Essential 8+: Kendall Beard

On her new album, Here Comes Trouble, Austin’s Kendall Beard continues in the proud tradition of country artists like Loretta, Dolly, and Miranda — females who aren’t afraid to show their strength. Or their vulnerability. On thirteen tracks, Beard fuses country and pop, with an occasional push into rock territory, that will definitely grab the listener. Of the new album, Beard says she wanted to cut loose. “It’s about breaking free in the moment and coloring outside of the lines, going against the grain. I wanted to put something out that was a bit edgy; something that would stir up some talk.”

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