Canby's Briana Renea to debut on country radio
Country newcomer Briana Renea will make her debut on country radio Oct. 4 with the release of "Chasin' Trouble." The single arrives as a sneak peak of the Canby native's forthcoming CD release. The single will be available via all major digital retail and streaming outlets on Friday, Oct. 12.
Co-written with Steve Mitchell and Will Hopkins, and produced by Jason Wyatt at Watershed Studios in Nashville, the high-energy, giddy-up track snaps with saucy vocals and brazen lyrics to paint the portraits of a spunky gal who should be ID'd with a warning label. Likely torn from the pages of Briana Renea's own journal, the storyline spotlights a female character that beams with no-nonsense independence and a sweet and salty panache. The instrumentation features hoppin' dobro and mandolin riffs that capture the temptress's fiery, yet classic, allure and the thrill of the chase.
"I think being a redhead comes with a brand and the perception that we're strong-minded, high-spirited and maybe even a little mischievous," Briana Renea said. "That might be right! I'm a little bit of all of that and more, and that was the inspiration for this song."
Briana Renea comes by her country roots naturally. She has collaborated with Nashville writers and skilled songcrafters. Her catalog of song titles alone demonstrates her spirit. She has produced three studio recordings in four short years. She writes what she knows; "Dirt Side," the most literal, depicts her childhood and teenage years growing up on a farm near Canby sporting blue jeans and cowboy boots with her hands and feet planted in the dirt. The track earned a top 12 Best of NSAI Spring Training Award. Most recently her original tune titled "Widow Maker" was featured in the Northwest Pro Rodeo Association finals advertising campaign.
With '80s rock (Eagles, Genesis, Phil Collins and Fleetwood Mac) and '90s country music (Reba, Dixie Chicks, LeeAnn Rimes/Jo Dee Messina) echoing through the stalls and hall of the barn, Briana Renea inherently blends the two genres in her own musical compositions and live performances.
She was named one of the 2018 Country Female Vocalists of the Year and was nominated for the 2018 Country Album of the Year by International Music and Entertainment Association.