HOMETOWN: Knoxville, Tenn.
INFLUENCES: Bonnie Raitt, Alison Krauss, Britney Spears
ALBUM: Shuteye, out now
Logan Brill was introduced to music literally at birth, when her parents brought a boom box into the delivery room. “Growing up, our house was always filled with music—if we weren’t listening to it, we were making it,” says Brill. “Rock, country and blues really speak to me because they allow you to sing about everyday events and explore the rich meaning present in mundane experiences.” At age 12, she made her stage debut—performing Bonnie Raitt’s “Love Me Like a Man” with her stepfather’s band to raucous applause—and never looked back. Since then she’s performed alongside personal heroes Merle Haggard, Alison Krauss and the Band Perry. With her sophomore album, Shuteye, she says she has finally found herself as an artist: “I built a collection of songs—a little blues and Americana and a lot of country and rock—that reflect my tastes, demonstrate my growth as an artist, and will get people out of their seats and dancing.”