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Americanafest 2019: A Night on Cannery Row

Thursday night was a hot one in Music City, as Americanafest continued all over town.

For us, that meant hanging out at 1 Cannery Row, whose venues — Cannery Ballroom, Mercy Lounge, The High Watt, and One — featured enough diverse musical offerings and electricity in the air to feel like its own festival within the larger scope of the city’s week-long celebration.

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PHOTOS: Kendell Marvel’s Honky Tonk Experience

When Kendell Marvel took the stage at Nashville’s EXIT/IN on Tuesday night, he made a simple proclamation: “We’re going to play some country music.”

Boy, did they ever, The 20th installment of Kendell Marvel’s Honky Tonk Experience celebrated the first night of Americanafest 2019 with a brilliant lineup of some of country’s best players, and even saw Marvel inducted into rarified air: the EXIT/IN Wall of Fame.

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UMC20: Sept. 10, 2019

It’s a busy week here at UMC. There’s a new episode of The Quinn Spinn out. We have tons of submissions to catch up on from vacation (and even before). Oh, and it’s Americanafest in Nashville this week, and we’re going out to get us some of that, starting tonight.

When will we sleep? We don’t know!

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PROFILE: Getting to Know Ryan Weaver

On the surface, Ryan Weaver is a country artist. And, as his latest single “Time Like This” suggests, he can hold his own among the genre’s best. The hard-driving tune’s lyrics are rooted in the blue-collar values of persistence and perseverance, and its power is enhanced by a nod to Weaver’s classic rock influence, courtesy of an emotive guitar solo straight out of the Richie Sambora playbook.

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UMC20: Best of August 2019

We’re back!

Vacation was fun, and we do have a pile of emails to dig through upon our return. Not to mention, we have some other features and reviews hanging out there that we plan to get to this week.

In the meantime — and before we completely, willingly say goodbye to summer — we want to re-visit August one last time with some of the most popular tracks that comprised our UMC20 playlists throughout the month. Give yourself a listen to these while we take a chance to catch up!

Track listing
Artikal Sound System – Time
The Spring – Victoria
TIOGA – Break Me In
Moonroof – Trojans
Lion’s Mouth – High Achievers
The Parasocial Club – Sunny Day
Rayne and Jaki Nelson – High Wasted
Evan Cline – Part of Me
Seth Witcher – A Game of Love
Elisabeth Beckwitt – Baggage
Leah Voysey – Keep It to Yourself
Max Swan – Steady
Maria Hassel – Anxiety
Kendal Conrad – Come to Your Senses
Joseph Gallant – Better Buzz
Stephanie Ryann – Travelers
Burn the Treaty – Murky Moon Sky
Kiki Halliday – American Tragedy
Eric & the Soo – Goulais Bay
Billy Bauer Band – Better Days

LISTEN: Kendal Conrad – ‘Come to Your Senses’

Kendal Conrad has made a name for herself in the country music world in recent years. The Nashville-based Pennsylvania native has a healthy list of notable achievements to this point in her career. These include singing a duet with Keith Urban, and appearing on television and other media all over the country.

Now, add the success of her new single, “Come to Your Senses,” to the list!

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UMC20: August 20, 2019

It’s probably a good time to mention that we’re going to be on vacation next week. So, aside from this being the last new UMC20 playlist of the month, it’s the last update period until September. We’ll hit you with the best of August when we get back the day after Labor Day.

(Don’t worry, though. We’re cooking up some fun for you while we’re gone. More on that later in the week!)

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LISTEN: Stephanie Ryann Keeps the Adventure Coming with ‘Travelers’

On her previous single, “Home,” Stephanie Ryann sang of a sense of belonging, no matter where she finds herself across the globe.

That’s a good thing, because this new single — the next in the New York-based singer’s Summer Series — is taking her places.

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