CMT Interviews Risa Binder about New Music Video for "You Came Along"

Life Imitates Art for Risa Binder

Three-Month-Old Daughter Makes Her Music Video Debut in "You Came Along"

by lauren tingle 5/14/2018

Rising artist and new mom Risa Binder is seeing her dreams realized every day she makes music and continues to raise her growing family in Nashville.

The powerhouse vocalist has at least eight songs recorded for an upcoming album with producer Luke Wooten. And she just celebrated her first Mother’s Day with her husband Jordan and their first child, a three-month-old daughter named Lielle Rain.

“I always dreamed when I moved to Nashville that I’d be able to start a family here and do music,” Binder tells “I get emotional thinking about how this actually happening. This past Mother’s Day, I realized we’re carving out our dreams every day, and it’s unbelievable.”

Binder’s life imitates her art with the release her latest single, “You Came Along.” When she first recorded the song — co-written by Phil Barton, Lindsay Rimes and LOCASH’s Preston Brust and Chris Lucas — she didn’t know she was expecting. In the studio, she interpreted the uplifting lyrics as a love song at first. But after an almond milk cappuccino later became the first indicator that she was going to be a mom, the song took on a whole new meaning.

Binder explains she’s a huge believer in signs. The day before her performance at Nashville’s 2017 CMA Fest, Binder was at her favorite coffee place sitting down with her usual order when she noticed something different about the foam. Instead of one decorative heart, there were two.

“I have a favorite coffee shop I go to all the time, and they’ll put one heart in the coffee cup,” she says. “I went to sit down and there was a heart with another little heart coming out of it. And I was like, ‘I’m pregnant.’” Binder says she kept the news to herself before her suspicions were officially confirmed a week later following a radio tour.

Lielle makes her music video debut toward the end of the “You Came Along” music video, which was shot three weeks after she made her world debut. Director Doltyn Snedden filmed the cinematic piece, and it showcases the many gifts that unconditional love gives those who find it.

“We named her after my grandmother, who was named Lena, and Lielle means gift from God because she really was. I wasn’t expecting to be pregnant honestly and there she was. Rain has a lot of significance in our lives. The first kiss I had was Jordan was in the rain, and it rained on our wedding day. Our love story is her middle name.”

Binder will perform at Nashville’s Margaritaville on June 6 leading up to CMA Fest.


See more on Exclusively World Premieres Risa Binder's New Music Video For “You Came Along” exclusively world premiered Warehouse Records artist RISA BINDER’s new single, “You Came Along” this morning – check it out HERE. 

The digital release of Risa’s “You Came Along,” written by LoCashPhil Barton and Lindsay Rimes is available on iTunes, Amazon and all digital retailers (listen HERE). Produced by Luke Wooten (Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Kellie Pickler)Radio Disney recently added the song to their playlist;  and is receiving radio airplay nationwide.

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CES at FSU To Present Singer-Songwriter Risa Binder

CES at FSU to present singer-songwriter Risa Binder

FROSTBURG — The On the Edge series at Frostburg State University will host Nashville-based singer-songwriter Risa Binder on Thursday, April 12, at 8:15 p.m. in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall of FSU’s Lane University Center. The performance features informal table seating, couch and armchair seating, and food and beverage options.

A native of Maryland, Binder first broke onto the music scene with her critically acclaimed 2014 EP “Nashville” and received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for her song “Just Like That.” Binder, who splits her time between Brooklyn and Nashville, brings a background in musical theater to her pop-country endeavors, along with a love of classic singer/songwriters like James Taylor and Loretta Lynn. Her work is played often on Sirus/XM radio, and she tours with country musician Ronnie Milsap.

Tickets to her show are $18. Member and group discount rates are also available. Tickets may be ordered online by visiting or by calling 1-866-849-9237 or 301-687-3137. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Risa Shares Her Craziest Tour Story with Digital Tour Bus

Risa chatted with Digital Tour Bus and shared her craziest tour story yet. Check it out below!

January 19, 2018
Written by: Mariah Spiering

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In this Crazy Tour Stories segment, the singer-songwriter, Risa Binder, talks about some of her crazy moments from touring. You can check out the feature, after the break.

