We’ve asked Erin Enderlin to specially curate our Deep Roots playlist on Spotify for the entire month of September! Check out, “Erin Enderlin’s Deep Roots Mixtape” and experience tracks from some of her favorite artists and more. 💥Here’s the rundown…
Erin Enderlin’s Deep Roots Playlist Takeover
About Erin Enderlin
While she first turned heads as a godsend to those aching for an artist with some golden-era country backbone, Enderlin’s acclaimed 2017 record Whiskeytown Crier cemented her as something even more: a literary songwriter and superb vocal stylist with a knack for sharply drawn––and often sad––characters. Named a member of the 2018 CMT Next Women of Country class and recipient of the Arkansas Country Music Awards Songwriter and Album of the Year trophies, she has surged to the forefront of new artists rooted in the genre’s rich history.
Enderlin is also a go-to writer for stars looking for heavyweight country with classic panache––Alan Jackson’s “Monday Morning Church,” Lee Ann Womack’s “Last Call,” Luke Bryan’s “You Don’t Know Jack” and a host of other songs recorded by Randy Travis, Joey + Rory, Reba McEntire, Terri Clark, Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, and more are all Enderlin-penned.
In addition to the playlist takeover, we had a great conversation about their influences, personal insights, and more. Here’s what she said…
1.) Who/ what got you into music?
The memory that stays with me most was being a little kid when my Papaw would come home from work and he’d let me pick out a record to play. The whole process of taking the record out, blowing off the dust, and carefully placing it on the player then watching it spin and come to life just mesmerized me. My parents even got me my own Fisher Price record player with little records I could play on my own. I also watched a ton of TNN, the Opry and other country shows – by the time I was 4 my favorite movies to rent were a biography of Patsy Cline and a collection of K.T. Oslin’s greatest hits music videos.
2.) What advice would you give to other artists trying to make it in the industry?
I feel like it’s the easiest and the hardest thing to do, but just be yourself, make the music that you love. At the end of the day if you absolutely love the music you’re making that’s gonna show through. I’ve also found the 3 P’s to be very helpful: Patience, Persistence, & Practice.
3.) What’s your favorite track on the playlist and why?
Damn, well that’s a really hard question. I guess the track I’m leaning towards right now is Nanci Griffith. I started working on the playlist last week and first off I put 5 Nanci songs in cause I couldn’t pick just one and thought I’d narrow it down, but I knew for sure she had to be in it. The next day Nanci passed and I don’t know it made me smile a little when I pulled up the playlist to work on it. Such an incredible talent and human.
4.) If you could be a fruit, what fruit would you be and why?
I guess I’d be a tomato cause it’s weird that tomatoes are a fruit – and there’s nothing better than a homegrown tomato.
Ready to jam out? ⚡️ Check out the playlist on Spotify below…