Five-Song EP Available Friday, June 4
Watch the official “You Ain’t Pretty” concept video HERE!
NASHVILLE, TN (April 27, 2021) – Today,Quartz Hill Records announced the debut EP release from the label’s flagship artist, country newcomer Nate Barnes. The five-song project, You Ain’t Pretty, will be released digitally worldwide on Friday, June 4.
The EP is available for PRE-SAVE/ PRE-ADD now at: https://orcd.co/youaintprettyep
“You Ain’t Pretty” (the single) is AVAILABLE NOW at: https://orcd.co/nbyouaintpretty
A virtual unknown when the EP’s title track “You Ain’t Pretty” was released in late 2020, Barnes has made a significant splash with his first-ever released music. In six months, the empowering anthem – which reminds us that beauty is much more than skin deep - has earned 15 million TikTok impressions, 3 million+ YouTube views and 1.2 million audience streams. The official video for “You Ain’t Pretty” also premiered across CMT platforms.
Additionally, “You Ain’t Pretty,” was a Hot Shot Debut and spent four out of its first five weeks as a Top 10 Most Added Song at Country Radio (Mediabase), making Barnes the first debut artist to accomplish this feat since October 2020. The single is continuing its ascent at country radio.
The EP, You Ain’t Pretty, builds upon the brand of authentic country music that has garnered Barnes critical praise from the likes of American Songwriter, Billboard, Cowboys & Indians, Music Row magazine, Radio.com, Sounds Like Nashville, Rolling Stone and more.
“This collection of songs is near and dear to my heart. There are some up-tempo barnburners as well as some soulful ballads. Whether I wrote them or not, each song tells a story that I can personally relate to and each song is a little piece of me,” says Barnes. “We had a lot of fun making this project and I feel so fortunate to have worked with some of the best songwriters and producers in the business to craft my first-ever EP!”
The project is produced by acclaimed music producers Mickey Jack Cones (Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett) and Derek George (Randy Houser).
Official You Ain’t Pretty EP Track Listing & Songwriter Credits:
1. “Ain’t Got a Shot” -- (Rob Hatch / Steve Moakler / Aaron Eshuis)
2. “Right About Me” -- (Neil Thrasher / Michael Delaney /Jason Sellers)
3.“You Ain’t Pretty” -- (Nate Barnes/ Jimmy Yeary / Jason Sellers)
4. “If This Ain’t Heaven” -- (Taylor Davis / Wendell Mobley / Jason Sellers)
5. “I Love You Too” -- (Lance Miller / James McNair / Brandon Day / Jason Sellers)
Barnes’ You Ain’t Pretty EP also marks the first extended play release from newly-formed label Quartz Hill Records.
About Nate Barnes:
Hailing from South Haven, Michigan, Nate Barnes is a young, blue-collar storyteller who writes and sings about God, family, hard work, heartache, love, and the simple joys of life. The former nuclear power plant worker spent years playing bars, coffee shops, small venues and festivals in and around his hometown while juggling a grueling day job that included shoveling and digging trenches, laying pipelines, pouring concrete and performing mechanical maintenance duties for the plant, oftentimes enduring extreme weather conditions and 14-hour shifts. A virtual unknown before signing with Quartz Hill Records, Barnes’ debut single, “You Ain’t Pretty” has earned 15 million TikTok streams, 1.5 million YouTube views and 1.2 million U.S. streams in only six months. “You Ain’t Pretty” was also a Top 10 Most Added Song four out of its first five weeks at country radio. (Mediabase)
About Quartz Hill Records:
Quartz Hill Records, in joint partnership with The Orchard, is a full-service country music label led by Benny Brown, Paul Brown and award-winning songwriter Jason Sellers. Joining this venture, The Orchard is a leading global music distributor and Artist & Label services company which specializes in empowering creators and businesses to grow and adapt in the dynamic global industry. Quartz Hill’s roster includes multi-platinum chart-topper Joe Nichols, triple threat singer/songwriter/ guitarist Ben Gallaher as well as up-and-coming country stylist Nate Barnes.
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