The first time I ever took a tour bus was nuts. I had flights booked for my band and me to open for Country Legend Ronnie Milsap in Florida. The morning of our flights, it snowed and all of our fights got cancelled. We did some quick thinking, got to the airport, rented a van and started driving to Atlanta— the closest airport to Nashville. We snagged some tickets to fly us out of Atlanta and to the show in Florida, but when we were just 20 minutes outside of Nashville, our flights were CANCELLED!

So, I had a sub drummer named Mitch, who I had never played with before, but he was about to become my guardian angel. Mitch, amidst all the panic, calmly said, “Would you consider taking a tour bus?” I had no idea what the cost of a tour bus was, but I had the cash to pay the band with me that could possibly be used to cover it. Mitch said he knew a driver and could make a phone call…and miraculously…that driver had the ONLY BUS LEFT in Nashville. He asked us to head back to Nashville and said he would meet us at midnight at the Nashville Airport. TOTALLY NUTS. So, we drove back, got supplies, and hopped on the bus.

The craziest thing is that I have a dream board on my wall and had a picture of a tour bus. I looked at that dream board every day and always saw the picture of a tour bus and just thought, “I wonder when my career would take off enough to the point that I would need to rent a tour bus..“ WELL, the Tour Bus that pulled up to The Nashville Airport at midnight to save the day was the EXACT COLOR AND MODEL that I had been looking at for the last year on my dream board.

We hopped on the bus, and a short 16 hours later, we were in Florida opening for Ronnie Milsap…and the final miracle of that day was that Ronnie asked us to continue to tour with him as an opener! Which we did for that next full YEAR! If I had just given up, I would have never had that incredible opportunity.


Read the full piece on Digital Tour Bus HERE.

Risa Binder's "You Haul" Listed as Top Songs In 2017

Click HERE to see the full article on Next Women of Country.

Next Women of Country lists their Top 20 Picks of songs for 2017, and Risa Binder is in the top 10! See below for the full list and listen to "You Haul" HERE.

1. April Kry "While We’re Young"
2. Jillian Jacqueline "God Bless This Mess"
3. Clare Bowen "Little By Little"
4. Carly Pearce “If My Name Was Whiskey” 
5. Runaway June "Wild West"
6. Kalie Shorr "Two Hands"
7. Risa Binder "You Haul"
8. Kaylyn Pace "Show You Around"
9. Danielle Bradbery "Sway"
10. Natalie Stovall "Wine or Whiskey" 
11. Lena Stone "Nervous"
12. Rachel Louise Taylor "Drive By Town"
13. Sarah J Michaels "The Good News"
14. Melissa Ramski "Masquerade"
15. Jess Chizuk "China Plates"
16. McKenna Faith "Poison"
17. Morgan Myles "Holy Water"
18. Ayla Brown "Label"
19. Megan Fowler "Tomorrow’s Just A Memory"
20. Rebecca Reeves "Back Road Take Me Home"


Click HERE to see the full article on Next Women of Country.

All Access Music Interviews Risa Binder

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Posted On 29 Nov 2017
By: Leah Brungardt

The newest single from the singer-songwriter Risa Binder is called “YOU HAUL.”  It’s a killer song (and video) about “hauling” your ex’s belongings after a breakup, and was co-written by Risa, produced by Luke Wooten (Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley).  Check it out HERE.

Risa, on Warehouse Records, just released “You Haul,” on iTunes, Amazon, and to country radio, and is currently on a radio tour.  Risa recently performed on the Hard Rock Stage at CMA Fest;  and was chosen for iHeartRadio / AT&T’s “About to Break” series as one of several artists to be featured for the special campaign.  Her episode was backed by a bank of on-air spots running across format relevant stations, along with national social and digital support on iHeartRadio and AT&T.  Risa’s earlier song “Just Like That,” was Emmy nominated for “Best Song in a Daytime Drama” after its prominent feature on “General Hospital.”

