Each Friday at 9:30am, KICK-FM will feature an artist on the rise during the Breakthrough Artist of the Week.

Kelleigh Bannen was born into country music. Literally, she's born and raised in Nashville. The singing, the songwriting, the twanging guitars, it's in her blood. From her 2012 debut single "Sorry on the Rocks," to her '3 Girls Rock Into a Bar' tour with Natalie Stovall and Ruthie Collins, to her recent EP The Joneses, Bannen has always been able to exemplify the swagger, the humor, and the heartbreak that defines country music. After getting name-checked by Karen Fairchild at the CMT: Artist of the Year showcase, Bannen's already rising star is poised to really take off as we head into 2019. For more about Kelleigh Bannen, visit her website. Her music is available on iTunes.

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