We complete our quartet of songs written by Ben Earle of The Shires and released last Friday, with our next featured artist and firm favourite Liv Austen. Our LCM #TrackOfTheDay is 'Open' a tender, heartfelt and marvellous song which perfectly suits Liv's vocals,.
Liv Austen grew up in a musical home and sang from a very early age. As a teenager she started writing her own songs, and in August 2014 she released her first record, the four track EP "Workin' Man's Dream".
The EP was recorded thanks to funds raised through a campaign on Pledge Music, that saw friends, family and complete strangers pledging generously.
Liv's first record started gaining momentum and received praise from other musicians and bands, and got rave reviews from blogs such as 4000 Miles to Nashville and For The Country Record. At the end of last year it was awarded UK EP Of The Year by W21 Music, a popular website dedicated to British and American country music.
Her first single off the EP was 'Rain On My Side', and the audience favourite 'The Guts You Always Had' followed soon thereafter.
Liv is in the process of recording new music and her new single 'Don't Regret A Single One' was released in October 2015, and has seen the most airplay of all her songs, on radio stations in the UK, US, and Europe.