Golden State singer-songwriter, Olivia Ooms, combines her coastal roots and southern sound with the release of her new single, “California Country,” across all music platforms today. Ooms co-wrote the song with platinum-selling, ACM Award-winner, Jamie O’Neal, who also produced the track. To stream or download “California Country,” click HERE.
The rising songstress debuted “California Country” during her first Song Suffragettes round at The Listening Room Cafe in Nashville. Music Update Central also premiered an exclusive first listen to the tune.
“Growing up in a western beach town, some say I can’t be a true country singer because I’m not from the South. This song attempts to dispel that idea and embracing the carefree California lifestyle bridges the gap between West Coast Country and traditional Southern Country,” expressed Ooms.
“When I first heard Olivia sing I was taken aback by her mature tone. Her voice is at once deep and distinctive and she’s a great songwriter with an innate sense of who she is as an artist. I’m so excited for her future and to be her producer!” added O’Neal.
“California Country” follows Ooms’ latest single “Thoughts of You,” which landed the emerging entertainer a spot in CMT’s Artist Discovery Program, a performance on CMA’s Spotlight Stage during CMA Fest and placement on Radio Disney’s RDYou Station.
The Huntington Beach native regularly performs at venues throughout her home state with her band Highway 39. On August 16 and 17, Ooms, who has opened for artists including country music icon Tanya Tucker, will open for John Fullbright and The Swon Brothers at the Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning at Muskogee’s historic Hatbox Field.
Through “passionate lyrics paired with a distinctive pop-country sound,” Ooms creates “a seemingly 1990s throwback essence (LA Times High School Insider/Ashley Ramynke). “
“We’re Chasing Waves Like We’re Chasing Dreams” is the line that inspired this song and is the inspirational image Ooms hopes to leave with her listeners.
ABOUT OLIVIA OOMS:
Sixteen-year-old singer-songwriter Olivia Ooms has the mature vocals and songwriting prowess of an old soul. The Huntington Beach, Calif. native caught the attention of Radio Disney and CMT with her new single “Thoughts of You.” Both of those national media platforms debuted her music through the RDYou station and CMT Artist Discovery program. The multi-talented entertainer’s passion for country music is evident in every performance from opening for Lady Antebellum and Old Dominion with her band Highway 39 at Coastal Country Jam, to entertaining crowds of fans during CMA Fest, and opening for country music icon Tanya Tucker, whose path Ooms can certainly relate to as a teenage songstress rising to fame. While not on the road, Ooms is actively involved with her performing arts magnet program at her high school and throughout the community through her involvement with the Community Outreach Alliance, Alzheimer’s center and work with children. Visit www.oliviaooms.com for more information about Ooms.