Following the release of her debut EP ‘Coming Back To Me
– which landed at #2 on the iTunes country chart and has been streamed
over 40,000 times to date – and much-hyped return to live music at the
Bob Harris-curated Under The Apple Tree night last month, Yorkshire
country-pop singer Carolynne has announced two UK dates, co-headlining with The Abrams (Canada), with further tour dates to follow:

May 31st – London, The Borderline – TICKETS
June 1st – Manchester, Gullivers – TICKETS


For country
singer-songwriter Carolynne, music has always been a priority. Though
she’s now had over 6.5m views on Youtube to date and has been featured
extensively on national radio, print and television across the UK, her
story starts at the age of just fourteen, when her family of “country
music fanatics” inspired her to hit the road joining five-piece Country
band ‘Sundown’. After several years of touring the UK, at eighteen she
left her family home in Yorkshire, heading for London to pursue her
career in music, before long signing a contract with BMG and starting to
work as a published songwriter. The next couple of years took her
abroad to Sweden, where she spent time writing for other pop artists
while developing her own songwriting style & sound, a blend of
country, rock and pop. As well as collaborating with some great
songwriters she continued to work as a touring performer across the U.K.
This allowed Carolynne to
hone and develop her unique style of performance, which would eventually
catch the eyes and ears of X Factor judge Gary Barlow when
she later appeared on the show as a finalist. Gary described Carolynne
as “supremely talented” with a voice that “just oozes Country”. With the
X Factor propelling her into the public eye in front of millions of
viewers & being the first UK contestant to bring Country music to
the X Factor stage, Carolynne’s next move was unexpected for someone in
her position; knowing she wanted to fulfil her dream as a songwriter,
she headed to the heart of country music and the home of many of her
influences – Nashville, Tennessee.

During her five months
spent travelling across the USA, from Nashville to Arizona and L.A., she
performed at every opportunity, and had the chance to work with, among
others, Grammy award-winning songwriter Jeff Silbar (Dolly
Parton, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson), who as well as penning songs for
the country elite in Music City also wrote the award-winning hit ‘Wind
Beneath My Wings’ .

Carolynne’s debut single ‘I
Love You But Shut Up’ was released in 2015, attracting strong support
from the mainstream and country media – including a slot on the BBC
Radio 2 playlist and a live acoustic session on Terry Wogan’s Sunday show;
national TV appearances including Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff – and
publicity across high-profile press and magazines such as Maverick,
Country Music Magazine and The Independent, Since then, Carolynne has
taken time away from the spotlight to work on new material, an EP
written and produced with longtime collaborators The Elements and mixed
by Ash Howes (One Direction, Ellie Goulding, The Corrs).

She’s continued to perform
live in between writing and recording, including, to much acclaim, an
appearance at London’s Country to Country (C2C) 2016 festival at the O2
arena for the third consecutive year, and a two-night residency at
London’s Live at Zedel, prompting Jennifer Selway at the Daily Express
to describe her songs about heartbreak and desire as having “true
country style”.

Thanks to the attention she
draws at her energetic live shows and extensive media coverage,
Carolynne’s music has been heard by country fans all over the UK and
beyond, building up a combined social media following of over 133k
followers in the process, so it’s safe to say fans are eagerly awaiting
her next move. As she told Country Music Magazine, who highlighted her
as a ‘Shooting Star’ artist early in 2017, the title of her brand new
debut EP ‘Coming Back To Me’ is “about coming back to music,
because I’ve lost my way with music at points in my life, I’ve fallen in
and out of love with it but it always finds its way back to me…”

Carolynne’s ‘Coming Back To Me’ EP is out now.

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