Caroline was selected as one of the 2014 Kerrville New Folk Finalists. She will travel to Kerrville, TX to compete on May 25th in hopes of being one of the 6 winners. Steve Earle, Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett, Ellise Paul, Slaid Cleaves, and Robert Earl Keen have also been a part of this prestigious songwriting contest.
See the full list of finalists and the festival lineup here: Kerrville Festivals.
Caroline was included on PolicyMic’s list of The 9 Real Country Music Starts of Our Generation. The list also included established artists such as Nikki Lane (New West Records), Caitlin Rose (ATO Records), and Shovels and Rope (Dualtone Records), critic darlings Andrew Combs, J.P. Harris, and Sturgill Simpson, and a few other Nashville newcomers, Kelsey Waldon and Cale Tyson.
You all are amazing! We reached our Indie Go-Go goal of $15,000 dollars plus a little more with a few hours to go. I am beside myself with shock, appreciation, and relief. I love all 176 of you beautiful supporters. I will be headed to the studio tomorrow with the fullest heart. There will be a NEW FULL-LENGTH ALBUM for you all THIS FALL.
American Songwriter Magazine was kind enough to feature the release of the lyric video for “Mint Condition” on their website. The song is available on iTunes. The images in the lyric video are all old family photos that were submitted by friends, family, and fans to be used in the video. The lettering of the lyrics was done by my friend Molly Coyne, who created some lyric posters that will be available during my kickstarter campaign next month. Thank you for all who contributed these gorgeous family photos.
Here is my musical valentine to all of you!
“It’s a pretty good day to be Caroline Spence: this morning she got to sit down for a “Dream Co-Write” with Grammy-nominated country artist Lee Brice. Her song “Mint Condition” won 1st place in theJuly/August 2013 Lyric Contest and was chosen as the best overall for 2013, which awarded her a writing session with the Curb Records artist behind “I Drive Your Truck.” Spence also won a professional demo session, a Gibson guitar, and a legendary Shure SM58 microphone.
Stay tuned to American Songwriter in the coming weeks for behind-the-scen
I am really looking forward to playing “Folks For Lyons” on Thursday, November 21st at 3rd & Lindsley Nashville. It will be a great night of music benefiting Planet Bluegrass & Lyons Musicians Relief Fund. They were severely affected by a flood in September and need a lot of help. There’ll be great silent auction items, and I’ll be playing! Also featuring The SteelDrivers, Abigail Washburn, Liz Longley, Robby Hecht, Great Peacock, and more. I will be playing in a round with Amy Speace and Korby Lenker. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $30 for reserved.