Country Pop Singer KATELYN LEHNER Releases “10 Bucks” Single and Video Out Now

Katelyn Lehner leads us into a new country-pop single by slapping us in the face with clicky hooks, memorable lyrics, and a catchy chorus. The new single “10 Bucks” doesn’t hold any punches when it comes to not taking itself too seriously and, at the same time, manages to touch on a classic subject matter we’ve all experienced: The Breakup.

Hailing from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the country artist is taking us on a new music career journey that has had her as North Sask Music Zine’s 2022 Artist of the Year alongside opening for acts like Dean Brody, George Canyon, Blue Rodeo, and Tenille Arts. Her ability to meld that classic country and western sound with contemporary pop is effortless, having enough of each genre to please both sides of the fence, like early Taylor Swift, Faith Hill, and Shania Twain.

Lehner’s new country-infused pop single, “10 Bucks” is for those of us that need to express our dislike for our ex at 3 am in a Karaoke Bar after a few beers. And boy, the whole bar will be singing along. It’s infectious in a good way. Even if it’s not your bag, you’ll be foot-tapping along, humming the chorus, and beaming from ear to ear.

Although pop in its roots, it doesn’t shy away from the classic country vibe featuring plenty of lap steel, slide electric guitar, and plucky banjo for country lovers. It rolls along with an upbeat tempo allowing Lehner’s sweet vocals to perfectly match the pace of “10 Bucks,” especially during the catchy-as-heck chorus.

Imma bet ya 10 bucks
He gon call me in a week
Saying that he couldn’t sleep without me
Imma bet ya 10 bucks
He’ll be down on his knees
Saying pretty baby please come back to
But I’ve been doing okay
And I think we’re both better off this way
Imma bet ya 10 bucks
That he won’t agree
That’s just more money in my pocket.

The “10 Bucks” video doesn’t stop at subtle. It walks right past and into your face with a classically hold-no-bars pop performance. With an entertaining story from a cheating boyfriend to pure pop success. Ending up with the debut of a dress made from actual 10-dollar bills. Not photocopied, not printed fabric, but actual 10-dollar bills. Lehner goes on to explain:

“Originally, we had planned to order in prop money. Turns out it’s not as easy to find Canadian prop money as it is to find American prop money. So, I went out to the ATM and started withdrawing.”

The video took three days to film at locations around Saskatoon, and in only a few short days, the video had over 40,000 views and had been shared over 800 times.

“Creating this music video was one of the most challenging but most fun projects I’ve ever been a part of,” says Lehner. “From the treatment, to locations, to wardrobe, I had a hand in every aspect of this video. I wanted to bring this song to life in a way that was entertaining to the viewer.”

Lehner is not only making waves in her hometown, but folks further afield are turning their musical heads in her direction to see what she does next. The single 10 Bucks shows a fraction of her talent and determination to be a formidable champion of country pop.