‘Catch of the Day’ – Gal Friday – “Scrapyard” [AUDIO]
It's Thursday, and as is our custom on this Friday eve, today we bring you another of Nashville's undiscovered gems, one of the top unsigned or indy label Music City artists that we feel you need to know. Today a trio from North Carolina who bring a "ride-or-die" attitude to their music, blending country, southern rock, gospel and bluegrass into a unique country sound.
The synergistic sisters of Gal Friday knew when they heard the term "girl Friday" described on television, that with a little southern 'tweeking' it was the perfect name for the group. Melissa, Ashley and Lauren were raised in rural North Carolina, second generation musicians who would accompany their parents, both bluegrass players, on tour during their formative years. Their flawless harmonies formed early on, encouraging the sisters to go into "the family business". Friends and family members encouraged them to form a band, but it took the girls growing into each of their individual talents to make the dream a reality.
They started writing while in their teens, and it wasn't long before they were developing what they envisioned the band to be. Rich melodies and meaningful lyrics combines with sisterly harmonies and incredible musicianship furthered their bond, knowing that as musicians as well as sisters, they were far better off together than apart. They began writing sessions with some of Nashville's top writers, including Kim Tribble and Keesy Timmer, further strengthening their sound.
Their stock was strengthened as they performed as opening acts for artists like Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Travis Tritt and Scotty McCreery, while also playing several large festivals including the Carolina Country Music Festival and Gulf Coast Jam in 2015, even becoming contestants on X-Factor. They spent a good part of 2016 splitting time between touring and a Nashville studio working on their debut album, Smoke and Mirrors, set for release at the end of September.
We have the lead single, which is available tomorrow, in our spotlight today. Brought to you by All American Super Car Wash of Lawton, Gal Friday and "Scrapyard" is our Unsigned/Indy Artist Thursday Catch of the Day, new music you haven't heard, but you'll want to hear it again.
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