You know him in Quinn Spinn lore as Scotty Rock. Our first co-host. The Pippen to my Jordan. The Donkey to my Shrek.
Today, however, Adam Arnold steps out of the shadows.
We invite Adam to break the fourth wall today to tell us about his new podcast, Can’t Live With ‘Em, Can’t Live With Adam. The show is an opportunity for Adam to open up about his challenges navigating Tourette Syndrome, ADD, learning disabilities, countless legal issues, and many family conflicts — and how he has emerged strong and successful.
Last day of the month! Last Tuesday of the month!
Last chance to hit you with the Best of January!
We have a growing multitude of reasons to be excited about 2023 here at UMC. Certainly, the strong musical opening statement provided by you, the independent artists of planet Earth, is among them.
Let’s keep up the good work, y’all! In the meantime, dive into some memorable tracks from throughout the month.
Hear the Best of January
The incredible story of Fyre Byrd begins in Australia. This brother-sister duo — who make “loud, angry music for emotional people” — came to the U.S. in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and were met with early challenges that tested their limits and led them to a place of deeper understanding.
It also led them to newfound creative inspiration, which can be heard on their first two U.S. singles, “Happy Thoughts” and “Godless.” We discuss the music and their shared journey, and answer everyone’s burning questions about Australia.
Looks like we get a bonus UMC20 this month, with January having five Tuesdays and all.
So, we’re using this opportunity to spread our wings a bit, bringing you a lot of first-timers to the UMC ecosystem mixed in with some returning friends with brand-new songs.
We’ll be back next Tuesday with the Best of January, and for certain, a few of these will make the cut. Till then, revel in the splendors of this week’s compilation.
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Keith Evan Gay is a South Georgia native with strong country roots and an unshakable devotion to the Georgia Bulldogs. Keith is bringing his brand of KEG Country to the masses with his new single, “Only One Dawg in this Fight,” which serves as a rallying cry for the back-to-back national champion Bulldogs.
We catch up with Keith about the song, his forthcoming releases (crafted at the renowned Sound Kitchen Studios), and the trials he’s overcome to get here.
And who knows… maybe we’ll even talk a little football.
Since coming to Nashville, one thing we’ve always been able to count on is Kara Frazier‘s knack for delivering soulful R&B cuts that are modern, yet timeless. Frazier’s world-class vocal abilities always seem to shine, adding depth and feeling to any track on which she is featured.
Her new single, “I Love You,” continues this glorious tradition.
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Last week, we told you we were sitting on a treasure trove of upcoming submissions. This week, we’re excited to tell you that many of them have made their ways into the world!
Seriously, we’re amazed. How do you all ensure that we have a fresh bounty of sounds to compile every single week? Credit goes to the indie musicians of Earth for always making this happen, without question.
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Well folks, as though they hadn’t already done it several times over by now, TopHouse has arrived.
Their new EP, Campfire Stories, is a collection that will make you think, make you feel, and make you want to tap your toes and slap that tambo in the great outdoors with all your chosen family. It’s such an inspiring collection of songs that I needed to know more. So, while they picked their strings, I picked their brains.
READ THE INTERVIEW & HEAR THE EP
The New Year means that it’s time for all of us — musicians and creatives included — to set our New Year’s Resolutions. If you want a chance at keeping yours, you’d better be SMART about it.
What does that mean? #GetSpunn and find out!
It seems like everyone is beginning to awaken from their holiday-induced winter slumber. We’ve certainly been busy over here at UMC, and from the looks of it, plenty of musicians in our orbit are, too. For one thing, this week is set to be a big one for releases, and you’ll surely hear some of those in this space this time next week.
But… let’s not get ahead of ourselves, because we have plenty of fire to keep you warm in the meantime. What do you say we get right to it?
P.S.: If you look at the bottom of the track listing, you might see a clue about our first NashLive! show announcement of the year… 😉
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