New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Walk The Moon, St. Vincent, Sad Baxter, Arlie, Sinclair, & 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

“Didya Think” by Arlie
“Baby” by Sad Baxter – Playing Mercy Lounge on December 16
“Identity” by Trevor James Tillery
“Lifted” by Mindy White
“Obsession” by Sinclair
“Live Where You Do” by Jeff Carl
“Steady” by SVRCINA
“Me and the Devil” by Adia Victoria – Playing Mercy Lounge on December 14
“Running Through My Mind” by Jacob Thomas Jr. – Playing 822 South on November 17
“I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” by Lonely Benson

Touring artist additions

“Surrender” by Walk The Moon – Playing Ryman Auditorium on January 28
“Pills” by St. Vincent – Playing Ryman Auditorium on November 22
“Rainmaker” by Sleigh Bells – Playing Basement East on on February 1
“Rorschach” by Typhoon – Playing Exit/In on February 3
“Phase Me Out” by Verité – Playing Mercy Lounge on April 12

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[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] Listen to Trevor James Tillery’s Full-Length Record ‘Together.Alone’

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Nashville’s Trevor James Tillery crafts introspective indie pop that mixes shades of darkness with splashes of color and light. We premiered his single “Equilibrium” earlier this year, highlighting his “penchant for creating intimate melodies that bloom into wide-eyed, sweeping soundscapes.” Since then, Tillery has been busy releasing more singles and prepping for the release of full length collection Together.Alone. We have the exclusive premiere of the album below, along with the rundown on Tillery’s inspiration.

At the core of Together.Alone, four elements stand out: vulnerable vocals, emotive lyrics, gorgeous pianowork and atmospheric electronics. Tillery ties these elements into “a bit of a concept record about the strange times we live in and the baggage that it brings.” He continues, “With technology, we are seemingly more connected to each other than ever. Yet, we’re also more isolated than ever. There’s this weird social gap that is happening with us hiding behind our phones to communicate with each other. Are we the same people online as we are offline? Are giving too much of our identity away to these digital versions of ourselves? The album touches on this, my ventures into online dating apps, relationships, my sexuality, finding my identity, and loneliness.”

Plan on seeing Tillery play more live shows in 2018 while he continues writing for the next release and occupying a unique space in the Nashville music scene. “I feel like the music scene here is getting more diverse and welcoming for anything and everyone,” he says. “I feel slightly less alien making the music I do.” Embrace the entirety of Together.Alone below.

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: The War on Drugs, Dan Auerbach, Kyle Reynolds, Pet Envy, Sad Penny, & 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

“Stand By My Girl” by Dan Auerbach – Playing Ryman Auditorium on February 25
“Money for Tonight” by Kyle Reynolds
“Killing Me” by Jacob Whitesides
“Stranger Things” by Ryne Norman
“For Keeps” by Pet Envy
“Sun Cured” by Sad Penny
“Moving On” by Kaptan
“Hush Hush” by Mags Duval
“Selfish Kind of Love” by Kellen of Troy

Touring artist additions

“Pain” by The War on Drugs – Playing Marathon Music Works on December 18
“Fire” by The Dangerous Summer – Playing The High Watt on January 24
“Everything is Alright” by The Glorious Sons – Playing The High Watt on November 18

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[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] Jung Youth’s “Only One King” Video Rules

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Nashville hip hop scene staple Jung Youth has made himself a No Country site favorite with sharp lyrics, electronic production sensibilities, and an unstoppable work ethic. He’s having a banner year in 2017 with the release of LP Ambrosia, opening for Chicago rap duo The Cool Kids, and landing single “Only One King” in promos for Thursday Night Football and the NFL draft. All this progress has Jung Youth growing into a new phase of his career, and we’re marking the occasion with a premiere of the official lyric video for “Only One King” exclusively here at No Country.

When it came time to write “Only One King” and create its video, Jung Youth had to overcome one big problem: a broken leg. Recovering from the injury inspired him during the writing process with Tommee Profitt. Jung says, “We wanted to motivate, empower, and encourage listeners to feel some degree of the weight of responsibility that comes along with being a ‘king’ during trying times.” Directed by Grant Claire and produced FOCO Creative, the video for “Only One King” has Jung Youth hammering that message home in black and white style atop a throne.

The impact of “Only One King” goes beyond football highlight reels. Jung Youth says, “A guy in upstate NY said that it helped him stay motivated and push his way to the finish through an extremely cold triathlon. A wakeboarder posted a video of himself nailing a new trick while the song played in the background, and that sort of stuff gets me hype. If my music can motivate others to push themselves, stay active, and pursue greatness, then I am doing something right.”

Watch the powerful video for “Only One King” below.

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Bahamas, Julien Baker, Liz Huett, Sweettalker, & 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

“Hannah” by COIN – Playing Cannery Ballroom on November 2
“Light The Way” by Mikky Ekko
“Nightshapes” by Daniella Mason – Playing Basement East on November 1
“H8U” by Liz Huett
“Wild Animal” by Whissell
“A to Z” by Jordan DePaul
“I Feel It Coming” by Jillian Jacqueline
“One More Chance” by Gabriela
“Black Magic” by Sweettalker
“I Cannot Stop” by The Subnovas
“It Must Be the Season” by Ornament – Playing The Basement on November 16
“Fragment” by Champagne Superchillin’

Touring artist additions

“No Wrong” by Bahamas – Playing Cannery Ballroom on May 11
“Claws In Your Back” by Julien Baker – Playing Marathon Music Works on November 30
“Sister of Pearl” by Baio – Playing Ryman Auditorium on November 15

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