Daisy Briggs, an up-and-coming Nashville singer-songwriter, has captured the hearts of listeners with her bright, pop-infused country music. Her songs are driven by relatable lyrics that touch on various aspects of life and love. As a natural storyteller, Daisy has been using music as a way to process the world around her for as long as she can remember. Influenced by renowned pop-country artists like Miranda Lambert, Sheryl Crow, and Sam Hunt, she has developed a unique style that blends the accessibility of pop with the authenticity of country.
Daisy's music revolves around engaging and down-to-earth narratives, exploring themes of friendship, heartache, joy, and anxiety. Her songs are characterized by a depth and spontaneity that mirror real-life experiences. With her pure voice and unwavering passion for translating personal stories into songs, Daisy captivates audiences when she takes the stage. Her warm and candid demeanor resonates with people of all ages and backgrounds.
When asked about her motivation, Daisy explains, "I do what I do because I love telling stories. Music has gotten me through everything in life. If I can tell my story in a way that resonates with someone else's experience, I've done my job." This genuine desire to connect with others through her music shines through in her performances and compositions.As an emerging artist, Daisy Briggs is poised to make a lasting impact on the country music scene with her heartfelt songs, relatable storytelling, and unwavering passion for her craft.
Born and raised in the small East Coast town of Newport, Rhode Island, Daisy grew up surrounded by a menagerie of rescued pets and farm animals: 14 dogs, 14 cats, a pig, a goat, a pony, donkeys, rabbits, chickens, and even a peacock. “Though we weren’t down South, it felt like living on a farm in a country song.” She started writing songs in middle school, inspired by the mix of country and pop her parents played in the car, and soon asked her mom for a guitar so she could learn to play her own music. Her earliest influences ranged from classic country radio (Clint Black, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, and Gretchen Wilson) to 70s and 80s Top 40 pop hits. Ultimately it was Taylor Swift’s early work that inspired Daisy to write her first song in the school parking lot. “It was about a boy in my middle school class. We’re still good friends!”
Daisy started taking guitar lessons at 13, then added voice coaching to fine-tune her range. At 14, she convinced her mom to take her to Nashville to play an out-of-town Open Mic Night at the city’s iconic Bluebird Cafe. Though nervous and shaking with stage fright, she performed an original song and decided, then and there, to pursue her dream of a country music career in Music City. At 18, Daisy moved to Nashville and enrolled in Belmont University, where she studied English and Music Business. She fell more in love with the city and local music scene daily. “I never want to live anywhere else. As one of my songs says: Tennessee forever!” Daisy began performing frequently at Nashville’s Belcourt Taps, and in 2019 returned to her hometown to play a small music festival called Bridge Fest. In 2020 she built her backing band, networking with former guitar teachers and musicians from the East Coast, and in March 2021 played her first full-band live show at Tin Roof’s Wednesday night “Bus Call” artist showcase.
Daisy release her debut single "Once Upon a Time in a Small Town" on September 10, 2021. The song tells a bittersweet story of summer love within the backdrop of her hometown, Newport, Rhode Island. Newport is described as a small town by the ocean, where people tend to grow up, settle down, and rarely leave. It's a place that truly comes alive during the summer months.
Produced by Jake Saghi, known for his work with artists like Kidd G and Leah Marie Mason, the track features pop-leaning beats and polished production, making it a perfect fit for a summer radio hit. However, beneath its glossy surface, the song retains its country roots. It revolves around a personal narrative of love and loss, capturing the essence of a fleeting romance: "We can't fix it, we only existed, once upon a time in a small town."
"Once Upon a Time in a Small Town" serves as the first of several upcoming singles from Daisy. It showcases her ability to combine catchy melodies with intimate lyrics deeply connected to a specific time and place.
“Most days I get in the car, put on music, and just drive around Nashville listening to music. It clears my mind and changes my mood. I want other people to get in their cars and drive around singing along to my words. I want my music to help them process their own worlds.”