Nashville Female Producer Makes History with Country Music Single
Alex Kline - Producer, Songwriter & Multi-Instrumentalist is
Blazing Her Own Trail in Music City
Nashville, TN – January 26, 2021 -- Alex Kline, one of Nashville's prominent producers, songwriters, and multi-instrumentalists, makes history this week as the first solo female producer to have a Top 15 Country Radio hit by a female artist. The single "Somebody Like That," was co-written with CCMA award-winner Tenille Arts for her critically acclaimed album, Love, Heartbreak & Everything in Between.
A streaming phenomenon, "Somebody Like That" has reached 65 million streams, further establishing Kline as a game-changing producer and songwriter that is shaping the future of country music. The single debuted at No. 2 of the iTunes Country chart and No. 10 on the iTunes all-genre chart. It spent three-weeks at No. 1 at Radio Disney Country; went No. 1 on Billboard’s all-genre Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart and just debuted at
No. 97 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. On Spotify, the song peaked at No. 11 on the United States Viral 50 chart as well.
Tenille Arts, recently named to CMT’s 2021 Next Women of Country, says this about working with Kline, who produced six songs on her album and played several instruments on it as well.
“I have absolutely loved working with Alex,” said Arts. “Her vision for my music is exactly what I've always wanted. She works harder and more hours than any producer I've ever met, and she's a perfectionist in the best way."
A triple threat, Kline has built her career based on her musical intuition and versatility. She brings out the authentic best in any artist who collaborates with her, whether they are a veteran act or a promising newcomer on the rise.
Her production credits include collections by Terri Clark, Tara Thompson, Adam Brand, Erin Enderlin, John King, Logan Murrell, Jordan Rager,
Maggie Rose and Jillian Cardarelli among others.
Kline's 2021 projects in development include writing and producing the follow-up to Tenille Arts' Love, Heartbreak & Everything in Between album and producing Stephanie Quayle's forthcoming album featuring her latest single, "By Heart."
Kline's extensive success as a songwriter includes Ronnie Dunn ("Damn Drunk"), Reba McEntire ("The Bar Is Getting Lower"), Mitchell Tenpenny ("I Get the Picture"), Terri Clark (Raising the Bar), Gary Allan ("Slide"), Bill Anderson, Meghan Patrick ("Praying Right"), Cassadee Pope (Rise and Shine), Jordan Rager (Habits and Hearts), Mason Ramsey ("On My Way"), Tara Thompson (Someone to Take Your Place) and countless others have recorded her songs.
"I like the balance I've found between writing, playing, and producing," said Kline. "There's a unique synergy in combining multiple creative approaches and how each inspires the other. One of the most exciting things to me right now is finding an artist I love and tapping into what makes them unique and helping to make that shine, whether it be one of my own musical influences like Terri Clark or a new up and coming star like Tenille Arts."
For more information about Alex Kline, visit her website at www.AlexKlineMusic.com.
More About Alex Kline:
Multi-instrumentalist Alex Kline is among Nashville's prominent producers and songwriters. She plays lead guitar, banjo, dobro, mandolin, bass, lap steel, and piano and often plays on the records she produces.
In 2014, Kline signed a co-venture with Erin Enderlin's company 10,000 Hours and Reba McEntire's Starstruck Publishing. While honing her craft writing for Starstruck Entertainment, she began producing music, becoming one of the few women to take the lead on production in the Nashville music community. To further grow her business, Kline established Alex Kline Entertainment in 2018.
Hailing from Marin County, Calif., Kline grew up listening to an array of influential artists from Janice Joplin and Jimi Hendricks to The Chicks. She was inspired to pick up a guitar at age 13 after listening to The Red Hot Chili Pepper's album, Blood Sex Sugar Magic. She realized early that music would be her path in life and learned to play six instruments along the way.
Kline is an alumna of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass., where she studied guitar and songwriting. While there, she took a spring break trip with the university to visit Nashville and, within a few hours, fell in love with the city and its songwriting community.
She moved to Nashville in 2008 after graduation to pursue her songwriting career. In 2010, she met the Arciero sisters and formed The Lunabelles, an all-women country band. Kline played lead guitar, banjo, dobro, and mandolin. The group landed a Top 40 hit single with "A Place to Shine" as a signed act with Sony Music Nashville.
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