Caroline Dare is a 20 year old Nashville, TN based pop songwriter/artist, mental health advocate, and certified cat mom. Originally from North Carolina, Dare made the permanent move to Nashville at age 18 after traveling back and forth from her home state since the age of 12. During those early years, she focused on her songwriting, guitar, performance, and vocal skills to build a strong foundation for the future. She also started posting her original songs on social media at an early age which has now grown into a loyal organic fanbase which is witnessed by the daily messages she receives from fans on how her music has changed and in some cases saved their lives. Music heavy hitter Shelter Music Group, the team behind the legendary Fleetwood Mac, quickly took notice and signed her to an exclusive management deal at age 17.
She is immersed in the Nashville songwriting community and is a regular at the Bluebird Cafe and hosts frequent rounds at The Listening Room Cafe. She is also an active member with ASCAP who nominated her for the prestigious 2021 Peggy Lee Songwriter Award which recognizes songwriters who demonstrate intelligent use of language, talent, and career potential. Her recent projects have been produced with hitmaker Nick Wheeler of The All-American Rejects (“Gives You Hell”, “Dirty Little Secret”) at the helm who says of Dare “I’ve been working with Caroline for 3 years now, and it’s been truly inspiring to watch her grow as an artist, a player and a especially a lyricist. She digs deep, speaks from her own experience and isn’t afraid to be honest and true to herself.”
As for the future, she is looking forward to displaying her artistry and bringing her infectious melodies, hooks, and harmonies to the fans who have supported her over the years in addition to those who will be discovering her music for the first time.