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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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson