Bonner Black, the classically trained ballerina, turned Nashville Indie Pop singer/songwriter from Hot Rock, TN, started dancing at a young age before switching gears and making regular trips to Nashville to write and perform at 14. At 17, Black moved there officially; she embarked on her first regional tour shortly thereafter and participated in four NSAI lobbying trips. She received the Artist Entrepreneur Award by the Oxford Center of Entrepreneurs at The TimesCenter in New York City in 2016. Fast forward to today, and as an independent artist, Black has amassed over 344.1k streams across all platforms while cultivating an enthusiastic and engaged fan base and online community. Her Debut EP, Out Of Dreams, tells stories of lost love with sharp lyrics and melodies designed to burrow deep into your soul.
Bonner Black, the classically trained ballerina turned Nashville Indie Pop singer/songwriter from Hot Rock, TN, defies simple description. Black started dancing at a very young age and was a Senior Company member under Clinton Rothwell at the Academy of Classic Arts in Huntsville, AL, before deciding to dedicate her life to music.
She taught herself to play guitar in her early teen years and started writing and performing in Nashville 3-5 days a week at 14. At 17, Black moved to Nashville to continue honing her craft and embarked on her first regional tour throughout the Southeast shortly thereafter. During that same time, Black participated in four lobbying trips with NSAI to Washington, DC, to advocate for songwriters and copyright law reformation. In 2016, she was awarded the Artist Entrepreneur Award by The Oxford Center of Entrepreneurs at The Times Center in New York City.
Fast forward to today, and her music springs from many facets like rainbows of light and color, showcasing her Southern roots blended with catchy melodies and lyrics. As an independent artist, Black has amassed over 344.1k streams across all platforms while cultivating an enthusiastic and engaged fan base and online community.
Her Debut EP, Out Of Dreams, was released May 6th and contains Black's four recent singles as well as "Take It All" and "The Old Way." Out Of Dreams tells stories of lost love with sharp lyrics and melodies designed to burrow deep into your soul. “Light Me Up” landed on Spotify’s Today’s Singer-Songwriter playlist, was featured on People.com, and is her most streamed single to date. “Midnight Blue” brought about Black’s first Apple Music playlists with New In Singer-Songwriter and Breaking Singer/Songwriter. Both of these songs, as well as “The Old Way,” were also featured by renowned Indie tastemaker Alex Rainbird. It's impossible to remain unmoved as you work your way through the Out Of Dreams EP, capped at the end by "The Old Way," the cliffhanger for what to expect on Black's next project to be recorded later this year.