- THE GRASCALS
- ALY SUTTON
- JASON LEE MCKINNEY
- J.C. ANDERSEN
- JONATHAN SCALES
- MUSIC CITY ROOTS
- M CALLAHAN
- RYAN ANDERSON
- SAM LEWIS
- SHANNON WURST
- THE VESPERS
- 2 STEEL GIRLS
- BRANDON BAILEY
- BRASSFIELD ALY
- JAMES HOUSE
- JO KELLY STEPHENSON
- JOHNNY BULFORD
- SASHA MCVEIGH
- SETH WALKER
- TAYLOR DUKES
- TOM MASON
- MARK LAVEY
- KAI WELCH
- AUSTIN MOODY
- WHISKEY SHIVERS
- SWEET HONEY
- KIRSTY LEE AKERS
- BRIAN ASHLEY JONES
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Great musicians will always find a way to make good music, but for great musicians to make great music, they must form a bond - one that, more often than not, goes beyond the purely musical to the personal. For The Grascals, that bond has been forged at the intersection of personal friendships, shared professional resumes and an appreciation for the innovative mingling of bluegrass and country music that has been a hallmark of the Nashville scene for more than forty years. As their releases prove, The Grascals' rare musical empathy gives them an unerring ear for just the right touch to illuminate each offering's deepest spirit - whether they're digging into one of their original songs or reworking a bluegrass classic or pop standard.
Vocally, the trio of Terry Eldredge, Jamie Johnson and Terry Smith are tighter than ever, cutting loose on driving solo vocals and soaring trios with equal fire and passion. As an instrumental unit, The Grascals have never sounded sharper, with mandolin ace Danny Roberts, fiddler Jeremy Abshire and banjo player Kristin Scott Benson leading the charge. As a result, their cutting-edge modern bluegrass is delivered with a deep knowledge of, and admiration for, the work of the music's founding fathers. Timely yet timeless, The Grascals make music that is entirely relevant to the here and now, yet immersed in traditional values of soul and musicianship. It's a unique sound that has earned Grammy® nominations for three of their releases (THE GRASCALS, 2005; LONG LIST OF HEARTACHES, 2006; LIFE FINDS A WAY, 2013) for Best Bluegrass Album.
The Grascals are among the most beloved and acclaimed bands on today's bluegrass scene, having won SPBGMA's Bluegrass Band of the Year award in 2010, its Instrumental Group of the Year three years in a row (2011, 2012, 2013), the International Bluegrass Music Association's Emerging Artist of the Year award in 2005 and earning its Entertainer of the Year honor in both 2006 and 2007.
For those who know them, the quick emergence of the group came as no surprise, for these are musicians whose roots and crossed paths reach back over more than two decades in bluegrass ensembles like the Osborne Brothers, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, the Sidemen and New Tradition. Their roots can also be traced back to Nashville's larger musical community, where The Grascals have been able to draw on legends like Bobby Osborne, George Jones, Vince Gill, The Jordanaires, Steve Wariner, Lloyd Green, Paul Craft and others for songs and for performances in the studio, on stage (including multiple guest appearances on the Grand Ole Opry), and for national television appearances, including on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS's Early Show, Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends, and on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Thanks to those experiences and those friendships, The Grascals embody a profound grasp of and familiarity with country and bluegrass tradition that made them a natural choice for Dolly Parton to turn to for recording and tour support not long after the group was created in 2004. The group continues to push the envelope and, in 2010, The Grascals joined The Rowdy Friends Tour, traveling far and wide with Hank Williams, Jr., playing before huge crowds, expanding their fan base and exposing new audiences to the diverse and unique "BluGrascals" sound.
Whether being light-hearted and jovial or soul-searching and reflective, The Grascals are at the very top of their game. Though it is still - at least in bluegrass terms - a new group, the web of friendships, band memberships, recordings and personal appearances that binds The Grascals together has produced an ensemble of unsurpassed cohesion and focused artistic direction. Whether in the studio or on stage, The Grascals honor the past and forge into the future, bringing fresh yet familiar sounds to the bluegrass world and beyond..
