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American Songwriter Exclusively Premieres First Listen

Rising songstress Olivia Ooms releases her new single, "Hideaway," a powerful song about letting go that will leave listeners holding on to every last note. Penned by Ooms and Gabby Neeley, the sultry single was inspired by a desire to surrender control and trust the process. To stream or download “Hideaway,” click HERE.

American Songwriter exclusively premiered a first listen to "Hideaway" writing, "Captivating and slowed down, the country- and jazz-fused 'Hideaway' reveals a more perceptive and developed artist walking in a slightly different direction from her 2018 debut Thoughts of You."

“It’s about me finally understanding that there are things in life that I can’t control. Whatever is meant to be in my life is going to happen, and everything is going to work out," Ooms shared with American Songwriter.

Billboard selected "Hideaway" for First Country declaring, "Ooms has a maturity that belies her age on ‘Hideaway,’ her alluring single about not bottling up secrets. The enigmatic lyrics are wrapped around an organ bed that adds to the mystique.” The single is also featured on Spotify’s New Music Nashville playlist.

At only 18-years-old, the vibrant singer-songwriter has impressed the likes of GRAMMY®-nominated artists including Jamie O’Neal, who produced and provided harmonies on "Hideaway." The ACM Award winner previously produced and also co-wrote Ooms’ single, "California Country," described by Billboard as "infectious."

Praised by the Los Angeles Times for "passionate lyrics paired with a distinctive pop-country sound," Ooms' emerged with her first single, “Thoughts of You," at just 15-years-old. "Thoughts of You" landed her a spot in CMT’s Artist Discovery Program and placement as the first female country artist featured on Radio Disney’s RDYou Station.

The Huntington Beach, Calif. native has opened for numerous popular acts such as Lady A and Old Dominion as well as country music icon Tanya Tucker. In 2019, Ooms was invited to perform on the Spotlight Stage during CMA Fest and also made her debut at the historic Ryman Auditorium.

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Eighteen-year-old Olivia Ooms has the mature vocals and songwriting prowess of an old soul, as demonstrated by her new single, "Hideaway," released January 29. Produced by ACM Award winner Jamie O'Neal, "Hideaway" follows Ooms' singles "Baggage" and "California Country," which were also produced by O'Neal. Described by Billboard as "infectious" and added to CMT's Next Up Now series, "California Country" combined Ooms' coastal roots and southern sound. The Huntington Beach, Calif. native, who serves as a brand ambassador for Ovation Guitar Company's Californian SR1 model, is currently enrolled at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Ooms' debut single, "Thoughts of You," landed her a spot in CMT's Artist Discovery Program, a performance on CMA's Spotlight Stage and placement as the first female country artist featured on Radio Disney's RDYou Station. Her passion for country music is evident in every performance from opening for Lady A and Old Dominion at Coastal Country Jam to sharing the stage with country music icon Tanya Tucker, whose path Ooms can certainly relate to as a young songstress making waves in the music industry.


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