EP Features Collaboration with Four-Time GRAMMY Award-Winner
Rosanne Cash, “Cut Right Through Me”
Enderlin Performs the Grand Ole Opry TONIGHT, October 15 +
Joins the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival Saturday, October 16
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Following the release of her critically-acclaimed Faulkner County, named one of the Top 20 “Best Country and Americana Albums” of 2019 by Rolling Stone, Nashville-based singer, songwriter and storyteller Erin Enderlin releases her new EP Barroom Mirrors, available everywhere now.
Enderlin has been writing and recording new music on her own terms, toying with the idea of continuing to release a song at a time rather than focusing on another full-length, eager to connect and create in new, exciting ways.
“We all live hectic lives, which makes getting these little nuggets – these songs – great,” Enderlin observes. “You have extra time and attention for each song. It’s like, okay, this can be your baby today. You can really sink your teeth into this song and figure it out.”
This independent approach has allowed the songstress more time, opportunities, and artistry to create a special collection of six songs, including a stirring collaboration with four-time GRAMMY award winner Rosanne Cash, “Cut Through Me.”
“When I dropped Rosanne Cash’s name in my song ‘Queen of Marina del Rey,’the scene was a performer at an open mic night and Rosanne dropping a five-dollar bill in her hat,” Enderlin shares. “I thought that if Rosanne Cash gave the nod of approval to your music, that would be the ultimate compliment.
“I have so much respect for Rosanne, she’s been so encouraging and getting to work with her on this song was, at the risk of sounding trite, an absolute dream come true,” Enderlin concludes.
In late 2020, Rosanne Cash heard and loved Enderlin’s “Queen of Marina del Rey,” a Faulkner County album standout with saloon-worthy piano and a short story’s worth of lyrical detail. Cash is name checked in the song, along with her friend, Elton John. Cash sent the album to John, and his response to the song’s boozy, campy swagger was to invite Enderlin onto his podcast, Rocket Hour.
To celebrate the release of Barroom Mirrors, Enderlin will once again perform from the celebrated circle on the Grand Ole Opry stage tonight, Oct. 15, marking her 15th appearance on the historic program. Tickets for tonight’s show at the Grand Ole Opry are available HERE. Following her Opry performance, Enderlin will join the Johnny Cash Heritage festival tomorrow, Oct. 16 at 3:15pm CDT. Tickets and additional information available HERE.
Last month, Enderlin was joined by Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member Terri Clark for the release of “If There Weren’t So Many Damn Songs,” praised by Rolling Stone as a “barstool weeper” and “a textbook country song, in both its lyricism and musicianship,” while Billboard calls the track a “refreshing, fiddle-drenched ode to the enduring lure of barrooms as a balm to cure (or at least temporarily numb) a broken heart.”
The first taste of Barroom Mirrors was delivered in July with “Somebody’s Shot of Whiskey,” lauded by Rolling Stone as “retaining a looseness that feels like a living-room jam,” and “embraces the idea of not being able to please everyone,” while MusicRow praises Enderlin as “an old-school traditionalist” and boasts the track is “a splash of clear, clean mountain water on the pancake makeup face of Music Row.”
The Arkansas-native released her full-length album Faulkner County in November 2019 to critical acclaim, with Billboard noting Enderlin “captivates throughout” and “proves that traditional country music is alive and well,” while Rolling Stone observes her “knack for literary flourish.”
The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum included Enderlin in their annual American Currents exhibit, featuring her in the Unbroken Circle section of the exhibit, which positions contemporary artists who have had breakthrough years with those who have influenced them, placing Enderlin with one of her heroes, Reba McEntire.
Barroom Mirrors Track List:
- Somebody’s Shot of Whiskey (Erin Enderlin and Ben Chapman)
- If I'm Not In Hell (Erin Enderlin, Kayla Ray and Kimberly Kelly)
- If There Weren't So Many Damn Songs feat. Terri Clark (Erin Enderlin and Kayla Ray)
- Cut Through Me feat. Rosanne Cash (Erin Enderlin & Leslie Satcher)
- When I'm Drinking Whiskey (Erin Enderlin)
- Barroom Mirrors (Erin Enderlin, Jordan Lehning and James Dupre)
About Erin Enderlin
Erin Enderlin has a way of turning a song or even just a thought into an outstretched hand to the lonely or ashamed. Released in 2019, her album Faulkner County channels that empathy into 14 story songs. Enderlin is the most-awarded Arkansas Country Music Awards recipient to date. A member of the 2018 CMT “Next Women of Country” class, Enderlin joins Tanya Tucker during the 2021 CMT Next Women of Country Tour on select dates in September. With the release of 2017’s Whiskeytown Crier and a series of four digital EPs in 2019, she cemented her place at the forefront of new artists rooted in country’s rich history. Already a go-to writer for country stars, Enderlin has penned Alan Jackson’s “Monday Morning Church,” Lee Ann Womack’s “Last Call,” Luke Bryan’s “You Don’t Know Jack,” and a host of other songs for Randy Travis, Reba McEntire, Terri Clark, Rodney Crowell, Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, Rhonda Vincent, Joey+Rory, and more. Her six-song EP Barroom Mirrors is available everywhere now. For additional information, visit ErinEnderlin.com or follow her on Instagram and Twitter @
Lyrics and credits for Barroom Mirrors available HERE.
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