Erin Enderlin grew up in Arkansas, listening to the likes of Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, and idolizing Reba McEntire. She started writing songs while still in school, and, naturally, moved to Nashville as soon as she had the chance.
As a writer, she found some success early – her first single to be recorded by another artist was Monday Morning Church, by Alan Jackson and Patty Loveless. The song peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Country Singles chart back in 2004. She’s also had songs recorded by Lee Ann Womack (Last Call), Terri Clark (Not Enough Tequila), and Luke Bryan (You Don’t Know Jack).
Enderlin self-produced her first solo album, with co-producer Jamey Johnson, who says of her:
“She is going to have a stellar career in country music, or any music, for that matter.”
Her second album, I Let Her Talk, was released in August of this year. It was produced by newcomer Alex Kline, and features nine tracks that were all written or co-written by Enderlin. The title track features guest vocals from Joey Martin Feek (of Joey + Rory). There is currently a Kickstarter campaign underway to shoot a video for the song.
Erin Enderlin made her Opry debut on September 6, and was honored to meet Little Jimmy Dickens backstage. "I can't believe I made it through without crying," she said of her two-song performance.
Your next chance to see Erin Enderlin in Music City is this weekend, with a stop at Puckett’s of Leiper’s Fork. She’s sharing the stage with Matraca Berg and Will Bowen.
What: Erin Enderlin
When: Saturday, September 28 at 8p.m.
Where: Puckett’s Leiper’s Fork