Nashville, TN – February 26th – Country singer/songwriter Jillian Cardarelli releases her new single, “If You Had A Heart.” Cardarelli says she was drawn to the song, written by Alex Kline, Erin Enderlin, Liz Hengber and Kellys Collins, because she loves the vintage country sound and lyrics. In addition, she realizes there is certainly some humor to the timing of her releasing a sad country song while she’s planning her wedding.
“It’s a little ironic to be releasing this song now because I’m so excited to be marrying the man of my dreams in just a few months,” said Cardarelli. “But ever since I was little girl, I have loved sad country songs. So, when my producer, Alex Kline, sent over this song, I immediately fell in love with it. Heartbreak is something we’ve all been through and I hope this song can give anyone who is mending a broken heart some strength.”
“If You Had A Heart” is released on the heels of her success with the single, “STRONG" featuring actor/artist Charles Esten (ABC’s NASHVILLE and Netflix’s Outer Banks) that released late last year to critical acclaim. Cardarelli and Esten co-wrote the song, inspired by Jillian’s mother’s battle with cancer, that was recognized as one of 2020's Most Powerful Songs by American Songwriter.
"If You Had a Heart," was produced by prominent female producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alex Kline, who has successful cuts with such artists as Reba, Tenille Arts, Ronnie Dunn, Terri Clark, Mitchell Tenpenny as well as produced albums for Tenille Arts, Terri Clark, Stephanie Quale, Tara Thompson, Erin Enderlin and more.
For more information, visit www.JillianCardarelli.com.
About Jillian Cardarelli:
Jillian Cardarelli is a singer/songwriter originally from a small town in Massachusetts. Her stunning vocals, captivating songwriting and girl next door quality have positioned her as a quickly rising star amongst her contemporaries. Represented by William Morris Endeavor, Jillian has toured with such acts as Dierks Bentley, Reba, Willie Nelson, Jake Owen, Scotty McCreery, Lee Brice, Alabama and Easton Corbin to name a few.
Her debut single, "Rerun,” written by Grammy Award-winning artist Maren Morris, Tina Parol and Jordan Reynolds made a splash on CMT Music, with the music video spending two weeks at #1 and several weeks in the Top 10. Her second single, “Souvenirs,” debuted on Radio Disney Country, while the music video spent eight weeks in the Top 10 on CMT.com. Her first single from her upcoming EP, “I NEVER DO THIS” released in the fall of 2019, followed by “Cool Girl” in January 2020 and “STRONG" with Charles Esten released in September 2020 to critical acclaim. Then, in December 2020, Jillian was honored to be asked to participate in the National Christmas Tree Lighting Virtual Concert in Washington, D.C. as she sang a classic, "O Holy Night."
Her talent caught the attention of Rolling Stone Country who ranked her at the top of their list of “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know” and Nashville Lifestyles Magazine named her a Top Artist to Watch in their Music issue.
In addition to writing and performing, Jillian is passionate about being involved in the community and with various charitable organizations like Stand Up 2 Cancer, Band Against Cancer, The Kevin Carter Foundation, Hannah Storm Foundation, PEDIGREE Foundation, Musicians on Call and St. Jude Children’s Hospital. She often performs for charitable events and, an avid golfer, plays in various charity golf tournaments around the country.