Risa’s previous single, “Pretty,” was recently released to iTunes and made its radio debut on SIRIUS/XM’s “The Highway.”   Risa also recorded “Pretty” with Luke Wooten, and is currently in the studio with him to finish her forthcoming full length CD.  Risa has already opened for such legends as James Taylor and Ronnie Milsap, supporting her debut country EP, NASHVILLE, which was also produced by  Wooten.  The EP features a collection of songwriters that includes Chuck Jones (Patti Labelle, Reba McEntire), Matraca Berg (Deana Carter’s “Strawberry Wine”), Phil Barton, and more.  Her song, “Gotta Have You,” debuted at #26 on the iTunes Country Releases chart, and quickly entered into heavy rotation on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s “The Highway” channel earlier this year. Additionally, Risa’s song “Just Like That,” was nominated for an Emmy for “Best Song in a Daytime Drama” after its prominent feature on “General Hospital.”

Yahoo! Music has praised Risa’s “distinctive flair for the storytelling aspect of country music,” and Country Weekly says “(the song will) make you want to visit” (the city). The EP follows up Risa’s debut album PAPER HEART, which earned her comparisons to Taylor Swift and Colbie Caillat, and spotlights from the Billboard, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Tonight and M Magazine.


Thanks for your time for another All Access today! Where does this interview find you? Is there music playing in the background? If so, what is it? What music gets you instantly out of a bad mood? What is a song you are loving these days?
Thank you for the interview! Today I’m at the Mohegan Sun getting ready to perform for a radio listener show tonight! I’m still obsessed with the latest Lady Antebellum record Heart/Break so that always puts me in a great mood. I’m also loving the new song Keith Urban song “Female” it was written by some of my hero songwriters

Growing up, did you always want to be a musician? Can you recall your earliest musical memory? Was there a time where you thought of doing something completely different?
I always wrote songs..and sang from when I was in elementary school…I remember clearly wishing that a girl would move next door to me so I made up  song and sang it out the window and then a week later 5 girls moved next door!! That was the first time I realized that Music is Magic.

Musically, did you approach this year any differently then you did last year? How has 2017 been treating you and your career? What are you most excited about for in 2018?
2017 has been the most exciting year yet for me musically! Having my single “You Haul” being played on country radio has been a dream come true and I’m thankful that it’s being received so well! We started the radio tour he day after I sang at CMA Fest in Nashville in June it’s been an incredible adventure so far! I’m so excited to take my live show on the road more in 2018! To revisit the places that have played me on radio and perform for them and to open for some great country acts in 2018!

I always like to ask artists about where they came from and how that city or town has influenced them as an artist now. So how do you think your hometown has affected you and your music today? What about your life in Nashville today?
My hometown of Columbia Maryland is so supportive of the arts. I absolutely loved growing up there..and then living in New York for a while before moving to Nashville was dreamy too! I get inspiration to write from the people and energy of New York..I love being on the subway and hearing different languages and studying people.

When I first discovered Nashville about 8 years ago …it was like a magnet was pulling me there. Every time I visited something synchronistic would happen..something “Meant to be” …I knew I would end up making my home there!

Let’s talk about your latest single, “YOU HAUL.” Where did the inspiration for this track come from? How different do you think it is to anything else you’ve previously released?
You Haul was a title I had for a while and I knew I had to wait for the right cowrite to make it work..when I met Vanessa Oliverez and Karl Rybecki I knew they would get my silly idea and help me make it better than I could on my own! We had a blast writing it and I knew we had something special when it was finished has a fun attitude about it which is different then most songs I write

How do you think have continued to grow as an artist over the years? What has changed about the way you write music and ultimately put together a song? What were the songs like that you wrote as a young girl? Do you still have them? 
Every time I write a new song..or perform on a new stage I think I grow as an artist. I love learning and soaking up new ideas like a sponge so I’m always open in a room and I try my hardest to be positive and say yes to all new ideas

I still do have some of the songs I wrote as a little girl..I journal so they are in my many diarys

You have had so many amazing touring and performing experiences, can you pick a few that really stand out the most to you? Do you still get nervous right before you are supposed to go on stage?
I love the nervous excited feeling I get before performing.. there is a joy there too get to share my music on stage with you..which is one of my favorite feelings in the world..I think the two experiences

What are some upcoming show dates you have this fall and winter?
I’m on radio tour so I’m performing at stations across the US and it’s so fun! We just did a listener show in Colorado and 2 days ago we did two listener shows in Mayland this week!

