New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Lord Huron, First Aid Kit, Playboi Carti, Sarah Reeves, King Tuff, & 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

“The Only One” by Sam Lewis – Playing 3rd and Lindsley on May 18
“Will We Ever Change” by Joel Levi
“Can’t Cut Loose” by Erin Rae – Playing Basement East on April 24
“Christian Laettner” by Phresh Kyd
“THERE I WAS” by King Chief
“Boom Bappin” by Sean Stannard
“Flow” by MESSYAH
“Tough feat. K.S. Rhoads” by Amy Stroup
“The Ocean Bed” by Pale Houses – Playing The High Watt on April 20
“TMYLM” by Brasko
“Fake News feat. Daena Jay” by Chris Chron
“Something About You” by Sarah Reeves
“One More Wave” by Ellie Schmidly
“I Got The Night” by Dela Kay

Touring artist additions

“When The Night Is Over” by Lord Huron – Playing Pilgrimage Festival on Sept. 22 & 23
“Fireworks” by First Aid Kit – Playing Bonnaroo on June 9
“Lottery” by Jade Bird – Playing Pilgrimage Festival on Sept. 22 & 23
“Ghost In My Bed” by Suzanne Santo – Playing The High Wattt on June 16
“Thru The Cracks” by King Tuff – Playing Basement East on May 13

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Kacey Musgraves, Leon Bridges, ELEL, Molly Tuttle, Marc Scibilia & 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

“High Horse” by Kacey Musgraves – Playing Bridgestone Arena on June 12
“Early In The Morning” by ELEL
“Danger In Me” by 7Chariot
“Holding On” by Nightly
“Love In The Morning” by Chris Jobe – Playing The High Watt on March 30 
“So Like LA” by Nate Head
“Fire” by Johnny Phrank
“Blondie” by Zoe Sky Jordan
“Diamonds or Twine” by Ryan Hurd
“Ride On” by Willie Breeding
“Save This Heart” by Molly Tuttle – Playing The Basement on March 26
“Grace Has a Gun (OurVinyl Live)” by Katie Pruitt – Playing 3rd and Lindsley on May 18
“Over You” by Marc Scibilia
“I Love You, I Hate You” by Machete
“Bellyacher (feat. Cycle Barnes)” by H.A.R.D.

Touring artist additions

“Bet It Ain’t Worth the Hand” by Leon Bridges – Playing Ascend Amphitheater on August 29
“Over My Head” by Echosmith – Playing 3rd and Lindsley on May 2
“Tirano (feat. Fuego)” by Kali Uchis – Playing Bonnaroo on June 9
“Need A Little Time” by Courtney Barnett – Playing Marathon Music Works on October 25

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: The Decemberists, Rogue Wave, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Saaneah & 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

“Offa My Hands” by Jessica Lea Mayfield
“Cages” by Jeff Carl – Playing The Vault on March 22
“Blind” by Brother Sundance – Playing The High Watt on April 4
“Strange Rooms” by Bryant Taylorr
“Luvah (feat. Stan)” by Saaneah
“Times Changing” by Vann
“Just Us” by AV
“Mismatched (feat. Bryce Drew)” by King John
“On The Edge” by Veaux
“I Found You” by Hanna Rae

Touring artist additions

“Severed” by The Decemberists – Playing The Ryman on April 13 and 14
“Lake Michigan” by Rogue Wave – Playing Mercy Lounge on April 6
“Coast to Coast” by Tune-Yards – Playing Exit/In on May 18
“No Matter Who” by Margaret Glaspy – Playing Basement East on April 1

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Spazz Cardigan Creates a Binge-Worthy Bop with New Single “Episode”

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Love in 2018 is a lot like watching Netflix. There are a million options available, and many of them are totally not for you. But once you find that perfect show or person, you’re hooked. Nashville pop songwriter Spazz Cardigan nails the sentiment in his latest single “Episode.” He woos a lover with lines like “Can I get one more episode / This might be my new favorite show” and “If you like the story / We can kick it till the morning.” It’s all very lighthearted, witty and sweet. Addictive vocal harmonies and binge-worthy beats make Spazz Cardigan an artist to watch.

A native of the Louisville area, Chaz McKinney began his musical journey as a classically pianist before teaching himself guitar, bass, and drums. He began performing live in a handful of punk cover bands starting at 11 years old while learning how to produce music on a Tascam 4-track tape recorder. McKinney moved to Nashville two days after graduating high school in 2013 to pursue making music full-time. He incubated his production technique with local hip-hop collective The Diatribe before recording as Spazz Cardigan. Debut LP I came out at the end of 2017 after McKinney spent nearly two years couch hopping.

Listen to “Episode” by Spazz Cardigan below. Watch out for more music and live performances from him this year.
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[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] AV Gets Brutally Honest in Debut Single “Just Us”

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With so many stellar artists coming out of the Nashville pop scene, the city is starting to feel like a pop music version of San Francisco’s historic gold rush. The latest gem you need to listen to: “Just Us” by local artist AV. The track builds around AV’s expressive vocals while telling how a relationship fails when the foundation of honesty and communication crumbles. Vulnerable keys and patiently pulsing beats let the full gravity of the situation sink in as the relationship crumbles like a meteor entering the atmosphere.

AV’s raw pop creations are the brainchild of Allison Victoria. While growing up in Chicago, AV listened to artists like Adele, Destiny’s Child and Demi Lovato. As soon as she began her music career after high school, Victoria was diagnosed with a brain tumor that called for neurosurgery. She spent her strenuous recovery attending Belmont University. Soon after graduation in 2015, songwriting sessions in Nashville and Los Angeles revealed AV as a go-getter and talented vocalist.

Elaborating on the background of “Just Us,” AV reveals, “This song encapsulates my personality honestly. I love people and always give out multiple chances, but also, if you hurt me enough, I will let you know loud and clear. I blame it on growing up in Chicago.” When it comes to the local pop community, AV thinks Nashville is a great environment. “Being surrounded by super talented and loving people has allowed me the chance to be myself and make incredible friends and incredible music that I am proud of,” she says.

“Just Us” is out on March 16, with AV armed and ready with more songs to tell her story. For now, listen to the track ahead of its official release below.

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