“Honey, you ain’t got nothing to say. Go out there and live a little—come back to me in 10 years.”
Those stinging words from a Nashville music executive years ago couldn’t have stung more. But Mary Bragg took that blow-off advice into a journey that transformed the south Georgia native from pop-country wannabe into the striking, vulnerable voice she wears on Lucky Strike, the new full-length album due out in Spring of 2017.
Described as “a magnificent collection of Americana” by No Depression, her earlier releases have also earned praise from USA Today, Performing Songwriter, and CBS New York, while a song she co-wrote with Americana artist Michaela Anne, “Easier Than Leaving,” was praised by the Bluegrass Situation and featured as song of the week.
Winner of the BandPage/Zoo Labs Music Residency contest, and a Kerrville New Folk and Telluride Troubadour finalist, Bragg spent 10 years in New York City before moving back to Nashville in late 2013, this time with plenty to say.