Liverpudlian singer-songwriter Laura Oakes returns with her brand new EP ’How Big Is Your World’. Straight off the back of a slot on the BBC Radio 2 playlist, the EP features the outstanding singles ‘Better in Blue Jeans’, ‘Welcome To The Family’, ‘Learn to Be Lonely Again’ and ‘Old Ghosts’ that have cemented her name as one of UK country’s biggest rising stars.
Authenticity has always been a key part of Laura’s musical journey. Growing up in a household of music fanatics, having conversations in three-part harmony was often considered the norm. It’s only natural then, that she aspired to visit the music city of Nashville and on her 18th birthday, her family took a trip that would change everything.
Since seeing her hero Carrie Underwood in Nashville, Laura hasn’t looked back. Over the years she’s immersed herself in the Nashville songwriter scene, frequently working with some of the best in the city. Her talent soon led her to share the stage with The Shires, Ward Thomas, and Sarah Darling.As well as performing with Brit Award Winner Tom Walker on his most recent UK Tour. She’s also racked up two British Country Music Awards and support from PRS For Music via their ‘Open Fund’.
Looking towards a new EP in the Spring, Laura launched the new project with the singles ‘Welcome To The Family’ and ‘Learn To Be Lonely Again’ and ‘Better in Blue Jeans’. The tracks were released to critical acclaim with support from Apple Music on their country playlist, as well as Spotify’s influential ‘Very Nearly Nashville’ playlist, leading to BBC Radio 2 playlisting. The new EP ‘How Big Is Your World’ is a perfect representation of what Laura is all about – gushing with authentic Nashville charm and a wealth of pop sensibilities, it’s a perfect piece of pop-country production that’s sure to make waves on both sides of the Atlantic.
Artist: Laura Oakes
Release: ‘How Big is Your World (27th March)
For Fans of: Ward Thomas, Cam, Kacey Musgraves, Catherine McGrath
“One of Nashville’s next up-and-comers hails from the UK” – Popmatters
“Rich country-pop full of upbeat energy” – Popdust
“Tongue-in-cheek country-pop with plenty of banjo influence” – XS Noize