RAVED-ABOUT SINGLE “SHIRLEY TEMPLE” SPINNING NOW ON THE HIGHWAY
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PHOTO ID (L-R): Kathleen Shea (Program Director, SiriusXM), Lauren Watkins, Buzz Brainard (Host, SiriusXM’s The Highway)
NASHVILLE, TENN. – After announcing her signing to Big Loud Records / Songs & Daughters and the release of her debut EP last month, Nashville native songbird Lauren Watkins is adding another impressive accolade to a stacked 2023, selected this past Friday (5/12) as SiriusXM The Highway’s newest “Highway Find.”
Performing at SiriusXM’s Music Row Happy Hour live from Margaritaville in downtown Nashville, Watkins was blown away when host Buzz Brainard surprised her with the news. Brainard put the cherry on top of the big moment, treating listeners nationwide to a listen of “Shirley Temple,” a song that Billboard calls “a study in contrasts and jealousy” and the channel’s newest single.
A coveted honor within the country music community, the “Highway Find” program is part of SiriusXM The Highway‘s commitment to spotlighting outstanding new talent in the genre. Watkins joins an elite group of power players with the accolade, including 2022 ACM New Male Artist of the Year Parker McCollum, reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Combs, labelmate Griffen Palmer, Gabby Barrett, Maren Morris, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, and many more.