Aly Sutton was raised in Marietta and attended the University of Georgia where she was a Football Cheerleader for the Dawgs. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles and modeled as a Barker Beauty on the famous game show, "The Price Is Right." In 2006, Ms. Sutton returned to the South to focus on her singing career and claimed Nashville as her home. Ms. Sutton soon became the Brand Ambassador for Nashville's hometown Vietti Chili! You can see Aly every Wednesday night at Music City Roots, live from The Factory in Franklin, or online at musiccityroots.com. This Music City princess will delight you with her roaring vocals and sweet Vaudeville flair. Follow Aly Sutton Music on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news.
Jason Lee McKinney
Jason Lee McKinney, a two-time nationally signed recording artist, is a powerhouse vocalist and songwriter. Blending an underdone musical style full of equal parts trained prowess and an almost out-of-control, aggressive energy attitude, McKinney creates soaring sing-along hook melodies. With lyrics that are raw and raucous yet reflective and radiant, McKinney simultaneously weaves a narrative that is uniquely his and every man’s story. Drawing in the crowd during his live shows, McKinney's engaging personality shines through his music and allows him to make fans for life, not just a moment..
Following in the footsteps of many legendary country music artists, Norwegian-American singer/songwriter, J.C. Andersen, now calls Nashville, Tennessee his home.
Since his start, he's shared the bill with artists such as Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes, Joe Nichols, Josh Turner, Rodney Atkins, Brad Paisley, and Trace Adkins.
You may know him as one of the lucky six national finalists on the hit T.V. show, "The Next GAC Star", where he was crowned second runner-up on the live finale.
Along with his high-octane band, J.C. Andersen continues to tour internationally, bringing his cool flavor of alternative country to the masses..
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra is an example of musical sincerity. Weaving together collective and individual influences without compromise, they are as much themselves as they are a unit—a crucial trait of landmark instrumental ensembles. Equally captivating is steel pannist and founder Jonathan Scales’ compositional skill as is his tasteful, avant-garde improvisational approach.
Driftwood Magazine says "Scales is to steel pans...what Béla Fleck is to the banjo—an über innovator." Drummer and percussionist Phill Bronson drives the Fourchestra’s time-shifting, modern grooves with graceful polyrhythmic chops and the listening ability of a true master. (His talent has been praised by Victor Wooten, Oteil Burbridge, Ellie Mannette, and others.) Bassist Cody Wright, the group’s newest addition, rounds out the ensemble with a groundbreaking hybrid picking style stemming from his background as a highly practiced fusion guitarist. With gut-wrenching grooves and blistering, soulful melodic lines, Wright’s mix of flash and feel adds a unique depth to the Fourchestra.
Together, the group explodes onto stages with an indescribable sound that is as much felt as it is heard, and is said to have "a Thelonius Monk-like attitude with a Mozart creativity that works." (Pan on the Net) The group’s self-titled debut collaborative album features unparalleled sonic density and envelope-pushing compositions. Guest collaborators include Grammy winning masters Victor Wooten and Howard Levy (Béla Fleck and the Flecktones) and is fully orchestrated with horns and strings..
Music City Roots
Vietti is a proud sponsor of Music City Roots - Nashville's acclaimed live radio and TV show. It's a worldwide showcase for Americana legends and cutting-edge talent.
About Music City Roots Moments:
Released in partnership with anchor sponsor Vietti Chili, Music City Roots Moments: Special Live Cuts From Season One vinyl was produced at Nashville's own United Record Pressing. The 11-song collection is high style – with brown speckled vinyl, laser etched art on side four, bonus photos and expanded liner notes – and is part of a limited 500 unit pressing.
Special Live Cuts From Season One
Known as an enthralling sonic document of the inaugural season of Nashville’s admired roots/Americana radio show, the anthology features live cuts from Jim Lauderdale, 18 South, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Nanci Griffith, Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade, Scott Miller, Caitlin Rose, Charlie Louvin, The Black Lillies and Mike Farris with the McCrary Sisters. Sam Bush, Lauderdale and friends close the album with a rousing Loveless Jam of "Up On Cripple Creek." Visit us at Music City Roots for your chance to win your very own copy of this double LP!.
