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Monica Austin is a MidWest Country music artist from the Quad City Area. Her slice-of-life writing style and swing for the fences stage show resonate deeply with fans from the heartland while providing listeners outside it a glimpse into their lifestyle. Monica's brand of country music didn't originate on a farm but rather in a little trailer park in Cambridge, IL. Her tendency to perform in bare feet over the genre-standard cowgirl boots is nearly as indicative of her journey as her lyrics.

Monica began singing along with the likes of Wynonna Judd, Martina McBride, Faith Hill and Reba as a young girl. Bouncing from home to home as a child without a voice, she heard stories like her own for the first time in "Independence Day, Fancy and Someone Else's Dream", sparking hope that she could someday be as strong as the women who won the day in those songs. The soaring belt, soulful grit and take-charge stage show that Monica's fans and critics refer to were born of that determination. Since 2012, when she founded and fronted her first band, Fickle Filly and the Haymakers, Monica has won the hearts and acclaim of fans across the MidWest. She has fronted hundreds of shows from acoustic duos on the local bar circuit to opening on the big stage for the likes of Mitchell Tenpenny, Allie Colleen and her childhood idol, Wynonna Judd. A third-year member of the MidWest Country Music Organization, Monica Austin's EP is currently on rotation on 18 radio stations via the MidWest Country Music Originals radio show, and available on all buying/streaming platforms. Her first full album is currently in production.

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Monica Austin is a MidWest Country music artist from the Quad City Area. Her slice-of-life writing style and swing for the fences stage show resonate deeply with fans from the heartland while providing listeners outside it a glimpse into their lifestyle. Monica's brand of country music is bare foot, sparkle-laden, soulful grit with a soaring belt. You can find her EP on all buying/streaming platforms. Her first full album is currently in production and her tour dates can be found at MonicaAustinMusic.com.

Career Highlights

Monica Austin at Mississippi Valley Fair 2022 - open for Carly Pearce- Highlight reel


Opened for Wynonna and The Big Noise

Opened for Allie Colleen

Opened for Mitchell Tenpenny

Bix Fest Barrell House Stage

Onion Fest Headliner Clarence, IA

Wilton Founders Days Headliner Wilton, IA

2015 "Best Local Band" top 4 Nominee

Great River Days 2015 mainstage (Fickle Filly), with Sarah Dunn Band and Shotgun Symphony

Kelly's St Patrick's Day Festival

Female Vocalist Spotlight Summer Series Go Fish, Princeton IA

Redstone Room, Live at 5

Midwest Country Music Organization Writers' Round, Hosted by https://www.bradmorgan.net/, Fort Dodge, IA

Press Coverage

Critical Review

Stage Name: Monica Austin

Hometown: Muscatine, IA

Website: https://monicaaustinmusic.com/

Contact Info: booking@monicaaustinmusic.com or 563-639-0671

Music in Muscatine: Monica Austin's opening the star of the show"

Airplay

KCZE The Bull 95.1-Mason City, IA

B93.3 Today's Best Country-Brainerd/Baxter, MN

95.3 Country-Pierre, SD

COW97 #1 for Country & Fun-LaCrosse, WI

MN KMNB  1029 the Wolf-Minneapolis, MN

Hot Country KDOM 94.3-Windom, MN

KDSN "The Hive" 104.9-Dennison, IA

KICK 106.7 New Hit Country- Carroll, IA

KIK 1007 Country Music Power Station-Alexandria, MN

KLGA Home Country-Algona, IA

KMCH Mix 94.7-Manchester, IA

KAT Country 98.9 - Duluth, MN

Y100 Country -Green Bay/Appleton, WI

KWPC Radio 860AM & 95.1FM-Muscatine, IA

KISS Country 98.7-Mason City, IA

KLXS-Pierre, SD

SD KZZI 95.9 My Eagle Country-Rapid City, SD

KTWB 92.5 Big Country-Sioux Falls, SD

107.7 Vintage Radio-Erie, IL

Performance Rights Organization: BMI

Music available on all streaming platforms.