Award winning singer, songwriter and musician, Frankie Leonie is establishing herself as the newest rising star in the Americana Country/Folk music revolution. Frankie was born in the heart of the Texas music scene in Austin. Like many legends before her, she started singing in church, filled with music by age 3. You will be swept away by her enchanting soulful voice.
A 2018 Dallas Observer Music Award Nominee, 2017 award winner at the Old Settler's Music Festival in Dripping Springs and a 2017 Nominee for Texas Country Music Association Award, Frankie has been making moves. While at Old Settler's, she had the honor of sharing the stage with great performers like Nikki Lane and The Old 97's. She was also nominated for a rising artist award with Texas Country Music Awards in 2017. Most recently Frankie's first single was released in July of 2018, Johnny Cash, which was recorded with The Texas Gentlemen and produced by Beau Bedford.
You can catch Frankie at shows from her current home of Dallas to Nashville and Indiana where she opened for Ray Wiley Hubbard as part of the River Roots Music Series. She has enjoyed playing festivals such as the Old Settler's Music Festival and the Wildflower Music Festival. She equally enjoys playing familiar spots in Dallas such as House of Blues, The Rustic, and Klyde Warren Park, as well as known Nashville spots like Belcourt Taps and The Listening Room Cafe.
What others have to say about Frankie Leonie
“Frankie has the effortless vocal delivery of Stevie Nicks and perfect control over her voice,” said Bedford. “She was a dream to work with, nailing the vocal takes in a matter of minutes. She has a gift well beyond her years, and I’m stoked to see someone so young really find her vocal vibe at such a young age showing all of us old men how it’s supposed to be done.”
-Beau Bedford, The Texas Gentlemen and Modern Electric Sound Recorders
"Frankie dropped by our gig tonight in Dallas and sang us a couple of songs. Y'all keep an eye out for this young lady. One of my favorite singer/songwriters in town, and easily one of the best."
-Vincent Neil Emerson, Singer/Songwriter
"When I first heard Frankie’s voice, it was on the ETX Rocks Show, where she performed her original “Johnny Cash”. I was completely taken in by how earthy and haunting and just gorgeous it was as a whole. Beautifully dark lyrics, with her melody floating along as the perfect compliment. Then I learned she was just a young teenager! I can’t wait to hear what she writes in the coming years! Keep an eye out (and an ear) for this one."
-Heather Little, Texas Singer/Songwriter and co-writer of “Gunpowder and Lead” and “Me and Charlie Talkin'”, recorded by Miranda Lambert
2nd Place 2017 Old Settler's Festival Talent Competition
Texas Country Music Association 2017 Finalist
ETX Music 2017 Americana Finalist
ETX Music 2017 Original Song Finalist