My Innovative Pop Playlist

Hello again :)

One of my favorite things about pop music right now is how it pushes the boundaries of content and sound. For the first time that I can remember, pop music is bringing experimentation, innovation, and discovery to the mainstream, along with incredibly vulnerable and honest lyrics. I think a lot of this has to do with the rise of Spotify and other streaming services. With radio, record labels, and brick and mortar music stores no longer being the only gatekeepers to music promotion and acquisition, the landscape of pop music has changed. The result is more interplay between genres, unique sounds and inspirations, and more freedom for artistry. I hear so many artists pushing boundaries, being more honest in their songs, and exploring sonic landscapes that I haven’t heard before, and it’s what gets my eyes wide, my heart pumping, my spirit racing, and my body dancing.

As I get ready to release music next year, I wanted to introduce you to some of the songs and artists that inspire me, and that I feel are pushing pop music forward with innovation. I’ll be updating it regularly, and would love to have you give it a follow if you like what you hear :)

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/35Y6FiB0uNPDXa2nyPJJBn?si=0_hx611LQei__9HGSF7CEQ

Thanks so much. Sending you and yours love and the things that inspire you to be who you really are.

xo,

Rosalie

How I Found The Courage To Become A Musician

Hi everyone!

I recently had the opportunity to tell part of my story on the OMG I’m A Songwriter’s website. If you’re not familiar with OMG, it’s a foundation in Nashville that helps songwriters and the music industry come together to build community, it’s a knowledge center and resource for songwriters in town, and it puts on shows for charity.

OMG is run by two wonderful individuals, Mary Kutter, a talented on-the-rise songwriter and kind soul, and Matthew Osbourne, a humble and smart business leader. They’ve become some of my favorite people in town, and I’m inspired by what they’ve been able to create.

OMG recently started an article series called At My Worst that invites guest writers to share a story about how the lowest times in their lives have helped them to become their best. I feel like I have so many examples of that in my life, so I’m grateful to have the chance to be a part of it. Instead of focusing on the whole story though, I started at the beginning. This is how I finally found the courage to become a musician.

https://www.omgimasongwriter.com/post/at-my-worst

Sending you all love, and would love to know what you think and hear your stories too. Shoot me a message or drop a comment below.

Rosalie

My Only LA Show Of The Year

This one is for my hometown :) I’m excited to be back home for my only show in LA this year. It’s at my most favorite of venues, Hotel Cafe. When I first started doing music, playing Hotel Cafe was my dream. Every venue I played, every step I took, had the intention of moving one step closer to that venue. And when I released my first EP (under a different name, before I started going by Rosalie), I was able to make that dream come true. I remember sitting in the green room area, looking at my surroundings like I was still dreaming. The only time I ever felt that kind of surreal feeling was when something really bad had happened - when my dad was first diagnosed with cancer, and it just didn’t feel real. Sitting in that green room, it didn’t feel real either. But this time I was on the complete opposite end of the spectrum. Something extraordinarily good had happened.

It’s funny how moments in the universe are connected, because if it wasn’t for my dad getting sick, I don’t know if I ever would have had the courage to pursue music. If my dad hadn’t gotten sick, I don’t know if I ever would have been in that green room, about to play Hotel Cafe. I used to have terrible stage fright, so much so that I mistakenly thought that if I got that scared before going on stage, it must mean that this wasn’t what I was supposed to do in life. I was wrong. Having the courage to face my dad’s illness gave me the courage and belief that I could face my fear of performing.

I’ve realized since then that fear like that isn’t a warning sign. It’s an arrow.

It’s your soul’s way of telling you where to go. It’s where you’ll have the most growth. I still get nervous before going on stage sometimes. I still feel chained by self-doubt and negative self-talk. But I do it anyway. It’s often not easy. But it’s my path. I think working through that kind of self-doubt and nervousness is part of my journey here.

It’s kind of like riding a horse. At first the saddle makes you really sore, but if you keep getting on, eventually the saddle doesn’t hurt. If you keep developing a relationship with the horse, show it love, take care of it, put in the work, and give it what it needs, it will let you go for one heck of a ride and give you so much love back.

Moving to Nashville was a fresh start for me after being sick for so many years (if you don’t know my story, you can check out the bio I have on my site). I’m so proud of and grateful for everything that’s been happening in Nashville, but Hotel Cafe is where it started. That venue will always be a home to me. Every show there is a dream come true. Every show there takes me back and just feels so special. Shows there make me remember that dreams do come true, to keep working, to keep believing, and to keep dreaming.

It would mean so much to me to have you be a part of that dream realized. If you’re in LA, I would so love to see you there this Friday. I would love to make tomorrow really special for all of us. I would so love to create a room full of love for us all. I’ll catch you up on how Nashville has been going the best way I know how, through stories and through songs. Here are the details:

HOTEL CAFE SECOND STAGE
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH
6:45pm PM / $10 / 21+

Sending you so much love. Thank you for any way that you are helping me fulfill my dream - from an Instagram like and coming to a show to watching a video and writing a song with me. I appreciate it and I appreciate you.

