This week our Nashville Pick is Elle Townley and her single – Fighter.
Texan teen country singer-songwriter Elle Townley continues to turn heads and ears her way every time she releases a new song. Her fourth single “Fighter,” available now on all major digital music platforms, shows the Austin-based teen country songwriter’s gritty side of her personal character and unique ability to craft a compelling song with lyrical prowess.
“In today’s world, I’ve seen a lot of conflict and bullying, especially online,” said Townley. “I wrote this song because I think it’s really important to stand up for what is right, and the people you care about.”
“Fighter” follows Townley’s prior release of “One Too Many Heartaches” in March, which was exclusively premiered by Postcards Magazine, and whose music video cracked the The Country Network’s Top 40 video chart at #29 in September. She also was invited to perform the song during a taping of the WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour, and is scheduled to return to Lexington, Kentucky in January for pilot tapings of the new WoodSongs Kids TV show series.
The 14-year-old Texas teen has been writing and recording with hit-making Nashville songwriter & producer Britton Cameron(Don Williams, Jon Pardi, Dillon Carmichael) since her debut in 2020, and has been under the direction of PCG Artist Development.
Single Name: “Fighter”
Audio release date: October 19, 2022
Video release date: October 28, 2022
Label/Development: PCG Artist Development
Songwriters: Elle Townley, Drew Womack, Britton Cameron
Nominated as a finalist in the 2022 Texas Country Music Awards
The Texas Country Music Association (TCMA) announced Elle Townley as a finalist for Young Artist of the Year in the 2022 Texas Country Music Awards taking place on November 13 at Billy Bob’s Texas.
“I am humbled and excited to be nominated for the Texas Country Music Association’s Young Artist of the Year award,” Elle stated. “It’s a tremendous honor and a thrill for me to be recognized alongside so many great artists, and I am very thankful for the TCMA and all they do to support independent Texas artists like me.”
About Elle Townley:
Hailing from Georgetown, Texas, Elle Townley first turned heads belting out Disney princess songs as a small child. Over the past few years she has evolved and refined her musical style to incorporate classic country influences with her own modern expressions. She has steadily built a loyal following across central Texas, performing at a variety of venues and events including the Old Settler’s Music Festival and the Alvin Opry House, along with singing the national anthem for the Round Rock Express, the Austin Spurs, and at the Texas State Capitol. In 2020, Elle earned a spot as a top-five finalist in the Houston Rodeo Rockstar competition. Through her work with PCG Artist Development in Nashville and Austin, Elle has increasingly focused on her own songwriting. She has been collaborating with numerous veteran songwriters and producers, including Britton Cameron, Margaret Becker, Drew Womack, and Matt Noveskey.
Elle released her debut single “Trouble with Trouble” in 2020, which was recorded at the legendary Orb Recording Studios in Austin, Texas and featured on The Country Network. In 2021 she released the poignant “Fairweather Friend” single. In 2022, her third single “One Too Many Heartaches” was exclusively premiered by Postcards Magazine in her native Texas, and once again demonstrated this young teen’s maturation as a country singer-songwriter. Townley was also nominated for her first major award, a finalist for Young Artist of the Year in the 2022 Texas Country Music Awards.
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Michael is a singer/songwriter, producer, director, engineer and owner of Nashville.com. Michael has been in the music and film industry for 40 years and learned songwriting from Tin Pan Alley great Lou Stallman.