(UK) Often compared to Shania Twain, Carolynne Poole has always had a strong country influence so it was only fitting that she should spend several months in Nashville and L.A penning her forthcoming debut album, which features her debut single “I Love You But Shut Up”.
With a family of country music fanatics it was almost inevitable that at the age of fourteen Carolynne joined and fronted a 5 piece Country band called Sundown which toured the country circuit in the UK. At eighteen she left her family home in Leeds and headed for London to pursue a career as a singer-songwriter. She worked as a session singer in return for the use of the studio to cut her demo and sat outside publishing houses to hand out her music in person. In 2001 it paid off as she signed her first publishing contract with BMG Music Publishing and took the first step in her professional song writing career.
During the next couple of years she spent time in Sweden writing and perfecting her country rock pop sound. As well as collaborating with some great songwriters she continued performing and touring with various artists such as Tony Christie and The Charlatans. This allowed Carolynne to develop her own style of performance which little did she know would catch the eyes and ears of Gary Barlow when she later appeared on X Factor live finals. “She is supremely talented and just oozes Country” were Gary’s words.
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After the X Factor Carolynne decided she wanted to fulfil her dream and head to the heart and soul of country music, Nashville. During her five months in Arizona, Nashville and LA, she not only gigged her way around but spent time in a studio in Nashville with Jeff Silbar Grammy award winning songwriter.
Jeff has penned songs for the Country Music elite such as Dolly Parton, Kenny Rodgers, Willie Nelson plus Fleetwood Mac, Sheena Easton and Gladys Knight. Jeff also wrote “Wind Beneath My Wings” which was voted song of the year by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science earning Jeff the coveted Grammy.
Carolynne will head back to Nashville to perform at one of the many country music festivals in June this year, plus she is excited to release her first record in the U.K featuring Albert lee, “I Love You But Shut Up”. Carolynne is now performing at venues across the UK and building on her already strong 120,000 followers and fan base.