Wishing you so much happiness and the fulfillment of YOUR dreams.

xoxo,
Rosalie

I'm Going to Be On the Radio!

You guys!!!! I've been siting on this for awhile, but I can finally let everyone know, THAT I'M GOING TO BE ON THE RADIO!! (insert flailing arms here). Lightning 100 here in Nashville to be specific. If you're not familiar, Lightning is a big indie station out here that is so well respected and has such a strong voice and presence. I'm so honored and THRILLED to be able to be in-studio.

My friend, co-writer, and fellow The Hotel Nashville co-founder Stevie Rae Stephens and I are going to be on-air live to talk about the big City Winery show we have that night, what The Hotel Nashville is all about, the new California sound emerging in town, and we each get to play a song live. I'm so so so excited. You can listen live on-air if you're in Nashville or you can tune in to the live stream online if you're not. Here are the details! 

ROSALIE LIVE ON LIGHTNING 100
WWW.LIGHTNING100.COM
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2ND
11AM CT / 9 AM PT / NOON ET

Hotel Nashville Is Back... And We Have A Sponsor!

Hi everyone!

What a busy and beautiful summer it has been… and we still have so much more left :)

This summer has been so good to me, and I’m so thankful. One of the best things that has happened is our last The Hotel Nashville show at City Winery went so well that they invited us to have a residency there. That night felt so special. It was a night where Nashville really felt like home. I sat towards the back of the room, looking around at how full it was, and watching Alissa Moreno sing “Everyday,” and I was just overcome and overflowing with goodness. I was astounded at what we’d been able to accomplish, and it was a great lesson in trusting and having faith in the guidance you are given.

Our next The Hotel Nashville showcase is on August 2nd, and the line up is amazing. We have Tim Fagan (Grammy nominated for his song “Lucky” by Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat), Curt Chambers (Three-time Grammy nominee), Lockwood Barr (CMA Emerging Artist), Aubryn (Kerrville Folk Finalist), and Stevie Rae Stephens and myself, who founded The Hotel Nashville.

And in more super exciting news, we have a sponsor for this show! I’m so excited to say that we are presented by Kimpton Aertson Hotel. Our inspiration for the name The Hotel Nashville was Hotel California… so to have a real, actual hotel in Nashville involved is pretty cool and special to me. I’m so grateful for City Winery and the Kimpton Aertson for being such amazing partners.

The show is August 2nd! Doors are at 5:30 and the show is at 6:45pm. Tickets are only $8 in advance and $10 at the door. HERE is the link. If you’re in Nashville, I hope to see you there!

Sending you so much love.

Hotel Nashville @ City Winery June 16th!

I moved to Nashville just over three years ago. I was so excited for a fresh start after being so sick for so long. I didn't know how hard that move was going to be, but I stayed with it... because I felt this knowing that I was supposed to be here. I knew Nashville held something for me, and I was choosing to listen to that voice, even if I didn't 100% know how it was going to unfold. 

As much as I know I'm supposed to be in Nashville right now, and I'm so in love with the songwriting here, I also really miss California. Along my journey here, I kept meeting other people that moved from California, and when I would share the things I missed, I would get a lot of "me toos!" It spawned an idea... what if we all got together and started performing together? We could support each other, network, give each other opportunities, and start drawing attention to what I like to think of as a West Coast sound. I asked my friend and my fellow California-turned-Nashville-songwriter Stevie Rae Stephens if she wanted to be my partner in crime, and she thankfully said yes! We called the group Hotel Nashville (like Hotel California :), and it's for anyone in Nashville that used to live in California... although California lovers and dreamers are absolutely welcome!

So here we are many months later, and we have our first show! And not only is it our first show, but we were able to partner with City Winery and have the most dreamy, vibey, thank you God kind of line up featuring hit and up-and-coming songwriters. 

If you're free on Saturday, June 16th, I'd loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee to see you. Tickets are only $5 in advance and $8 at the door. HERE is the pre-sale link. 

Sending you love!! And if you have a dream in your heart, know that God has put it there for a reason. God doesn't put inspiration and dreams in our heart without giving us all we need to achieve it. 

Welcome!

You guys! My new site is live. Oh my goodness what a journey it has been. I won't go into it here because it's all spelled out in my bio, but thank you God for bringing me to this point in my life. Thank you God for giving me a second chance at realizing my dream. That you God for the opportunity to sing again, to write, to perform, and to feel the beauty and potency and fullness of living your dream. If you're reading this, thank you to you as well for adding to the richness of my dream.

I hope I can help add to the richness of yours along the way. I think that's what we are here for. To help each other step into who we really are and to live our fullest and best lives. The world would be such a kinder place if everyone had the courage to be themselves; if everyone had the love and support to chase their dreams and live their best lives. I hope I can help you step into that for yourself. Because I know what it's like to not. 

Sending you so much love and gratitude.