Female Country and Folk Artists to Watch in 2018

Female Country and Folk Artists to Watch in 2018

The country and folk industry is a dime a dozen when it comes to female artists, but in a genre that seems to be being overtaken by other types of music, it’s rare to find music that sounds committed to its roots and class. The kind of class that doesn’t need to learn how to catch a cheater because their relationships are solid. With that said, there are two amazing ladies who are holding tight to their roots, the country and folk style and choosing to not be flashy or something they’re not.

These girls are the real deal. They play guitar well, write their own songs and lyrics and tour faithfully, trying to get their songs heard. They echo country stars from years past like Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt while blending their life’s experiences of being 20 something in 2017.

Elizabeth Gunderson

Elizabeth Gunderson is from Seattle, WA and has just released her first EP Elaphant Heart. She is the younger sister of successful songwriter Noah Gunderson but has stepped outside of her brother’s shadow and made her own music and own sound. This first EP has gotten the attention of fans and producers alike.

These songs are heartbreaking and honest, hopeful and raw, straight forward and bold and sometimes about how to catch a cheater.

On this album she has said, “I wrote most of the songs on this album during the transition from late teens to early twenties. Elephant Heart tells a story of that transition. Feeling that I was losing control and going back forth between diving and fighting back.”  

This album is a hit, specifically the second track “Walls”. Give her a listen and you won’t regret it.

Caroline Spence

Caroline Spence was born in VA but does not reside in Nashville. That is ironic as Nashville is the pop country hub, but Caroline is committed to keeping classic country alive. With two albums under her belt, Caroline is hard working and joyful about her musical adventures. She has written all of the songs herself and co-produced both records. 

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Most of her songs deal with heartbreak and confusion, but you can feel joy deep within as well. She is devoted to the world hearing her music and has just started a tour in the UK. Caroline Spence is authentic and a true country musician, she is refreshing and original in a genre that can sometimes be too polished, and surface leveled. If you give her music a chance to penetrate your soul, you will be glad you did.

The next time you need some thoughtful music, it could be your time to listen. Instead of googling how to catch a cheater that is in your life, take a listen.

There are a bunch of popular male country artists out there, of course. But country music has always been a place where the female artist can thrive as well. With women like Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, and Faith Hill paving the way for these women to make a name for themselves in the world.  

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