Her lyrics – visceral, illustrative, witty and wry – are pieces of stories that examine matters of the heart through a unique lens that makes us all see a bit more clearly: from the loneliness of relationships, to palpable dissolving human connectivity, to the loss of love with none of the melodrama. At her core, the Nashville native is a storyteller and a song crafter who is more interested in what's being produced than how it helps her along the way.
Much of Caitlin's debut album, Own Side Now, was personally inspired. Her second album, The Stand-In, told the tales of others. "It feels more compelling to live through a song than it did having already lived it,” she explains.
It’s fitting that Caitlin wrote her first song at 16 as a substitution for a high school paper. Even as a means to an end, she recognized the power of music, and of melody, to relay emotions and stories in the most gripping way possible. A youthful observer, she enjoyed hanging out after school at the local Waffle House drinking cups of coffee and quietly shaping bits of gossip into first person tales of woe.
Growing up in Nashville to music industry parents (her mother, Liz Rose, is a songwriter who found success working with artists including Taylor Swift, Lee Ann Womack and others), Caitlin inherited her mother's “inclination towards melody – the ability to naturally know where melody could and should go” early on and again credits her love of songwriting to a long list of influences, many of which would be easily found in either of her parents record collections. From Hank Williams to The Rolling Stones, she says, "I've always been more inspired by what others have done."
Caitlin made her Grand Ole Opry debut March 21, 2014.
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