Meet Carolee Rainey The Artist Who Shares Her Stories Through Music

Guys, we’ve got something special for you – a brand-new music video from singer-songwriter Carolee Rainey called “Hard Times in the Heart.” It’s like a breath of fresh air from Western Massachusetts, and you don’t want to miss it!

Ever wonder how musicians come up with their tunes? Carolee Rainey spills the beans in an exclusive chat with us on how she comes up with a song,

She said; “Oddly enough I consistently seem to get the most inspiration when I’m sleeping. I’m always awakened in the very early morning hours with the name of a new song, a new melody or a lyric” .

Carolee brought “Hard Times in the Heart” to life in a cozy studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee, where she was surrounded by top-notch musicians and a laid-back vibe, it’s the kind of place that makes magic happen.

But here’s the twist – this song isn’t a new kid on the block for Carolee. Nope, it’s the OG, the first song she ever wrote. And guess what? The lyrics ended up mirroring her own life down the road. Talk about a full-circle moment!

So, grab a seat, hit play on the video, and let Carolee Rainey take you on a musical journey. And don’t worry, we’re keeping it real – no fancy talk, just good vibes and great tunes. Get ready to feel the heartbeat of Carolee’s music, where every note tells a story.

Watch Hard Times In The Heart below


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What is your stage name?
My stage name is CAROLEE RAINEY

Is there a story behind your stage name?
I guess there’s a story behind everything right? So my last name Rainey was the name from my marriage. When we divorced I decided to keep the name. It has an Irish derivation and I’ve always been enamored with Irish and Gaelic culture.

Where do you find inspiration?
Oddly enough I consistently seem to get the most inspiration when I’m sleeping. I’m always awakened in the very early morning hours with the name of a new song, a new melody or a lyric. I can honestly say that I don’t always feel like writing down these ideas when they come to me, but I am conscious that this seems to be my inspiration so I do for the most part write down as much as I can.

What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
I think the role of music for me in my early years was more like a safety net and also a great friend. If I was lonely or feeling misunderstood music always seemed to calm me and make everything better.

Are you from a musical or artistic family?
My immediate family was not musical but my paternal side was very musical… all my aunts and uncles played various instruments. I loved that.

Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
I’m not sure anyone really inspired me to be in the music industry as much as it was just a genuine curiosity as to how everything worked and operated.
I did get a wonderful opportunity from Doug Morris to be in A&R which was a good experience.

How did you learn to sing/write/play music?
Along my journey, I’ve studied with several voice teachers. The one I’m with currently has had a huge effect on my technique. I feel so fortunate that he took me on as he’s coached many stars like Lady Gaga and Christine Aguilera.

My writing has been on its own journey of wisdom and discovery. Often I write stories that inspire me and for various reasons, I want to share them.

What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
Honestly, I can’t remember my very first concert but I can tell you that I did see ‘Elton John’ at Madison Square Garden and he was just amazing.

How could you describe your music?
I would describe my music as a blend of Americana, folk and rock.

Would you like to share anything with your fans?
Be grateful for every amazing person that crosses your path. Life is precious and fragile

Mister Styx
Mister Styx
My name is Mister Styx and I'm a music blogger and an HVAC Engineer. I'm passionate about all kinds of music, from rock to hip-hop, Jazz, and Reggae as a matter of fact I am always eager to hear new sounds as music has no barrier, and I'm always looking for new sounds to explore. Hop on lets go fetch for some new sounds!

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