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Listen to Look At What You Started by Jacob Martin Band
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Look At What You Started

Artist: Jacob Martin Band
Songwriter: Jacob Martin Band

Tremendous song, hasn’t got nearly the pub it warrants.  Belongs on any country fans playlist.

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Listen to Skinny Dippin’ by Cody Parks
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Skinny Dippin’

Artist: Cody Parks
Songwriters: Dan Hannon, Cody Parks

Great vibe, and incredible hook.  Had the moon blushin’

 

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Listen to Lightning by Forest Fire Gospel Choir
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Lightning

Artist: Forest Fire Gospel Choir
Songwriter: Forest Fire Gospel Choir

The hook… wait for it, wait for it… Great last dance, close the bar song.  You’ll reek of smoke and get sticky feet just listening to it.

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Listen to Love In Me by Judah & The Lion
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Love In Me

Artist: Judah & The Lion
Songwriter: Judah & The Lion

Good Vibrations

 

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Listen to Bad Mutha by Kris Bell
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Bad Mutha

Artist: Kris Bell
Songwriter: Kris Bell

WOW.  Powerful song off rockin new album The Day + The Dark.

 

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Listen to Jesus on the Side of the Road by Vanessa Bransan
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Jesus on the Side of the Road

Artist: Vanessa Bransan
Songwriters: Mark Carson, Mindy Campbell, Vanessa Bransan

Sometimes you hear a new song and it’s so good, you swear you must’ve heard it before.  This is such a song.  Incredible writing, and Vanessa Bransan knocks it out of the park.

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Listen to Get A Little Crazy by Adam Searan
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Get A Little Crazy

Artist: Adam Searan
Songwriter: Adam Searan

Quickly gaining a reputation as one of Music City’s best live performers, this song epitomizes great country/rock.

 

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Listen to Blame The Whiskey by Carly Pearce
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Blame The Whiskey

Artist: Carly Pearce
Songwriter: Carly Pearce

She has already taken the Opry by storm.  This song is quickly gathering steam to be a huge local hit, and is bound for radio play.

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Listen to Stella by Stella // James
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Stella

Artist: Stella // James
Songwriter: Stella // James

Has a great unique-contemporary sound.

 

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Listen to They Don’t Make Em Like That No More by Summer Overstreet
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They Don’t Make Em Like That No More

Artist: Summer Overstreet
Songwriters: Summer Overstreet, James McNair

Solid performance of easily the best written song this year

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Listen to What You’re Pouring by James McNair
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What You’re Pouring

Artist: James McNair
Songwriters: Rob Pennington, James McNair

A great song by one of Nashville’s best and most prolific songwriters.  In a profession (understandably) involving self-promotion, James McNair stands out as he is not only an extremely talented singer-songwriter, but you’ll always find him encouraging and promoting fellow musicians.

 

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Listen to Big One by Scott Moffatt
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Big One

Artist: Scott Moffatt
Songwriters: Scott Moffatt, James McNair

Swampy goodness.  Glad someone is writing and recording songs like this.

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Listen to Arcadia Remix by DJ Druski
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Arcadia Remix

Artist: DJ Druski
Songwriters: Hardwell, DJ Druski

Killer headphones are a must for this remix by Music City’s most in-demand DJ. Your ears will never be the same.

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Listen to Never Liked the Rain by Brent Rupard
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Never Liked the Rain

Artist: Brent Rupard
Songwriter: Brent Rupard

Great beat, great country music voice, great song.

 

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Listen to City Come Alive (J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Remix) by Maurico
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City Come Alive (J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Remix)

Artist: Maurico
Songwriters: J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Maurico

JL Remix is no joke, get ready Nashville

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Listen to Good Lovin by Ryan Bexley
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Good Lovin

Artist: Ryan Bexley
Songwriter: Ryan Bexley

Powerful vocals, beautiful song off his solid debut EP. Rocking the joint in Nashville in 2016.

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Listen to Sadie Jean by Caroline Watkins
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Sadie Jean

Artist: Caroline Watkins
Songwriter: Caroline Watkins

Hello and welcome to the world indeed, this song will stick in your head like nobody’s business

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Listen to People Gonna Talk by Jeffrey East
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People Gonna Talk

Artist: Jeffrey East
Songwriters: Jake Mitchell, Jeffrey East

People Gonna Talk about this song, thank you Mr. East

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Listen to The River by Jordan Feliz
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The River

Artist: Jordan Feliz
Songwriter: Jordan Feliz

Beautiful song off newly released album Beloved.

