PREMIERE: “SEE IN COLOR” by BEN STRAWN

We all make mistakes. However, if we only focus on what’s happened in the past, we’ll definitely miss the present; we can’t successfully move forward if we’re only looking back. With “See In Color,” the first single from his forthcoming debut album, Chattanooga, Tennessee-based singer/songwriter Ben Strawn examines struggling with past mistakes and choosing to…

ALBUM PREMIERE: “INSIDE VOICE” by BIG LITTLE LIONS

“Little by little, bit by bit. That’s how you eat an elephant,” Big Little Lions sing in the opening track of their sixth studio album, Inside Voice, set for release on October 5th via AntiFragile Music. When I heard words I’ve said millions of times being sung back to me, I knew that Inside Voice and I were going to…

PREMIERE: “LOVELY” by ELISABETH BECKWITT

“I am not your little lady, I am so much more than lovely. Fear me, hate me, call me crazy, you won’t break me,” snarls Nashville-based singer/songwriter Elisabeth Beckwitt in her new empowerment anthem “Lovely.” “I have become so much stronger over the past few years and am finally embracing my power as a woman,” she…

PREMIERE: “BLOOM” from WILDFRONT

Nashville’s Wildfront is proof positive that pop is alive and well here in the Music City. With new single “Bloom,” frontwoman Josephine Moore sings of that moment when lust turns to love, what she calls “the period of greatest beauty.” With its 80s-inspired synths and hard-driving beats that evoke the imagery of hot summer nights and…

PREMIERE: “HALLWAYS” by THE BROOK & THE BLUFF

What people think about us is none of our business. True freedom begins when we decide not to worry about impressing others and give ourselves permission to just be. Nashville-based band The Brook & The Bluff sing of this longing to be careless, or maybe carefree, in the midst of self-inflicted rigidity in their beautiful…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “START OVER ft. SWATKINS” by KRISTOPHER JAMES

In art, there are erasers or fresh coats of paint to cover mistakes. In theater, there are dress rehearsals before the final performance. There are even do-overs in golf (called mulligans). However, in life, we really only have one shot to get it right, because, as some say, you can’t put the toothpaste back in…

PREMIERE: “BRUTAL HONESTY” by WALLIS BIRD

On September 27th, award-winning Irish singer/songwriter and activist Wallis Bird will release WOMAN, her sixth album. Bird spent the last two years writing and recording WOMAN encompasses the major changes in her life since her 2016 release Home. “The world has changed a lot, and I’ve changed with it. The #MeToo movement, Repeal the 8th, marriage equality…

PREMIERE: “DECORATED PANES” by TEMPLE WILDLIFE

The great Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” Nashville pop-rock band Temple Wildlife knows this to be true, as evidenced by their new single, “Decorated Panes.” Ironically, as one of their most upbeat songs to date, “Decorated Panes,” a song about the desire to see a…

PREMIERE: “HOW WILL I KNOW” by HOWND

  While Nashville is known for being the home of country music, there are so many other genres that live and thrive here in the Music City–gospel, pop, alt-tock, and of course Americana. Even the Barbershop Harmony Society is headquartered here! That’s why it makes our hearts smile to have the chance to introduce our…

PREMIERE: “THESE ARMS ARE OPEN” by KAIL BAXLEY

  Singer/songwriter KaiL Baxley‘s experiences are as diverse as the day is long–the Los Angeles-based South Carolina native and son of a couple of outlaws who learned to dance from James Brown–the Godfather of Soul himself–has been an amateur boxer, a gunshot survivor, a football star, and a traveling troubadour. Those narratives naturally inform his…