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 talking about you “Magic Mountain”, “Die For Alabama”, and “Lay By Me”), but I chose “Movin’ On” for the Top 15 of ’15. Hodges performed this gem exclusively for East of 8th this spring; he never ceases to amaze, making firekid one cool character in my book.