raw emotions of life, love, and all that falls between with an unfiltered honesty has carved her a unique niche in a genre that celebrates authenticity.

Since her arrival in Nashville, Ella has championed the independent spirit that distinguishes so many country artists, earning her respect among peers and critics alike. Her do-it-yourself ethic manifested through relentless touring and a savvy use of social media to build a dedicated following, one heartfelt song at a time. Her singles “If You Have To,” “Damn You,” and “Country Boy’s Dream Girl” are testaments to her writing ability and knack for crafting tracks that resonate with listeners, amassing millions of streams.

However, Ella’s influence isn’t confined to her own releases. As a songwriter, she demonstrates her range and versatility, contributing to Elle King’s hit “Out Yonder” among others, highlighting her skills beyond the microphone. Her capacity to translate stories into songs that appeal to a broad audience has positioned her as a sought-after writer in Nashville’s vibrant music community.

Her debut EP, Excuse The Mess, unleashed upon the world a raw, heartfelt collection of songs that epitomize her formidable talent. The project is a mosaic of her experiences, unrefined and beautiful – showcasing the duality of her rock-solid country roots tempered with pop sensibility. Her standout vocals and sharp lyrics create an indelible impression, signaling that she is an artist not just passing through the scene, but here to shape it.

The music industry and fans alike have taken notice. Ella’s inclusion in CMT‘s 2024 LISTEN UP lineup and the CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2024 signifies her rising status in the music world, an acknowledgment of her potential to influence the genre in years to come.

Her latest offering “Strangers,” a duet with Kameron Marlowe, explores the heart of a turbulent relationship with exquisite harmonies that convey the tumultuous emotions involved when former lovers toe the line of becoming something less – or perhaps something more. It is a showcase of both her and Marlowe’s vocal talents and songwriting skills, again setting her apart as an artist to be reckoned with.

As she gears up for a packed touring schedule, including appearances at CRS 2024’s Amazon Music Presents: Country Heat showcase alongside Lady A, Chayce Beckham, Dylan Marlowe, and Josh Ross as well as joining the ranks of artists like Riley Green and Luke Bryan on their respective tours, Ella is more than ready to take her music across the nation. With the promise of her debut album on the horizon, fans are eager for more of Ella’s unadulterated storytelling and captivating sound.

Ella Langley is not just riding the waves of country music; she’s making them. With each performance and release, she reasserts her dedication to her art, her resilience in the industry, and her ambition to stay true to herself and her fans. Indeed, Ella is a voice that will not only echo in honky-tonks and across airwaves but will also leave an indelible mark on the soul of country music.

Label: Columbia Records/Sony Nashville
Hometown: Hope Hull, Arkansas
Current City: Nashville, Tennessee
Hot Release(s): “Strangers”; “Country Boy’s Dream Girl”; “That’s Why We Fight”
Musical Influences:  Willie Nelson, Stevie Nicks, Chris Stapleton, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson
If You Like: Priscilla Block, Megan Moroney, Kelsea Ballerini
Tour Appearances Slated for 2024: Riley Green’s Ain’t My Last Rodeo Tour, HARDY ‘s Quit!! Tour, Morgan Wallen’s One Night At a Time Tour and Luke Bryan’s Mind of a Country Boy Tour
KEEP UP WITH ELLA LANGLEY: | Instagram/TikTok/X: @EllaLangleyMusic

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