'American Song Contest': North Dakota's Chloe Fredericks began song writing at age 5!
Nicknamed 'little singing birdy' by her mother, Chloe Fredericks draws inspiration from Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline
With 50 states, five US territories and the nation’s capital all taking on the challenge to see whose musical talent comes out on top, 'American Song Contest' is one reality show you don't want to miss! Hosted by Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson, the show not only features a wide range of artists but also offers fans a glimpse into just vast the landscape of American music is!
With Rhode Island's Hueston making it to the semifinals after Episode 1, Episode 2 features a whole new set of singers. Among them is North Dakota's very own Chloe Fredericks!
Who is Chloe Fredericks?
Hailing from Halliday, North Dakota, music has always played a big role in Chloe Fredericks' life. She recalls writing her first song at the age of 5 and is a memory that she looks back upon fondly. "We were on the reservation where I'm from in Twin Buttes. It was a long day and my little sister and I were riding behind the huge herd and I just started making up a song." she said, on her website. "Cate soon joined in and it was a song we remembered for a long time but now, can't recall. I remember it was happy though, and about a red wagon." she added. Her mother affectionately nicknamed her 'little singing birdy' and Chloe holds her ranch upbringing in high regard.
While old country music was a big part of her childhood, she now incorporates pop contemporary effortlessly. Although she is relatively new on the LA scene, she released a five-track EP in 2019 with producer Will Hollis. This is one musician you certainly want to keep an eye out for.
As per her NBC bio -- "Chloe Fredericks grew up listening to some of country music’s great artists, including Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Emmylou Harris, and often receives comparisons to powerhouse singer-songwriters Adele and Amy Winehouse. Her mom would always call Chloe her “little singing birdy” and some of Chloe’s fondest memories are singing alongside her dad. She was raised on a ranch in North Dakota and learned the cowboy way of living - if you get bucked off of a horse, you get right back on. It's helped carry Chloe through the more trying times in the ever-changing music business."
'American Song Contest' airs on Monday, at 8/7c on NBC. You can vote for your favorite performances on the NBC website, the NBC app and TikTok. You can also stream your favorite artists' songs on your preferred music streaming app.