Caroline Dare is a 22 year old Nashville, TN based pop songwriter/artist, mental health advocate, and certified cat mom. Originally from North Carolina, Caroline made the permanent move to Nashville at age 18 after travelling 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.
Caroline is immersed in the Nashville songwriting community and hosts early shows at the Bluebird Café and frequent rounds at The Listening Room Café. She is also an active member with ASCAP who nominated her for the 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 Caroline, “Caroline is a master of melody, and after working with her for almost 4 years now, I can honestly say that she puts in the work, and it shows in her growth as a songwriter and a storyteller.”
Originally identified by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) as “One To Watch” for a solo composition at age 11, she garnered two song nominations at the 2022 NSAI Member Awards with “Heart Problem” winning the song feedback category top prize. She also cracked the NSAI Top 40 three times in the last year.
As for the future, Caroline 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.