I Quit Smokin’ (Recycled)” + “Your Hands (Recycled)” Available NOW

NASHVILLE, TN (December 15, 2023) – Fresh off wrapping her first National Rodeo Finals, Mae Estes drops the final two “recycled” tracks, “I Quit Smokin’ (Recycled)” and “Your Hands (Recycled).” Available now via Big Machine Records, the two songs complete Mae’s Before The Record (Recycled) EP, titled as a nod to her sentimental track, “Recycled.”

LISTEN to Before The Record (Recycled) HERE

WATCH the lyric video for “I Quit Smokin’ (Recycled)” HERE

WATCH the lyric video for “Your Hands (Recycled)” HERE

These reimagined songs put Estes’ artistry and storytelling on full display. From the steady southern love note on “Your Hands (Recycled)” to a catchy dive bar toe-tapper like “I Quit Smokin’ (Recycled),” Estes delivers music with a wide-range of substance and melodies. The fresh face is quickly winning over admirers too, named as one of Entertainment Focus’ 8 Artists To Watch in 2024, with her “Town Left Me (Recycled)” added to Whiskey Riff’s NMF playlist and named to Billboard’s 7 Must-Hear New Country Songs, praising her “deftly captures the disconnected, disappointing feeling of returning to a childhood hometown only to find that, like herself, that rural space has grown and shifted in the intervening years” and that this “acoustic version further accentuates Estes’ evocative vocal.”

Before the Record was a lifetime in the making so it feels so special for it to get another life through the’Recycled’ release with my new team at Big Machine. I’m so proud of the project, created alongside my producer and friend Paul Sikes, with a host of Music City’s most talented songwriters and musicians. I hand picked each of the six songs myself and also did all of the artwork, which really makes it feel like a good representation of who I am as an artist and what’s to come. Happy to celebrate this milestone while gearing up for new releases in the new year!”

Mae just wrapped a busy week at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, performing and appearing at several events including the singing of The National Anthem. The Hope, Ark. native will kick off 2024 with Jackson Dean on the Head Full of Noise Tour in January.  For more information and tickets, visit