Olivia West is a singer-songwriter and super-mommy in Nashville, TN. "If it weren't for music, I'd be a soccer-mom, but my kids don't like to play soccer. Good thing there's music."
A brand new album, in fact.
"It's all love songs. Nothing but love songs. Lately I've been setting higher standards for love and romance. I set the bar higher than I find at the bars I sing at and this album is about that. It's a return to love, the way I always imagined it when I was a girl. It's about the kind of love we all grow up wanting to find, the kind of kisses we dream of as girls."
Kiss Me Like A Girl is full of all of Olivia's various musical influences. It includes songs in almost every genre, sometimes all in one song.
"Fun with genres! That's what I call it. Why do we have to pick a genre anyway? Can't we just love to make great music and forget where it fits if everyone likes to listen?" Spoken like a true lover of music. "I listen to it all and I'm influenced by it all. I don't think in genres and I don't sing in them either."
Olivia West has been influenced by everyone and everything. "But I mostly write about life. Mine and everyone else I know. It's kinda dangerous to know me if you don't wanna hear someone sing about you."
Or blog. Olivia's blog about raising her children while pursuing her career, "Livi's Life Story - A Single Mommy's Adventures In Becoming An Overnight Success," at http://liviwest.com is an intimate, interactive and humorous look at the way her mind and life work.
Olivia earned her first paycheck singing Country music at the Truman Lake Opry in Tightwad MO. Since then she's waited tables, torn off roofs, cleaned houses and ended up "begging from stages with my tip-bucket and my guitar" in Nashville's competitive and underpaid music scene.
She's played everywhere from the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Inductions at Lexington Center in KY, Wicked Willy's on Bleeker St in NY NY, the Frank Brown International Songwriter Festival in Alabama, the Hard Rock & Tootsie's (in Nashville and Florida) to the Bluebird Cafe and shared a bill with John Rich, Lady Antebellum, Jerrod Neimann, The Henningsens, Lee Brice, Steve Wariner, Lorrie Morgan, Exile, The KY Headhunters and even Casting Crowns, Pillar and Reliant K. No one in Nashville is working harder at climbing that ladder to the top of the charts.
Olivia writes that music “with my heroes & friends! I’m the luckiest girl in the world to get to make songs with the people who influenced me!”
Her cowriters include: Greg Barnhill (House of Love, Walkaway Joe, That Kind of Day,) Mark Oliverius (She’s A Whole Lotta Gone, Dos Divas,) Reese Wilson (You Take Me Places I’ve Never Been, Not On Your Love,) Stan Webb (I’m From the Country,) Rodney Janzen (Free and Easy Down The Road,) The Henningsens (You Lie, The Only Girl You Love All Your Life,) Mary Francis (Whiskey if You Were a Woman, Tonight the Heartache’s on Me,) Jon Nite (Save Water Drink Beer, Glass,) Amanda Williams (B-E-E-R Run.)
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