With the summer over now, what was something fun or new that you tried this summer?Actually this summer I found out that I am pregnant! So that’s new! Haha! I’m due in February!

How active are you on social media? How important do you think it has all been to your career? Do you find that it’s hard to keep up to date on all the different platforms?
I am on social media every day and I love using it as positive place to bring joy to my friends and fans! It’s become a daily ritual when I get my coffee in the morning to share some fun stuff with everyone online.

We are living in a crazy and at times rough world right now so I am curious how you think being a musician gives you the most joy in life today? Do you think that new music being created today is going to reflect these difficult times? 
I think there is an “artist in every person” and the more we are creative and hone our skills of creativity…themore good and hope we can put out into the world. Music is a connector and a healer…I love bringing joy to people in my live shows and hearing their stories afterwards..

Who are some of your favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? What musicians would you absolutely love to work with in the future?
I’m so inspired by great songwriters Nicole Galyon..Shane Macanally ..Phil Barton..Emily Shackleton great artists like Reba, Shania, Garth Brooks and new artists like Cam and Canaan Smith ..Lucie Silvas..Carly Pearce..Raelynn

What do you hope fans take away from your music? Do you think there is a message to a lot of your songs?
I hope fans leave my show feeling inspired..feeling happy..knowing they can carve out the dream that’s in their hearts and make it happen! Keep following

What advice would you give to a young person who is thinking about becoming a musician one day?
There is only one you. And You have an important story to tell. Stay in your own lane and carve out your own’s a roller coaster ride for sure…but connecting with your audience through song is the most rewarding feeling!

Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about yourself, your music or the show?
Check out the “You Haul” music video on YouTube ..we break lots of stuff on set and I lost my toaster in the making of the video.

I would love to see ya at a future show! Connect with me online! My website is and you can find some fun stuff on there ..Follow me on Instagram and twitter at @risastuff and on Facebook at Risa Binder!


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The Digital Journal Reviews Spitfire Country Single "You Haul: "It rocks!"

Review: Risa Binder rocks on spitfire country single 'You Haul' SPECIAL

Read the full piece on The Digital Journal HERE.

Up-and-coming country songstress Risa Binder has released her new spitfire country singe "You Haul," and it rocks. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Binder co-wrote this break-up song with songwriters Vanessa Olivarez and Karl Rybecki. Her breathy and refreshing vocals are reminiscent of such songstresses as LeAnn Rimes meets Gretchen Wilson.

"We'll pack it up in a 'You Haul,' baby where you're going' doesn't matter at all, I've had enough, for too long, every trip to the truck gets you closer to gone, babe, I packed it up, now You Haul," she sings, in the opening verse.

Her song's music video is witty, sassy and a great deal of fun. She sure knows how to have a good time, especially with her female friends who make a cameo in the video.
"You Haul" is available on iTunes, and on Spotify.

Overall, Risa Binder delivers on her latest radio single and music video for "You Haul." The song garners 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Read the full piece on The Digital Journal HERE.

Country Music Minute Features "You Haul" Music Video

See the full post on Country Music Minute HERE!


RISA BINDER has released the music video for her new single, “YOU HAUL” and it’s a killer song (and video) about “hauling” your ex’s belongings after a breakup! Co-written by Risa and produced by Luke Wooten (Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley) this upbeat song will have you certainly singing along!

“I’m on a mission to bring my own style of happiness to the world with these songs. I’m a person who does what her heart tells her to do, and my goal is to make music that will get people pumped to follow their dreams.”-Risa


See the full post on Country Music Minute HERE!

The Country Note Exclusive: Risa Binder Talks About Tank Top, Her Latest Single “You Haul” And More

August 14, 2017
By: Lindsey Sipe

Emmy nominated for a soap opera song. Razorback tank top designer. Singer. Songwriter. What doesn’t Risa Binder do? The Country Note sat down with the “You Haul” singer to discuss General Hospital, new music, “the magic of Nashville”, and where you can get the adorable “Sing, Write, Repeat” tank top!

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Listen to Risa's latest single "You Haul" HERE.

