Laura Evans Releases New Single ‘Take Me Back Home’
We’re delighted to announce that Laura Evans is our Country Release Friday pick with MAM Roots this week with her new single ‘Take Me Back Home’. The song shines a little bit of Nashville on her hometown and is the fourth single from her EP ‘Running Back to You’ (released July 2020). ‘Take Me Back Home’ is available now to buy or stream on all major platforms. Tune into @mam_roots IGTV from 2pm today for an exclusive video.
Laura Co-wrote this song on her last trip to Nashville with writers Tim Lee Jones & Leroy Powell of successful Americana band ‘Whiskey Wolves of the West’
Talking about ‘Take Me Back Home’ new single Laura revealed “I was so excited to write with Tim” Laura says, “He had written one my favourite songs by Shelly Fairchild called ‘Mississippi Turnpike’ so when we all got in a room together, we started talking about my hometown and where I grew up. We laughed as I explained I’m from a very very small town the South Wales valleys called ‘Aberdare’ talked about what it was like growing up there and then a few hours later the song was written! It was very important that the song had a country soulful feel about it and lyrics people could relate to, I’m so excited to incorporate my welsh roots into a country song. I hope people will connect with it.”
2020 was quite an astounding year for Welsh, Nashville loving songstress Laura Evans with the release of her debut EP that saw her truly making her mark on the country/blues scene. Laura’s first single from the EP charted straight at number one on the UK blues chart and peaked at 43 on the US blues chart as well as follow up singles “Drag Me back In” & “Solo” following suit, acquiring several Spotify & Apple music editorial playlists including ‘Nu-Blue’ curated by Heidi Shenk, alongside US artists like Larkin Poe and Dave Stewart ‘Very Nearly Nashville’ and Apple Music’s ‘New In Country’ playlist alongside Taylor Swift & Eric Church. The EP racked up thousands of streams in the first week of release resulting in this latest single being acquired and distributed worldwide by U-NXT c/o Universal Music.
Laura has supported “The Shires” in concert twice, performed at C2C festival 02, as well as supporting Elles Bailey and Jenn Bostic on tour February 2020 and invited to perform at the Bluebird Cafe, Nashville in late 2019. She has been championed by BBC Radio Wales added to their Welsh A List 5 times last year, receiving airplay almost everyday as well as continued support from Wyatt Wendels on Planet Rock, Matt Spracklen at “Country Hits Radio” and Single Of the Week placement on Chris Country Radio.