Peytan Porter releases ‘First Stone’

Single follows “Therapy”

Alluring singer/songwriter Peytan Porter delivers her new single “First Stone” following the organic success of her debut track, “Therapy.” With tightly crafted songs that seamlessly blend classic country music storytelling and savvy hooks, Porter’s voice demands attention with an insightful stance. Co-produced by Greg Bates and Evan Cline, and written alongside Billy Montana, the simply-put lyrics and irresistible melody offer a peek into Porter’s desire for the world – more empathy and grace over cut-throat culture.

“I’m the middle of three girls, so I’m used to being the shade of grey between two opposing sides, which honestly comes in handy a lot these days with all the noise of the world. So many things are super divisive, and that is hard to sort through sometimes,” Porter shares. “The day Billy and I wrote this song, we had been talking about something we’d seen in the news and we kept coming back to the lack of self-awareness and accountability we felt our culture, including us, had going on. I remember mentioning that I have no business bending down to pick up a stone to throw when I’ve messed up myself….and ‘First Stone’ fell out of the conversation from there. At first I pictured it stripped and back-porchy sonically because it’s a bit of a heady topic with a simple melody, something I’ve always loved John Prine for. But when we got in the studio, the players breathed a new life into it that gave it two feet to stand on. This song is my ideal world wrapped up in a few minutes. I hope people listen and feel more connected for it.”

Coinciding with the release of “First Stone,” Porter created her own single art and the lyric video for the track.

In early 2021, the Dawsonville, GA, native signed her first deal as a joint venture with Jody Williams Songs and Warner Chappell Music and is currently working on her debut project due later this year. Porter’s new music follows her debut single, “Therapy,” which has garnered over two million streams in just six months and earned her a nomination for iHeartRadio’s “TikTok Songwriter of the Year.” Years-worth of work, heartache, and life lessons fill the introspective mid-tempo groove that she co-wrote describing how to heal from the aftermath of a toxic relationship.

Porter will make her debut at CMA Fest as part of the Ascend Amphitheater lineup Friday, June 10th. She’ll be joined by Boy Named Banjo, LANCO, and Mitchell Tenpenny as openers for Chris Janson.

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