The singer-songwriter of country music known as Rhea Francani has released her newest official single, “Shotgun Baby.” Like the rest of Francani’s music catalog, “Shotgun Baby” has been proudly published on the Limestone Records independent music label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Upbeat, jubilant, all-American and entirely fun, “Shotgun Baby” is further proof that Rhea Francani is a name to watch for country music fans everywhere.
Rhea Francani cites as main artistic influences Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Michael Jackson. Her new single has most in common with the first two names on this roster, but Francani’s own sound is decidedly her own.
Fans of Rhea Francani can expect the same goodness in “Shotgun Baby” which has defined her rise to prominence so far. It’s rooted in the country tradition with some pop and rock elements (though not enough to call the song ‘rock’). It’s energetic and buoyant, narrative and relatable. Listeners will find themselves in a better mood after having heard “Shotgun Baby” for the first time.
Speaking of the themes of her new song, Francani writes, “’Shotgun Baby,’ is about riding shotgun next to someone you love – not just for a moment in time, but through life, side-by-side.”
Her “Shotgun Baby” single is expected to be the final official release from Francani leading up to her forthcoming album, “Now or Never,” which has a drop date of summer 2016. “Shotgun Baby” rides on the coattails of her February 2015 debut EP, “I Want You to Know,” which contained her flagship single, “Dizzy,” recorded in Nashville, TN. “Dizzy” is also notable for being Francani’s first official video release. The video and single appeared in January 2015.
In addition to the considerable talents of Rhea Francani, herself, “Shotgun Baby” includes the skills of top Nashville session musicians directed by Wanda Vick, Michael Walter at OmniSound Studios (producer, engineer), Grammy Award Winner Richard Dodd (mastering), and Jeff Johnson (cover photography, Carrie Underwood, Billy Currington et al).
Rhea Francani grew up outside Buffalo, NY and was inspired to sing at a very young age. Her passion for music led her to New York City to pursue music at the college level, but she has since relocated to the capital city of country music, Nashville.
“After receiving my masters degree in music and music education from Columbia University in May of 2015,” writes Francani, “I decided to make the move to Nashville! I am so happy to be a part of Music City!”
“Shotgun Baby” by Rhea Francani is available online worldwide from over 700 digital music retailers now. Get in early, country music fans. It’s a matter of time before you hear about Rhea Francani from someone else.
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