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Erin Stoll Receives Ohio Music Award for “Unfinished”


Wadsworth native Erin Stoll had a very good year, which was capped off on December 3 when her song “Unfinished” was named the Best Country Song of 2016 by the Ohio Music Awards.

The song “Unfinished” meant so much to Stoll and she hopes many others.  “On my first EP, I wanted all the songs to be uplifting, motivational and inspirational,” said Stoll.  “Living a life that isn’t  “Unfinished” is exactly what I’ve always tried to promote.  It’s like everything I’ve always wanted to say about life in one song,” she added.

The song “Unfinished,” which is also the title of Stoll’s EP which was released in July of 2016, was written by some well-known Nashville songwriters, Phil Barton & Mallary Hope of Hori Pro; Sixteen Stars Music.  The song was originally pitched to fellow country artist and friend of Stoll, Lizzie Paul, who also added background vocals to the Unfinished EP.  “This was not her kind of song and when she heard it, she immediately thought of me and had James Rea who did A&R for my album send the song to me for review,” Stoll explained.  “As soon as I heard it, it was as if the song was meant for me.  I felt a huge calling to record this song and later it became the title of my very first release.”

Stoll recorded the song in April of 2016 at Beaird Music Group, Inc in Nashville, TN.  It was produced by Randy ‘Rockit’ Barr and mixed & engineered by Rob Lane and Jim DeBlanc.  A&R was done by James Rea of the Producer’s Chair Nashville.  Musicians on this song include Paul on background vocals, JT Coenflos on electric guitar, Larry Beaird on acoustic guitar, Dan Dugmore on steel guitar and keys and David Dorn & Larry Paxton on Bass.

The EP Unfinished can be found on iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play and Spotify and you can follow Stoll on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and ReverbNation.

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