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After writing over 65 songs with Australian artists on her first tour in 2012, Erica Sunshine Lee returns to tour in Australia at the famous Tamworth Country Music Festival this January, promoting her 5th studio album “THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN,” featuring her duet written with Australia’s VIPER CREEK BAND’s lead singer Damien Baguley. Highlights of her last tour include being the only US artist to have performed at the Mildura Festival in 12 years, co-writing and performing with Australia’s country King legend, Bill Chambers, father of Kasey Chambers, and touring with former Sony Artist Mitchell Shadlow.
“Two years ago, I was in New Zealand touring. I bought a plane ticket to go to Australia’s largest country music festival. I booked an interview at a radio station, and flew into Coffs Harbour, caught a ride to Tamworth, not knowing a soul, I ended up meeting almost every Australian artist that week, played 9 shows, sold 140 cds, and had the time of my life crashing on an air mattress at a stranger’s RV in the middle of the Outback. I can’t wait to return to this awesome festival and share my new album and songs with all my Australian friends!”
ESL Australia Tour Dates 2014
Feb. 8 @ Shedrock, Cannons Creek, Melbourne
Feb. 9-16 New Zealand
Georgia’s Erica Sunshine Lee
Erica Sunshine Lee’s star is rising quickly, because she has matured as an artist. She still writes the fun songs such as, “All My Bucks Go To Starbucks,” and “”How ‘Bout Them Dawgs,” but she also writes and sings heartfelt and vulnerable songs like “Train Wreck,” and “The South Will Rise Again,” the title song from her new album. Lee is one of the hardest working artists in America today, relentlessly touring coast to coast and internationally and one gets the sense that she stands on the precipice of suddenly being thrust into the national spotlight, as she breathes new life into America’s somewhat cloned Country Music scene. Listeners feel the urge to dance to her songs and to sing along to them, but most of all they have fun with the up-temp ones and they identify with the vulnerability of the duet “You Saved Me.” All of the songs on the new recording The South Will Rise Again are original tunes.
The first three songs on the current album, “Girls Night Out,” “Georgia For This,” and “Everyone Loves A Country, Girl,” are very quick moving and get the party started early. The opening track “Girls Night Out,” is a party song, about the ladies having fun, dancing, turning heads and closing down the club. “Georgia For This,” this writer’s personal favorite from the record, good naturedly pokes fun at the California lifestyle, while reminiscing about what the singer-songwriter truly cherishes about her Georgia roots. Eamon McLaughlin’s fiddle spices up the guitar driven tune.
About the song “Georgia For This,” Erica Sunshine Lee says, “I was hanging out in Nashville with my friend Joe Denim and we were discussing what I experienced while living in California. I told him how people in California tend to watch what they eat and how I love food too much to sit around and eat salad, how I would rather eat steak or fried catfish. I mentioned that California diets consist of tofu and avocado and he said, ‘Tofu and avocado don’t make a meal.’ (the opening line of the song)”
As Lee and Denim continued to talk, their conversation would eventually become other lines to the song. She says, “I told him how I missed going out to the lake catfish fishing, eating fried chicken, frog giggin’, tires spinning in that Georgia day, muddying up my Chevrolet. He loved it
Saturday at 00:15 & 12:35 UK time. Lee was presented with the prestigious ‘International Country Music Broadcaster Of The Year Award in 2013. I loved this great update and gettin’ to know ya interview. I have saved the audio which can share in a few days time for anyone who missed it. There is much more to you than I thought with all your styles. The title cut “The South Will Rise Again” is moving and beautiful = LOVE!. “You Saved Me” with The Viper Creek Band sounds like a great radio single, really impressed! Opening track “Girls Night Out” is a good upbeat, “Georgia for This” even better. I’ve sampled others but those are the standouts for me. Thank you. We can get it in UK - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/
Erica Sunshine Lee just released her 5th studio album “THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN” and stops by Atlanta’s Hottest Country before her 3rd tour back down under in Australia to share some insight on her album, her upcoming tour and life on the road as a full time musician. This prolific songwriter never seems to stop writing, touring and performing, and her down home sense of Georgia humor comes across in her songs like “Chunky Dunk” and favorite football anthem “How ‘Bout Them Dawgs.” Listen in as one of Georgia’s favorite independent artists co-hosts Backyard Country with host WB, featuring her brand new single “GIRLS NIGHT OUT” now available on iTunes on her new record “The South Will Rise Again.”
After the Georgia Theatre burned down June 19, 2009, Erica Sunshine Lee’s hopes of ever playing at this legendary venue were in ashes, and 4 short years later, the Theatre has been rebuilt, and she will be releasing her 5th album “THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN” at this risen legendary venue. Sunshine said “This is a monumental mark in my music career, and I’m so excited to co-bill with Daniel Lee Band, also of Georgia who will be debuting his new show for 2014. Kicking off the night will be my favorite female Georgia singer Ashley Rivera, who co-wrote my song “GIRLS WITH GUNS” just hours after I totaled my car when driving through the tornado in Adairsville earlier this year, January 31st. The horrible natural disasters that have destroyed so much of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Oklahoma over the past few years have been heavy on my heart, and this album is a tribute to all the people in the south who have come together to rebuild after such devastation. I love being from a small town and having southern heritage that represents centuries of southern hospitality, faith in God, and belief that helping other people is still a vital part of our human duty. The Otherside of Homer will also be performing, and I cannot wait to share this new album with all my friends and fans throughout the southeast, where I was born and raised in ‘The Granite Capital of the World,” 35 miles east of my favorite SEC team, The University of Georgia. My UGA fight song “How ‘Bout Them Dawgs” is on the new album, so I can’t wait to share this will all the other Bulldog fans!”
I know this is not the normal post that I write here, usually it’s about what photo sets I’ve been on and things like that, but I thought this girl deserved a whole post of her own. Miss Erica Sunshine Lee is a singer/songwriter that I had the pleasure of meeting a few weeks ago and I also was able to hear quite a few of her songs performed live. She is not only an incredible songwriter, but she is also a fantastic performer! More about that in a minute….
She is releasing her 5th album this Friday night at the Great American Music Hall (THAT’S HUGE!) and I needed to not only give her a shout out but also wanted to tell all of you San Fran peeps to get out there to her show on Friday night!!!
Like I said, I have had the pleasure of hearing quite a few tracks on this upcoming album and I am blown away by how she can write such deep, heartfelt lyrics that have you tearing at any heart string available and then in the next song you’re hit with a light-hearted melody perfect for any summer day. Her ability to relive a moment and share it’s intimate entirety with you, the listener, is a talent that isn’t seen often enough. She is also BRILLIANTLY talented at bringing the most comical situations to life and making them relate-able to just about any person on this planet and breathing. Read the titles of her songs and you may get what I’m meaning. :) She writes outside the box. Perfectly her. Perfectly refreshing.
I tell you all of this, because
1: you should absolutely check out her new album on itunes this Friday Nov. 29th
2: Buy tickets to her show (OR if you’re NOT in San Francisco, then buy some tickets for your friends as a gift and I PROMISE they will not be disappointed.)
3. If neither of those options are feasible for you, then check out this official music video and you’ll see how freaking adorable she is and then you’ll want to go to her show.
4. I just love supporting brilliant musicians who create the beautiful music that makes the world go round!
For more information about Erica’s music, photo’s, merchandise and tour schedule, please visit
Hardest Working Woman in Country Music Releasing Fifth Album BLACK FRIDAY, Nov. 29th, GAMH, San Francisco
International Touring and Recording Artist, Erica Sunshine Lee, releases her 5th CD, ‘The South Will Rise Again’. Kicking it all off with a party November 29th in San Francisco.
For Immediate Release, Nov 25, 2013 — Erica Sunshine Lee has been dubbed by many as “The Hardest Working Woman in Country Music”. Since the release of her fourth CD, she has been busy touring Australia and New Zealand. She also toured with Jack Ingram, David Allan Coe, ZZ Top, & Wayne Mills.
Erica is currently the #1 Country Artist on ReverbNation in her state Georgia. This Georgia girl was also the featured artist on ReverbNation.
Erica’s success is not limited to the United States, Australia and New Zealand. She currently has two singles on the European Country Charts, at number six with “What It Takes To Be A Country Man” and “Drinking and Driving Me Crazy”, currently at number twelve after just a few weeks on the charts.
“Despite still having years ahead of her, she’s already onto her fifth album, and is clearly a very hard worker who gives everything to the cause.” – Stuart Cameron, HotDisc Visit, firstname.lastname@example.org, United Kingdom
“Erica’s music is infectious for the masses, an example of a very well executed album that can appeal to the biggest country fan or the most casual radio listener. She’s full of depth, full of passion” Cliff Clinton, The Noise Beneath The Apple
We invite you out to experience Erica Sunshine Lee as she unveils her fifth CD, “The South Will Rise Again” on Friday November 29th at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, California.
For more information about Erica’s music, photo’s, merchandise and tour schedule, please visit http://www.ericasunshinelee.com
Review for Erica Sunshine Lee’s 4th ALBUM “I’m Still Me” - “Erica’s music is infectious for the masses, an example of a very well executed album that can appeal to the biggest country fan or the most casual radio listener. She’s full of depth, full of passion, and I imagine full of a lot more great albums to come.” – Cliff Clinton, E-zine Contributor/Blogger/Reviewer
“Please donate to Wayne’s family, wife Carol and son Jack to help out through this awful tragedy…just CLICK HERE TO DONATE!”
This is a horrible tragedy, and a loss I will never get over. Wayne was the person who linked me up to so many other musicians when I first came to town. He took a risk, wrote with me, got me up on stage with him, sang a duet on my album, and we toured together frequently. God bless him and his sweet family. – Erica Sunshine Lee
Alabama musician Wayne Mills shot and killed in bar fight in Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Multiple media outlets are reporting that Jerald Wayne Mills, frontman of the Wayne Mills Band, has died after being shot during a bar room altercation early Saturday morning.
“REASON TO LEAVE” duet written by Erica Sunshine Lee, duet featuring special guest WAYNE MILLS on her 4th studio album “I’m Still Me”, now available on iTunes.
Here’s the last song I wrote with Wayne Mills: WHISKEY BENT AND JAIL BOUND: Live from Alabama Line
“Somewhere it’s 4:20″ written by Erica Sunshine Lee and Wayne Mills
“The Truce” written by Wayne Mills, w/ Erica Sunshine Lee late night in Nashville outside Blue Bar