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Olivia Frances is an old soul wrapped inside the effervescent free spirit of an 18-year-old girl. Wisdom shines through in her writing and dedication to her craft. Olivia is serious about her musical gift. Her work ethic includes disciplined daily practice and writing new songs. This talented singer songwriter originally from Cincinnati, OH and now based in Nashville began her musical journey at a young age – her first performance was a duet with a friend during an elementary school talent show. Her pursuit of the spotlight was set in motion in 7th Grade when Olivia had her first solo at the school’s Winter Concert. It was a moment that remains vividly in her mind; as she stepped up to the microphone, away from the choir and sang her first solo, Olivia knew in that instant that being on stage was where she belonged. She started studying music in earnest after that; with piano at age six and by the time she was 12, her love of guitar and songwriting came to the forefront. Olivia continues to hone her musical talents and took the step of moving to Nashville on her own after graduating high school. This change of scenery has enabled her to focus on a distinctive style that is a fusion of folky pop and country. It’s a true blending of her love of the catchy pop melodies and the storytelling aspect of country music. After joining the prestigious Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) at age 12, her move to Nashville enabled Olivia to become more active and attend more NSAI events. This immersion into the process has allowed Olivia to expand her writing skills, co-writing with such well-known names as Carmen Brandy and Matthew Price. She was ecstatic to find out that her song “Head to Toe” made it through the nerve wracking “Pitch to Publisher” process and was chosen with seven other songs to be taken by a publisher in Nashville. The success kept coming for Olivia as she continued to work on making her dream a reality. Her days are spent perfecting her music, while at the same time learning as much as she can about the music business as an intern with a record label. The valuable experience and connections she makes have allowed Olivia to play at such well-respected venues as The Commodore Grille and The Bluebird. Her influences come from various genres because Olivia is drawn to the song as opposed to one particular artist. She counts Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love” and “Show Me What I’m Looking For” by Carolina Liars as two such songs. She loves connecting with people through her music and recently got the attention of a filmmaker who chose to include one of Olivia’s songs in a documentary about the famous Cincinnati Music Hall. The fact that her first film placement came in a movie about something so close to her heart and right in her hometown has Olivia giddy with excitement. All in all, this is only the beginning for the vivacious young girl who grew up in Cincinnati with no musical influence in her family. Olivia’s mother is a writer and her father runs their family business. Their love and support have shaped Olivia into the hard working, always curious young woman she is today. She might find her next inspiration for a song while out in nature or reading a book. Olivia hopes to bring the world together by telling stories with her music, and with over 12,000 “Frances Fans” she is well on her way. Olivia is planning an exciting new project in 2015 and continues to pursue her dreams while writing and making music in the Music City.