Atlanta-based singer/songwriter Carly Burruss is one of the new faces of traditional country music. With a longstanding country career in her sights, she attended the Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business Program at Kennesaw State to learn the ins and outs of the business. There she met early collaborators, began recording, and met her manager. Carly found her niche when Kacey Musgraves and other female artists re-introduced the clever and witty side of the genre, sending her into the world of Nashville songwriting and cutting her teeth in bars and venues across the Southeast.
Paired with her wit, humor, and grit, Carly's infectious melodies and memorable one-liners are reminiscent of her influences like Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, and Kacey Musgraves. As an artist, Carly's performed alongside and opened for the likes of Dwight Yoakam, Keith Urban, Ellie Holcomb, Florida-Georgia Line, and Will Hoge. Last year, Carly was runner-up of the Chris August Songwriting Contest at Merlefest. Her songwriting cuts have made their way to Australia and all over the US, and Carly's self-titled debut EP is available now, featuring the single "Ain't Trying to Please."