Already identified as “One to Watch in 2014” in country music by CM Chat, Got Country, as well as Country Rise, and covered twice in 2013 by Billboard.com for her single “He Don’t Know” and the release of her debut EP, “Missed The Exit,” Colby Dee is definitely making waves in the country music community.
This 22 year old singer-songwriter truly blends the traditions of country music with a vibe of contemporary country, yet with a sound that is all her own. Colby Dee has been singing since she was 7, when her first public performance was singing the national anthem in front of more than 7,000 fans at a professional hockey game.
Since then, Colby Dee has continued to hone her craft and made the move to Nashville in 2011 to focus on her music career full time, learning from the very best in the industry. Colby Dee now hosts her own rounds, inviting other artists to share the stage with her, at a variety of well-known Nashville venues and also joins other hosted rounds in Music City as well.
Colby Dee’s live shows are where she is really at home….. on stage….any stage. Her shows are high energy and she engages all of her audience, whether it’s a small private venue or in front of thousands of people.
Colby Dee has been performing both acoustic and full band shows from Florida to New York and finished her first radio tour in 2013, travelling over 11,000 miles to visit and perform live at country radio stations in over 12 states. Colby Dee clearly acknowledges the impact of her fans on her music and her career growth, and loves the opportunity to chat with them and take photos after shows.
In less than three years time, Colby Dee has been featured on a Times Square Marquee, trended on Yahoo, twice headlined the “Komen Global Race for the Cure” before an audience of nearly 50,000 people, released three singles and an EP on iTunes, headlined her own concerts, opened for artists such as Cole Swindell, Ty Herndon and Anita Cochran, shared a bill with Colt Ford, Uncle Kracker and others, performed in the 2012 and 2013 CMA Fest on the GAC stage at Bridgestone Arena, headlined an “After Party” following the Jason Aldean/Luke Bryan Concert at the University of Georgia Sanford Stadium, and released her first original live-concert video.
Industry folks are taking notice, including the editors of iTunes, who selected her singles, “Rag Top Girl”, and “He Don’t Know” as a “New and Noteworthy” as well as an Editors Choice of “What We’re Listening To” for both. In addition, her new EP, “Missed the Exit” received the same iTunes nods, along with a “Best Album under $8” mention.
Fans are responding to what they are hearing, too. Colby Dee’s social media presence and fast growth is testament to that. With a solid fan base throughout North America, she draws a dynamite demographic to her shows and music. In late 2013, she became verified by Twitter.
In addition to her busy schedule with her own music career, Colby Dee can be seen in several music videos of other country music artists. Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, Randy Houser, Kip Moore, Scotty McCreery and Gloriana, to name a few.
Colby Dee has also appeared on stage with Lady Antebellum at the 2011 CMA awards and has appeared in episodes of the ABC hit show “Nashville.” In September of 2014, she makes her big screen debut when the movie “The Identical”, starring Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta and Seth Green, hits theatres.
Colby Dee is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), and is active with the Musicians on Call (MOC) program in Nashville. She’s proud to be a voting member of the Country Music Association (CMA) as well as the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA.)