Emerging country music artist Kelleigh Bannen’s latest song “Church Clothes” was penned by Nicolle Galyon and Liz Rose and touches upon a strained relationship that looks deceptively picture perfect on the outside. Bannen’s delivery is the perfect mixture of vocally powerful and emotionally vulnerable.
Enjoy the official “Church Clothes” music video below!
Besides writing songs and performing, Kelleigh also hosts This Nashville Life, a podcast that shines a light on the “business” side of the music business. The podcast features guest interviews, stories, industry tips and plenty of insight from promoters, radio execs and fellow songwriters. Kelleigh is still in hot pursuit her own dream, but she’s sharing advice with others who are also hoping to blaze their out path in Nashville.
“It’s not just about music,” she says of This Nashville Life. “It’s about what you do with a passion. It’s about what you do with perseverance. I’m not just looking inside the music biz. I’m looking inside any kind of creative struggle.”
Country Fancast asked Kelleigh to put together a playlist of her favorite songs that also strike an emotional chord— just like “Church Clothes” — and, boy, did she deliver! Enjoy the tunes hand-picked by Kelleigh below.
Deana Carter – “Strawberry Wine”
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
Sugarland – “Stay”
Dixie Chicks – “Cowboy Take Me Away”
Eric Church – “Springsteen”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
Eli Young Band – “Even If It Breaks Your Heart”
Little Big Town – “Boondocks”
Amy Winehouse – “You Know I’m No Good”
Jennifer Hudson & Tori Kelly- “Hallelujah” (LIVE)
Whew. That playlist contained ‘all the feels.’ For real. Be sure to share “Church Clothes” and Kelleigh’s custom playlist with other music fans who would appreciate its variety and emotional depth.
We have a feeling that Kelleigh has a big hit on her hands, so be on the lookout for more from this Tennessee-born talent!