NASHVILLE, TN (Mae 14, 2024) – Big Machine Records artist Mae Estes releases an accompanying video for the fast-paced, barnburnerWhat I Shoulda Done.” The video finds AIMP’s 2024 Rising Songwriter-Artist of the Year winner recounting a night full of bad decision after bad decision, with a guilty grin. Her first song to be released in two years unfolds as a chaotic Rolling Rock-soaked night out on the town with the infectious energy of the song bleeding seamlessly into the video.

“We were playing with outfits that had that sort of retro vibe to match the throwback feel of the track  but wanted to make it seem as if I just woke up from a wild night… solo cup in hand, probably still smelling like a smoky dive…ready to do it all again,” said Estes. “I had so much fun putting on the dramatic man-eating, make-all-the-heads-turn-at-the-dive-bar-type outfit and reimagining my trouble-making days through a little bit more glamorous lens… I moved here from a sleepy small town in southwest Arkansas that’s still a dry county. I couldn’t believe the endless amount of honky tonks and opportunities to party when I got here—and I dove right on in. If there was a good time to be had, I was going to find it.”

WATCH: “What I Shoulda Done” Video

Early praise on the track:

 “…radiates a rawness of truth and consequences as it blasts your speakers with an unapologetic, throwback rhythm that accents Mae’s unbridled sass…” –Today’s Country Magazine

“Mae Estes is back with a bang”- MEAWW

“a runaway train (sonically and lyrically) that takes off the second Estes starts singing”
Complete Country

Estes is currently out on the road touring with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Gary Allan and Dierks Bentley. She also has a few performances in Nashville coming up at BMI’s Rooftop on the Row (alongside her recent Head Full Of Noise tourmate, Jackson Dean) tonight (May 14), at the Grand Ole Opry on Thursday (May 16) and at CMA Fest in June.

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Hope, Ark. native, Mae Estes, has been paying dues in Music City for over nine years now. Working up to three jobs at a time her first few years in town, she’s stacked with stories to tell. In 2020, Estes signed her first publishing deal with Plaid Flag Music, with advisement from Kobalt Music. She’s since racked up more than 13 million streams across platforms and over 1M views on YouTube, independently and organically building a quickly-growing fan base with her “plain-spoken truth” (The Boot). In 2022, “Thinkin’ Bout Cheatin’” became the first release from her debut EP as well as her first music video feature on CMT. That same year, Mae was honored with Arkansas CMA Female Vocalist of the Year for the second time in her home state. Post-pandemic events such as the NHL Stadium Series, the Grand Ole Opry, PBR Stadium Series, Music City Grand Prix, The Bluebird Cafe, CMA Fest, Nissan Stadium, The Country Music Hall of Fame and more have hosted this “stone-cold country newcomer” (Whiskey Riff).  AIMP’s 2024 Rising Songwriter-Artist of the Year winner is one of the key Country females to watch, being named to CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2024 and a slew of artist watch lists (iHeart Media, Wide Open Country, Cowgirl Magazine, Entertainment Focus, Country Now, etc.). Estes prioritizes supporting our servicemen and women, having toured internationally with Armed Forces Entertainment and CreatiVets. Recently signed to Big Machine Records, she recently released her first new song in two years, “What I Shoulda Done” with more new music on the way. To learn more about Mae Estes, visit, and follow Mae Estes on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

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