Risa Talks with The Digital Journal about New Single "You Haul"

Risa chatted with The Digital Journal about her new single "You Haul"! Read the piece below or see more on

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 11, 2017
Up-and-coming country songstress Risa Binder chatted with Digital Journal about her new single "You Haul," as well as the digital transformation of the country music scene.

On her new song "You Haul," she said, "I had the title of the song for a while, and waited until I was in a co-write with friends who would find the idea funny. We decided it would be about 'What would happen if you were going through a breakup but instead of it breaking your heart, your friends came over and helped you celebrate the breakup!' So we wrote about that. A Breakup, Pack it Up, Party!"

Regarding the concept for the song's music video, she said, "The concept was about creating that party vibe on set while packing up the house. I was looking forward to breaking things on set too. So we thought about what my boyfriend would have around the house that we could break, which is totally opposite from my personality. I would probably never do that in real life. My director, Patrick Tohill, went to a Goodwill and found old trophies and a lava lamp and we had a blast filming all of it!"

On her future plans, she said, "Right now, I'm on a radio tour for 'You Haul,' which is so amazing. We are traveling the country meeting radio music Directors and DJs and performing for them. My future plans include continuing to tour, write, record adding in more live shows. I love performing live."

Her biggest influences in country range from Reba McEntire, to Shania Twain, to Martina McBride and Mary Chapin Carpenter. "There are so many incredible female artists and they inspire my writing and live performance," she admitted.
On the digital transformation of the country music industry, she said, "I couldn't predict that there would be so many different avenues online to find music, which makes it easier to access the music. I can reach my audience more immediately and connect on a personal and creative level," she said.

When asked how the songstress uses technology in her daily routine, she responded, "I am a huge fan of social media. I see it as a platform to brighten people's day and inspire people to live their happiest life .I try to make it a routine to post inspirational messages and simple things that make me happy such as a cup of coffee from my favorite shop. A quote that motivates me: 'If I can make one person's life more positive in a day, then I feel like I'm doing my job."
She listed Brett Eldredge and Canaan Smith as her dream male duet choices in country music. "I am a huge fan of Canaan Smith. We wrote together when I first got to town and I loved singing with him on the demo we did. I look forward to possibly singing a duet with him in the future! That would rock," she said.

For her fans, she concluded about "You Haul," "I recorded the song with producer Luke Wooten who has produced Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Kellie Picker, and several other incredible performers. If you listen closely to the song towards the end, my girlfriends came to the studio and had wine with me and we hung out and created a party vibe in the studio when we recorded it so there are parts where we are yelling and laughing in the background toward the end of the song. It was so much fun!"

Download or stream "You Haul" HERE or see the new music video on YouTube HERE!

Read more on The Digital Journal HERE.

"You Haul" New Music Video Premiere via Taste of Country

Risa Binder turns a breakup into a declaration of independence in the video for her new single, “You Haul.” Watch the official video on Taste Of Country HERE!

The country singer’s had it with her no-good man, and she decides it’s time for him to vacate the premises — whether he wants to or not. While he’s out of the house, she calls her girlfriends over for a “drinkin’, packin’ party,” haphazardly throwing his stuff into boxes and tossing it onto a moving truck for him.

“I’ve had enough for too long / Every trip to the truck gets you closer to gone / Babe I packed it up, now you haul,” she sings in the chorus, her infectious voice buoyed by powerful electric guitar chords.

Binder co-wrote “You Haul” with Vanessa Olivarez and Karl Rybacki and worked with producer Luke Wooten on the track.

“I loved every minute recording ‘You Haul,'” she tells us. “It’s a super fun party vibe breakup song, letting you celebrate the next part of your life after a relationship ends. Sometimes ya got to party!”

“You Haul” is currently available via iTunes and Amazon, and Binder has also released the song to country radio.

The singer performed on the Hard Rock Stage during the 2017 CMA Fest in June, and iHeartRadio and AT&T also featured her in their About to Break series. Binder was previously nominated for an Emmy for Best Song in a Daytime Drama after her song “Just Like That” was featured on General Hospital.

Watch the full, official video on Taste of Country now! Click HERE to view!

Listen or download "You Haul" HERE.

