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Who Is Georgia Webster? The Story Behind Her Journey to Country Music

Who is Georgia Webster? The singer-songwriter joined us to chat about her journey to country music. Get to know the rising star here…

The Beginning:

This week we got to catch up with a budding new songstress in country music. Georgia Webster just released her debut EP First Goodbye last week, and we instantly fell in love with her vulnerability and talent. Growing up on the east coast in Hampton, Massachusetts, Webster’s whole life has done a 180. From a high school student to Nashville’s newest star, the singer-songwriter is on a path towards greatness.

“I grew up kinda in the middle of the woods, out in the country,” shared Webster, as she recalls her early experiences. She recalled her father playing acoustic guitar and artists like the Grateful Dead throughout her childhood. “I ended up being intrigued with the guitar. So he ended up teaching me my first few chords and got me my first guitar, and the rest is history from there.”

At as young as nine years old, Webster began writing music and teaching herself to play more songs on guitar. “I would kinda take the chords I taught myself and put them together to make my own songs.” She recalls learning to play early Taylor Swift songs and One Direction tunes at a young age. Webster even sang Carrie Underwood’s song “Something In The Water” at her sixth-grade talent show.

If Underwood was her introduction to country music, it was Sam Hunt that solidified her interest in the genre. “Sam Hunt came out a few years later, and I really related to the lyrics of his songs,” adding later, “I really found myself loving country music from him. It’s kinda like a country-pop feel and I thought that was so cool.” Nowadays, Webster loves all types of country music including Lennon Stella, Kacey Musgraves, and Tyler Childers.

The Turning Point:

Webster’s career really began to take off when she started posting clips of her songs on TikTok. Armed with a love for music, the singer never suspected her songs would go viral on the social media app. She credits TikTok for helping her get where she is now.

“TikTok has been crazy for me,” she begins. “Without TikTok I wouldn’t have gotten my record deal. […] They flew me down to Nashville to play a few songs of mine.” SONY Music Nashville signed Webster on the spot after discovering her on the app and later hearing her music in person. “’Box of Memories’ is the song I think got me signed,” she shares. “That was a big moment for me.”

Since signing her record deal, the songstress has gotten to hone her talent even more in Nashville. Her debut project is full of songs that her fans on TikTok have fallen in love with and songs she has loved.

Today:

On July 16th, 2021, Webster finally had her debut with First Goodbye. The record features songs that she has written over her high school experience. “I really wanted to make sure that it was just me on the project, just me that had written all of the songs,” adding “I just had to get them or else I’d regret not putting them out.”

It was important to Webster that her songs were reflective of her young self and relatable to younger audiences. The EP features songs like “Box of Memories,” “First Goodbye,” and “Tell Your Mom.” “‘Box of Memories” definitely stands out as like my favorite one. That one and “First Goodbye,” the title track. That one is definitely really close to me,” shares Webster.

The singer also shared the story behind the fan-favorite song “Tell Your Mom.” “It’s based off a true story,” she begins. “It kinda just made me think of all the times in our relationship and got me back to going over his house […] and it just made me think your ex’s or anyone that you are close with, the family plays a big role in your relationship with them too.”

If her debut record is any inclination, Webster will continue to garner more and more fans over the trajectory of her career. The singer just announced her first tour with Ingrid Andress, kicking off this Fall. She will have more songs out before the tour begins. It is safe to say that Webster will continue to be adding to her box of memories, as her career continues to blossom.

Connect:

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Georgia Webster announcements and releases.

To keep up with Georgia Webster, follow her on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

First Goodbye is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Georgia Webster: ‘First Goodbye’ EP – Review

Georgia Webster’s First Goodbye EP is out today, July 16th, on all streaming platforms. Featuring tracks such as “Push & Pull” and “Tell Your Mom,” check out our full review below.

We always look forward to Fridays because of the incredible new releases by country artists. Today, we are extra excited because talented singer-songwriter Georgia Webster makes her major-label debut. The Sony Music Nashville signee may only be 17 years old, but she has all the wisdom you need to make great music. Webster’s debut EP First Goodbye is officially out.

The EP kicks off with two songs that fans might be familiar with, due to the singer’s massive presence on social media. “Tell Your Mom” is arguably the song that made it happen for the songstress. The track went viral on TikTok back in July of 2020, and fans are still obsessed with it today. It is one of those songs that is both lyrically and melodically soothing.

“Summer nights and the way we kissed ya // Thought I was done didn’t know I missed it // But when I heard her voice I couldn’t breathe // Tell your mom to stop calling me // No disrespect, she’s the nicest lady // But she reminds me of you and lately // I’ve been holding myself up from falling // Please tell your mama to stop // calling, calling, calling”

Next up, “Push & Pull” brings us all back to that place of not wanting to end a relationship that your heart is no longer in. Webster admits to just not quite feeling it with her current relationship. Although many artists tackle heartbreak in their music, the singer does so in a way that gives a voice to those relationships that are good, but just not good enough.

The record transitions into another slow song with the title track, “First Goodbye.” Unlike “Push & Pull,” the heartache is truly evident on this song. Webster recounts a high school relationship and all the “firsts.” The song is nostalgic, sweet, and deeply personal. The songstress really lets fans into her heart on this diamond of a song.

“I can’t stop going back and forth // I keep asking myself // if freedom and growing is worth being alone, but I guess it’s too late now // and back then we had it easier, never wanted to leave // I say it and it hurts”

On “UGLY,” Webster shows off her sassier side. The singer describes a physically beautiful teen boy, but still labels him as “ugly” because of the way he treated her. The song feels stage-ready; despite, its melancholy content.

The record wraps up perfectly with “Box of Memories.” Although the song feels somber, we can all relate to that physical box of an old relationship that is pushed away into the back of our closet. “Box of Memories” is a song that paints imagery to that feeling and that physicality. It beautifully puts a bow on the record in a way that feels like a chapter ending.

The entire record is truly made up of what feels like diary entries from the songstress. Mashing up John Mayer vibes with old-school Taylor Swift, Webster finds the sweet spot with her knack for songwriting and her captivating country-pop vocals. Congrats to the singer on an incredible debut!

First GoodbyeEP Tracklist:

  1. Tell Your Mom
  2. Push & Pull
  3. First Goodbye
  4. UGLY
  5. Box of Memories
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Georgia Webster’s new EP, ‘First Goodbye’ is available now.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Georgia Webster announcements and releases.

To keep up with Georgia Webster, follow her on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. 

First Goodbye EP is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.