“‘They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway’, but that isn’t just true for New York City. Nashville recording artist Carrie Cunningham has been shining bright with her Showgirl Series…” -Music City Melodies
Born in Nebraska and raised in the NW, Carrie Cunningham has been a bit of a nomad with her love of the road and her heavy influence of musical genres. Growing up on country, jazz, classical and Motown, Carrie “has a style all her own, almost a musical chameleon” (Zetland Country, UK).
Her latest album, “Showgirl,” was released single-by-single, one for each month throughout 2021. It became a hit album amongst listeners in 2022, landing Carrie on nearly 40 playlists worldwide and has nearly 300,000 streams to date.
Following the footsteps of her female musical influences, Carrie fell in love with the stage and touring. She believes in giving the audience what it came for - a show! She was often called the “Next Shania Twain” and, one of her personal favorites, “Garth Brooks in a skirt.”
Carrie’s successful 2017 EP “Let’s Dance” made the Top 10 Albums list by “Women of Country Music.” She has been on over a 1000 stages and has shared the stage with over 50 national touring artists, including Kacey Musgraves, Jake Owen and more. Her music has left bootprints on dance floors and imprints on the hearts of people not only in America, but all over the world.
Having numerous #1’s in Europe, Carrie continues to grow her fan base and her love of music. Her highly anticipated single “Just Like” is an amazing fusion of her love for both Disco and Country music, bringing a new sound to her fans and country music lovers all around. Co-written with Warner Chappell recording artist, Riley Roth, both ladies agree this is truly a summer love song for those getting married…or who just want to dance the night away!
Carrie is unique, she one to not shy away from learning something new when it comes to music. If it will expand her knowledge she will take on the challenge. Not only is she a performer, but she is also a live sound engineer and music publisher. She has worked with national performers like Joan Jett, Lorrie Morgan, and Charlie Daniels to name a few, but she still feels the higher calling when it comes to her skillset.
Carrie is a very compassionate person who feels her calling in this world is to help others. She is philanthropic and has helped many people with her storytelling through music. She has also worked with Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Vanished Children’s Alliance, C.A.S.A, The Special Olympics, Hope International, and Read Across America. To take her generous nature further, she became a 3rd Generation auctioneer, focusing on Benefit auctions. She combines custom built songs and auctioneering to make unforgettable events.
Carrie can still remember the night music called her name. When she was lying in bed as a child, listening to the cool groove of the bass, the eerie keys and sax in the hit song “Maneater” by Hall & Oates, she became hooked on the power of a song. When Daryl came in singing, all she could picture was an image of a woman turning into a tiger, and it fascinated her. Having been through physical/sexual abuse and neglect, as well as being placed in a foster home, the song created such a vivid picture, she wanted to be a tiger. But when it comes to stage performance and the overall thought process of entertainment, Barbara Mandel and the Mandrel sisters paved the way. She would watch them religiously and believes they are truly one of the best entertainers out there. The singing, dancing, writing, connecting with the audience, was like no other…