NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Reigning CMA Musician of the Year winner and ACM Speciality Instrument Player of the Year nominee, Jenee Fleenor, releases her new single “Good Ol’ Girls” today. Rolling Stone Country exclusively premiered a first listen to the track, remarking, “Mining a vein of classic country that wouldn’t feel out of step with George Strait or Patty Loveless, ‘Good Ol’ Girls’ is propelled by Fleenor’s sizzling, melodic fiddle work and a lively Cajun bounce.” To stream or download “Good Ol’ Girls,” click HERE.
“Good Ol’ Girls” follows Fleenor’s latest single, “Fiddle & Steel,” which has already racked up more than 200,000 Spotify streams. As American Songwriter declares, “Fleenor is establishing herself as not only one of Nashville’s premier female talents, but as a Music City force to be reckoned with in general.”
Not only is Fleenor the first woman to win the CMA Musician of the Year award, she is also the first woman to receive the nomination for that award as well as the ACM’s Specialty Instrument Player of the Year. The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s new American Currents: State of the Music exhibit celebrates Fleenor’s groundbreaking achievements with a display of her CMA Award, fiddle and wardrobe memorabilia.
The longtime fiddle player for Blake Shelton will return to NBC’s “The Voice” this spring where she plays in the hit reality show’s house band. Fleenor also recently received her second nomination for Specialty Instrument Player of the Year at the ACM Awards airing Sunday, April 5 on CBS.
Following her auspicious upbringing as a young fiddle player in Arkansas, Fleenor moved to Nashville in 2001 and became a sought-after studio musician, playing on recent No. 1 hits such as Blake Shelton’s “I’ll Name The Dogs,” Jon Pardi’s: “Dirt On My Boots,” “Head Over Boots,” “Heartache On the Dancefloor” and “Heartache Medication” and Cody Johnson’s No. 1 record “Ain’t Nothin To It.” Fleenor’s fiddle playing can be heard on Lauren Alaina’s new song “In My Veins” and Sam Hunt’s latest single “Hard to Forget.” She’s also played on hits by Rascal Flatts, Trace Adkins, Steven Tyler, Ronnie Dunn, Ashley Monroe, Joe Nichols, Reba McEntire, Terri Clark, Don Williams and Trisha Yearwood and as a touring musician, has performed with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Martina McBride, Terri Clark and Don Williams.
Fleenor’s songwriting catalogue includes cuts by Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Gretchen Wilson, Kathy Mattea and Del McCoury. Shelton’s No. 1 album, Bringing Back The Sunshine, included a co-write titled, “Just Getting Started,” and Shelton’s holiday album included another co-write, “Oklahoma Christmas,” featuring McEntire. Fleenor’s “I Am Strong,” recorded by The Grascals and Dolly Parton, was nominated for Song of the Year at the IBMAs while Del McCoury’s GRAMMY® winning record, The Streets of Baltimore, included Fleenor’s song “Big Blue Raindrops.”
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