Exclusive Premiere: Kendal Conrad Shares ‘Leader of the Pack’ Visualizer Video
“‘Leader of the Pack’ has been my personal anthem,” Conrad says.
Photo Courtesy Kendal Conrad
Rising country singer/songwriter Kendal Conrad is giving new life to her single “Leader of the Pack” with a visualizer video premiering exclusively on Country Now.
The song, which also premiered on Country Now in late 2019, has gone on to amass over 26 million Tiktok views and more than 1 million plays on Soundcloud.
Kendal Conrad co-wrote “Leader of the Pack” with Sharen Conrad and Anthony Gallagher.
“‘Leader of the Pack’ has been my personal anthem, a reminder that I am stronger than any adversity thrown my way,” Conrad tells us of the track.
Produced by Matt McVaney (Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina), the R&B/pop-tinged country track finds Conrad presenting herself as a woman scorned who unleashes a strong message to the man who dumped her: she’ll always rise from the ashes regardless of his deceitful actions.
“If you throw me to the wolves / I’ll come back, come back, I’ll come back, come back / The leader of the pack, pack / The leader of the pack, pack,” Conrad sings throughout the hook-heavy chorus, which features captivating saw-toothed fiddles and haunting sounds of a wolf’s howl.
Conrad first caught attention from fans back in 2014 when she took the stage to duet with Keith Urban on his No. 1 hit “We Were Us” as part of his Raise ‘Em Up Tour. Previously, she’s opened for artists such as Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, Old Dominion, Chris Lane and more.
Click above to watch the “Leader of the Pack” visualizer and HERE to listen to the song on Spotify.
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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.