A Very Country Christmas
Olivia Lane, Russell Dickerson, Lindsay Ell, LANco, and Parmalee came together for one amazing night of country music in the D tonight! The five up and coming artists took turns entertaining the massive crowd at the sold-out at the 4th Annual – A Very Country Christmas: Presented by NASH FM at Saint Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, Michigan. We heard everything from singles from a few years ago to tracks from albums yet to be released. We were entertained with some excellent covers and guitar battles everyone is sure to be talking about for quite some time. Those that hadn’t quite gotten into the ‘Christmas Spirit’ prior to attending tonight’s star-studded show, certainly left with some cheer.
“For country music today, Olivia Lane is clearly the right girl at the right time. She’s strong, sexy, dynamic, smart and funny, whether on stage or in person.” Olivia was the first of five outstanding artists to grace the Saint Andrew’s Hall stage tonight for the 4th Annual – A Very Country Christmas: Presented by NASH FM, in Detroit, Michigan.
“Sometimes sexy, sometimes defiant, sometimes vulnerably intimate”, Olivia shares her songs with the world one at a time, rather than waiting and doing it all at once”. “Like seeds planted individually and then nurtured to bloom, each song teases the listener’s imagination and makes them hungry for more.”
We got a taste of that tonight as Olivia performed a lovely sampling from several LP’s, EP’s and Singles, including her newest single Devil and You, which was just released in mid-October and One Whiskey Away that she performed live at the CMA Fest 2017, in June. She got us into the Christmas spirit with a fresh version of Brenda Lee‘s Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree from her 2016 single release. Then, out of nowhere, we were all entertained with Friends Don’t, which surprisingly included a snippet from Sixpence None the Richer’s – Kiss Me. She finished her set off with just as much enthusiasm as she started it with, performing Make My Own Sunshine off her 2016 self-titled EP.
This young artist is known as a “Nashville-based country singer and songwriter mixes energetic, pop-infused twang with optimistic, inspirations lyrics.” With “pure, unparalleled optimism” Lane’s drive and determination have propelled her from her hometown of Houston, Texas to Los Angeles, California and finally landed right where she is destined to be – in Nashville, Tennessee. Tonight, Detroit welcomed not only the Christmas Spirit but also some spunky Nashville into their hearts, as Olivia Lane sets the high-spirited tone of the night!
Devil and You from Devil and You single (2017)
One Whiskey Away
Make My Own Sunshine from Make My Own Sunshine single (2015)
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree from Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree single (2016)
from The Project – released 08/11/17
Waiting on You
Champagne (with snippets of Britney Spears – “Baby One More Time” by & 2Pac – “California Love”)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder cover)
Sold (John Michael Montgomery cover)
Family Tradition (Hank Williams Jr. cover)
Senior Photojournalist: Mary Elliott