Erin McCarley

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Erin McCarley
Background information
Born (1979-01-08) January 8, 1979 (age 40)
Garland, Texas, United States
GenresAdult alternative
Occupation(s)musician, singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar, Omnichord
LabelsUniversal Motown, Universal Republic, Republic
Associated acts

Erin Elizabeth McCarley[2] (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.[3][4] She has been compared to Sara Bareilles, Regina Spektor, and Sheryl Crow.[3][5] 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 began her musical career 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 and the two began recording the songs that would make up the release, 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[6] 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.[7][8] 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,[9] James Morrison,[10] Paolo Nutini[11] and Mat Kearney.[12] In May 2013, she performed the song "Re-arrange Again" with K.S. Rhoads at the Oslo Freedom Forum in Oslo, Norway.[13]

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.



1."Pony (It's OK)"3:26
2."Blue Suitcase"3:28
4."Lovesick Mistake"4:15
5."Love, Save the Empty"3:16
6."It's Not That Easy"4:22
10."Bobble Head"3:22
11."Gotta Figure This Out"4:48
12."Pony (It's OK)" (acoustic bonus track)3:25
Total length:45:38
  • My Stadium Electric - September 4, 2012 (iTunes, August 28, 2012)
2."You're Not That Someone"3:22
3."What I Needed"3:38
4."Pop Gun"2:45
6."Re-Arrange Again"4:04
8."There's No Holding You Down"3:29
10."Amber Waves"4:14
11."Just Another Day"3:03
12."Hush Hush"3:47
Total length:42:29
  • Yu Yī - September 8, 2017
1."G O O D"3:57
3."Cherry Tree" (featuring RUSLAN)3:58
5."Send Me on My Way"3:38
6."Sexy. Electric. Respected."3:50
7."We Got the World"3:33
9."Out of the Fog"4:19
10."I Can Be Somebody"4:16
Total length:37:47


  • "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
  • "Out Of The Fog" - 2015
  • "G O O D" - 2016
  • "DieDieDie" - 2017

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]


  1. ^ "Deorro feat. Erin McCarley - I Can Be Somebody (External Video)". Ultra Music. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Texas Births, 1926-1995". Retrieved 2014-01-26.
  3. ^ a b Chase, Sandy (2008) "LIVE AND DANGEROUS: Erin McCarley floats with ease, Hana Pestle drowns and Joshua Radin sadly goes 'belly up': Recent performances at this venue have viewers either 'happy' or 'sad'.", The America's Intelligence Wire (registration required)
  4. ^ Zuckerman, Suzanne (2009) "Who's That: Singer Erin McCarley Archived 2009-01-19 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Leahey, Andrew (2008) "4 to watch in early '09", Washington Times, December 26, 2008
  6. ^ "iTunes Sales Lift Three Acts To The Billboard 200 |". Archived from the original on 2009-02-06. Retrieved 2014-04-03.
  7. ^ The Hotel Café Tour 2008
  8. ^ Belz, Leigh (2008) "Erin McCarley checks in from the Hotel Cafe Tour", Teen Vogue, October 29, 2008
  9. ^ "Erin McCarley Proves She’s More Than Pop’s Pretty New Face | MusicWorld |". Retrieved 2014-01-26.
  10. ^ "BrightestYoungThings: Heartthrobbing: James Morrison / Erin McFarley @ 930 Club". Archived from the original on 2009-03-10. Retrieved 2014-01-26.
  11. ^ "Paolo Nutini with Matt Hires and Erin McCarley @ 9:30 Club, Washington DC | popwreckoning". Archived from the original on 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2014-01-26.
  12. ^ "Soul-Audio » Features » Concert Review: Mat Kearney with Erin McCarley". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2014-01-26.
  13. ^ "YouTube - Erin McCarley and K.S. Rhoads - Re-Arrange Again - Oslo Freedom Forum 2013". Retrieved 2014-01-26.
  14. ^ "iTunes Store". Retrieved 2014-01-26.

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