Erin McLendon is a singer/songwriter from Durham, NC who finds her inspiration from artists ranging from Jimmy Buffett and Jason Mraz, Miranda Lambert and Reba McEntire to Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin. Her music takes the roots of country music and combines them with Georgia soul and a Carolina free spirit to create a unique Americana sound that is all hers.
She began writing at a young age, but it was a tenth grade history project that really got her songwriting career going. The assignment was to write a song about the Vietnam War and perform it for the class, and later, for the entire school on Veteran's Day. Ever since she has been writing solo, and collaborating with artists such as Britton Cameron, Bryan White, and Mike Marcum. Her songs contain catchy melodies that focus on emphasizing the story within the music.
Erin's first full-length album and latest project, Fire & Wine became a Top 100 New Country Album within its first full week of releasing on Art of the Mix! ‘Fire & Wine’ has also been nominated for the 2015 International Music and Entertainment Association Awards as Americana Album of the Year. On top of that, the album’s single “You’re The Only One” has been nominated for Americana Song of the Year, and Erin herself has been nominated for Country Female of the Year!
"With Erin's debut release, you won't hear over-produced songs about bonfires, 'shine' and bro-mances. What you will find is Erin's surprisingly strong and deeply rich vocals taking on a variety of themes, thoughtful lyrics with a sparse deliberate production." -Skip Mahaffey, 99.5 The Wolf Dallas, TX
Fire & Wine, along with Erin's first EP (self-titled, Erin McLendon) are available on iTunes and all other streaming sites. To get the latest updates on Erin, you can check out all of her out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube!