They’ll tell you that Texas country has no ladies, but they’re shooting their gaze over some great ones, including Jamie Lin Wilson, Courtney Patton, Sunny Sweeney, Kaitlin Butts, and perennial of the Texas music tour circuit, Bri Bagwell. It takes no convincing to book her on the main stage of a festival right beside the boys because she brings the energy and party to her live shows with no diminishing returns. She’s a songwriter like many of the women of Texas music, but she’s an entertainer as well.
Bagwell is readying the release of her latest album In My Defense on September 21st. Produced by Rachel Loy, and featuring co-writes with Courtney Patton and Jody Booth, according to Bri Bagwell, this is the record is her going all-in.
“I am so proud of the record we have created, no matter how cliche that sounds,” Bagwell says. “I have put everything I have, and every dollar to my name creating this record for myself and my fans. I truly believe it is the best record I have ever released, and the pressure I felt to create something great pushed me to the max. I embraced it. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
Originally from Las Cruces, NM, she now lives in Austin, TX. Ahead of the release of In My Defense, she has released a new song called “If You Were a Cowboy.” It has a big sound perfect for Texas regional radio, but a message that mainstream radio could heed.
“This is the only song on the record I didn’t write,” Bagwell explains. “It wasn’t my intention to cut outside of my craft, but my producer Rachel Loy played me the song, and I instantly looked at her with ‘I-have-to-have-this’ eyes.”
In My Defense can now be pre-ordered.
- Asphalt and Concrete
- If You Were a Cowboy
- As Soon As You
- Cheat On Me
- Feel Like Home
- Ring A Bell
- No Time To Say Goodbye
- Empty Chairs