Raised on the road as a member of her family band, Cherie Oakley has always been singing. Now, working on her own music, Cherie went into the studio with Platinum award-winning producer Dann Huff to record her forthcoming EP. The first single from the album, “Work It” was released earlier this year and now has a lyric video which we are proud to be premiering on Roughstock. The song, which she co-wrote with David Fanning and Mark Oakley, is an anthem of female empowerment which was described by CMT as the “Sonic love-child of Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Bang Bang’ and Christina Aguilera’s ‘Fighter’ for a country audience.”
If her name is familiar to you, you’ve likely been a longtime viewer of NBC’s The Voice. The program’s first season featured Oakley as a member of Aguilera’s team. Or, you perhaps read liner notes and see where Oakley was a co-writer of the #1 hit “Turn On The Radio” from Reba McEntire and has sang background vocals on albums or toured as a background vocalist with artists like Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson and Gretchen Wilson, to name a few.