 

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Listen to Ugly When I Cry by Daddy Issues
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Ugly When I Cry

Artist: Daddy Issues
Songwriter: Daddy Issues

Nashville’s Punk Rock Royalty, SXSW didn’t know what hit em.  They look harmless enough, don’t be fooled, they bring it with their signature song.  Powerful vocals, drums, and  the best guitar sounds since Sweet Child of Mine.  If you haven’t heard them live, do.  OMG’s and WTF’s will follow.

 

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Listen to Alleluia by Joseph Aaron
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Alleluia

Artist: Joseph Aaron
Songwriter: Joseph Aaron

Amen

 

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Listen to The One’s Who Came Before Me by Dave Simmons
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The One’s Who Came Before Me

Artist: Dave Simmons
Songwriter: Dave Simmons

Beautiful song

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Listen to Stone Cold Cowboy by Whiskey Rose
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Stone Cold Cowboy

Artist: Whiskey Rose
Songwriter: Whiskey Rose

The real deal.  Whiskey Rose make their presence know with this one.

 

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Listen to Just Takes One by Travis Denning
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Just Takes One

Artist: Travis Denning
Songwriter: Travis Denning

One of the best voices in country music today, this song is a sing-along steering wheel tapper for sure.

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Listen to While We’re Young by The Truitts
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While We’re Young

Artist: The Truitts
Songwriters: Briana Tyson, The Truitts

See them at the Listening Room this year, they’ll be at Bridgestone or LP soon enough.

 

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Listen to For The Good Life by Joey Kneiser
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For The Good Life

Artist: Joey Kneiser
Songwriter: Joey Kneiser

Solid lead-off single from much anticipated new album The Wildness.

 

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Listen to Trying by Bully
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Trying

Artist: Bully
Songwriter: Bully

Bucket List: See Bully Live!  See Bully Live!!

 

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Listen to Act 1 (The Frustration) by Armed and Hammered
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Act 1 (The Frustration)

Artist: Armed and Hammered
Songwriter: Armed and Hammered

Things are bad, worse than bad.  You’ll want to break something (that deserved it) after listening to this incredible song.

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Listen to Dopeboy Dreaming by Mike Floss
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Dopeboy Dreaming

Artist: Mike Floss
Songwriter: Mike Floss

Incredible single off Don’t Blame The Youth. Hard to top, Mr. Floss.

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Listen to My Southern Life by Oxford Fall
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My Southern Life

Artist: Oxford Fall
Songwriter: Oxford Fall

This great song is all about open spaces.  Lipton and Jiffy’s stock just went up.

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Listen to Explode by Trubz
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Explode

Artist: Trubz
Songwriter: Trubz

The title says it all

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Listen to Just Breathe by Austin's Rose
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Just Breathe

Artist: Austin's Rose
Songwriter: Austin's Rose

Beautiful song off unbelievable debut EP. One of country music’s finest duo’s.

 

 

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Listen to Sounds Like a Song by Josh Martin
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Sounds Like a Song

Artist: Josh Martin
Songwriter: Josh Martin

Beat + Banjo = Hit Song

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Listen to Name On It by Dakota Bradley
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Name On It

Artist: Dakota Bradley
Songwriter: Dakota Bradley

Great country-pop song

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Listen to Gloria Goodsby by Sea Starved
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Gloria Goodsby

Artist: Sea Starved
Songwriter: Todd Henkin

Exceptional song, unmatched level of creative genius.

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Listen to Villain by Sam Mac
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Villain

Artist: Sam Mac
Songwriter: Sam Mac

Incredible song by Nash Hip Hop King Sam Mac

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Listen to Country Love Song by Matt Stell
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Country Love Song

Artist: Matt Stell
Songwriter: Matt Stell

Runner up selection for 2015 NSAI/CMT Songwriting contest.  Great song!

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Listen to Dope by Mobile Home
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Dope

Artist: Mobile Home
Songwriter: Mobile Home

Great song off incredible self-titled EP Mobile Home.  

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Listen to Hark a Horn by Service Unicorn
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Hark a Horn

Artist: Service Unicorn
Songwriter: Service Unicorn

Smooth synth from one of Music City’s secret weapons.  Hark!

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Listen to Open Passageways by All Them Witches
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Open Passageways

Artist: All Them Witches
Songwriter: All Them Witches

Great hypnotic single off new album: Dying Surfer Meets His Maker

 

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