Erin McCarley

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Erin McCarley
Background information
Born (1979-01-08) January 8, 1979 (age 37)
Garland, Texas, United States
Genres Adult alternative
Occupation(s) musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Omnichord
Labels Universal Motown, Universal Republic, Republic
Associated acts Ten Out of Tenn

Erin Elizabeth McCarley[1] (born January 8, 1979 in Garland, Texas) is an alternative music singer-songwriter. McCarley attended college at Baylor University, and is now based in Nashville, Tennessee.[2][3] She has been compared to Sara Bareilles, Regina Spektor, and Sheryl Crow.[2][4] Erin released her follow up to 2009's Love, Save the Empty on August 28, 2012, titled My Stadium Electric.



Near the top of the list of McCarley’s favorite artists are names like Fiona Apple, Patty Griffin and Greg Laswell (the latter of whom co-wrote “Bobblehead”).

Beginning of Musical Career[edit]

McCarley currently calls Nashville home, but she cut her musical teeth in San Diego, where she’d moved after college to pursue a life that did not feature music at its center. It was during this bout that McCarley met producer/writer/keyboardist Jamie Kenney (the rare partner she felt 100 percent comfortable with), and the two began honing the songs that would make up Love, Save the Empty.

Love, Save the Empty[edit]

In 2008, McCarley traveled the annual SXSW Music Festival where she was discovered by her label Universal Republic Records. Love, Save the Empty, was released digitally on December 30, 2008 via iTunes debuting #86 on the Billboard Top 200 Album. Chart[5] A physical album followed on January 6, 2009. The first single from the album, "Pony (It's OK)" was the iTunes Single of the Week for the first week of 2009.

During 2008, she was part of the "Hotel Café Tour" playing across the United States, and also performed at the 2008 SxSW festival.[6][7] She was also part of the "Ten Out of Tenn" tour in Winter 2008/2009. Erin spent 2009 on the road with various musicians including Brett Dennen,[8] James Morrison,[9] Paolo Nutini[10] and Mat Kearney.[11] In May 2013, she performed the song "Re-arrange Again" with K.S. Rhoads at the Oslo Freedom Forum in Oslo, Norway.[12]

My Stadium Electric[edit]

On August 28, 2012, McCarley's second album, My Stadium Electric, was released exclusively to iTunes. "Amber Waves" was promoted as the iTunes Single of the Week.



  • Love, Save the Empty - January 6, 2009 (iTunes, December 30, 2008)
No. Title Length
1. "Pony (It's OK)"    
2. "Blue Suitcase"    
3. "Sticky-Sweet"    
4. "Lovesick Mistake"    
5. "Love, Save the Empty"    
6. "It's Not That Easy"    
7. "Hello/Goodbye"    
8. "Pitter-Pat"    
9. "SleepWalking"    
10. "Bobble Head"    
11. "Gotta Figure This Out"    

  • My Stadium Electric - September 4, 2012 (iTunes, August 28, 2012)
No. Title Length
1. "Elevator"   3:33
2. "You're Not That Someone"   3:22
3. "What I Needed"   3:38
4. "Pop Gun"   2:45
5. "Vertigo"   3:17
6. "Re-Arrange Again"   4:04
7. "Fever"   3:32
8. "There's No Holding You Down"   3:29
9. "Survey"   3:45
10. "Amber Waves"   4:14
11. "Just Another Day"   3:03
12. "Hush Hush"   3:47
Total length:


  • "Pony (It's OK)" - 2008
  • "Love, Save the Empty" - 2009
  • "Pitter-Pat" - 2009
  • "In My Veins Feat. Andrew Belle" (Andrew´s Album The Ladder)- February 2010
  • "Every Subway Car Feat Barenaked Ladies" (Barenaked´s Album All in Good Time) - March 2010
  • "Amber Waves" - 2012

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Trent Dabbs - Off We Go (Transition, Ready. Set. Records! | August 6, 2010)
  • Joshua Radin – They Bring Me To You (Simple Times, Mom & Pop Music Co. | September 9, 2008)

Music videos[edit]



Television performances[edit]


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