" One of the most beautiful heart felt renditions of the National Anthem I have ever heard!" ~ Charlie Daniels
"Musically daring and more interesting than a traditional three-chord country singer, Carrie is not unlike a Modern Day Bobby Gentry."~Jim K./ Guitarist for Reba
"Carrie has the amazing voice everyone around town knows, and is a true country pro"~ Michelle/KUPL Portland.
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NAMED ONE OF THE TOP TEN ALBUMS OF 2017 BY WOMEN OF COUNTRY MUSIC!
~ Single Song contracts for film and TV 2018
~ 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
Carrie Cunningham is a successful independent touring artist, who has also become an International Chart topper! The Nashville 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. This is when she started heading to Nashville and making industry contacts. Knowing that she wanted to be part of something bigger, Carrie went back to school for audio production. After graduating she not only focused on writing and performing with a Seattle band, but also became an Independent live sound engineer, for artists like Joan Jett, Trace Adkins, Chuck Wicks, Hermans Hermits, Air Supply and many others.
In the Mid 2000's, 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. During this time, Carrie moved to the Portland Oregon area, where she started up her own band and toured throughout the Northwest. She became the Nashville Songwriters Association International Chapter Coordinator for Portland in 2008 as well. With her developing connections in Nashville, she quickly became the Nashville voice and aspiring artists in the area came to her with questions and advice.
In 2014, She became a voting CMA member, In 2016 an Americana Music Association member, and in 2017, she became a Grammy member
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 also has film and TV contracts for her pop and RnB songs .
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 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 More Notable Highlights include:
~National Anthem for Professional Sporting events such as Showtime Boxing, ESPN2, Portland Timbers, PRCA
~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
~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