New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Wild Cub, RAC, MisterWives, Amy Stroup, & More

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Our main goal at No Country is to share music from our favorite local artists and touring acts that hit Nashville. Now you can get straight to listening on our Nashville Spotify playlist

Local music additions

“Somewhere” by Wild Cub
“Night Ride” by Ashley Leone
“Magic” by Amy Stroup
“Move Your Body (Extended Workout Mix)” by Hot Tub Club
“Next Time” by Sawyer
“If We Were Vampires” by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Playing The Ryman October 10-15

Touring artist additions

“May I Have This Dance (Remix) (feat. Chance The Rapper)” by Francis and the Lights – Playing Bonnaroo on June 9
“This Song” by RAC – Playing The Basement East on September 30
“Machine” by MisterWives – Playing Cannery Ballroom on September 21
“Cash Machine” by D.R.A.M – Playing Bonnaroo on June 9
“Summer” by Innanet James – Playing Bonnaroo on June 8
“Love Is A Burden” by Jamestown Revival – Playing Cannery Ballroom on June 7

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[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] Ashley Leone Takes a Reflective and Moody “Night Ride” In Latest Video

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Nashville R&B and pop artist Ashley Leone landed on our radar last year with her sunny, funky debut EP, Sugarcoated. Leone’s style continues to evolve with new single “Night Ride,” and we have the track’s video premiering exclusively here at No Country for New Nashville. Produced by Jacob Durrett and written by Leone, “Night Ride” tones down her previous EP’s brighter hues to arrive at a more pared down sound. The accompanying video matches this shift perfectly, with director Patrick Tohill focusing on Leone’s emotional reflections in a desaturated hotel room.

Leone says, “I really wanted this video to be simplistic and just a dope visual to go along with the song. From my outfit, to the lighting, and the performance-based video, I want people to get a gist of who I am, as well as set the mood for the song. My friend, DeShawn Oravetz, styled me, and we decided not to go all glam.”

Pulling from artists like Erykah Badu, Kehlani and Stevie Wonder, Leone adds classic and current R&B sounds to Nashville’s evolving pop scene. She says the community is “super supportive and has this creative energy that’s just always buzzing. I feel like every show I go to I’m always running into people from the pop scene supporting someone else who’s playing.” She continues, “I don’t think other cities really know what’s happening in Nashville and will be floored once they do.”

As for the rest of 2017, Ashley Leone plans on releasing more music and playing more shows. For now, watch and share the video for “Night Ride.”

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Whissell, Los Colognes, Ryan Adams, LANY, & More

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Our main goal at No Country is to share music from our favorite local artists and touring acts that hit Nashville. Now you can get straight to listening on our Nashville Spotify playlist

Local music additions

“Told You So” by Paramore – Playing The Ryman on October 17
“Legs Crossed” by Whissell
“Flying Apart” by Los Colognes – Playing 3rd and Lindsley on June 23
“Fionna” by The Outer Vibe – Playing Acme Feed & Seed on June 27
“Immortalize” by Trevor James Tillery – Playing Nashville Pride Fest on June 24
“That Would Be Nice” by Kyle Reynolds, Floduxe
“Stunt” by Johnny Phrank
“How Do You Get It Back?” by Jake McMullen
“Til the Goin’ Gets Gone” by Lindi Ortega

Touring artist additions

“The Breakup” by LANY – Playing Marathon Music Works on October 5
“It Will Never Be The Same” by Ryan Adams – Playing Pilgrimage Fest on September 24

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[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] Whissell Releases Rich Pop/Soul Hybrid “Legs Crossed”

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Nashville-based pop/soul songwriter Whissell released her debut EP, Old Souls, Young Bodies, earlier this year with glowing press and strong listenership, but she’s not taking any time off. We have the exclusive premiere of her dynamic follow-up single “Legs Crossed.” Whissell wields her rich vocals atop towering percussion, a march of handclaps and strings reserved for royalty. Written with Ali Tamposi (Beyoncé, One Direction, Demi Lovato) and Jacob Kasher (Meghan Trainor, Maroon 5, Selena Gomez), the song’s lyrics explain how relationships draw strength from communication.

Whissell tells No Country for New Nashville, “’Legs Crossed’ is about empowering people in relationships to speak up when something is wrong. Communication is such a powerful tool, and we often forget to use it. It’s ok to get frustrated or angry in a relationship, but it’s dangerous when you keep that bottled up inside. I really believe a lot of relationship problems can be avoided when people take the time to say ‘I need to talk to you about how I’m feeling! Let me speak!’”

Whissell occupies a unique space by making music as a soul singer who draws more heavily on pop than blues or gospel. While the latter genres are certainly present, it’s exciting to hear her modern take on pop and soul. If Whissell keeps releasing genuine standout music like “Legs Crossed,” we can’t wait to hear what else she has to say. Listen to “Legs Crossed” below.

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Moon Taxi, Steelism, Tristen, Them Vibes, & More

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Our main goal at No Country is to share music from our favorite local artists and touring acts that hit Nashville. Now you can get straight to listening on our Nashville Spotify playlist

Local music additions

“Two High” by Moon Taxi – Playing The Ryman on May 23 and 24
“Eno Nothing” by Steelism – Playing Mercy Lounge on June 29
“Purple Tongue” by Kellen of Troy – Playing Acme Feed & Seed on May 9
“Peaceful Easy Feeling” by Tristen
“Lucky Strike” by Mary Bragg – Playing The Bluebird Cafe on May 9 
“Never Been Scared” by Nduka
“Electric Fever” by Them Vibes
“Better Have Burn Heal” by Free Throw – Playing The End on July 1
“My Window” by Pale Lungs – Playing The End on June 6
“Don’t Feel Bad” by Daisyhead
“Did It Anyway” by Kid Politics
“Melt” by Natalie Madigan

Touring artist additions

“High Ticket Attractions” by The New Pornographers – Playing Exit/In on July 16
“Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back to Leeds” by The Mountain Goats – Playing Cannery Ballroom on May 23

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