Viral TikTok Artist Will Perform "Tightrope" On WSMV-TV (NBC) "Today In Nashville" On Oct. 12th

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct 6, 2023) – Singer-songwriter Onoleigh is releasing her new single “Tightrope” today, an introspective track written about finding balance while chasing dreams. The single features Onoleigh’s soulful voice in a moving, melodic performance with harmonies from co-writer Kenny Foster.  Folk N Rock premiered the gorgeous single ahead of its official release, lauding “The songwriting crafts vivid imagery, making you traverse the emotions that are meticulously laid out.” Read more here. “Tightrope,” is available at digital retailers everywhere here:

Quickly attracting fans and listeners with over 279K+ streams of her music on Spotify and a viral TikTok video with over 434,000 views (watch here), “Tightrope” follows Onoleigh’s previously released singles “Why Can’t We Dance,” “Beautifully Broken,” “Make It Hurt,” and  “Ghost Stories.”

Onoleigh first announced “Tightrope” while performing with John Oates (Hall & Oates) at the CMA Theatre in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Sharing more about the songwriting process with the audience, Onoleigh said, “I remember the day Kenny and I wrote ‘Tightrope.’ He asked me if this was a song I wanted to write or needed to write. It quite literally changed the way I approach songwriting.”

During that show, the former guidance counselor, also shared more about following her heart and pursuing a career in music, adding “Following a dream feels a lot like walking a tightrope…it is absolutely not comfortable, it’s terrifying and exhausting most of the time, but the thrill of following something bigger than yourself is absolutely worth risking it all for.”


Onoleigh will perform her new single “Tightrope” On WSMV-TV (NBC) “Today In Nashville” on Thursday, Oct 12th airing at 2:30 pm. CST

Onoleigh shared more about the gorgeously understated track with Tennessee Star, Adobe & Teardrops, and the Music Saved Me Podcast. Her previously-released summer anthem “Why Can’t We Dance,” was hailed as “creative brilliance” (CelebMix) and “more than just a song” (Guitar Girl Magazine). Onoleigh enlisted Nashville’s Millennium Dance company and celebrity Choreographer Richy Mon to pull together an unforgettable dance party and music video for the song. Watch the music video here:

The Virgin Hotel artist in residence has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry including co-writing songs with John Oates (Hall & Oates), Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift), and working with Producer Brandon Hood (Sam Hunt and Rascal Flatts). She frequently performs at notable venues including The Bluebird Cafe, Ole Red, and the Bobby Hotel. She is slated to perform at the Bridgestone Arena during the Nashville Predators hockey game on Thursday, Oct. 17th. For more information, visit

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