Lindsey Hinkle is a self-taught musician known for her resonating lyrics that are filled with insight into the human condition, as well as haunting and penetrating vocals that seem to echo mercilessly inside your head. She has been writing and performing original material since age 13 and has opened for artists such as Keith Urban, Lady A, Sugarland, Little Big Town, Thompson Square, Drake White, Shawn Mullins, Marc Broussard, Jennifer Nettles, Sugarland, Darius Rucker, Indigo Girls, Kristy Lee, and Michelle Malone.
At age 17, Lindsey won the Eddie's Attic Open Mic Shoot Out in Atlanta, besting singer/songwriters with more than double her year’s worth of experience.
In December 2021, Lindsey was mentioned in Billboard and People Magazine for co-writing Drake White’s “Power of a Woman” alongside her lifelong friend Kelli Johnson. The song has had several millions of plays on Spotify alone since its release in late 2021.
Lindsey cites Beth Hart, Patty Griffin, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, Indigo Girls and James Taylor as her primary musical influences. Lindsey's style of both music and lyrics have often been compared to the stylings of John Mayer by industry critics and professionals.
Since the release of "Power of a Woman", Lindsey has decided to embark on her own journey recording, producing, mixing, and releasing her first full-length album that has been literally a lifetime in the making. She is hoping for its release by the fall of 2023.
Lindsey supplies vocals as well as live, recorded loops singing her own background vocals, percussion, and acoustic accompaniment on select songs. For more information, visit www.lindseyhinklemusic.com and follow Lindsey on Facebook, Instagram, Spotify and TikTok.
Lindsey Hinkle's Top Six
What makes Nashville special to you? It changed my life! It’s a city where if you work hard and try to be the best version of yourself good things will happen to you.
Most under-rated thing about Nashville? The amount of talent in this city. Say you had a completely free day in Nashville—no work allowed. What would you be doing?
Let’s up the stakes on the “what if” here…I see you’re no work, and I raise you with an endless supply of money/gift cards and no calories…. On this day of all dream days, I’d sleep in. After awaking well rested, I’d get a massage at Escape Day Spa. After that, I’d treat myself to a milkshake at Legendairy Milkshake Bar. Then I’d go home to change so I could make my 6pm reservation at Oak Steakhouse where I’d have a mocktail before eating my way through the menu. I’d finish the night on the rooftop of the Bobby Hotel drinking hot cocoa and debating on whether or not I wanted to risk the potential ER bill if I put my two left feet in ice skates.
What are some of your favorite Nashville restaurants? Oak Steakhouse, Oku and Maru.
Any favorite Nashville shops? Guitar Center off of Thompson Lane because they always takes good care of me and CD Warehouse in Madison off Gallatin Pike because I’m nostalgic.
If someone is coming to Nashville for the first time, where do you take them? Everyone usually wants to walk downtown. I park in front of Gibson Garage so I can make sure we get a workout and I can pop in before I make our way downtown.
One Thing About Nashville
What excites you most about the Nashville music scene right now? How literally anyone can “make it”. I’ve seen it over and over again. The industry has changed so much. It keeps evolving and it’s an exciting time. It’s all about how you perceive it!
Do you have a favorite music venue? The Local gave me my first writer’s round opportunity. Dan Hutson played one of my songs between sets one night and I’ll never forget how special that made me feel to hear my single over the system there for all to hear. I’ve been a fan of Porchlight Pickers ever since. Favorite museum? Will someone PLEASE take me to a museum who knows about all the things! Best Steak? I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again OAK STEAKHOUSE! Favorite Nashville Chef? Sam Nawrocki (Oak Steakhouse), she’s catered for Dolly! Best Broadway bar? Tootsie’s. I sat outside those doors at 15 just waiting for the day I’d be cool enough to play there. Will ya’ll let them know I’m still working on my cool, but see if they’ll let me play there anyway?