Melissa Mickelson Reveals 5 Secrets Behind New Song “Hold On” – Exclusive

We can’t get enough of Melissa Mickelson‘s new song “Hold On!”

The country songstress dropped the track earlier today, which is an infectious country ballad with a bluegrass twist. The best part? The rap during the bridge!

Raised in an Air Force family, Melissa developed her love for country music moving from base to base across Oklahoma and Texas. Her quirky, lovable personality along with her unique blend of country and blues has garnered her a growing and engaged fan base, which led to the release of her self-titled debut EP, which is available now.

Melissa has spent the past four years touring across the Pacific Northwest at hundreds of shows, and she’ll sharing the stage with Joe Nichols, Trent Harmon, Bailey Bryan, Runaway June and Ned LeDoux later this year!

Melissa sat down with CS Country recently and revealed five secrets from making “Hold On” that you wouldn’t know while listening to it! Check them out below and make sure to give Melissa a follow on Instagram at @musicmellie.

  1. I co-wrote it in a basement.

  2. It’s about me!

  3. The rap was written in after the fact. I had a place holder for it but it didn’t really come together until my producer suggested 3andTwenty. They wrote the rap and it was perfect.

  4. I might have shed a happy tear or two when the mastered version came to me.

  5. I worked so hard on the vocals to this song, I chowed down on almost half a pizza when I was done!

Featured photo courtesy of Melissa Mickelson

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.