You may not know her now, but Erin Enderlin is someone to watch in the country music world.
In fact, she was named one of the Next Women of Country by CMT and won Songwriter of the Year at the inaugural Arkansas Country Music Awards in 2018.
This Arkansas native is making a name for herself in Nashville and around the country as a country singer-songwriter who can write and perform deep, emotional songs that draw on her roots.
Enderlin, now based in Nashville, is coming back to Arkansas to perform a special show at the Old State House Museum today.
While she’s been in Little Rock, Enderlin sat down with AY to talk about her concert and country music. Find out what Enderlin is up to in 2019 and what some of her favorite albums and songs are.
Catch Erin’s free concert today at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
What are you going to be doing at the Old State House Museum?
I’m going to be a playing a show, which is great. But on top of that, I’m going to be donating a guitar that I wrote “Monday Morning Church” on.
Do you have a set list in mind?
I have a basic set list, but you never know – things might change a little. I’ll definitely be playing “World Without Willie,” “These Boots,” playing a lot of stuff off of Whiskeytown Crierand probably a couple new things that will coming out soon. I’ve been covering some Merle, so I’ll probably throw some Merle in there.
How does it feel to be back in Arkansas?
I love it. I’ve got to hang out with my sister, and I’m going to hang out with the rest of my family.
Have you performed at the Old State House before?
I have, a couple of times. I love it because there’s a lot of history in that building. It’s a really cool room, and the folks that work there are so nice. They made it so easy – the sound is set up really well. It’s really cool.
What are your five desert island country albums?
- Reba McEntire, Whoever’s in New England
- Terry Clark, Fearless
- Emmylou Harris, Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town
- Johnny Cash, Murder compilation
- All of Dolly Parton
What are your favorite country songs?
- “Poncho and Lefty”
- “Somebody Should Leave,” Reba McEntire
- “Easy from Now On,” Emmylou Harris
- “Long Black Veil,” Johnny Cash
- “If Drinking Don’t Kill Me,” George Jones
What can we be looking forward to from you over the next year?
I’m going to be doing a series of cover songs that will be released online. And I’ll be releasing four EPs. I’ll be releasing a lot of music this year.
READ MORE: Check out the full list of Arkansas Country Music Award nominations!
Image courtesy of the artist and the Old State House Museum