Fangirlish: Get To Know Country Newcomer Lena Stone

Written by Kara for Fangirlish (4/4/18)

If you’re up for listening to someone who makes you feel like a friend after a few moments, country newcomer Lena Stone is your girl. With a fresh take on storytelling as she’s earned her way into the spotlight by penning songs for females in country (Kalie Shorr’s “Fight Like A Girl” and Kasey Tyndale’s “Everything Is Texas”) Stone is now ready to make her own mark in the genre. Her debut single “Nervous” made waves and those who didn’t think they would, instantly fell in love with the Massachussetts native.

She’s been influenced by artists from James Taylor to Taylor Swift to Jennifer Nettles. Her taste in music is broad but don’t let that fool you. Stone, who moved to Nashville at the age of 18 knows who she is, and she’s ready to tell the world with her upcoming EP to be released later this Spring.

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Metiza: Lena Stone Is Changing The Role Of Women In Nashville

Written by Hannah Richardson for Metiza - 3/22/18

Lena Stone is a blonde bundle of dynamite who, at twenty-four year old, has written over five-hundred-songs and never sipped a single cup of coffee. “I like tea!” she laughs. Amid the old-school glamour and classic traditions of Music City, Lena Stone is on a not-so-secret mission to change country music for women in Nashville, TN and, like Agent 99 from Get Smart, is doing it with some sass along the way.

With big, blue eyes and lips that curve into a knowing smile, Lena’s effortlessly flirty personality and business smarts are making waves Music City, changing the game for women in country music. Today, she chatted with me, upbeat and happy over the phone, gushing over a Women in Music mixer she is going to tonight (“I’m so excited!”).

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Country Fancast: Lena Stone Debuts "Can't Think Straight" Music Video

Written by Sarah Netemeyer for Country Fancast - 3/15/18

Rising country singer-songwriter Lena Stone has earned a name for herself over the past few years penning breakthrough songs for other up-and-coming country female artists such as Kalie Shorr and Kasey Tyndall. The Massachusetts native is busy carving out her own niche in Nashville and recently debuted her “Can’t Think Straight” music video.

“I really loved the idea of this music video because the lyrics of ‘Can’t Think Straight’ are so personal, and filming and recording this intimate acoustic version let me highlight the story of the song. Stormlight Pictures did an incredible job of capturing that day in the studio, and using all the beautiful lighting and the fog machine was so much fun!” Lena exclusively shared with Country Fancast.

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Country Music Tattle Tale: New & Noteworthy - Lena Stone

Written by Nicole Palsa for Country Music Tattle Tale - 3/15/18

Lena Stone has been building her career as a songwriter, penning breakthrough songs for other up-and-coming country females (Kalie Shorr’s “Fight Like A Girl,” “He’s Just Not That Into You,” and Kasey Tyndall’s “Everything Is Texas”). But now, it’s her turn to take the spotlight. She grew up in Carlisle, Massachusetts and at age 18, she packed up and moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music. Lena immediately jumped into the songwriting community, spending several years as a staff writer at Song Factory Publishing.

Lena helped develop Song Suffragettes, a weekly songwriters night at Nashville’s Listening Room Cafe, spotlighting the newest and brightest women in country music.  As a co-anchor of the show for more than 2 years, she’s had an opportunity that hundreds of Nashville songwriters crave: a chance to build a dedicated fan base while honing her songwriting and performing skills.

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Queens of Country: Lena Stone drops music video for single “Can’t Think Straight”

Written by Queens of Country - 3/13/18

Last Friday, one of country-pop’s brightest new stars dropped a music video for her current single, ”Can’t Think Straight.” Lena Stone, a Nashville based singer and songwriter, released the song late last year, following up her debut single, “Nervous”.

Filmed on Music Row in Downtown Nashville, Stone places more emphasis on the country of her country-pop label in this video, as this version of the song isn’t the version you’ll find on iTunes. The released version is big and bold, filling up your headphones or your car nicely with a full, pop-country sound. But this version is a little more stripped down. Sans the synths, Stone’s voice is the center of attention.

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The Boot: Lena Stone, "Can't Think Straight" (Story Behind The Song)

Written by Angela Stefano for The Boot - 3/13/18

Lena Stone's second single "Can't Think Straight" came about during a relaxed, weekend night writing session with Stone's friend David Dorn, who also produced the track. Recalling the feeling of young love -- and the feeling of wondering about, and running into, that person years later -- the two penned lyrics such as "Am I still the one you're thinking of when you cant think, can't think straight? / I can't help it if I still picture us lying in your backseat / Two hearts on fire, all tangled up, your hands all over me."

Below, Stone recalls to The Boot the night she and Dorn wrote "Can't Think Straight."

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Sounds Like Nashville: Colors Liven Up a Former Love for Lena Stone in ‘Can’t Think Straight’

By Kelly Brickey for Sounds Like Nashville - 3/8/18

Rather than create a treatment filled with a script and actors who couldn’t relate to the story, Lena Stone wanted the song to do the talking in the video for “Can’t Think Straight.”

Stone relied on the emotional content from the song and the reminiscent attitude flowing through each personal lyric. Allowing shades of blue and purple to illuminate on the studio performance going on beside her, the video focuses on what Stone sings about over any other wild production.

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