Rap from Nashville isn’t new, nor is the city’s tendency to overlook the creators and entrepreneurs behind that music – despite country artists borrowing liberally from the genre over the past decade.
After his older brother helped The BlackSon get his artistic career underway, the pair now find themselves living in a new “city.”
McBride has channeled her performing abilities, affably clever personality and college-level industry studies into her own version of artistic and professional equilibrium in Music City.
The pair have found and are maintaining a place for themselves in the professional songwriting world of Nashville.
The autodidact producer spent time learning in Florida, before returning to Nashville with a vision for elevating the entire city.
Bandleader Raul Malo and guitarist Eddie Perez both claim Latin American heritage, but their roots music-driven band had never ventured into creating an entirely Spanish album until now.
Lambert, who just put out her seventh album, Wildcard, has closed the gap between serious singer-songwriter and arena-rocking entertainer to become the most riveting country star of her generation.
His undeniable visibility has made Isbell consider how he represents the South in his music. On his new album, he expands his repertoire of character-driven songwriting with a turn toward politics.
It might be unthinkable now, but groups like The Ventures cracked Top 40 radio with instrumental tunes. The Nashville duo Steelism hopes to do the same today by focusing on memorable melodies.
On his second album, Sturgill Simpson’s kept a foot in tradition while letting his mind wander into the metaphysical, and it’s an exhilarating departure.