Nashville-based country singer, M Callahan, has toured venues ranging from the smallest honkytonks to the esteemed Country Music Hall Of Fame. His music has been compared to such artist as Tim McGraw, Merle Haggard and the legendary George Jones. Callahan’s debut album “Trailer Park Paradise” was recently selected as a top ten best country record by The Digital Journal. His songs can be heard on radio stations across America as well as in Europe where the single “Baptized By Your Love” climbed to the number five spot on the country charts. When Callahan’s not busy singing you’ll find him relaxing with a hot bowl of Vietti Chili!.
Nashville (by way of Chicago) troubadour Ryan Joseph Anderson paid his rock n’ roll dues as the bandleader for roots outfit Go Long Mule, guitar slinger for garage-rockers Rambos, and as a producer, sessions man, and touring musician for a variety of artists. His influences as a songwriter range from country blues to psychedelic folk. Check out Ryan’s debut LP, The Weaver’s Broom, along with exclusive videos and tour dates.
Sam Lewis is connecting the dots. Whether crossing genres or state lines, he has pieced together a story people need to hear. Following an appearance on Nashville's Music City Roots, Craig Havighurst noted, "Beyond the honeyed voice and sparking band (guitar hero Kenny Vaughan included), Sam stood out for his songs, which had that been-here-forever quality. It's no wonder this guy's generating buzz… He sings a little like Van Morrison, making it Americana with a groovy twist. Welcome to Nashville. More of this please.".
Since her debut in 2007, Shannon Wurst has firmly established herself at the intersection of everyman folk and Americana rooted in the traditions of Kasey Chambers, Alison Krauss and Dolly Parton.
A 2011 review by Jivewired described Wurst’s sound as that of "backpack?wearing broken?heart balladry" with "a bittersweet honesty that reads like a musical diary" cut by a sense of "wide-eyed optimism infused with a charming levity." By turns plaintive and playful, her songs w ade into the deep waters of lost love, winding rivers and small-town gossip. She is currently touring in support of her fourth solo release, Lionheart Love..
The charming and adventurous Vespers were born when the Jones brothers met the Cryar sisters through the music community in their home town of Nashville. The result is a fresh and exciting chemistry that blends glowing harmonies, acoustic virtuosity and fiery power. They’re veterans of Music City Roots, Bluegrass Underground and thousands of miles of touring. But mostly they’re great songwriters who deliver deep emotion on record and on stage..
2 Steel Girls
In April 2011, Allison and Krystal Steel combined their love for singing to become the mother-daughter country music duo, 2Steel Girls. They performed their first show ever at the legendary Bluebird Cafe’ in Nashville, TN. with Aaron, (son/brother) on guitar & Todd (Dad) on drums! And that decision has turned out to be more influential in their career and lives than either of them could have imagined.
Less than 12 months after their first show, talent scouts found the duo online via YouTube and scheduled them for a private audition for NBC’s, The Voice. 2Steel Girls go down in history as the first mother-daughter duo to ever compete on The Voice.
In March 2013 something completely unexpected happened. Allison casually mentioned on Facebook that 2Steel Girls would love to perform on the Today Show. A Facebook fan they did not know saw the post and started a fan page called, “Get 2Steel Girls on the Today Show”. In just 8 days over 1,000 2Steel Girls fans had joined the page and began petitioning the Today Show requesting the show invite the girls to perform. Within 3 weeks Today Show producers contacted the girls and asked them to perform on their Mother’s Day special. On May 10, 2013 the independent artists released their debut single, ‘Train Wreck’ on the Today Show with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.
They released their CD, 'Train Wreck on August 10th, 2013. There has been an overwhelming positive response and excitement about this project. Not only is it a great album, but the girls wrote and co-wrote every song with their family and some very talented Nashville songwriters as well!
The Girls have been featured on GAC.com (Great American Country), named a country favorite on NBC’s, Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda, mentioned in Rolling Stone Magazine and MTV, as well as newspapers and magazines locally, nationally and internationally.
2Steel Girls love to interact with their fans. Go to www.2steelgirls.com, sign up for their email and keep up with this amazing Country Duo as they rise to stardom.
