Listen to New Music from Diana DeGarmo

Listen to two new tunes from Diana DeGarmo.

The new tunes, “Things that Drive a Girl Crazy” and “All Over Again” are streaming HERE.   I can hear her on country radio. Can’t you?

The third song, “Like I’m Not Even Here” is from Diana DeGarmo: Unplugged in Nashville, an EP Diana released in 2008.

Diana has been singing country music for the last couple of years, networking in Nashville in between her theater gigs. She’s still unsigned.

Currently, Diana is playing Doralee Rhodes in the national tour of the Broadway musical, 9 to 5.

Now that the Idol runner-up is on Dolly Parton’s radar (Dolly wrote the music and lyrics for the musical and has had some very nice things to say about Diana) she’ll finally hook up with a record label…  It can’t hurt that she’s singing country music every night on the road.

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17 Comments

  1. Thanks for posting these MJ!

    Things That Drive A Girl Crazy needs some more steel guitar, the production is too pop. The song’s just OK. Diana sounds good though and it’s great hearing how her voice has matured.

    All Over Again is definitely better lyrically and it’s a good little country pop story song. I really like the way Diana sings the verses.

    It’d be great to see Diana signed. It’s always harder if you’re female trying to make it in country though. I feel like Diana needs more of a story or some really killer songs to stand out.

  2. Wow I really like both songs. Both easily fit on country radio. It’s neat seeing and hearing Diana evolve as a performer.

    I’ll bet she eventually gets signed. She’s in such demand in the theatre world that I doubt she’s been able to focus as much on music.

  3. Great job Diana! Both are definitely in the country pop lane whereas her acoustic stuff is more traditional country. Between Broadway and getting to write and perform country “on the side,” she’s got to feel great about her life and career now, considering she got put through the wringer post-AI.

  4. It’d be great to see Diana signed. It’s always harder if you’re female trying to make it in country though. I feel like Diana needs more of a story or some really killer songs to stand out.

    I agree. These feel like average songs that you could hear on a thousand MySpace pages and the competition is so intense in Nashville that average won’t do.

  5. I don’t know about that. The country charts are filled with average songs performed really well. I think Diana’s main obstacle is choosing Nashville or Broadway. It isn’t easy to be competitive in Nashville if you aren’t there full time. For now she’s chosen Broadway.

  6. I could hear either one of these songs on radio. Diana seems to have matured in her singing a lot since Idol and these songs definitely show that. I love All Over Again. There’s a wonderful quality to her voice and she interprets the song well.

    She has a lot of potential to be successful in the genre and certainly fits the bill, but I agree that it is hard to get signed these days and even harder for a female to break through. Carrie (and Kellie) had the huge advantage of coming off Idol. Diana on the other hand will have to start almost from scratch 6-7 years after Idol, but she will still be compared to them. In my opinion, all the elements are there for her to be successful, but sometimes pure luck is the one extra thing needed to break through. I’m interested in hearing more of Diana’s material as it surfaces and wish her well.

  7. Really LOVE ‘All Over Again.’ Listened 4 times now. Surprised by this side of Diana, very nice tone. All 3 remind me of Terri Clark, a female country artist, the way her songs and vocals build. Not Even Here would need some tweaking if it were a single to be competing with what’s on country radio now. Not a fan of the first one, too average.
    & Having Dolly behind her is a great start to get that foot in the door.
    Good luck Diana!

  8. Diana on the other hand will have to start almost from scratch 6-7 years after Idol, but she will still be compared to them. In my opinion, all the elements are there for her to be successful, but sometimes pure luck is the one extra thing needed to break through. I’m interested in hearing more of Diana’s material as it surfaces and wish her well.

    Well said teenytiny7!

  9. Yay! I’ve been waiting for new music from her. Her EP is great but I need more! I don’t blame her for continuing to do theater…girl needs to pay the rent! Quitting theater to do country music full time would be a huge gamble, not having been signed. It’s a catch 22.

  10. I think doing musical theatre while pursuing her music career on the side is a very smart move on her part as well. It not only exposes her to new audiences but allows her to build a long term career in the entertainment industry. She’s been successful in that world, has made a name for herself and continues to show her commitment to it with each role. Now she’s playing a very country-ish role, exposing herself to new audiences, and getting all these kudos from Dolly Parton herself. The role must be a dream come true for her, to be able to do the two things she loves (theatre and country music).

  11. Aw, I like All Over Again but Things that Drive a Girl Crazy is just fun and light, and she sings the heck out of it.
    Diana’s got a real shot at originating a role on Broadway sometime in the next couple of years and I definitely wouldn’t want her to turn something like that down. People work for YEARS to be where she is in the theatre world but I’ve got my fingers crossed for her, especially now that I’ve heard these two really, really good songs.

  12. Diana is a gutsy girl, but that thing Quentin Tarantino said about her years ago? It’s still there for me. Nothing raw about her, and those songs are SO every single Nashville hopeful. I could see her being signed, she has a very good instrument, but i don’t see her setting the world on fire with her music.

    Stick with theater, Diana. Although I could see her on a show like How I Met Your Mother – that kind of thing. She has a sit com quality about her, and I don’t mean it as an insult.

  13. I recall Quentin making a valid, if a tad harsh, assessment of a 16 year old’s emotional accessibility on stage. I agreed at the time but no longer, and I doubt he’d say the same now. Her vocals were never questioned but are even stronger and richer now. She has turned into a wonderful song interpreter, likely due to extensive theatre experience. She’s a marvelous young talent.

  14. I’m glad she’s doing theater and pursuing her music career. If she can do both, more power to her. It certainly doesn’t hurt her to continue to write, record, and perform in Nashville as her Broadway career permits.

    Although I could see her on a show like How I Met Your Mother – that kind of thing. She has a sit com quality about her, and I don’t mean it as an insult.

    She has great comedic timing and would be wonderful in a sitcom.

  15. Diana sounds good on these songs, but i’d love to hear her sing the type of songs that are on Kat McPhee’s current CD. I think she would kill on that type of music.

  16. Diana is a gutsy girl, but that thing Quentin Tarantino said about her years ago? It’s still there for me.

    Holy shit! Who even remembers what that has-been ever said and why should one even care? That was forever ago and has no bearing anymore. I’m amazed at some people’s ability to live in the past.

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