Michigan's Sweetheart

Press Kit

Who is She? 

“Michigan’s Sweetheart” Carrie McFerrin has been a staple in the Michigan music scene for over a decade. She brings a fierce country twang with an indie twist that is sure to give you the warm fuzzies and kick you in the teeth at the same time. She captivates a room within her first few notes, showcasing her swanky-twang, old country style. Her stage presence is a force full of wit and hilarity as she shares stories about her life and inspired songwriting.

Thrice-nominated for the WYCE Jammies, Carrie recently released her highly anticipated new album “Postpartum” to much acclaim. McFerrin is now performing both solo and with a stellar cast of Michigan music veterans. Be sure to catch a show…and watch your teeth.

“With a striking voice that instantly commands attention, Carrie McFerrin makes audiences sit up, take notice and fall under her spell. But it’s the emotional power she puts into her heartfelt songs and performances that really sets McFerrin apart.” 
John Sinkevics – Localspins.com 



  • 2023 WYCE Jammie nominated for album Postpartum in three categories:
    • “Best Contemporary Folk Album”
    • “Album of the Year”
    • “Artist of the Year” 
  • 2020 WYCE Jammie nominated for album Bottle Makes Three in three categories:
    • “Best Contemporary Folk Album”
    • “Album of the Year”
    • “Artist of the Year”
  • 2019 WYCE Jammie nominated for album The Wolves in two categories:
    • “Best Contemporary Folk Album”
    • “Album of the Year”
  • Two-time Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival Play-in Contest Finalist
  • Two-time Acorn Theater (Three Oaks, MI) Songwriting Competition Finalist
    • Song: “When a Gun Goes Off”
    • Song: “Gypsy Queen”
  • Local music scene advocate – Hosts open mic in Kalamazoo at Louie’s Trophy House
  • As a solo artist, Carrie has opened for artists such as Amy LaVere, Matt Giraud, Sugar Ray, and Ferron and has played shows as large Kalamazoo’s Pride Festival (14,000+ people) and Kalamazoo Ribfest (10,000+ people).
  • During her past musical endeavors, Carrie has been part of opening acts for Blues Traveler, Donna the Buffalo, Amos Lee, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, and Chris Knight and has performed at venues such as the Bowery Electric in NYC.


Take a Listen

Postpartum (2022)

Carrie McFerrin’s new release “Postpartum” pulls the curtain back and shines a light on underdiscussed maternal mental health. Her preeminent and most honest work to date, McFerrin explores the bittersweet joy of parenting, changing relationships, and the raw reality of raising a special needs child. 


Bottle Makes Three (2019)


The Wolves (2013)


Take a Look