After 10 years of singing together in church, 2Steel Girls, mother-daughter country music duo performed their very first show at the legendary Bluebird Cafe' in Nashville with their family band. They had no idea that day how quickly doors would open for them to pursue their dreams. They auditioned for NBC's, The Voice and joined Blake Shelton's team being the only mother-daughter duo to ever compete on the show. After the show they wrote for their debut CD and fans joined them in an initiative to release their first single on NBC's, Today Show. Due to the overwhelming dedication of their fans in only three weeks Producers of the show called asking them to perform. The Girls have been featured on GAC, Rolling Stone Magazine, MTV, as well as newspapers and magazines internationally. Connect at www.2SteelGirls.com and get to know this dynamic duo on their rise to stardom..
Age 6 seems quite young to start a music career, but it was way back even then that Brandon knew playing guitar and singing was his calling. In his humble beginnings in the small town of Greensboro, NC, Brandon’s dad taught him chords, and the rest is history.
And now he’s the winner of Nashville’s coveted 2013 American Country Star competition!
Performing all over Brunswick County, into Myrtle Beach, and many points in between, Brandon’s shows are spirited and energetic. Brandon and the band combine today’s hottest Country Music hits with high-powered Southern Rock and Classic Rock favorites, as well as soulful interpretations of some Classic Country hits from Hank Jr. and others..
Brassfield Aly is an up and coming trio formed of brothers Chadley and Bradley Brassfield and Florida native Aly Cutter. You can hear their unique vocal blend on their first single "Cheap Shades" which was released on SiriusXm and iTunes. Or you can catch a show around Nashville or close to your hometown! The harmonies are something you won't want to miss!.
James House is well known in the Country music community, having co-written the Grammy nominated Country Song of the Year “Ain’t That Lonely Yet” (Dwight Yoakum) and the CMA nominated Song of the Year “A Broken Wing” (Martina McBride) along with Diamond Rio's number 1 smash "In a Week Or Two.” Two of the songs have been awarded the 1 million airplay award by BMI and “A Broken Wing” just passed the 2 million airplay mark. James had a successful solo career on MCA Records, with hits like “Don’t Quit Me Now” and “Hard Times For An Honest Man.” His critically-acclaimed Days Gone By album yielded the top 5 hit “This Is Me Missing You” and top 20 singles “Real Good Way To Wind Up Lonesome” and “ Little By Little.” His latest single is "Me Too", a song co-written with Darden Smith and benefiting
Jo Kelly Stephenson
Australian singer songwriter Jo Kelly Stephenson has won multiple international awards for her songwriting including The Independent Music Awards Alternative Country Album of the Year, The Billboard Song Contest and The Australian Songwriter's Association's Rudy Brandsma Award, a prestigious prize for excellence in songwriting. Her songs have featured on prime time television shows & films worldwide including The Glades, Rizzoli & Isles, Switched At Birth, Mistresses & Unforgettable as well as Warner Bros recent cinema release Girl On A Bicycle..
Johnny Bulford is a name to be known in Nashville. Growing up in a home filled with music it was natural for Bulford to realize and hone his passions from an early age; attending a Garth Brooks concert at the age of 12, he looked at his mother and said "That is what I want to do with my life". Performing throughout high school and college, Bulford won the national singing competition Colgate Country Showdown in 2008 and secured a publishing contract from Warner Chapell Music shortly thereafter. 2011 was a great year for the now 29 year old Orlando, FL native: he had his song "Flashlight", co-written with RCA artist Chris Young, cut on Young's 2011 album "Neon", and secured his first #1 hit with Lee Brice's "A Woman Like You". Honored at the 42nd Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner for "A Woman Like You", Bulford stood on stage not far from his idol, Garth Brooks. Continuing to tour the Southeast with his own band, Bulford is captivating audiences with his showmanship, boy-next-door personality and beautifully written originals while his newest single, "Lonely Eyes" by Chris Young is quickly climbing the charts..
Sasha McVeigh A lot has been achieved in a short time for British country singer/songwriter Sasha McVeigh, attributed to herdetermination, unique voice and talent as a songwriter. Sasha's music is making an impact at home, as well as in the US where she has already embarked on two tours, performing at major music festivals and for The Academy of Country Music. With a repertoire of instruments including guitar and banjo, she's a frequent visitor to Nashville which has become a second home..
