Olivia Ooms Takes Surf City to the Deep South with “California Country”

Photo by Rob Shanahan

Olivia Ooms, a rising country music singer-songwriter out of Huntington Beach, has a new single being released today with a fitting title for her: “California Country.”

She co-wrote the song with its producer, Jamie O’Neal, a platinum-selling artist in her own right and an Academy of Country Music Award-winner.

“California Country” is about the Southern flair of her West Coast roots. Sample lyrics: We light our bonfires on the sand / Bunch a Beverly Hillbillies with a tan / Staring at the same stars seen in the Deep South.

Give it a listen:

The “California Country” release follows Ooms’ single “Thoughts of You,” which earned her a spot in CMT’s Artist Discovery Program as well as national attention from Radio Disney. She tours with her band Olivia Ooms and Highway 39, and she has opened for Lady Antebellum, Old Dominion and country music icon Tanya Tucker.

Learn more about Olivia Ooms at oliviaooms.com and follow her on Instagram @theoliviaooms.

OC Weekly Editor-in-Chief Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the alternative newsweekly’s first calendar editor.

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