Demps Talks Kelsea Ballerini-Penned Single “Bitch On Wine,” Working With Producer Jimmy Robbins And More

Demps opened up about her debut single, her biggest musical inspirations, advice she received about Priscilla Block and more.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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Posted on June 26, 2024

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Viral TikTok sensation Demps, whose real name is Katie Dempsey, is embarking on a new chapter of her career with the release of her debut single, “Bitch On Wine.”

Released on June 7 via Mailbox Money Records, “Bitch On Wine” was co-written by country superstar Kelsea Ballerini, along with Nicolle Galyon and Jimmy Robbins. The radio-ready tune celebrates having a good time and details the effects that different substances and alcohol have on her.

“I’m a good time on tequila/ I’m a handful when I’m high/ I’m everybody’s best friend when I’m two shots in/ But I’m a bitch on wine/ I get wild with some whiskey/ Martinis make me speak my mind/ And I’m good for a laugh/ When I’m throwing ’em back/ But I’m a bitch on wine,” Demps sings on the tune’s infectious chorus.

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Just weeks after the release of “Bitch On Wine,” Demps is already teasing even more new music. The single mother of one recently shared a snippet of “If You Were A Country Girl,” a tune co-written by HARDY and Jimmy Robbins, who also produced this track as well as “Bitch On Wine.” “Country Girl” is available now for pre-save/pre-order now HERE.

“Bitch On Wine” and “If You Were A Country Girl” will both be featured on Demps’ debut EP, expected to be released later this year.

Demps plans to take to the stage for her first live performance on July 27 as part of Jade Million’s summer concert, Heat, which will take place on the rooftop of Virgin Hotels Nashville at 7PM CT.

We recently sat down with Demps to chat about her debut single, her biggest musical inspirations, advice she received about Priscilla Block and more. In our exclusive Q&A, Demps also revealed exciting details about her upcoming debut EP, expected to be released later this year. Additionally, she discusses her new podcast venture with her friend Dusty, where they create a space for open, humorous conversations.

When did you know you wanted to pursue music? 

I didn’t know I would ever pursue music, as a little girl I was always putting on shows for my family and I always loved to sing. Music has always spoken to me. Growing up, my childhood was rough, and music was an escape for me away from all the domestic violence that I grew up around. I just put on my headphones and sang my little heart out.

Who are some of your biggest musical inspirations? 

I was always a soul gal. I grew up listening to R&B and Lauren Hill, and I always loved playing some Whitney Houston and Motown greatest hits. When it came to country music, I would always drive around in my granddaddy’s truck and listen to Patsy Cline and Tammy Wynette.

Have you gotten any advice from any of your musician friends, like Priscilla Block?

Not going to lie, I was so nervous to show my best friend my first single ever. She gave me amazing pointers on how to react to hearing yourself on a track. She is so happy for me and has supported my music on her TikTok. It definitely feels amazing knowing I have a friend like her who’s been in the country music business for a while. I look up to her in so many ways also as my inspiration.

Demps, Priscilla Block; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Demps, Priscilla Block; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Can you talk a bit about your new song, “Bitch On Wine,” and how you knew this was going to be your debut single?

I had a meeting with Mailbox Money Records, and they told me ’Demps we know you can sing’ lol. They pitched the song ‘Bitch On Wine’ to me and my mouth dropped! Being a social media influencer, I always got hate for socially drinking while being a mom, so I knew this song was right up my alley and that it would be a big ‘FU’ to the haters! And most importantly, I saw Kelsea Ballerini co-wrote this… It has still not sunk in that I have a song that she wrote!

How did you begin working with Jimmy Robbins to produce your music? How did you guys meet?

I’ve worked with other artists that Jimmy has produced and have helped promote some of the music that he has produced in the past. That’s when his wife, Sarah, reached out to me about a fun project. I told them that I’ve only ever promoted music and that this would be my first time doing anything like this. The first time that I stepped into the recording booth it felt so natural, it’s a feeling that I can’t describe. Jimmy had been amazing to work with, teaching me everything I need to know about hitting the right notes along with Sarah and Sophie.

“Bitch On Wine” was written by Kelsea Ballerini and Nicolle Galyon, how did this song make it into your hands?

This song was written in 2021 and has just been sitting on a hard drive for the right person. Kelsea Ballerini is on a different path now than she was In 2021… I’m so happy for her growth, and I guess they were waiting for the right person to come along, and that person happened to be me. I feel like this song spoke to me the moment I heard it. It’s like a big ‘F U’ to my haters.

Has Kelsea Ballerini heard your rendition of this song that she co-wrote?

I am not sure if she heard it yet, I have not had the chance to see any reactions yet. I know she’s off being super woman, but I’m sure she knows that the song was recorded.

How does it feel to have your music loved so much by your followers and beyond, and to be supported by so many people with your first song?

We have over 100k plays already, and that’s just from loyal followers. I had to let that sink in, knowing I do have people who love my content with my daughter and who do support me. I wish there was a way I can just hug all of them to tell them thank you.

Will this song be part of a larger project in the near future? Are you working on additional music?

We are working on something very special. I have a six-song EP coming later this year. I have an opportunity to work with some of the best songwriters in Nashville. I’m so excited for this next chapter in my life to show the world my words and music.

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Aside from your music, you launched a new podcast with your friend Dusty, can you tell us about that?

Dusty is my right-hand man! This friendship started over a year ago, and we decided to speak our minds through a podcast as the Double Ds. We want to make everyone welcome and safe when calling in with their crazy stories. So far, the internet seems to love what we have put out. It’s nothing but laughs. The podcast is called Get Cha Sum.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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