Callista Clark Sets Her Sights On Being A Member of the Grand Ole Opry
Country newcomer Callista Clark continues to make waves with her honest and relatable lyrics. Her debut single, “It’s ‘Cause I…
Callista Clark; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Country newcomer Callista Clark continues to make waves with her honest and relatable lyrics.
Her debut single, “It’s ‘Cause I Am,” showcased her confident and sassy side, while other tracks like “Real To Me” showcase a deeper, more emotional side of her songwriting.
As fans continue to get to know the rising star, Country Now recently tasked her with completing the Pop Quiz where she revealed a few fun facts about herself, including her favorite place to shop, her biggest dream in life (hint: it involves the Grand Ole Opry), the food she’d eat for the rest of her life and more.
Last year was a breakout year for Clark, who was labeled the “next big thing” in country music following the release of her debut project.
“It’s all very surreal. I can’t believe it. I still can’t believe it and it’s just amazing,” Clark shared in an interview with Country Now. “It’s a great feeling. I mean this whole collection, I wrote most of the songs on it in my first co-writes ever in Nashville when I was 14, 15 years old. So, I’m just really glad to see that those songs are resonating with people and that they’re relatable. That’s the biggest thing that I can hope for.”
Clark is hitting the ground running in 2022. She’s been on tour with Scotty McCreery and will soon head across the pond to perform as part of C2C: Country to Country Festival. This summer, fans can experience Clark’s live show at various festivals across the U.S., including Tortuga Music Festival, Stagecoach, Country Fest and Watershed Festival.
Her debut EP, Real To Me, was released in early 2021 and includes five tracks, each co-written by the country songstress.
Fans can follow Callista Clark’s journey on Instagram.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.