Sounds Like: The timeless country sounds of Loretta Lynn or Patty Loveless

Influenced By: Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello and Willie Nelson

Why She's Blowing Up OurStage: At Merlefest, the annual Americana music festival in North Carolina, Wendy's song 'Runaround' received a Chris Austin Songwriting Award. A seasoned tunesmith, she has a knack for writing songs people can relate to, including the infectiously funny 'Too Much Vodka.' Wendy is now busy writing her next record.