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Country Artist Onoleigh Releases Heart-wrenching New Single 'Make It Hurt'

Breakout artist Onoleigh may be new to the country music scene, but one listen to her newest single “Make It Hurt” will make new listeners instant fans. Written by Maren Morris, Rhett Akins, and Chris DeStefano, the single features Onoleigh lamenting about her broken relationship as she confesses she will never be able to move on unless her heart is shattered beyond repair.

The bold power ballad showcases the evident strength and passion in Onoleigh’s vocals. Listeners are sure to find themselves relating to the lyrics as Onoleigh seamlessly weaves together a tale of loss and heartbreak.

"I feel so blessed to be releasing a song written by idols of mine!" Onoleigh gushed about her new single. "It not only speaks to something I'm personally going through, but can hopefully be relatable for others going through something similar."

With “Make It Hurt,” Onoleigh further solidifies her name as a country artist. Her debut single “Ghost Stories” was released in May and surpassed 20,000 streams within the first month of release. Onoleigh plans to continue releasing music throughout 2021, including her debut EP, featuring songs co-written with John Oates (Hall & Oates), Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift), and producer Brandon Hood.

Onoleigh moved to Nashville to pursue her dream as a country artist after graduating from The University of Missouri, where she earned a degree in Social Work. Influenced by her upbringing and experiences, her main goal as an artist is to speak for the speechless and love the unlovable through themes of independence, confidence, and kindness.

A frequent performer at Blake Shelton's Ole Red club in Nashville, Onoleigh has opened for Joe Nichols and Rodney Atkins, and is set to perform in 2021 with Tyler Rich and Jordan Davis. Onoleigh has always had a love for music and people, and that love continues to drive her today. She is a graduate of The University of Missouri, with a degree in Social Work. While in school, Onoleigh interned as a middle school guidance counsellor, an experience that highlighted the importance of positive social platforms for young people. Through her music career, Onoleigh’s mission is to speak for the speechless and love the unlovable by using themes of independence, confidence, and kindness. After graduating college, she relocated to Nashville to pursue her dream as a full-time artist.



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