Exclusive Premiere: Karissa Ella Shares Acoustic Performance Of ‘Girls’

Country newcomer Karissa Ella is debuting an acoustic rendition of her latest release, “Girls,” exclusively on Country Now. The empowering…


Lauren Jo Black

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October 20, 2020


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Country newcomer Karissa Ella is debuting an acoustic rendition of her latest release, “Girls,” exclusively on Country Now.

The empowering track celebrates females and all the things that make them special.

“My song ‘Girls’ was written to celebrate women and our differences. Whether you are a singer, boxer, race car driver, women can do it all! It is a reminder to always be yourself and never change.” Ella explains of the tune.

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Ella, who co-wrote the song with Alex Seier and Kalsey Kulyk, had the idea to strip down the track so she teamed up with Justin Mayotte to create the acoustic clip.

“It was a blast,” she says of shooting the video. “We wanted a more toned down, relaxed environment and it turned out great! I hope people enjoy a stripped-down version of this pop-country song!”

Click above to watch.

Karissa Ella began performing at 10 years old and was inspired by the likes of Shania Twain, Gretchen Wilson, Garth Brooks and Carrie Underwood. After graduating with a degree in Music Entertainment from Belmont University in Nashville, Ella has made a name for herself performing at various venues around the country. She initially turned heads with the release of her song “Me and Luke,” which was inspired by her love for country superstar Luke Bryan.

Fans can follow Karissa Ella on Instagram HERE.

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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.