Earlier this week, hundreds of Country radio programmers, music executives and artists convened in Nashville for the annual Country Radio Seminar.
Daytime sessions on various issues facing the industry were discussed, and at night, stars performed at the “invitation only” parties held all over town.
One of the highlights of every seminar–it sells out within hours of its announcement –is the “New Faces Of Country” showcase that honors the past year’s top newcomers. This year, which is the 50th Anniversary of the “New Faces” event, one of our favorite up-and-comers, Ingrid Andress, is scheduled to perform.
Last March, we touted her “Lady Like,” the title song from her debut album, which drops on March 27th, and last Oct. we posted about “More Hearts Than Mine,” currently ranked “Top 10” on the Country chart.
Here’s “We’re Not Friends,” also a cut from the upcoming album, that shows off Andress’s brilliance as a singer and as a writer. It’s mellow, subtle and subdued, about a couple that hold-hands and kiss and have yet to admit they are more than friends.
Friends don’t do the things we do
Friends don’t use the words we use
We’re a kiss at 2am that tastes like wine
We’re a ride home in the dark
With our fingers intertwined
Andress is 28 y/o; a graduate of the famed Berklee College of Music; she’s from Michigan, and now lives in Nashville.