Briana Renea (pronounced Bree-AH-nuh Ruh-Ney) comes by her country roots naturally. The 24-year-old reigns from Canby, Oregon in the heart of the Pacific Northwest.
The sophisticated, yet fiery, redhead has collaborated with Nashville writers and skilled songcrafters (Steve Mitchell Dee Briggs, Mason Douglas, Jason Wyatt, Cort Carpenter, Jason Wyatt and Tony George) to produce three studio recordings in four short years. She recorded and released the independent project Red Lips, White Lies (May 2015) under her own imprint. A young lady who raised cattle, horses and goats on the family farm, Briana writes what she knows. “Dirt Side,” the most literal, depicts her childhood and teenage years growing up on a farm sporting blue jeans and cowboy boots with her hands and feet planted in the dirt; the track earned a Top 12 Best of NSAI Spring Training Award. The idea behind “Red Lips, White Lies” spawned from a road trip with her fraternal twin brother who shared stories about the “crazy ladies” he’s dated. Most recently, the single titled “Widow Maker,” a tune about bull riding, was featured in the Northwest Pro Rodeo Association finals advertising. Her new single, “Chasin’ Trouble” was placed in the Top 40 for the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s (NSAI) second quarter of 2016. Briana will release her new single, “Chasin’ Trouble,” to country radio in September 2018.
With 80s rock (Eagles/Genesis/Phil Collins/Fleetwood Mac) and 90s country music (Reba, Dixie Chicks, LeeAnn Rimes/Jo Dee Messina) echoing through the stalls and hall of the barn, Briana inherently blends the two genres in her own musical compositions and live performances. Since launching her touring career (2013), Briana has become a must-see, fan favorite at fairs, festivals and venues throughout the Northwest where she’s shared the stage with notable country recording artists such as Joe Nichols, Old Dominion, Canaan Smith, Love and Theft, Diamond Rio and Sammy Kershaw. When not standing behind a microphone, she rides before the judges; the competitive equestrian shows horses professionally in the Western States Stock Horse Association circuit. In either arena, Briana Renea has the goods to walk away a “blue ribbon winner!”