With a voice that beams like a ray of California sunshine, Annie Bosko’s country music journey has seen her travel the world, evolving and exploring with the respect of fans and heroes alike. But after years of hard knocks and creative shapeshifting, Bosko is now coming home. Home to the record deal of her dreams. Home to simple country songs told from the heart, equal parts healing and hope. She’s come home to a sound and approach anchored deep in the organic twang of the ‘90s golden era, and with her five-track EP Annie Bosko via Stone Country Records, she’s inviting you inside.

“I don’t think I’ve been able to capture it all this well before,” Bosko admits. “There’s a beauty of getting to a place where you stop trying to please people or chase what you think is cool, and just do what’s in your heart. It’s about creating what you feel the world needs right now, and for me, I miss those songs that made me move to Nashville.”

With a “fearless” pure-country sound and edge-of-your-seat songwriting, Bosko captures the full range of this American art form at its best – working with co-writers like Jeffrey Steele, Bridgette Tatum, Danny Myrick and more to uplift, inspire or just sing along with women everywhere.

“The thing that excites me about this new music is I feel rejuvenated,” she beams. “I’m done being afraid to show my country roots. And I’m doing it with a modern twist.”

Returning to California to make her late-night debut on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Monday, January 8 with lead single “Neon Baby,” the track captures a sensual side of mature femininity, as Bosko flexes her “neo-traditional” soul for a passionate, steel-laced slow burner.

Hope can be found in “Sometimes I Forget,” as the tried-and-true artist delivers a “much needed” message of gratitude. With spirit-lifting lyrics and a sonic swell of warm country rock, it’s an acknowledgment of the little things we take for granted – those small blessings that make us “us.” For Bosko, finally being able to see those little things has let her become the country artist she was always meant to be.

Boots On” reignites the line-dancing energy and all-out fun of the ‘90s, offering a wild ride of guitar riffs, soaring melodies and let-your-hair-down lyrics, dedicated to women who truly do it all (with their boots on) while fiddle rockers like “Honky Tonk Highway” tribute the women bold enough to chase their dreams – wherever they lead – and the tongue-in-cheek “He Gone,” written by Lainey Wilson, Terri Jo Box and Trent Tomlinson, continues country’s long history of fun (but undeniably intelligent) wordplay.

Following her performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” Bosko will celebrate the release of the project at Los Angeles’ famed Troubadour on Wednesday, Jan. 10. Earlier this week, Bosko joined the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California for a special performance on New Year’s Day on The Cowboy Channel’s float “Cowgirl’s Rule.