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ACM Award winner Jamie O'Neal provides inspiration and encouragement with her new single, "The World Goes On," available now across all music platforms. Written by O'Neal, Shaye Smith and Ilya Toshinsky, the uplifting anthem is the lead single off O'Neal's upcoming album, Now and Then,distributed exclusively by Bob Frank Distribution: Audium Nashville through The Orchard. To stream or download, "The World Goes On," clickHERE

The Bootexclusively premiered a first listen to "The World Goes On," writing, "O'Neal's voice soars on 'The World Goes On,' a hopeful and upbeat song that's tailor-made for those days when you just need a little extra push. The artist strikes the right balance between pop and country throughout the track as she promises, 'It's a matter of faith, it's a matter of time / Something's gonna happen and change your life.'" 

American Songwriteradds, "Seasoned songwriters understand the power of an unexpected twist, the thing that elevates a good song to something instantly memorable. Jamie O’Neal has long been this type of songwriter, as she demonstrates with her new single, 'The World Goes On.'"MusicRowpraises, "The crunchy, punchy track is dynamite. As always, this total pro delivers the goods as a vocalist, offering conversational advice as well as wailing, soprano celebration. It’s about finding inner power when you’re feeling down, which is the kind of inspirational message we can all use right now. Turn it up."

O'Neal says that "The World Goes On" reminds everyone going through a hard time that, “even though life seems hopeless at times the sun keeps coming up. Life is filled with ups and downs but tomorrow brings us new chances, renewed faith and strength that we can get through to better days.” 

Now and Then,slated for release this fall, will include re-imagined versions of some of the platinum-selling singer-songwriter's hits such as "There Is No Arizona" and "Somebody’s Hero" as well as six brand new songs, including "The World Goes On." 

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Jamie O'Neal is a platinum-selling country singer and hit songwriter that became a household name in 2001 with her back-to-back No. 1 singles, "There Is No Arizona" and "When I Think About Angels." With multiple hits that followed, including "Shiver," "Trying To Find Atlantis" and "Somebody's Hero," Jamie caught fire. She earned numerous career accolades (including multiple GRAMMY nominations), she’s an ACM and Billboard Awards winner and has appeared on “The Tonight Show,” “Dave Letterman” and numerous other national TV shows. While she has penned most of her own songs, Jamie has also written hits for such notable artists as Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Leann Rimes, CeCe Winans, Idina Menzel and others. Her voice can be heard internationally in major motion pictures including “All by Myself” for Bridget Jones's Diary. She was also picked to perform with Carrie Underwood when she needed the perfect duet partner for CMT’s 100 greatest duets with “Does He Love You.” 


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