Alabama-based country rock artist and “Southern Girl” Donica Knight will release her debut EP, “Can’t Buy a Southern Girl” on March 17, 2016 . Her iTunes chart-topping single officially hit US radio on Monday, March 7th.
This time around, I wanted to make a record reminiscent of some of the great southern rock and country I grew up listening to; some of that Muscle Shoals vibe with horns, motown-ish background vocals, and of course, lots of rock ‘n’ roll guitars. We hope Ya’ll Dig it!!!” Donica states.
The country rock singer-songwriter burst onto the national scene with her 2013 Auburn Tigers anthem, “GreatTo Be,” which racked up over 140,000 Youtube views in 3 days of release. In 2015, Donica topped that feat with her smoldering hot video for “Love Ain’t a Prize.” The Noel Maitland-directed clip gained airplay on more than 50 national and international video outlets, reaching #1 on Y’allwire’s Most Watched Videos Chart and receiving more than 175,000 VEVO views, since its release.
This blues-tinged country rock track also debuted at #1 on the iTunes New Country Release chart, while achieving regular rotation on 100,000 watt juggernaut radio station, WBAM Bama Country in Alabama. Now, Montgomery’s “Southern Girl” Donica Knight is happy to announce the March 17, 2016 worldwide release of her highly anticipated debut EP, Can’t Buy A Southern Girl.
Can’t Buy A Southern Girl features 5 tracks, co-written by Donica, showcasing her unique blend of Southern rock, country, blues and old East Memphis music. Produced by multi-platinum songwriter and guitarist, Jim Huff, (Joe Bonamassa, Holly Brook aka Skylar Grey and 2015 Grammy nominee Dave Yaden,) throughout.
Can’t Buy A Southern Girl Track Listing:
- Love Ain’t a Prize (Knight, Huff, Vos)
- Acting Like a Lady (Knight, Huff, Alexander, Flagg)
- Party In My Dream (Knight, Huff, Alexander)
- Blinded By Love (Knight, Huff, Alexander)
- Stomp (Knight, Huff)
The collection embodies Donica’s personality: part sassy “tomboy” and rabid sports fanatic, part southern supermodel and sweetheart, and 100% driven, talented and seasoned professional. Songs like the aforementioned first single, “Love Ain’t a Prize,” the horn-driven bluesy rockers “Acting Like a Lady” and “Blinded By Love,” tongue-in-cheek party tune, “Party In My Dream,” and radio friendly groover,”Stomp” already have critics raving…
Donica Knight is your girl if you are looking for a songbird that looks as good in cut-off blue jeans and a tight top as she does in a t-shirt. Knight can sing the devil out of a saucy tune that feels like a top 40 country record and delivers a fantastic performance on her new single and music video with ‘Love Ain’t a Prize.” – Donna Nolan-Wilson, The Rowdy”
She has performed over 350 dates, opening for artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx, Hank Williams Jr., Kid Rock, Luke Bryan, Jake Owen, Kenny Rogers, Scotty McCreery, Jamey Johnson, Little River Band, Skid Row, Kellie Pickler, Blackberry Smoke, Joe Nichols, REO Speedwagon, The Band Perry, Chris Young, 3 Doors Down and many others. Donica has also written and recorded duets with country legend, Ronnie Milsap.