Who Is Robyn Ottolini? The Story Behind Her Journey to Country Music
Who is Robyn Ottolini? The singer-songwriter joined us to chat about her journey to country music. Get to know the rising star here…
Full Name – Robyn Ottolini
Birthday – July 31st, 1995
Hometown – Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada
Musical influences – Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris, Taylor Swift
Favorite song right now – “I Don’t Go Back” – Kassi Ashton
Today we are introducing you to a new country artist that is sure to blow up. Robyn Ottolini is a songstress from Canada, who recently signed with Warner Music Nashville. Her voice and songwriting talent rival any artist in country music today. Keep reading to learn her story.
“I grew up in a small town just north of Toronto in Canada,” began Ottolini. “I loved music since I was a kid, but I didn’t come from a musical family. It was just me who loved to sing and play guitar and do all that stuff.”
The songstress always gravitated towards music and often used music to express herself. At the early age of thirteen, Ottolini started writing and crafting songs in her bedroom, drawing inspiration from artists like Taylor Swift and later, Kacey Musgraves and Maren Morris.
“I started writing songs at 13 and picked up a guitar at 14 and just kept playing. I kept going and [eventually started] playing small shows in my town,” continued the singer.
Still, despite a clear love and knack for music, Ottolini did not envision a path where she could make it in the industry. “The thought of having a record deal only happens to certain people, and I wasn’t one of them.”
The Turning Point:
When the pandemic hit, Ottolini’s focus shifted. “I was doing music independently, trying to work social media, and doing my day job,” shared the singer, adding, “Then the pandemic hit, and I just started really honing in on social media because that was the only way to connect with people at the time.”
While using social media to spread her music, her song “F-150″ went viral. “I put F-150 out in February and then the pandemic hit, and from there on out I was posting it on social media, trying to make trends happen, and soon enough it picked up,” shared the singer-songwriter.
As fate would have it, industry executives in Nashville started to notice Ottolini’s talent through her online presence. “Eventually, people in Nashville heard of me and they were wondering who I was,” shared the singer. “I kept going and going, and eventually I got signed with Warner Music Nashville.”
Now a Nashville resident and a signed artist, Ottolini is eager to share more music with her growing fanbase. Most recently, the songstress dropped her killer song, “Say It.” The single has already resonated with fans across the genre. We happen to love it too.
“Back when I was dating the F-150 guy, I felt like I really had to beg for a compliment,” shared Ottolini, when asked about the inspiration for the new song. “It was one of those things, where I was like ‘do I like me? do I think I’m pretty?’ You have to go through this journey about what do I wish I would have heard that could have made me a better, more independent person, that I could of gave myself.”
Ottolini further encourages others to “Give yourself the power. Tell yourself how cool you are and get the heck on with ruling the world.”
While you are doing that, make sure you remember Ottolini’s name! She is not going anywhere anytime soon. Fans can anticipate more music coming in the upping months, as she works towards a collection of songs and becomes a mainstay at festivals all season long.
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