Country Songwriter and recording artist J.Antonette is excited about her movement called #NYDoesCounty hoping to rally support around fellow New York based musicians and country music lovers. Through writing her latest country pop infused EP titled, “Paper Trail”, (set to debut at the end of November 2017) J. noticed a harsh stereotype and now she is trying to make a change.
“#NYDoesCountry” is a movement to battle the stereotype that country music can only come from the south or western areas. There is no “one type” of country music, or way to express it. While I was working on my upcoming EP, I found there was this misconception that in order to be a country singer, or listen to country, you had to come from a place like Nashville or Texas, wear daisy duke, flannel, or cowboy boots and have/sing with a southern drawl. That’s simply not true. Although I love those things, let’s not forget that New York state is large and offers plenty of country areas. Even the places in NY that doesn’t offer the country look, they can love country music too. There is no one type of anything. We are all free to love and sing or be whatever we want. After all, “country” music, is for the whole country and don’t we all deserve to have our own “American Dream’s”?
“Somewhere In The Middle” the first single from her upcoming Country infused Ep titled, “Paper Trail.” is set to release in upcoming weeks. it is the 1st of 6 songs from her EP which will debut this November.
J.Antonette has toured as a background singer for Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge, Jerry Wonda’s Platinum Sound Band and Gary Douglas in support of Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes.
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