Tin Star

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  • Lindi Ortega is a Canadian singer/songwriter who moved to Nashville in 2011, where she developed her modern Outlaw Country sound influenced by the likes of Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton. When we spoke with Lindi, she told us about this song, which is the title track of her third major label album: "It's about living in Nashville and doing what I do and living amidst a city where people come to see stars," she said. "And kind of being in the underground of that. You don't have to be a singer or a musician to get into what that song's about. It's really about just struggling and then holding onto your dream and trying to make it in the face of maybe not having the huge success that people might expect you to have. But doing it because you love it. That's what the song's about."

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