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UMC20: Back in the Saddle (Aug. 16, 2022)

I’m back in the saddle to supply you with this week’s fresh UMC20 playlist. However, the Sheriff isn’t back in town just yet. That’ll be in a few weeks, when I make my trek back to Nashville on Labor Day.

The good news? After my Musikfest adventure, I’m back to working remotely! I’ll be checking in as usual from here on, and I thought I would do so by bringing you some new HEAT.

Embrace the heat. Listen to UMC20 below!

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UMC20: Jenna’s Edition (Aug. 9, 2022)

This week’s UMC20 follows that hot topic theme we keep bringing up – NETWORKING – and its jam with BANGERS.

3/4 the artists included this week are people I’ve built personal relationships with through working in the industry, attending shows, and being active on the scene and in my community. The other ¼ are artists that were discovered through someone I met via the aforementioned avenues. And now, we’re paying it forward.

Get out there and make friends, kids. It’s good for your life, your career, and all of our ears. Take a listen to what friendships can do:

Track listing

Arbo – Whiskey River Road
Sam Varga – Sugarcoat 
Tree Shelf – Antifreeze
Smart Objects – Something Happened 
Matthew Paige – My Dreams Don’t Do You Justice 
The Minks – Take it Easy
Abigail Osborne – Gonna Get Over You
Steve Everett – Believin’
Dylan Whitlow – You Oughta Know 
Butch Walker – Holy Water Hangover
Jax – Victoria’s Secret
Noah Kahan – Stick Season
Matt Nathanson – German Cars
TROY – Guilty
Brady Riley – Welcome to Chambers County 
Sierra Ferrell – Years
Annika Bennett – Scared of Getting What I Want 
The Ghost Tour – Why the **** Can’t I let You Go 
Arts Fishing Club – Space Cow 
Manny Blu – Put Your Whiskey Where Your Mouth Is

UMC20: Upcoming Shows, Interview Guests, and More (Aug. 2, 2022)

We have so much to get to with this week’s edition of UMC20, and that includes providing clues about what’s coming down the pike in the near future.

We have upcoming (and previous) Quinn Spinn guests featured here, as well as artists set for forthcoming NashLive! shows this fall. We have submissions from multiple different continents and, of course, we touch as many genres as possible across these 20 tracks.

Sound exciting to you? Good, because it does to us. Let’s go!

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UMC20: The Best of July 2022

Independent musicians of Earth… you brought the heat once again this month!

It was a lot of fun to construct the UMC20 Best of July, even if some tough decisions were made. There were some all-around bangers and, all told, this month was an especially strong one.

Come on in and hear why. It’s time for the Best of July!

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UMC20: Every Wednesday in July (July 20, 2022)

Tuesdays have been especially productive around here lately — so productive, that it’s taken us an extra day each week in July to compile the week’s UMC20 playlist.

Like its predecessor, this one’s worth the wait. It starts off with some raucous rock and roll (and gives a nod to this week’s NashLive! show at The 5 Spot), then heads into alternative, hip hop, and pop territory. We crossfade from pop into country, and finish it off with a solid helping of soul.

Find some new favorite tunes below!

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UMC20: Worth the Wait (July 6, 2022)

We were catching up from the recharge of the long weekend yesterday, and decided we needed an extension on delivering this week’s UMC20 to your digital doorsteps.

With that said, we’re confident that these 20 jams are worth the wait. Surely, you’ve seen a few of these grace our pages in other ways in recent weeks. As for the others, they may be new to your ears, and you just might be hearing more about a few of them in the days ahead.

We’re back in action from the holiday, and as always, we’re bringing the heat! Come get some below!

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UMC20: The Best of June 2022

What a month we’ve had around here, y’all!

We got to help families in need, we welcomed inspiring guests onto our official podcast, and we got to build community, all while enjoying a bevy of incredible releases from independent artists here, there, and everywhere.

The UMC20 Best of June 2022 is a snapshot of the month that was, but even so, the story wouldn’t be complete without the memories we created throughout the month. Thanks for being part of the ride with us. Let there be many more good times to come this summer!

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UMC20: New Faces Week (June 14, 2022)

OK, so there are some familiar faces on this week’s UMC20… but for the most part, we have artists making their debuts on our weekly playlist.

This one’s also a rock fan’s dream — we’ve got all kinds of rock and roll and Americana flavors on this week’s edition, before things take a poppier turn later in the playlist. And, as is always the case, there are 20 good reasons to dig in!

Oh, and we’ve included a couple tracks in honor of our friends at On the Guest List…, who just welcomed The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney onto their podcast. Check it out here!

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UMC20: Packed with Girl Power (June 7, 2022)

In honor of tonight’s very special, very important Safe Haven Family Shelter benefit at LTH Coffee & Social (7113 Charlotte Ave., 6-9 p.m.), we’ve loaded this week’s UMC20 with female-fronted acts!

Not only have we included all eight of tonight’s performers but, of the 20 tracks on this week’s compilation,15 were released by women. That’s a whopping 75 percent of this week’s playlist! Girl power, indeed.

What more do we need to say? Let’s get into it!

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