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Ten Out of Tenn at Live on the Green in Nashville, TN [SHOW/NEW MUSIC]

Where can you find ten of the best singer/songwriters from Tennessee in one place to play a concert together?   Nashville’s own free concert series: Live on the Green!

Ten Out of Tenn is more than a band comprised of ten of Nashville’s best singer/songwriters.  It represents a community of friends and artists that make up one of the best emerging artist scenes in the country.  When most people think of Nashville, they think about pop country and honky tonks, but Music City has much more to offer the current music industry.  That is part of the reason why Ten out of Tenn came to exist.  The band showcases the raw talent in a group of friends that “create organic pop music in the shadows of today’s slick commercial country music industry.”  They travel together as a band supporting each other, and as a sum of creative talent on stage, showcasing some of the best and brightest songs and songwriters that Nashville has to offer.  Ten Out of Tenn features Katie Herzig, Andy Davis, Tyler James, Trent Dabbs, K.S. Rhoads, Griffin House, Matthew Perryman Jones, Butterfly Boucher, Jeremy Lister and Erin McCarley.  Will Sayles is the group’s talented drummer.  Check out these clips from some of my favorite new songs!

The idea to form this singer-songwriter supergroup was born while Kristen and Trent Dabbs were on the road.  They recognized that some of their favorite music came from their friends who were also emerging artists.  “We were thinking about how much music we like that happens to be our friends,” said Trent.  “There’s a community of people here with a lot of talent.”  That idea turned into a perfect reality when they were able to get a group of other incredibly talented artists to join them.  Since then, “Ten Out of Tenn has produced compilation albums, a Christmas album, four tours, showcases at music festivals like SXSW, and an award winning documentary, Any Day Now, that debuted during the 2009 Nashville Film Festival.”  The documentary fully illustrates the concept and the purpose behind Ten Out of Tenn, and gives an excellent view of what it means for the individual artists that are part of this team.  Check out the trailer for Any Day Now, filmed by Jeff Wyatt Wilson.

Ever go to a concert and can’t wait until the band plays their best songs?  Well imagine hearing 20 excellent songs in a row from some of the best singer/songwriters in Nashville.  These talented artists and musicians don’t just stand around while one plays their song.  They are also the backing band for each other, and it creates such an amazing vibe.  As individual artists, these singer/songwriters have “released over thirty albums, had song placements in countless television programs & films, and shared the stage with musicians such as REM, Sarah McLachlan and John Mayer.”  However for Ten Out of Tenn, fame or fortune isn’t a priority.  The drive behind their purpose surrounds the age-old concept of creating and sharing their music with other people.  The bottom line is that this group is amazing.  Unfortunately, Ten Out of Tenn has only two more stops on their tour!  Stay up to date with the latest music and tour dates from Ten Out of Tenn and learn more at 10outoftenn.com.

By Steve Harpine | Nashville Ambassador | @Steve_MWL | Beat-Play & Music Without Labels, LLC

Trevor Hall [Photos] [New Music]

Trevor Hall Live at The Mile High Music Fest, Denver, CO

Jimmy Iles Beat-Play Trevor Hall

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Check out the album teaser for Trevor Hall’s new album dropping August 23 titled “Everything Everytime Everywhere”

Check Him Out!!!

Photography By: Jimmy Iles | Director of Operations | @JimmyMWL | Beat-Play & Music Without Labels, LLC

Jeremy Parsons – “Doggondest Feelin'” [NEW MUSIC]

Time to hear some country music!  I’m not talking about pop country contemporaries like Taylor Swift or Lady Antebellum…  I’m talkin’ ’bout some good old traditional country like Hank Williams and George Straight.  I’m talking about Jeremy Parsons, a significant up-and-coming singer-songwriter in the Nashville country music scene.   It’s not often that you meet younger guys interested in traditional country music, but this 22 year-old has taken it to another level.  He grew up in San Antonio Texas surrounded by country music since he was young.  His father worked at a country radio station, so Parsons became accustomed to the vibe from a very young age.  While most high schoolers played the top 40, Jeremy stuck to what had been running through his veins.  Check out this video of the title track from his debut album “Doggondest Feelin.’”

From being widely recognized at songwriter rounds to being a frequent backstage guest at the Grand Ole Opry, you can’t miss the stage presence and personality of Jeremy Parsons.  With over 750 songs in his personal catalogue (ASCAP), it’s no wonder why his songs have hit the country radio stations so soon.  Shortly after moving to Nashville two years ago, local bluegrass legends The Grascals cut a Parsons song called “Out Comes the Sun.”  In recent news, Jeremy was the 2011 winner of the Artistic Excellence Award for the 9th Annual Texas Music Awards.

It was a pleasure to meet Jeremy at The Commodore on July 15.  We talked about everything from current music industry business and pop culture to the struggles of local musicians and the logic in how to grow one’s career.  It’s not surprising that he quickly signed with local PCG Nashville Records in 2009.  If there is anyone to boost life back into traditional country, it’s Jeremy Parsons.  “I am a ‘blast from the past’ or ‘blast of the past,’ reviving a sound that I feel is missing these days. I have taken it upon myself to take the torch from the hands of Hank Williams, Porter Wagoner and Little Jimmy Dickens and carry it front and center to the Grand Ole Opry stage.”  Parsons has a long list of influences with the likes of Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb, Faron Young, Bob Wills, Jim Reeves, Elvis, Johnny Horton, and Johnny Cash to name a few.   If you’re a country music fan of any kind, or even just a regular music fan, check out Jeremy Parsons today!

By: Steve Harpine | Nashville Ambassador | @Steve_MWL | Beat-Play & Music Without Labels, LLC

Introducing… Good Old War [VIDEO]

Comin’ outta the Philadelphia area, Good Old War have a really catchy classic rock, 2-step feel. Sink into this jam here and enjoy “That’s Some Dream”.

PZC – The Woodshed – Album Review – Great Folk Singer!

Artist Name:
PZC

Album Title:
The Woodshed

Positions:
Paul Zimmerman-Clayton  – Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist

Genre:
Folk/Acoustic

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Amma Johnson Performs Live – Amazing Voice!

I love Amma Johnson. She is one of my favorite independent artists, especially because of the message she carries in each of her songs.

This video is particularly inspiring, as she dedicates her song “Finally Free” to her 2 friends who have been clean and off drugs for several years. It’s a very emotional video, in a great way, and Amma’s voice is AMAZING. Hope you enjoyed!

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