“I’m so excited to perform back in my hometown. There’s no place like home and there’s especially nothing like being on stage and seeing familiar faces, made up of friends and family, smiling right back at you,” said Olivia Frances when asked by Loveland Magazine about ending her first tour back in her hometown of Cincinnati. Frances is a 2014 graduate of Ursuline Academy, and although forgoeing a lucrative East Coast college offer to test the music waters in Nashville, isn’t heading East quite yet, but North.
18-year-old Olivia Frances kicked off her #SingleSteps Tour on, April 17 in Nashville, and after playing eight shows, this pop/country singer-songwriter and musician will end up back in her hometown of Cincinnati. Since this is Frances’s first tour, she said she is extremely excited to be out on the road and eager to meet new fans along the way.
Frances is a past “place-winner” of the Hold On Talent Slam sponsored by Loveland Magazine. Her single, I want to Get to Know You, which she performed during the show, has become its theme song. She said, “It’s been such a blessing to live in Music City. Everyday, I meet so many songwriters who all move here to live the dream. Even though I love Nashville, I never want to forget my Ohio roots.”This tour is in celebration of her #SingleSteps Project. Since January 23, she has released one new single per month and will do so until June. She said, “This strategy engages fans on a consistent basis by providing them with new content regularly.” Olivia’s goal is to give her “Frances Fans” something new and special each month.
Since the move to Music City, she’s been gigging 2-3 times a week, mostly in songwriters’ rounds. In 2013, Olivia released her first album, “Back to Happiness” which included ten original songs. The title track went on to win Best Pop Song of 2014 in the Ohio Music Awards. Recently, she was featured in a story on Nashville Public Radio about how she manages social media and music.
Olivia was recently featured in Guitar Girl Magazine where Tara Low said, “Olivia Frances has been described as an “old soul wrapped inside the effervescent free spirit of an 18 year old girl.”
Back in November, Frances was asked by a fellow songwriting friend to sing like a child on a song she wrote with three other songwriters. She told her that the song was hopefully going to be in a family film. Olivia recently received news that “Whatdaya Say” is going to be in “On The Wing,” a movie starring Shirley Jones and Corbin Bernsen.
You can hear Olivia in New Richmond on Saturday April 25 at 7 PM at the Front Street Café. And then on Sunday at Tacocracy Northside’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Taco Bar at 8 PM. Opening for Frances on Sunday is Casey Brenning