She’s the new young hot thing in the UK country music scene. At just 24, Frankie Davies is at the forefront of the ever growing country music scene that is exploding across the country right now.
We asked Frankie which 5 albums she would listen to forever. Here are her selections.
Dixie Chicks – Home
For me, The Dixie Chicks are the whole reason I wanted to write songs and pursue music and my love of country started with them. Their first album Wide Open Spaces was the first tape I owned, but out of all their albums ‘Home’ is my personal favourite, it is just so beautiful. They cover Patty Griffin’s ‘Top Of The World’ and Stevie Nick’s ‘Landslide’ which are both such incredible songs in their own right and The Dixie Chicks do both songs justice and more.
First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
I’ve always loved First Aid Kit, ‘Stay Gold’ has so many memories attached that come with the entire album. I’m obsessed with buying physical albums and this one has been there for every major road trip. Taken me through everything and everywhere, and every single time I listen to the title track ‘Stay Gold’ it just gets me, I get choked up and I think it’s because it’s as if that song was written about my life and thats the beauty of such a well written song, you feel incredibly connected to it.
Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer, Different Park
Kacey Musgraves is an incredibly talented songwriter and her debut album is proof of that, and it is just a beautifully written album. It’s inspired me to really tap into writing those uplifting songs but with a melancholic twist or meaning. This album was also one of the first to really push the boundaries of Country music, with Kacey openly singing about living how you want to live no matter who you are, your sexual preferences or even if you enjoy having a joint. It was ground breaking for a genre that generally has always been very set in it’s ways.
The Steel Drivers – The Steel Drivers
I completely love Chris Stapleton and I was tempted to include his debut album in my top 5, but for me I think the first album he made with his bluegrass band The Steel Drivers is just incredible. This is another album I can’t go on a road trip without, there is something about bluegrass which just makes you feel giddy, the harmonies are perfect and there is such a drive to all the songs.
Lady Gaga – Joanne
Lady Gaga’s latest record is something I am obsessed with at the moment. I think it is her ability to really tap into a different side of Country music yet that is still her own in a edgy pop way. I’ve always loved Lady Gaga and her previous albums but this one just seems so personal and powerful and I love her for that, and I think it’s going to take me a very long time to stop listening to this record.