Country Music Matters Reviews Risa Binder's "You Haul"

Country Music Matters Reviews Risa Binder's "You Haul"

(Written by Heidi Bryan/CMM Contributor)
Read the full piece on Country Music Matters HERE.

“I’m on a mission to bring my own style of happiness to the world with these songs. I’m a person who does what her heart tells her to do, and my goal is to make music that will get people pumped to follow their dreams.” Reading this quote from Risa Binder reminds us of just one of the reasons we all fell in love with country music in the first place. The Happiness we all felt that came from song written of love won or the pain of love loss. Risa brings honesty and spunk to her music with every word she sings.

Risa is popularly known as the city girl with a country heart and her new single “You Haul” is evidence that it is true. It is the ultimate girl anthem of any woman when enough is finally enough. When asked about how she felt recording her new single she said “I loved every minute recording ‘You Haul’ – it’s a super fun party-vibe breakup song, letting you celebrate the next part of your life after a relationship ends.  Sometimes ‘ya got to party!” It has the fire of a Miranda Lambert song with the sweetness that only Risa could bring to it. Grammy Award winning producer Luke Wooten produced “You Haul” and is also producing her EP to be released later this year.

Risa Binder is the whole package. She is bubbly, entertaining, and you feel her personality in her music. Take a listen… Just prepare yourself for the musical journey that Risa Binder will take you down. Take some time to check out her website in case there is something you may have missed.

(Written by Heidi Bryan/CMM Contributor)

Read the full story on Country Music Matters HERE.

Click here to download or listen to "You Haul"!

Risa Chats with Country Music Minute - See the Interview!

During CMA Fest, Risa met up with Country Music Minute to talk about the new single "You Haul," songwriting, and more.

“I’m a person who does what her heart tells her to do, and my ultimate goal is to make music that will get people pumped to follow their dreams the way I continue to follow mine.”

Risa recently released her new single, “You Haul,” on iTunes, Amazon, and all digital retailers on June 2.  “You Haul” was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Luke Wooten (Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley), who is also in the studio with Risa for a full length album to be released later this year.  


Risa Binder Talks with PARADE in Preparation for The CMA Music Festival

Risa Binder Talks with PARADE in Preparation for The CMA Music Festival


Emmy-nominated recording artist Risa Binder is hitting the stage in the town she loves this week and she’s got a new single, You Haul, in her back pocket for a little extra country punch. Binder will be performing at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville on June 9.

Catching some major attention in the music world (and an Emmy nomination) after her song Just Like That gained attention on the popular daytime soap General Hospital, Binder’s next EP, Nashville, would see plenty of playtime, paving the way for more touring and time in the recording studio.

We caught up with Binder for a little Q & A to find out more about her country music career and who she’s hoping to bump into at the CMA Music Fest.

As a singer/songwriter, what most inspires your work?
Simply waking up every morning inspires me. I love people, travel and great stories. Most of my songs are inspired by stories about me or friends of mine.

Touring and opening for country music legend Ronnie Milsap is certainly an honor and a nod to your talent. What have you learned from working so closely with a music icon?
I learned so much watching Ronnie and his band every night. I was honored to open for him, and [for] every night I got the opportunity to sing before him, I give thanks. They are truly a family onstage and off and I aspire to have my band always feel like my family as well. Ronnie’s songs are legendary, and each night I would have people come up to me after the show telling me about how certain Ronnie songs were the soundtrack to their lives. The best thing we can do as artists and songwriters is write a song that truly touches the hearts of the people listening.

You are notorious for your post-concert “Sweet ‘n Greets” with fans. What happens when you add cupcakes to this music tradition?
Ha ha! Yes. I love to have Sweet n Greets after my shows. It so fun to meet everyone and share a little sweet treat. It’s a great way to end the night. Cupcakes are always a hit. Especially the mini cupcakes. Yum!

Fans will be able to see you at Nashville’s 2017 CMA Music Fest. Besides your fans, are there any folks you’d love to bump into at the festival?
I am super-excited to perform at CMA Fest this year! We are playing at 4pm on Friday at The Gildan Broadway Stage right near the Hard Rock Cafe. I’m sharing the stage with great acts, and I would love to bump into Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett, and high five Dierks Bentley.

