Traditional Country Newcomer Claire Petrie

Becomes the Newest Member of the Country Music Family

Claire Petrie
Claire Petrie with Carrie Tekautz, Membership & Balloting Assistant (photo credit: PLA Media)

The Country Music Association (CMA) welcomes one of its newest members, traditional country songstress, Claire Petrie to the country music family. She stopped by CMA’s Nashville office recently while promoting her holiday single, He Would Be King.

“I’m so happy to be part of this musical family,” says Petrie. “There are so many great artists, songwriters and musicians in this community and I’m honored to be included.” You can read more about this visit to CMA by going HERE. After becoming an official CMA member, Petrie took the Douglas Corner stage later that evening alongside Baillie & The Boys, Jonell Mosser, Etta Britt, among others for a benefit concert for the You Have The Power organization.

Petrie is getting everyone in the holiday spirit with the release of her first ever Christmas single, He Would Be King – a duet with Grammy-nominated and CMA award-winner T. Graham Brown. She recently secured a powerful review from renowned music critic, Robert K. Oermann, saying “The song is quite uplifting.” This song is getting a great response from country and gospel radio, and is officially in the Hotdisc Country International Top 20 Chart.

The official music video is available HERE and has amassed over 2,000 views. The video incorporates the holiday spirit along with studio clips of Claire and T. Graham Brown during the recording.

Her previous chart-topping singles (C’est la Vie) You Never Can Tell and Somewhere Off The Map, is off her album The One and received rave reviews by radio and industry critics. Petrie’s charm, warm wit and passion for people make her a genuinely natural fit in the traditional country world. Her voice is a welcome “new old friend” on the music scene. With a musical mission to bring passion and purpose to the genre she loves, Petrie crafted her signature sound when she was on tour with her family. Raised in a large musical family in Saratoga Springs, New York, and currently in West Palm Beach, FL, she was born to musical parents who instilled a love of melody, harmony, rhythm and rhyme deep within her. She recently opened for chart-topping country group Little Texas and has been featured in distinguished local, national and international outlets. For more information, visit www.ClairePetrie.com.

About CMA: Formed in 1958 as the first trade association for a single genre of music, Country Music Association has a mission to serve as an educational and professional resource for the industry while advancing the awareness of country music around the world. This is accomplished through CMA’s strategic imperatives – CMA Music Festival and the companion CMA Music Festival television special, the CMA Awards and CMA’s latest television venture CMA Country Christmas. For more information, visit www.CMAworld.com.