Country Pop Bites: Heidi Newfield – December 13
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2006 Heidi Newfield gave her final performance as a member of Trick Pony?
It's true! It was just as the band held three concerts at Nashville's Wildhorse Saloon. Two of the shows were recorded for a live album.
Check out this Heidi Newfield video!
Here are 5 interesting facts about Heidi Newfield.
- She was born on October 4, 1970, in Healdsburg, California, where she lived on a horse farm with her parents and two older sisters.
- When her parents divorced when she was a child, Heidi turned to singing and later on songwriting. By the age of thirteen, Newfield had decided that she would like to have a career in country music.
- Her musical influences are Ernest Tubb, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and AC/DC.
- In 1996, she moved to Nashville, where she met Keith Burns and Ira Dean. They formed a group, which became Trick Pony.
- In 2006, she announced her departure from the band to become a solo artist. She was signed by Curb Records, and in 2007, proceeded to gather songs for her debut album. The album, What Am I Waiting For, was released in 2008, and the lead single, "Johnny & June" topped the charts that same year, and went on to earn her five ACM Award nominations in 2009.