It can be difficult for artists to follow and realize their dreams. What advice do you have for those who are on the journey?
For me, the most incredible feeling is performing live and connecting with the crowd. I would tell other artists to get specific and know exactly what they want and where they want to go in the industry. Write it down. Place your goals where you can see them when you wake up and when you go to sleep. Then begin taking action each day, carving out your own beautiful path to get there. There is only one you. Keep creating. Keep writing. Keep sharing your story with the world.

What’s next for Risa Binder?
I just released my new single You Haul. It’s a fun party vibe breakup song. We are gearing up for a radio tour for the summer that starts June 12th. The video for You Haul is so fun and I can’t wait to share that with you, too!


Click HERE to listen to Risa's new single 'You Haul' now!


Risa Binder Talks Music and Food With Battered And Brewed

Exclusive Interview with Emmy-Nominated Country Artist and Foodie, Risa Binder

June 6, 2017 - by MARY GRIFFITHS
via Battered and Brewed

Good Afternoon Risa! Thank you so much for talking with Battered and Brewed! What was a typical dinner or family meal like for you growing up in Maryland?
A typical dinner was something I always looked forward to growing up because my family of four ate together every night until I went to college! Meals were a way for us to connect. My mom is a great cook! She loves to host family events and for that I am thankful!

Do you have a signature dish you prefer to cook at home or rather go out to eat?I love both. I love cooking at home..right now i’m on a cauliflower crust pizza kick with grilled veggies. But I also love to go out to eat as well!

Do you have a playlist you like to listen to while you cook?
It always changes depending on my mood, but usually something I can dance around the kitchen to while I cook.

What are three things you can always find in your refrigerator?
Bell Peppers, Hummus, Dark chocolate (and at least 2 to 3 jars of applesauce at any time, simply because I always forget there is some already in the fridge).

If you had to pick one type of cuisine, what would you say is your favorite?
Thai at the moment! So many options. Tom Kha Gai Soup, Basil Chicken, I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!

What’s one food everyone tells you to try, but you just can’t get up the nerve.
The fried calamari that actually looks like a little octopus…I can’t

What can’t you control yourself around food wise?
Mac and cheese, chocolate, and popcorn

If you designed your own walking food tour of Nashville, which restaurants/food sellers would be on your list of places to visit?
I absolutely love how Nashville has become a culinary destination! There are so many places …I would do a walking tour of 12th South and showcase Edley’s (get the hot chicken nachos..they aren’t on the menu), The Flipside, and get a popsicle over at Las Paletas. I would have a separate breakfast and coffee tour that involved Fido, 5 Daughters, Crema, 3 Brothers, and then on Sunday, Hattie B’s Chicken & Waffles…You would definitely need a nap. Then start the evening at Salt & Vine with a glass of wine and a meat n’ cheese plate then roll on over to  Adeles’ (Kale Salad, actually basically anything there).

Then there’s Rolf & Daughters…I always feel like when I go there I want to stand up after my meal and do a “slow clap” and see if people just stand up and join me because the food there is so incredible. Butcher & Bee (Whipped Feta + all the veggies) …the list goes on and on…

Is there anywhere you have not been and are dying to go?
Yes! Henrietta Red, Eio & The Hive, and Slim & Husky’s

We love your Instagram! You are quite the culinary (and coffee) photographer! Has that always been a hobby of yours?
Thank You! I love Instagram. Yes, I think besides performing …my other “Happy Place” is having a meal with friends or even by myself and capturing it on camera. Also having a coffee in the morning is sometimes like my “thankful meditation.” I am thankful to have that warm cup of happiness to start my day and I want to document that.

Tell us about your newest single, “You Haul,” that was released June 2nd. What inspired you most when writing this song?
“You Haul” was a title I had for a while but wanted to wait until I was in the room with other writers who would find it funny and fun. I wrote it with Vanessa Oliverez and Karl Rybecki and it was a super fun write that turned out just like I imagined!! Everyone goes through breakups but wouldn’t it be fun it you could celebrate the breakup with a party? Thats what “You Haul” is about.

