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Aubrey Wollett: The Charming Coastal Cowgirl Making a Splash in Nashville

Singer/songwriter and Florida native Aubrey Wollet is a self-described coastal cowgirl making a name for herself in the Nashville country music scene — and it’s easy to understand why her star is rising so rapidly! With her smooth soulful voice, feel-good melodies, and plenty of beach-focused lyrics, this talented country artist should be at the tip-top of your playlist. If you haven’t dived in headfirst to the captivating sounds of Aubrey Wollett, then be sure to read on for this edition of our Mermaids and Cowgirls series. You’ll quickly see why Wollett fits so comfortably in both categories… and why she’s one of our favorite country artists to blare from barn to boat to beach house and back again!

Aubrey Wollett on Beach

Beach Vibes, Boots, and Musical Roots

Aubrey Wollett was born into a musical family in Dunedin, FL, a small beach town in the Tampa Bay area. Growing up surrounded by music and the water, she quickly developed a love for both. Wollett spent her childhood focusing on finding opportunities to sing at school, church, and in her community, and much of her free time was spent enjoying the beach with friends.

Although Wollett knew that she wanted to make music her career, she wasn’t sure exactly how to go about it. She decided to attend the University of West Florida to study musical theatre. But later transferred to Belmont University in Nashville and graduated with a Music Business degree.

Learning the Music Business

Wollett describes Belmont as her dream school and says that the education she received there helped her to learn how to create her own career in the music industry. While attending school, she had the opportunity to intern with various labels and publishers on Music Row in Nashville, working with some of the biggest names in the business. One of her most notable internships was with songwriter Dallas Davidson, who has written hits for Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, and many others.

But even as she was enjoying learning the business of music, Wollett says her ultimate goal was always to be able to support herself as an independent artist and sing her own songs for audiences. So after working on the business side for a few years, Wollett decided to go for it and pursue a career as an artist. With a penchant for relatable lyrics, undeniable talent with the acoustic guitar, and a catchy country sound, she hit the ground — or, in this case, the sand! — running.

Aubrey Wollett Playing Guitar

Musical Style and Inspiration

Given her Florida roots, it’s no surprise that the ocean is one of Aubrey Wollett’s biggest sources of inspiration. She’s a big fan of Jimmy Buffet and Kenny Chesney, two other iconic artists whose love of the beach features prominently in their songwriting. She also names Sheryl Crow, Shania Twain, and Colbie Caillat as some of her biggest musical influences.

Wollett says that she loves writing songs that make people feel good and forget their worries, and her music is mostly about the sunshine, love, and — of course — the ocean. With song titles and lyrics that capture the easy and relaxed beach vibe that we love, Wollett is an artist who should be on any country music lover’s playlist — especially those who love the coastal lifestyle.

Watch Wollett’s popular video for “Saltwater Gypsy” here!

Early Success with Saltwater Gypsy

As she shifted from working behind the scenes in the music business to pursuing her own career as a singer and songwriter, Aubrey Wollett has wasted no time in making a name for herself! Her single “Saltwater Gypsy” was her first single to premier on CMT, and it also won Music Video of the Year at the International Singer Songwriter Association Awards in 2022. Her latest EP, Beach Vibes has also won an ISSA Award. She’s been nominated for Trop Rock’s Female Artist of the Year and has had multiple songs hit #1 on the Trop Rock charts.

Wollett has toured all over the U.S., opening for artists like Tanya Tucker, Wynonna Judd, Maddie & Tae, and Hunter Hayes — and she even opened for Jay Leno on his comedy tour in 2019.

Aubrey Wollett Standing Outdoors at Beachy Casual Bar

Beyond “Boots on the Beach”: What’s Next for Wollett

Aubrey Wollett released a new EP, “Honest,” featuring the popular single “Boots on the Beach.” Her 2024 single “Coastal Cowgirl” is also sure to be a favorite with cowgirls and mermaids alike. She’s currently writing new music and touring, and she has several shows lined up for 2024. Check out her full list of shows on her website to see if she’s coming to a venue near you! Trust us: This mermaid/cowgirl is definitely worth checking out!

Aubrey Wollett Coastal Cowgirl Artwork

Want to Hear More of Aubrey Wollett?

If you’re looking for some new catchy tunes for your summer playlist, check out Aubrey Wollett on Spotify or Apple Music, and give her a follow on Instagram. We also recommend clicking over to her videos page for a splash of sunshine delivered straight to your screen. You can thank us later — we know you’ll have her songs playing on repeat all summer long!

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