Born in Nashville, Tennessee and raised in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, singer/songwriter, Brieanna James, is no ordinary girl. Her parents, Kimberly and Brice James, noticed early on that she was a natural performer and was born into the world with music in her heart.
Growing up in the south, she was influenced by country music and loved watching Hanna Montana and listening to Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift. Both Miley and Taylor inspired her to want to act and sing at a very young age. With the full support of her family, Brieanna's parents relocated to Los Angeles in 2008 when an agent asked her mother to bring her in for a meeting upon seeing her headshot from a mutual associate. Once signed, she immediately started booking national commercials for brands such as Puppy In My Pocket, Hasbro, Stride Right and a dozen others. The intended 3-month visit to LA turned into seven years and counting. Although she enjoyed acting, she decided to turn her focus back to her first love, music.
Now at 18 years old, Brieanna's musical talent has blossomed, turning her into a talented and driven artist and songwriter. With the continued love and support of her family and guidance from her management team, she has written with top songwriters such as Keith Follese, Richard Harris, Mike Krompass, Steve Diamond, Bobby Campbell, Deanna Walker, Jeffrey East, Gary Burr, Georgia Middleman, Brandon Rogers, Clay Mills, Nate and Kaelie Highfield and many others.
While Taylor Swift remains in the top spot as the artist who is her greatest musical inspiration, she recently added Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt, Shania Twain and Avril Lavigne to the list of artists that influence her and her songwriting. Recently, Brieanna had the great fortune to co-write and record a song cowritten by Kelsea Ballerini and Mike Krompass. The flirty, fun and sassy song, “HOT”, is the first single from her forthcoming EP. The song and video are receiving accolades from top country blogs such as Taste of Country, Whiskey Riff, Nashville Dialed and other key outlets.
New Music: " Hot "
Brieanna recently released her fun and flirty debut single, “HOT”. Co-written by country pop star, Kelsea Ballerini, Mike Krompass and Brieanna, the song is an infectious tune making you want to let your crush know that they are HOT! The song showcases Brieanna’s country roots and unique vocal style. Krompass quickly locked in to Brieanna’s vision creating a sound that is reminiscent of Shania Twain and pre-pop Taylor Swift.
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“HOT” Out Now!Get it on iTunes here and watch the official video on YouTube!