A staple of the new Nashville scene of indie-country artists, Michaela Anne is a writer with narrative depth and a timeless voice. On her 2014 album Ease My Mind, she was praised by The New York Times for her insightful songwriting, and has continued to pick up speed since. On her latest release, Bright Lights and the Fame, Michaela Anne achieved new creative heights and her catchy, complex songwriting paired with her sweet, steady voice yielded widespread critical praise from NPR, The New York Times, Noisey, Rolling Stone, and Stereogum, among others.
Rolling Stone named the album one of the “15 Great Country and Americana Albums You Didn’t Hear in 2016,” saying Michaela Anne’s music “evokes the country-rock sound of the Eagles and the emotional vocals of Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris,” while NPR wrote “Michaela Anne works through weepers and hits the honky-tonks as every great country singer should. Song after song, her confidence and conviction shine through without casting a shadow on her craft. Rodney Crowell even makes a cameo appearance on ‘Luisa,’ further solidifying her dirt-road cred.”
Following the success of Bright Lights and the Fame, Michaela Anne has remained in constant motion. She's rolled out multiple singles that received praise from notable outlets including NPR’s Songs We Love, Rolling Stone and BBC Radio 2, alongside inclusion on major Spotify playlists including “The Pulse of Americana” and “Torch and Twang.” She's had multiple headlining tours with festival performances at AmericanaFest (US), AmericanaFest (UK) and Bristol Rhythm & Roots. In 2018, she was named one of The Boot’s “Artists to Watch,” embarked on three international tours, acted as direct support for Ron Pope, Courtney Marie Andrews, The Travelin’ McCourys, The Black Lillies and Sam Outlaw, while also spending time working on her new album, Desert Dove (TBD 2019 release).
"Michaela Anne is the Answer to Bro Country: Enter Michaela Anne, who has come out of nowhere as our saving grace, our angel, the person who will help usher us into a new age with her latest album Bright Lights and Fame." - Noisey (VICE)
"A collection of honky-tonkers and poignant ballads, the record evokes the country-rock sound of the Eagles and the emotional vocals of Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris." - Rolling Stone Country
"'Luisa' is an energetic highway rambler about hitchhiking to Sacramento. Bolstered by aggressive honky-tonk guitar, rich pedal steel, and a casually commanding lead vocal, it bodes well for Michaela’s upcoming Bright Lights And The Fame.” - Stereogum
"A ravishing female reincarnation of Hank Williams" - Saving Country Music
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