CMA Fest with Brinn Black
We caught up with Brinn Black during CMA Fest in Nashville and we are thrilled to introduce you to this amazing young woman.
Full disclosure, prior to our interview, other than a biography and a current single, along with some basic research, I had not been very familiar with Black. As you will see in our interview, we immediately became "BFF's," in this instance meaning "Best Fur Friends," due to both of our love of animals, in particular, our puppies.
Black has been living this music dream since the age of four and she definitely comes by it naturally, with a mother who is a choir teacher, it would be difficult to not use your talent in a similar fashion.
Black also let the world into her heartbreak as she wrote the lyrics for "Daddy's Medicine," chronicling her life as the child of an alcoholic. Although her father passed away two years ago, this song received his blessing and she is so proud of the impact it has had on everyone who hears it. With raw, heart-gripping emotional lyrics and delivery, this will be one to top for Black.
The current single, 72's, again focuses on an "addiction" of sorts by an ex-boyfriend whom she wishes would pay as much attention to her as he does his Marlboro 72's.
Check out our full interview and make sure to follow Black on all social media platforms as well. Stay tuned for more information on our "PawCast," we will of course keep you updated on this one! Black is "one to watch" and we can not wait to see what happens next for this amazingly talented singer, songwriter, musician and just one of the brightest lights in this industry.
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60 seconds. That’s how long it takes to be completely captivated by Brinn Black. Her amazing energy and compassionate personality combine brilliantly with her unbridled spirit.
“Music and performing have been a part of me for as long as I can remember,” recalls Black. “My first performance was at a church Christmas concert at age four. My mother is an award-winning show choir teacher, and performer herself, so I always joke that I came out of the womb in sequins with a microphone in my hand.”
Black draws inspiration from powerful female vocalists – Jennifer Nettles, Patsy Cline and Kelly Clarkson – and uses the pure innocence and unique rasp of her own voice to pull audiences in and leave them wanting more.
Making “Music City” her home has allowed the soulful songstress to take an entrepreneurial approach to pursuing her dreams as she continues to pour more of herself into her songwriting, recording, and touring. Dedication, passion and authenticity has afforded Brinn the opportunity to play such legendary venues as the Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe. She has opened for Ronnie Dunn, Darius Rucker, Justin Moore, Little Big Town, Montgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson, LoCash, Dustin Lynch, Sammy Kershaw and Lady Antebellum.
The Virginia native also uses her musical talents to help others while giving back to her home state with the creation of “Lyrics On The Lake,” a multi-day festival that takes place each year in Smith Mountain Lake, VA. The festival, now in its seventh year, brings in Nashville songwriters to perform at venues across the 500 miles of shoreline creating a lively music scene and drawing thousands of music fans every summer. “Lyrics On The Lake” has resulted in a positive economic impact on the community and has raised in excess of $100,000 benefiting The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Central and Southwest VA.
Black is committed to sharing her time as a hands-on advocate for programs including Christmas 4 Kids, Give It To Goodwill, Hands On Nashville, the Columbia Shop-With-A-Cop program, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She also prides herself in being an ambassador for LEAD Southeast, a public school in Nashville committed to preparing young artistic students for a four-year college or university program.
Since her move to Nashville at the age of 18 and several song releases over the past decade, Brinn released what she called her most vulnerable piece of work in 2017, a song called “Daddy’s Medicine.” It shares the story and experiences of her father’s alcohol addiction, further proving to fans that music is what unites us, comforts us, and heals our hearts. The companion music video has amassed more than 200,000 views, while the track has gained nearly 30,000 streams on Spotify.
Shaped by more of her personal experiences, Brinn has released her new single “72’s.” The powerful yearning lyrics and delivery tell the story of a young woman who wishes her lover would hold her the way he does his favorite cigarette.
“I had an on and off boyfriend who used to always smoke Blue Marlboro 72’s, and as someone who has never smoked a cigarette before, I just couldn’t understand what the appeal of them were. He would spend so much time with those things, and I would just think “Dang, if he gave our relationship the kind of love he gives his cigarettes, maybe it would be better.” I threw out the idea to Brittany Kennell and Briana Tyson in our cowrite, and they both had been through similar experiences. A few hours later, this magical song was born,” explains Black.
“72’s” is sure to connect with anyone who has ever craved more within a relationship. This new release gives Black the opportunity to share more of who she truly is with her fans as she furthers her career and continues her journey to become a household name.
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