This week our Swag Spotlight shines on a trio of powerful songstresses, Dani Rose, Tracy Lambertucci, and Sofie Lynn, who make up the group Honey County. Although the group has evolved over the years, their love for making music has always been at the heart of their artistry. We conversed with two of the members, Dani and Sofie about their journey.
Growing up in different parts of the world, including Virginia, Texas, Tokyo, and Los Angeles, Honey County formed organically, when founding member, Dani, fell in love with the idea of creating an all-female musical group. After opening up for female country songstress LeAnn Rimes and receiving encouragement from her manager, Dani set-out to find her group. “We auditioned a bunch of people,” she tells us, “[We] created Honey County, as a trio, and it was like having sisters, but away from home, which was really nice.”
Each of the members grew up liking different genres of music, such as R&B, classic rock, and southern rock, but later in life, realized, that country music was where they belonged. “Music [was] the only thing constant in my life,” Sofie shared during a difficult time in her life, “The only thing that can get me through is music,” she added.” Dani echoed that sentiment, realizing that country music was, where she belonged when she fell in love with a project by Tim McGraw. The ladies also credit singers such as Usher, The Beatles, and Shania Twain as some of their inspirations.
Although it took some time to find the current three members of the group, Honey County could not be happier with how much they have grown and evolved over the past few years. “We finally came up with this really unique kind of pop-country, but still particularly true to our sound and our own beliefs, and our own honest open-writing,” Dani shares about the group’s progression.
Their unique sound and style is showcased perfectly in their newest single entitled “Woke Up Tired.” The ladies co-wrote the song with Kalie Shorr, an artist and friend that they often write with and to refer to as the “secret 4th member of Honey County.” Like everything they do, the new single is rooted in love, harmonies, and killer lyrics.
The song is all about having a really good dream about your love interest that came about after Shorr played a killer rift and Dani had a stroke of genius with what started as a pick-up line. “I’d been running around with you in my dreams girl,” she laughed, before sharing the meaning of the song. “You are running around with this guy that you are so obsessed with in your dreams and you just can’t stop thinking about him,” she began, “You come up with all these different scenarios in your head, and we thought it would be so fun to sing about that.”
Honey County also let us in on a secret, sharing that hopefully some time in the summer another new song, written with Shorr and Hillary Reynolds will be released called “Got It From My Mama.” It seems like that song will be another song for fans to relate to.
Until then, Honey County will continue to promote their new single and current music, as they navigate the waters of digital performances during this chaotic time in the music industry. The ladies have already played ‘Statecouch’ festival and have participated in other live performances via their social media channels. We look forward to more new music and anticipate a big audience when they are finally able to get back on stage.
“Woke Up Tired” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here 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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