Although Britney Monroe is rooted in San Antonio, Texas, her home for the past decade has been Nashville. She moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University, where she graduated with a major in Songwriting. She spent her first few years post-college exploring her options until she realized that she wouldn't settle for just any "job." Her heart and soul craved a career as a musician, and she has fervently been pursuing that dream ever since.
Maybe it's her unique sound that can best be described as country music with Texas-style pop twists, or the fact that she tends to smear her lipstick on her microphone which smudges her face while she's getting into her live performances. Either way, Britney is always striving to be authentic and intentional in being the best person she can be, both on and off the stage.
Britney's hard-working and loving parents instilled Christian values in her and exemplified diligent work ethic which has shaped her priorities especially on the platform she has been given as a musician. Volunteering is one way she enjoys giving back to the community. She volunteers with Musicians on Call monthly and is passionate about participating in fundraisers for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, as well as the Keith Edmonds Foundation for children.
Though Britney toured full-time for two and a half years, she admits that songwriting has become her focus lately as she dives deeper into her career. "My songs are about my real-life experiences, like falling in love, being refined through hard times, always wanting to see a silver lining, life's heartbreaks, and being sassy."
When you hear Britney Monroe play a show, you will hear those elements reflected in her original songs such as the flirty-romantic, "Lovestruck," but it's just as enjoyable to hear her take on cover songs. In a typical show, you can expect the unexpected because Britney's vocal ability and musical range will hit you with anything from Selena to Britney Spears to Patsy Cline!
Her accolades include singing the National Anthem at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, performing her original music at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee, and Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. Britney has also participated in large songwriting festivals such as BMI's Key West Songwriters Festival.
Aside from performances, her top achievements to-date are the song she wrote with Steve Everett, "Pick Your Head Up" and her mention in Rolling Stone's 10 best Country/Americana songs to hear now. Her career is blossoming and she has no intention of slowing down. "My immediate goals are to play the Grand Ole Opry, write a hit song, and play music for a living for the rest of my life."
Britney is set to release her next single, "The First Time" on January 31.