HIT-MAKING SINGER-SONGWRITERS KICK OFF COWGIRLS AT THE COWBOYAugust 29, 2023
HIT-MAKING SINGER-SONGWRITERS KICK OFF COWGIRLS AT THE COWBOY
Cowgirls at The Cowboy, the nation’s only all-female country music weekend, returns to Jackson Hole and the stage of the iconic Million Dollar Cowboy Bar on October 6th, 7th, and 8th for the second consecutive year. Nashville-based artist and Jackson Hole favorite, Jenny Tolman is once again curating the event designed to celebrate strong women in music. This year will feature six of the top established and emerging female singers and songwriters in recent country music history, continuing the tradition begun at last year’s inaugural event. Friday night’s fully seated Songwriter Showcase will feature Jenny Tolman anchoring a night of unforgettable songs, and the stories behind them. Jenny will welcome two very special guests: Deana Carter and Ashley Monroe.
Nashville native, Deana Carter didn’t take the easy route to stardom but instead chose to defy the conventional expectations of the typical Nashville artist blueprint and make her own unique mark. The daughter of Nashville’s legendary producer, Fred Carter, Jr., Deana grew up around superstars as varied as Willie and Waylon, Simon & Garfunkel, Dylan and Dolly. Her debut album on Capitol, Did I Shave My Legs For This, released in 1996, topped both the country and pop charts, and spawned three career-making #1s: the CMA Single of the Year, “Strawberry Wine,” “We Danced Anyway,” and “How Do I get There.” Deana’s superstar success continued with Kenny Chesney’s 2011 chart topper, “You & Tequila,” co-written with Matraca Berg, was nominated as both the CMA’s and ACM’s Song of the Year, and two GRAMMY nods.
Ashley Monroe was born in Knoxville, TN with an intense love of music. After losing her father at the age of 13, Monroe and her mother moved to Music City. She started working as a solo artist and then became a member of Pistol Annies, the supergroup Miranda Lambert instigated in 2011. Ashley thrived in Nashville writing songs, landing a #1 cut on Lambert's 2009 album Revolution, and writing Jason Aldean’s No. 1 hit, “The Truth.” After the success of the Pistol Annies “Hell on Heels'' in 2011, Monroe released her first solo project Like a Rose in 2013. The album was produced by Vince Gill and reached #10 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. She earned her first two career GRAMMY nominations in 2015 for Best Country Album (The Blade), and Best Country Duo/Group Performance ("Lonely Tonight") with Blake Shelton. Pistol Annies’ 2018 album Interstate Gospel also earned the group their first GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album in 2020. “I’ve always felt like the music I make consists of all the stories, colors, feelings and sounds of who I am. Like a patchwork quilt of my soul.” After battling a rare cancer in 2021-22 and coming out the other side with a newfound resilience, strength, rejuvenation in her craft, Monroe is back in the studio at work on her highly anticipated sixth studio album, expected to release in 2024.
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