New Track Featuring Terri Clark
“If There Weren’t So Many Damn Songs”
Available Everywhere Now
EP Release Show Set for 10/13 at 3rd and Lindsley and
Enderlin Performs at the Grand Ole Opry on 10/15
Arkansas-Native Joins Tanya Tucker for the
2021 CMT Next Women of Country Tour 9/14, 9/17 and 9/19
Photo Credit: Ryan Nolan
Following the release of her critically-acclaimed Faulkner County, Nashville-based singer, songwriter and storyteller Erin Enderlin has been writing and recording new music on her own terms, toying with the idea of continuing to release a song at a time rather than focusing on another full-length, eager to connect and create in new, exciting ways.
“We all live hectic lives, which makes getting these little nuggets – these songs – great,” Enderlin observes. “You have extra time and attention for each song. It’s like, okay, this can be your baby today. You can really sink your teeth into this song and figure it out.”
This independent approach has allowed the songstress more time, opportunities and artistry to create a special collection of six songs. Barroom Mirrors, available Oct. 15, features collaborations with four-time GRAMMY award winner Rosanne Cash, along with today’s release of “If There Weren’t So Many Damn Songs,” joined by Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member Terri Clark. The fiddle and steel-soaked track about country music’s smirking bad influence on heartache, barstool-sitting and cold beer is available everywhere now. Pre-order Barroom Mirrors HERE.
“I wrote ‘If There Weren’t So Many Damn Songs’ with my buddy Kayla Ray” shares Enderlin. “Last year, Kayla and I had both been a little blocked writing wise, so one week we challenged each other to write a song and send them in by Sunday. Kayla had written a little different version of this song and I absolutely loved it.
“I asked if she might be willing to do a little woodshedding on it with me and she jumped at the idea,” Enderlin continues. “We met up at her Airbnb in East Nashville and tweaked some lyrics and added a bridge and voila, honky-tonk magic.”
A fan and a friend of Clark, Enderlin knew “If There Weren’t So Many Damn Songs” was the appropriate track to share with the Canadian Country music star.
“I’d been wanting to do something with Terri – she’s a big influence of mine and I’m proud to call her a friend,” Enderlin says. “And this song reminded me of a game she likes to play where she becomes a human jukebox, playing about any country artist you can imagine. It was so damn cool getting to record this with her.”
To celebrate the release of the EP, Enderlin will perform at 3rd and Lindsley on Oct. 13 at 6:30pm CT during their Wildheart Wednesdays series, featuring opening acts and frequent cowriters, Kayla Ray and Ben Chapman, followed by a appearance at the Grand Ole Opry on release day, Oct. 15. Tickets for Oct. 13 at 3rd and Lindsley are available HERE. Tickets for Oct. 15 at the Grand Ole Opry are available HERE.
Today’s release follows “If I’m Not In Hell,” dubbed by The Boot as a “down-and-out ballad” in which “Enderlin continues to prove her versatility…demonstrating her skills as a songwriter who can convey heartbreak and sorrow as effortlessly as she can deliver lighthearted humor.”
That notion is further exemplified by “Somebody’s Shot of Whiskey,” the first taste of new music she delivered in July, lauded by Rolling Stone as “retaining a looseness that feels like a living-room jam,” and “embraces the idea of not being able to please everyone,” while MusicRow praises Enderlin as “an old-school traditionalist” and boasts the track is “a splash of clear, clean mountain water on the pancake makeup face of Music Row.”
A member of the 2018 CMT “Next Women of Country” class, Enderlin joins Tanya Tucker during the 2021 CMT Next Women of Country Tour on select dates later this month in Denver, Colo. on Sept. 14; Dallas, Texas on Sept. 17; and Houston, Texas on Sept. 19.
The Arkansas-native released her full-length album Faulkner County in November 2019 to critical acclaim, with Billboard noting Enderlin “captivates throughout” and “proves that traditional country music is alive and well,” while Rolling Stone observes her “knack for literary flourish,” later earning the No. 17 spot on Rolling Stone’s “40 Best Country And Americana Albums of 2019,” praising the record to be “as satisfying as your favorite short story collection.”
The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum included Enderlin in their annual American Currents exhibit, featuring her in the Unbroken Circle section of the exhibit, which positions contemporary artists who have had breakthrough years with those who have influenced them, placing Enderlin with one of her heroes, Reba McEntire.
In late 2020, Rosanne Cash heard and loved “Queen of Marina del Rey,” a Faulkner County album standout with saloon-worthy piano and a short story’s worth of lyrical detail. Cash is name checked in the song, along with her friend, Elton John. Cash sent the album to John, and his response to the song’s boozy, campy swagger was to invite Enderlin onto his podcast, Rocket Hour.
Barroom Mirrors Track List
1. Somebody’s Shot of Whiskey (Erin Enderlin and Ben Chapman)
2. If I'm Not In Hell (Erin Enderlin, Kayla Ray and Kimberly Kelly)
3. If There Weren't So Many Damn Songs feat. Terri Clark (Erin Enderlin and Kayla Ray)
4. Cut Through Me feat. Rosanne Cash (Erin Enderlin & Leslie Satcher)
5. When I'm Drinking Whiskey (Erin Enderlin)
6. Barroom Mirrors (Erin Enderlin, Jordan Lehning and James Dupre)
Upcoming CMT Next Women of Country Tour dates supporting Tanya Tucker
9/14 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
9/17 - Kessler Theater - Dallas, TX
9/19 - The Heights Theater - Houston, TX