Having received high-praise for the vulnerability of her critically-acclaimed album Open Book (which you can read our review of HERE), Kalie Shorr continues to share the unfiltered version of her life in the music video for “Escape.” In this stripped down video, Shorr sits on a road case in an empty room flashing to home videos from her childhood, including footage with her late sister, who died tragically last year of an accidental heroin overdose. “Escape” was premiered online by PEOPLE Country and on television yesterday on CMT and CMT Music. The song is featured on Apple Music’s Soundcheck playlist.
“Putting out something that is just the core of who I am, I’ve definitely gone in and out of feeling ashamed,” she says. “But to have people like it and embrace it on such a big level, that’s not just really accepting and liking my music; it’s acceptance of me — because the album is me — and that’s validating on the deepest level. It’s emotional, for sure,” Shorr told PEOPLE.
PEOPLE’s Nancy Kruh describes the video stating, “and yet, she knows, everything used to be so not complicated — which is perhaps the most heart-rending aspect of the video that PEOPLE is debuting. In the music video, Shorr has juxtaposed her piercing performance with home movies from her own childhood. The snippets show an impossibly adorable little girl […] All the while, the grown-up Shorr sings of that innocence lost.”
Shorr continues to receive praise for her debut album Open Book as she has been ranked No. 9 on Robert Christgau’s (Dean of Music Reviewers) 2019 Dean’s List.
After her Exit/In show, Billboard’s Annie Reuter said “Shorr’s high energy 90-minute set proved why she’s one of Nashville’s most buzzed-about acts. Her honest storytelling combined with her unique country rock flair engaged the packed room while her onstage banter shared her humor and vulnerabilities with the audience.”
The next step for Shorr is continuing on her “Too Much To Say Tour” as she brings it to Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, Calif. and Stoney’s Rockin’ Country in Las Vegas, Nev. Where ticket information can be found on her website.
Confirmed ‘Too Much To Say Tour’ Dates:
Feb. 20 – Los Angeles, Calif. – Hotel Cafe
Feb. 21 – Las Vegas, Nev. – Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
March 14 – Stamford, Conn. – Palace Theatre
March 15 – Uncasville, Conn. – Mohegan Sun – Wolf Den
March 16 – New York, N.Y. – The Mercury Lounge
May 15 – Sault Ste Marie, Mich. – Kewadin Casino
May 16 – Sault Ste Marie, Mich. – Kewadin Casino
In addition to her own headline tour continuing, Kalie will be embarking on her first visit to the United Kingdom in April when she will be part of the acclaimed all female Nashville songwriters round Song Suffragettes and their first venture overseas and away from The Listening Room Cafe in Nashville. She will be joined by her frequent writing partner, fellow Song Suffragettes regular and best friend Candi Carpenter along with talented UK songwriters Vic Allen and Bellah Mae for 5 shows in Glasgow, Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester and in London. Plus, in keeping with the Song Suffragettes’ mission to always introduce new talent at every show, there will be an additional, local singer-songwriter performing with the women at every show. Tickets for the UK Song Suffragettes shows are available HERE and in the meantime you can keep up to date with Kalie Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Song Suffragettes UK Tour Dates:
April 26 – Glasgow, Scotland – Òran Mór
April 27 – Nottingham, England – Glee Club
April 28 – Birmingham, England – Glee Club
April 29 – Manchester, England – Band On The Wall
April 30 – London, England – Bush Hall