Jennifer Smestad Discovers That Her Sad Song “Can’t Have Mine” Empowers Others

Jennifer Smestad Discovers That Her Sad Song “Can’t Have Mine” Empowers Others

Jennifer Smestad admits “I’m stoked for this one!” as she releases her new single “Can’t Have Mine.”

Her fans are stoked too, because in a way, they helped Jennifer pick “Can’t Have Mine” as her next song.

Jennifer says, “When we wrote ‘Can’t Have Mine’ I originally thought it was just a pretty, sad song and after posting it on TikTok I realized how empowering it is, not only for women, but anyone in a relationship.”

Jennifer explains how fans blew up her inbox with messages of how the song touched them, “I almost didn’t post a clip on it, but I decided I was like ‘Whatever, I like it. I’ll just delete it if no one likes it.’ So, I posted a one minute little clip, and I could not believe…people were like ‘I need to hear the rest of this – you need to release this now, I’m going through this.’ I started receiving  private messages of people saying that this song…already, just hearing a minute of it – empowered them, and gave them the confidence to leave a toxic relationship.” 

When that fan feedback rolled in Jennifer’s reaction was, “I had no clue that was going to happen, so of course I’m going to release this song! I have to at this point!”

After hearing from fans, and knowing what “Can’t Have Mine” means to her, Jennifer shares, “I do hope that people can relate to it…know that they’re not alone, know that they do have a voice, and that they are heard, and that they’re feeling are valid, because it really is…even though it’s a sad song and you can feel the emotions in it, it’s very empowering to to be able to say ‘Hey, I’m strong enough to leave something…or someone that doesn’t value me.”

In the end Jennifer says, “We all deserve to know our worth and that’s what this song is about. I’m excited for everyone to hear it!” 

Check out the lyric video for Jennifer Smestad’s “Can’t Have Mine” right here…

Photo Credit: Ryan Noble

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”


Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs