NEW ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Chelsea Bain


NEW ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Chelsea Bain

By
Bob Doerschuk

© 2013 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc.

NASCAR
fans like their Country Music tough, sleek and hot, just like their cars. That
explains why Chelsea Bain has been rocking racetracks around the country. In May
and June alone, her concert schedule included the Charlotte Motor Speedway and
the Michigan International Speedway, not to mention an interview segment with
Kyle Petty on the FOX Sports “Trackside” program.

Raised on an Arizona
ranch, Bain personally prefers getting around on horses — she has won more than
10 national and world titles from the American Paint Horse Association. But there’s
danger in her blend of Shania Twain’s and Johnny Cash’s spirits with elements
of Joan Jett, Tom Petty and P!nk. Her music doesn’t crash and burn — it just burns.

Check out
her debut single, “James Dean” (written by Luke Sheets and Kata Rhe Gillispie).
Set at a slow, slithering tempo, it opens with Bain playing a 17-year-old running
away from her family in the dead of night and into the tattooed arms of her lover.
Yeah, he’s a bad guy, but the singer still hopes “maybe I’m looking for
the right kind of wrong.” With her sassy drawl radiating attitude, it seems
likely that she’ll cause more trouble than her partner in the long run.

Produced
by Stan Lynch and Billy Chapin, her first album,
All American Country Girl, on Jobe Entertainment,
simmers with this sort of intensity. Even when she offers glimpses of a more sensitive
side, you know she’ll end up taking the reins in the end.

For more
on Chelsea Bain, visit
www.CMACloseUp.com.

IN
HER OWN WORDS

MUSICAL HERO

“Bob Dylan.”

DREAM
DUET PARTNER

“Ronnie Dunn.”

CD IN YOUR STEREO

The Traveling Willburys is on my record player.”

BOOK
ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND

The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho.”

SONG
YOU WISH YOU’D WRITTEN

“Gangnam Style.”

LUCKY CHARM

“My horse Barbie.”

FAVORITE
FOOD ON THE ROAD

“Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches must be on the
bus. And bananas – I eat one every day.”

MOMENT YOU’D
LIKE TO RELIVE

“None of them. I cherish moments, but I’m all about
living new more exciting ones!”

On the Web:  www.ChelseaBainMusic.com

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