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THE EAST OF 8TH TOP 15 OF ’15 PLAYLIST

What a great year it’s been! With so many amazing artists creating tons of quality music to dazzle and delight us in 2015, it was hard to narrow it down.  I’ve created a Spotify playlist for you so we can relive the magic together:   spotify:user:1215818426:playlist:0M4t1sqFHsccEGeFLUSUt0   Feel free to check out my previous playlists…

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THE EAST OF 8TH TOP 15 OF ’15: “Cold Cold Man” –

“You’re the only one worth seeing/The only place worth being/The only bed worth sleeping’s the one right next to you” sings Saint Motel frontman A/J Jackson in “Cold Cold Man”.  Jackson has said in interviews that this song was inspired by the idea that relationships are too saccharin at times, with “I love you’” being…

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THE EAST OF 8TH TOP 15 OF ’15: “Movin’ On” – firekid

This list wouldn’t be complete without hometown hero Dillon Hodges, a.k.a. firekid, represented here.  The Nashville-by-way-of-Muscle Shoals Rockicana legend-in-the-making is a blog favorite (can you tell??!) and I was over the moon when he finally released his self-titled debut LP this year. There are so many songs from the album that could’ve made the cut (I’m…

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THE EAST OF 8TH TOP 15 OF ’15: “When, When” – Civil Twilight

I admitted in a post this summer that I hadn’t really ever connected with Nashville by-way-of South Africa alt-pop/rock band Civil Twilight‘s music because their previous releases struck me as melancholy, and I just couldn’t get into it.  However, their newest album, Story Of An Immigrant, which was released in July, turned me into a die-hard Civil Twilight fan.  A Civil…