What was it like working and writing with Luke Wooten (Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley)?
I still can’t believe I get to work with Luke Wooten. I can’t believe that he is my friend. He is so great to work with…it’s a great collaboration…He gives you creative freedom and never let’s you give less than your best. I also appreciate his honesty if something could be better or needs tweaking.

You are an Emmy-Nominated artist and was just recently chosen to be a part of iHeartRadio / AT&T’s “About to Break” series. Congrats! What has that been like?
Going to iHeart Radio’s offices to sing live was a serious dream come true. They created a beautiful video that is my most favorite piece about my music journey so far! I am so excited to be a part of that series and super pumped to continue working with them!

You are gearing up to play CMA fest in downtown Nashville. Any restaurants/bars you would recommend to your fans who need a breather?
Yes! Can’t wait to play CMA Fest on June 9th at 4pm at the Gildan Broadway Stage which is right near the Hard Rock Cafe. If you need a breather downtown I suggest going to the rooftop of Acme Feed and Seed. They have a great menu! Merchants is also yummy. Or you could go to Jacks yummy!

Aside from your passion for food and music, what’s the one thing that really keeps you ticking?
Travel keeps me ticking. I love traveling and discovering new places. I’m definitely an urban adventurer.

Finally for Battered and Brewed, If you could eat or drink with one person dead or alive, who would it be and what would you have?
I would split a Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae with Reba.

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CLICK HERE to check out Risa's new single "You Haul" on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, or Amazon!

New Single "You Haul" Available Now!

Risa Binder's new single "You Haul" is out now! Available everywhere. Click HERE or below to check it out!


New single out now!

"I loved every minute recording ‘You Haul’ – it’s a super fun party-vibe breakup song, letting you celebrate the next part of your life after a relationship ends.  Sometimes ‘ya got to party!"

Risa Binder To Release New Single “You Haul” via iTunes, Amazon and All Digital Retailers on Warehouse Records On June 2


Warehouse Records recording artist Risa Binder will release her brand new single, “You Haul,” via iTunes, Amazon and all digital retailers on June 2“You Haul” was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Luke Wooten (Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley), who is also in the studio with Risa for a full length album to be released later this year.  Check out “You Haul” HERE.  The release of the new single will coincide with Risa’s upcoming performance during CMA Music Festival week in Nashville, Tennessee at Hard Rock Café – The Gilden Broadway Stage on June 9.  For more information about her CMA Music Festival performance please click HERE.

Says Risa, who wrote the song with Nashville songwriters Vanessa Olivarez and Karl Rybacki, “I loved every minute recording ‘You Haul’ – it’s a super fun party-vibe breakup song, letting you celebrate the next part of your life after a relationship ends.  Sometimes ‘ya got to party!”

Risa was recently chosen for iHeartRadio / AT&T’s “About to Break” series as one of several artists to be featured for the special campaign.  Her episode was backed by a bank of on-air spots running throughout the month of April across format relevant stations, along with national social and digital support on iHeartRadio and AT&T. 


Also helmed by producer Luke Wooten, Risa previously released her EP, NASHVILLE, featuring the single “Gotta Have You,” which debuted at #26 on the iTunes Country Releases chart, and entered heavy rotation on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s “The Highway” channel.  Risa’s earlier song “Just Like That,” was Emmy nominated for “Best Song in a Daytime Drama” after its prominent feature on “General Hospital.”

AT&T and iHeart Radio Present Risa Binder As "Artist About To Break"

Country music artist Risa Binder's “About to Break” campaign officially kicked off April 4, 2017 across iHeartRadio and AT&T’s platforms. Risa was chosen as one of several artists to be featured for the special campaign, and her episode is backed by a bank of on-air spots running throughout the month of April across format relevant stations, along with national social and digital support on iHeartRadio and AT&T’s accounts to drive awareness and familiarity with fans and our audiences. 

Watch the full-length piece here!

Risa To Perform At CMA Fest 2017

Risa has been selected to be an official performer for the CMA Foundation's CMA Fest 2017 in Nashville, TN!! 

On June 9th at 4pm, Risa will perform on the Gildan Broadway Stage to support the CMA Foundation & Music Education. She is super excited and would love to see you at the show!

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