LISTEN: Jordan Brooker Celebrates Life’s ‘Lowlights’

There’s magic in the mundane, and one thing is for sure: Jordan Brooker is determined to find it.

Hear ‘Lowlights’

WATCH: Talia Stewart’s Intoxicating ‘ALCOHOL’ Video

Y’all… we have a fun haunt coming your way at The Dark Masquerade in a couple weeks.

It’s that event we’ve been talking about on Friday, October 29 at Mercy Lounge. It’s presented alongside HOUSEQUAKE and NashLive!, and features the musical talents of GAYLE, Notelle, Talia Stewart, and Austin Blue.

Watch the Video

Fun -N- Games: What Does It Mean to You? with Chuck Harmony

Chuck Harmony is one half of Grammy-nominated duo Louis York, the CEO of Weirdo Workshop, and a songwriter, performer, and thinker. Originally from East St. Louis, Illinois, music and intuition have led Chuck down a beautiful road.

Tonight at 7:30 p.m. CT, Chuck joins Michelle and Jenna for an inspiring conversation on #UMCFunNGames. Watch it right here!

Watch It Live! (7:30 p.m. CT)

UMC20: All of the Sounds (Oct. 12, 2021)

It took more time to come up with a headline for this installment of UMC20 than it took to construct the playlist itself. That’s because this one — and let’s be real, most installments of UMC20 — can’t be put into a single box.

A lot of these songs are here to feature artists on upcoming NashLive! shows, sure. However, that’s not all she wrote — we have some other fun surprises that we’ve snuck in, just for fun.

We’ll let you hunt through and find something you like. Get to it!

Listen to UMC20!

The Ivins Come Clean About the Ways We ‘Hide & Lie’

The Ivins have been churning out single after single over the past couple of years, as they build to the release of their sophomore album, Conditions, due out on streaming platforms on Friday, November 19.

The latest, “Hide & Lie,” meets at the intersection of modern alternative and post-grunge, and is what vocalist/guitarist Jim Ivins refers to as “a confessional about liquid courage.”

Hear the Single

Here’s the Official 2021 Dark Masquerade Lineup!

A couple weeks ago, we told you about The Dark Masquerade, an inclusive Halloween-themed celebration of art, music, and community that we’re presenting alongside HOUSEQUAKE Productions and NashLive!

The day has come for us to announce the lineup — and like we said when we made the original announcement, this lineup is fire!

See the Lineup

Self-Made Men: A Conversation with Tee Walls, Esquire, and Keith Mosley

Led by hip hop artist, producer, and entrepreneur Tee Walls, Wall to Wall Entertainment is an artist collective which also prominently features the talents of R&B singer Esquire and rapper/producer Keith Mosley. This driven trio of artists is doing everything they can to put themselves on the map, while fostering a creative community bound to impact generations to come.

Hear what these self-made men are working on, as we get ready to host them for A Night of Nashville Hip Hop at Cobra Nashville alongside Lord Goldie, Mr. 110, and Rambo Lee on Saturday, October 16.

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PHOTOS: Sarah Manzo, Dakota Ryley, and Julia Kahn at The East Room

Friday night was yet another opportunity for some of Music City’s most notable independent talents to take the stage at The East Room, courtesy of NashLive!

This time, it was an all-female lineup of Nashville-based pop artists who captured the crowd’s imagination.

See the Photos

All the Women Who Independent (Musicians), THROW YOUR HANDS UP AT ME!

I promised you the female perspective, and here it is! As someone who’s been in Nashville for 13 years now — shout out to 17 year old Erin for taking the plunge! — I have a pretty solid grasp on what it’s like to be a woman in this industry. I am also keenly aware of the fact that I have a lot to learn, and will probably always have a lot to learn. Our industry is ever-changing and, if this past year has taught us anything, it is to adapt and survive. 

Let me hit you with some facts: 

  • In the last 10 years, the peak percentage of women being played on country radio was 33%. It has since declined to almost half of that, reaching just 16% in 2019.
  • In 2019, Mickey Guyton’s single “Better Than You Left Me” was pulled from country radio after consistently climbing, because country radio “didn’t want two female ballads on the charts at the same time.” 
  • Only 12.3% of the 600 most popular songs from 2012-2018 were female performers. That’s 73 performers. Out of 600.
  • In 2020, only four female artists made the Billboard Top 20 year-end lists, with Taylor Swift being #9. 

So, what’s my point? My point is that we, as women in this industry, can’t follow the traditional model of “making it,” because that deck is simply not stacked in our favor. 

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