CMA Fest 2019 with Missy: Queeva

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Center Stage Magazine staff are full of excitement as rising country artist Queeva releases her debut album How Do You Know today, Jully 14th, 2019. 

When I first met Queeva, I was truly impressed by her. Being able to watch her career continue to progress has been thrilling, to say the least. As I sat with her at this year's Country Music Festival inside the Music City Center, we started our conversation with a fun yet somewhat embarrassing story that was prompted from a picture and comment by iconic songstress Jamie O'Neal on the young artist's social media. Acting a bit surprised, Queeva was gracious enough to explain the origin of the comment as she described the events that took place the evening the picture was taken.  Though you would never know anything had happened simply by looking at her stunning photo. Watch our full conversation now for the complete story.

As we continued our conversation, Queeva was thrilled to announce that she would be releasing her debut EP on July 14, 2019. Being that today is a special day for Queeva, we figured that releasing our interview with her today was a perfect time. We are very excited about this young female country artist and cannot wait to see where her journey leads. Be sure to keep your eyes on her as she is definitely one to watch.

For more information on Queeva, please follow her on social media and be sure to read the press release below. Do not forget to show her your support by grabbing a copy of her debut album How Do You Know out now. ~Missy


Press Release: 

Rising Singer-Songwriter QUEEVA Releases Debut Album, How Do You Know, Today

(Nashville, Tenn. – July 12, 2019) – Up-and-coming songstress QUEEVA sets free her debut album How Do You Know today, July 12. The budding songwriter co-wrote every track on the album with mentor and hit songwriter Jamie O’Neal, who is also credited as the producer of the album. To listen to the new album on YouTubeSpotify or Apple Music.

Empowerment is a running theme on the 9-track release, filled with words of wisdom far beyond the youngster’s tender age of 15. “We spend so much time trying to be something we are not. I wanted to write songs that inspire my generation to not be a follower and let their true colors show,” QUEEVA stated. Encouraging words of self-love and confidence flow out of songs like “Stand Out” and “Who You Really Are,” while the title track, “How Do You Know,” captures the feeling of young love and the judgments, trials, and tribulations that go along with falling in love at a young age. Captivating the attention of all age groups, QUEEVA’s music allows young audiences to strongly relate while older audiences fondly reminisce of their first love.  

Starting with a prominent country fiddle and carried out with subtle underlying Celtic backdrop throughout, “Going Back” acts as an ode to her mother’s homeland of Galway, Ireland, while the whimsical track “Young, Wild and Free” reminisces about simpler days on the emerald isle, “Ireland is my happy place where I’m surrounded by family and music.” 

Aside from having the direction and support from chart-topping songwriter and powerhouse vocalist, Jamie O’Neal, the promising songstress teamed up with a long list of accomplished writers including Rob Crosby (Luke Combs, Eric Paslay, Trace Adkins), Stephanie Bentley (Martina McBride, Gloriana) and Lisa Drew (Love and Theft, Martina McBride). 

Following the world premiere of her music video for “How Do You Know,” the rising singer-songwriter continues to garner a list of accolades, having appeared on Nickelodeon’s Fresh Faces, capturing over one million streams on Spotify and YouTube, and landing on multiple Spotify playlists including Fresh Finds: CountryWild Country and Pop-Co, while also reaching overseas audiences appearing on Spotify’s In Viaggio playlist (Italian for “In Travel”). 

Born in Chicago, IL, QUEEVA was raised with five siblings in a creative Irish clan speaking both Gaelic and English and dividing her time between the US and Ireland. In fact, her name, sometimes spelled Caoimhe, means, "gentle," "beautiful" or "precious" in that language.  Early on, QUEEVA gravitated to Country music’s greatest storyteller-artists who were skilled in illumining their everyday experiences in a song. She then went on to compete in talent contests all over. QUEEVA started to earn a name for herself at a very early age when she landed national TV spots, including an acting role in an episode of Chicago Fire, a role in a Build-a-Bear commercial, among others.  By age nine, she caught the attention of Jamie O'Neal and under O’Neal’s guidance, QUEEVA found her unique, fresh style as a songwriter and artist, which is reflected in her songs.

For more information, visit QUEEVA here or on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Music.

Track Listing and Credits:
1. How Do You Know (QUEEVA, Shaye Smith, Jamie O'Neal)
2. Stand Out (QUEEVA, Minnie Murphy Jamie ONeal)
3. Live Like A Song (QUEEVA, Minnie Murphy, Jamie ONeal)
4. Who You Really Are (QUEEVA, Minnie Murphy, Jamie ONeal )
5. Young Wild and Free (QUEEVA, Stephanie Bentley, Rob Crosby, Jamie ONeal)
6. Going Back (QUEEVA, Minnie Murphy, Jamie ONeal)
7. Dream Big (QUEEVA, Stephanie Bentley, Rob Crosby, Jamie ONeal)
8. Close To You (QUEEVA, Minnie Murphy, Jamie ONeal)
9. You're Still Here (QUEEVA, Lisa Drew, Jimmy Murphy, Jamie ONeal



About CMA Fest

The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™ began in 1972 as Fan Fair®, which drew 5,000 fans to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. Now in its 48th year, the legendary festival has become the city’s signature Country Music event that hosts tens of thousands of fans from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and 37 international countries. In 2019, CMA Fest featured 11 official stages with hundreds of artists performing—all to benefit music education. CMA Fest is a one-of-a-kind festival with artists donating their time to perform so ticket proceeds can directly benefit high-quality music programs across the country through the CMA Foundation. CMA Fest is filmed for a primetime ABC Television Network special airing Sunday, Aug. 4, with 2019 marking the 16th consecutive year the event has been filmed for television, a feat no other music festival has achieved.


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About Missy Wolf

Missy Wolf Co-Founder, Editor, Journalist & Vice President of the American Country Music Association

From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!