Singer Songwriter Testifies to Crime of Passion on Lethal New Single

NASHVILLE, TN (June 26, 2024) – Rising singer/songwriter Mae Estes atones for murder with an act of community service, releasing the video for her newest song, Gettin’ Back Up To Heaven.” The good girl-gone-bad, revenge-seeking tale of a preacher’s daughter-turned-murderer was released in the midst of a busy CMA Fest for Estes and features thick banjo, twangy fiddle, lyrical twists and turns, and deadly vocals from the AIMP 2024 Rising Songwriter-Artist of the Year winner.

Written by Estes, Paul Sikes (producer) and Justin Wilson, “Gettin’ Back Up To Heaven” highlights Big Machine Records’ hot newcomer’s love of traditional Country music and knack for telling an impassioned, sinister story—harkening back to classics like “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia,” “Whiskey Lullaby,” or that beloved mysterious third verse of “The Thunder Rolls.”

Listen to “Gettin’ Back Up To Heaven” HERE

Watch the video for “Gettin’ Back Up To Heaven” HERE

Featured on Holler‘s list of “Best New Country Songs,” “Gettin’ Back Up To Heaven” is the second taste of new music from the Hope, AR native, who recently released the fast-paced, barnburner “What I Shoulda Done.”

Early praise for the new track:

“This is the kind of Country music that made me love Country music.” –Carly Pearce

“Mae Estes embraces traditional country storytelling and instrumentation”–ABC News Radio

“the same refreshing honesty that made her such an indie darling has absolutely transferred into her next chapter” –Today’s Country Magazine

She’s come a long way from being that 9-year-old little girl singing the National Anthem at a southwest Arkansas rodeo  and has matured her craft and plain-spoken truths, which is clear in her new single ‘Gettin’ Back Up To Heaven’” –Celeb Secrets

In addition to working on new music being on the road with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Gary Allan and Dierks Bentley Mae will open for Lainey Wilson at the National Rodeo Finals. For more information, visit

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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