Carrie Cunningham is an International Chart topping Performing Songwriter who loves to entertain! The music industry is calling her an authentic, sultry, slightly twisted and totally believable voice on the New Country/Americana scene. Carrie has the sass of Miranda Lambert and a powerhouse voice like Martina McBride; all the while, the sweetness that seethes from the rich tones of Pam Tillis; which engages and captivated the audience within minutes.
Carrie started in music like many aspiring artists, by singing in a local band, but all the while she was attending school studying voice and composition, and singing with the Spokane Symphony Chorale. During the Garth and Shania era, is when she started dabbing in songwriting. In 2000, she had an acoustic duo, Mirror Image and recorded their first EP in 2001. In 2003, Carrie went back to school for audio production. After graduating she focused on live sound and was a live sound engineer along side fronting cover bands and eventually her own.
In 2005, she signed on with an Independent label, Divulge Records, where she released her Honeysweet album, along with releasing a video to her song "Smile Again" in conjunction with the Vanished Children's Alliance. She was with Divulge until 2011.
Since then, Carrie has released 3 other EP's through her own record label, Sound Barn Records and also started her own Publishing Company, Sound Barn Publishing. The three EP's under Sound Barn Records are "The Way You Look at Me", "Secrets", and "Let's Dance". Other Independent artists have cut songs written by Carrie and she has also had movie placements.
Carrie Is currently passionate about spreading the awareness of Domestic Violence and any form of child endangerment. Carrie has been a volunteer with The Big Brother's, Big Sisters organization, the Lunch Buddy program, and also CASA- Court Appointed Child Advocate
In 2014, She became a voting CMA member, In 2016 an Americana Music Association member, and in 2017, she became a Grammy member
In the beginning of 2018, Carrie's EP "Let's Dance" was named one of the Top Ten Albums of 2017 by Women of Country Music. She also signed an artist endorsement deal with AirPlay Direct.
Has opened up for acts like Kacey Musgraves, James Otto, Jake Owen, Crystal Gayle, Brian White, Collective Soul, Diamond Rio, Restlesss Heart, Love and Theft, and many, many others.
Some Notable Highlights include:
~ The EP "Secrets was #1 for the top 50 APD Country/Alt Albums for the month of March 2017
~Her Single "Happily" made the top 30 songs for the 2017 Nashville Film festival
~Her Single "Secrets" was in the Semi Finals for the 2017 International Songwriters Competition
~National Anthem for Professional Sporting events such as Showtime Boxing, ESPN2, Portland Timbers, PRCA
~Performed with Spokane Symphony from 1998-2003
~Various Indie artists have recorded her songs
~ONLY UNSIGNED ARTIST to play back to back performances at the Largest NW Country Music Festival, Watershed 2014-2015
~Winner or the FOE Eagle's 100th Year National talent competition
~Signed to Independent Label “Divulge Records”, from 2006-2011
~Collaborated with The Vanished Children's Alliance for the making of the video “Smile Again”
~WINNER of the 7th Annual NW Battle of the Bands 2013
~Appearances onGood Morning Northwest KXLY
~Portland Chapter President Nashville Songwriters Association International 2008-2017
~Featured in Northwest Women's Magazine
~Nashville Flood Benefit Concert Producer for Portland Oregon