Seth Walker is a revered modern roots artist; a three dimensional talent comprised by a gift for combining melody and lyric within a song, a rich, Gospel-drenched, Southern-inflected voice and a true blue knack for getting around on the guitar. He's released eight albums over his career; breaking into the Top 20 of the Americana charts and receiving praise from NPR, American Songwriter, No Depression and CMT Edge, among others. In addition to extensive recording and songwriting pursuits, Seth is consistently touring and performing at venues and festivals around the world alongside artists like The Mavericks, The Wood Brothers, Raul Malo, Paul Thorn and Ruthie Foster. On his latest studio album, Sky Still Blue, Walker delivers a masterwork that further expands upon this reputation. With a blues man’s respect for roots and tradition, coupled with an appreciation for—and successful melding of—contemporary songwriting, Seth sublimely incorporates a range of styles with warmth and grace. Perhaps Country Standard Time said it best: “If you subscribe to the Big Tent theory of Americana, then Seth Walker –with his blend of blues, gospel, pop, R&B, rock, and a dash country—just might be your poster boy.”.
"Taylor is an Ohio native pursuing a music career in Music City. Nashville has accepted her and her blues/pop/soul style with open arms. She writes with some extremely talented and passionate songwriters and performs at some of the most famous listening rooms in Nashville. In November 2013 her very first EP, "Light" debuted and has since been catching fire.".
Nashville singer-songwriter-guitarist Tom Mason combined his love of music and theater in Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers, a band of pirates who play their own style of bluesy sea shanties at festivals around the world, and closer to home at Music City Roots and Bluegrass Underground. They've just released their third CD, "The World is Ablaze.".
Mark Lavey is a Nashville-based performance/session guitarist and songwriter specializing in the Blues, Country, Rock, Christian, and Acoustic/Folk genres. Having performed hundreds of live shows and recording sessions, Mark possesses the knowledge, experience, skill set, and most importantly the “ear” to support the artist and/or the song. Quoted by music business pros as gentle, humble, and an all around great “hang”, Mark is an immense guitarist who is available for hire..
Conceived in a tipi in Oregon and raised by parents he describes as “semi-nomadic, back to the land hippy homesteaders,” Kai Welch is a Nashville-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Kai plans to release the Perpetually Out of Fashion EP, which he wrote, recorded and arranged himself, in early 2015. Songs like the slow-burning title track, and haunting “Sweet Abandon” will no doubt reinforce his friend Béla Fleck’s assertion that Kai is “a powerful musical force.” His love for music and nature also led him to start Music for Wild Places,a non-profit concert series that takes participants on multi-day, musical adventures through some of America’s most beautiful backcountry..
Austin Moody is one of country music's true, down-to-earth country boys. Hailing from the hills of East Tennessee, Austin currently writes and records in Nashville. His live performances reflect an authentic, relatable artist who is clearly staying true to his humble roots. Austin believes his purpose in life is to make music, and he wants to share that music with all that will listen..
Hatched in the twilight months of ought nine, these five young men came from all corners of the US looking to do one thing: knock the dust off roots music. A freewheelin', trashgrassin', folk tornado, the Whiskey Shivers take traditional instrumentation, soak it in gasoline and send it into outer space. Breakneck speeds, killer grooves and impeccable musicianship: it's enough to make Bill Monroe himself do a double-take as he spins in his grave..
Sweet Honey is a vocal duo that loves tight harmonies, writing songs, and making cool country music. Consisting of Lindsey Brassfield (pictured left) on vocals and guitar and Jessie Rose Pennington (pictured right) on vocals and keys, their harmonies are so tight they are often mistaken for sisters. Catch them weekly at the Opry Backstage Grill in Nashville.
Kirsty Lee Akers
Kirsty lee Akers is Australia's very own Hillbilly Princess. Fans describe her sound as somewhere between Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn. This pint-sized powerhouse has risen to the top of Country Music in her homeland and has now set her sights on the world. Kirsty was invited to play the only Music City Roots show filmed down under in 2012. Her honest and heartfelt songwriting makes her a force to be reckoned with in any country..