Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut 9/28
Curb Records recording artist and singer/songwriter Hannah Ellis releases her first single, “Home And A Hometown,” available today (8/27) – listen HERE. Although the track serves as Ellis’ official introduction as an artist, the singer is no stranger to country music. As a songwriter, Ellis has been a member of the Curb | Word Music Publishing family since 2015 and has written genre-spanning songs recorded by Carly Pearce, Russell Dickerson, Emily Weisband, Francesca Battistelli, Cassadee Pope, Sidewalk Prophets and Filmore, among others.
The always personable Ellis strikes a very real balance that values people and how you treat them, which stains her writing with a genuineness that can’t be forged in writing appointments with the biggest names, as evidenced by her debut single, “Home And A Hometown,” which she co-wrote with her husband of three months, fellow artist Nick Wayne, and Mark Trussell.
The driving track eloquently describes the push and pull that comes when your heart simultaneously resides in two places—the hometown you left behind and the home you’re building for yourself someplace new. For Ellis, who now lives in Music City, the road to Campbellsville, Kentucky, will always lead her home.
“I was driving to my hometown and realized that I always speed on that drive because I just can’t wait to be there,” the newlywed reflects. “I then thought about the fact that I do the same thing when I am driving back home to Nashville because I just want to be there, too. I realized that I love both places so much for different reasons, and it occurred to me that I have a home AND a hometown. I came home to Nashville and wrote the song that next week.”
“Home And A Hometown” is the first of many stories Ellis is poised to share as an artist. She has already been crowned one of CMT’s “Next Women of Country” and named an “Artist To Watch” by Rolling Stone Country. Fulfilling a lifelong dream, the buzz-worthy singer will make her Grand Ole Opry debut Sept. 28.
About Hannah Ellis:
Curb Records recording artist and country music singer/songwriter Hannah Ellis’ journey – and world – is one all can feel at home in. The Campbellsville, Kentucky-native’s voice – a mix of favorite flannel, sparkling pink wine and welcome – is the friend we always wanted. Whether pouring from a car radio or your phone, the act named to Rolling Stone Country’s “Artist To Watch” list reminds you big leaps often come as a series of small steps when no one is looking. Having paid for her University of Kentucky degree with her full-ride scholarship, she – with the full support of her family – started chasing her dreams. Like so many, that meant a trip to The Voice on NBC, a self-financed EP, and moving to Nashville to begin the endless rounds of writers nights, meetings, making friends, and trying to find your way. Hannah paid her dues, kept her focus and kept moving towards something she was sure she felt and knew was right. The fresh-faced songwriter has since written songs recorded by artists, and been featured as a vocalist on songs, spanning multiple genres, including: Russell Dickerson, Carly Pearce, for KING & COUNTRY, Emily Weisband, Cassadee Pope, Filmore, and Sidewalk Prophets. The magnetic artist, who will make her Grand Ole Opry debut on September 28, has toured with Gavin DeGraw, Dwight Yoakam, Devin Dawson, and many others, and has toured as part of the CMT “Next Women of Country” Tour. Ellis was invited back by her college alma mater to be featured in a national television advertising campaign about pursuing and achieving your dreams. Hannah Ellis’ “Home And A Hometown” will release on August 27, 2021 on Curb Records, with more music to follow.
About Curb Records:
Celebrating 57 years in business, Curb Records is one of the world’s leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb since 1964, Curb Records has achieved 435 number one records, over 1,500 Top Ten records and charted over 4,500 total records. With over a half century in operation, Curb Records has been influential in the careers of some of the biggest names in music, including: Tim McGraw, Hank Williams, Jr., Rodney Atkins, Lee Brice, LeAnn Rimes, The Judds, Dylan Scott, Sawyer Brown, Wynonna, Lyle Lovett, Jo Dee Messina, Hal Ketchum and Desert Rose Band, among many others. Today’s roster includes some of the top names across multiple genres of music. For more information, visit www.curb.com.