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UMC20: Bringing the Heat (May 10, 2022)

You had to know there’d be a weather pun, with summer making its first appearance of 2022 in Tennessee this week.

It’s also accurate, because (as always), we have your flavor of total fire on this week’s UMC20. Things get off to a hot start and keep burning — from hip hop, to metal, to folk, and all stops in between.

You know what time it is. Let’s go!

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Class is in Session: Finding the Right Music Teacher

Sooner or later, and no matter where you are in your musical journey, we all could use some guidance.

Last week, Luke kicked off the breakdown of Muze’s “10 People Musicians Need on Their Side” series by helping you learn what to look for when shopping for the right producer. But, before you can even get into the studio… you have to know how to perform!

So, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, I decided to ask a couple of teachers how it’s done!

Erin McLendon and Caitie Thompson are performing artists and the co-founders of Music on the Move Studios. Based in Nashville, Music on the Move is a female-owned business which helps artists grow their careers through educational and performance opportunities. Those opportunities include private and DIY lessons – Erin teaches voice, while Caitie instructs students on a variety of instruments.

I sat down with Erin and Caitie to learn more about the role of a voice or instrument teacher. In the process, they helped dispel common myths, while showing the correlation between learning proper technique and building confidence.

King with a Crown: Tee Walls Takes the Throne in “Rise Up” Video

Tee Walls, the Nashville-based hip hop artist and CEO of Wall to Wall Entertainment, continues to “Rise Up” as 2022 marches on.

Walls released a new music video for his single, “Rise Up.” Shot by videographer Adam Settle, the visuals feature Walls speaking his truth, while contemplating his own destiny as king of his domain.

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NEW SHOW ALERT: Pepperwood, Ali Aslam, and Mary Jennings at The East Room June 19

Let’s finish the week the way it began — with a NashLive! show announcement!

This one’s a special one, too, as it marks NashLive!’s long-awaited return to The East Room, where this whole post-COVID live music experience began.

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Unscripted and From the Heart: Thoughts on the Healing Journey, Relationships, and Family (ft. Foundation Mecca and Lord Goldie)

A few weeks ago, we celebrated Sunday Funday with Lord Goldie, Foundation Mecca, and Chaun Davis of ViB. However, after the episode was when things got even more real.

Foundation and Goldie stuck around after the show, and we went extra deep on life, our relationships, and our own healing journeys — while the Zoom meeting was still recording the whole thing! The raw honesty and vulnerability is quite unlike anything we’ve ever presented here at The Quinn Spinn, and we wanted to make our truth available to you as a bonus episode!

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LISTEN NOW: Crystal Bowersox Opens Up on Paradox Jukebox

American Idol Season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox is the epitome of what it means to be a “fierce momma.”

After recently losing her sister and adopting her niece, Crystal is very open about what her life looks like as a mother first, and a musician second. Her new album. HitchHiker, paints a picture of a happiness-seeker whose mission is to spread love and kindness, and to empower the voices of those of us who’ve fallen victim to abuse.

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UMC20: Guess What? It’s Already May (May 3, 2022)

We’re late to the party on our annual J-Timbs meme share. Sorry — it’s just been busy.

However, one thing that isn’t late is this week’s UMC20 playlist — and we’ve got ourselves some bangers. We also have some more tender moments. We run the genre gauntlet, and we even have a Mother’s Day tune from a “Swanky Ma.”

Make sure you call Mom this weekend — after you check out what we’ve got for you below!

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