Nashville Singer/Songwriter, Inspirational Keynote Speaker, and Suicide Prevention Awareness Activist, Briana Domenica was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts, and raised in South Florida. She began performing at an early age and by 17, she knew music was her destiny. Domenica's musical performances include singing at Carnegie Hall and in Disney’s Candlelight Processional at Epcot. Her music has also taken her to places she never could have imagined - touring in Prague, Vienna, Poland, England, Holland, and Belgium for The Make a Wish Foundation. Domenica ventured into different musical genres but eventually found her passion in Contemporary Christian music.
Upon graduating high school, Domenica moved to Nashville and began pursuing her musical dreams, writing and releasing new music. Her first single, "Invisible," was followed by her first-ever Christmas single and corresponding music video, "Oh, Night Divine." In 2020, she released her third album, Warrior In Me, along with a music video of the same title that exclusively premiered with CCM Magazine. In 2021 Domenica released a video, "With A Word" with delta folk duo, Crosby Lane, and earlier this year, she released her current single, "Defender" and the corresponding music video which premiered with TheChristianBeat.org. All of these are songs Domenica wrote or co-wrote and were produced by Nate Cornell (For King & Country). Domenica especially loves writing songs - they are all centered on her life experiences and her faith. She signed her first publishing deal with Song Rocket Music in 2019 and every time she puts pen to paper, she gives listeners a piece of her heart and a look into her soul, in hopes of inspiring and relating to others through the universal language of music.
In addition to music, Domenica also has another strong passion and mission. Having been bullied, and losing three family members to suicide, Domenica decided it was time to help others and make a difference, “Music is one of my greatest passions, but so is Suicide Prevention and Awareness after losing several loved ones to suicide, including my brother, and having struggled with suicidal thoughts myself. In an attempt to turn family heartache and tragedy into something good, I started a 501 C non-profit organization called Angel in the Sky. My hope is to raise awareness and ultimately help save lives through prevention, education, and the power of music.” Her program The Warrior in Me, which she released on her YouTube channel surrounding Mental Awareness Month, is available now and celebrates her life mission... and what she feels is her divine purpose.
Briana Domenica's Top Six
How would you say your hometown differs from Nashville? My hometown of Lighthouse Point, Florida differs from Nashville scenically. Florida is flat, with lots of palm trees, and the ocean whereas Tennessee has mountains, lakes, all sorts of trees, and is much greener.
Say you had a completely free day in Nashville—no work allowed. What would you be doing? I haven't had the chance to do these things yet... but I've been really wanting to go explore some of the waterfalls as I hear they are absolutely beautiful, go horseback riding, and berry picking.
What are some of your favorite Nashville restaurants? My favorite restaurants are Mojo's Tacos, The Rutledge, and Tupelo Honey which are all in the Franklin area, close to where I live.
Of course we love your style, any favorite Nashville shops? I love all the little boutiques in downtown Franklin. A few of my favorites are Finnleys, Jondie, and Mimi & Dottie.
If someone is coming to Nashville for the first time, where do you take them? When someone is coming to town for the first time, I normally try to take them down to Broadway, The Loveless Cafe, Cheekwood, and The Opryland Hotel.
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How has Nashville influenced your music? It has made me stronger in my writing, musicianship, and artistry. You know that saying "you're a big fish in a small pond," but when you come to Nashville, you're a little fish in a BIG pond... at least that's how it was for me and that has inspired me to up my game!
What’s your favorite place to go for ice cream in Nashville? I don't eat very often, but I LOVE Jeni's Ice Cream. It's SO good!!!
What’s your favorite place for breakfast in Nashville? I don't really eat out for breakfast much, but if I do I love the breakfast sandwiches at Einstein's Bagels or the donuts at Five Daughters Bakery, literally the best donuts EVER in my opinion!
Do you have a favorite music venue? I really like The Listening Room. The food is good and the music is even better!
Favorite museum? I really enjoyed the Patsy Cline museum and the Madame Tussauds Wax museum is always fun too.
What grocery stores do you shop? I shop at Publix and Whole Foods.