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Heartbreaker or Heartbroken? Stephen Babcock Explores His Growth on ‘When We Were Kids Ourselves’

When Stephen Babcock comes to Nashville’s famous Bluebird Cafe this Friday, he will do so in celebration of his new album, When We Were Kids Ourselves. The 10-track offering is a nod to the ways we grow, as we encounter life changes and challenges in our relationships — with others, as well as ourselves.

“This album is about the journey and growth experiences post ‘growing up,'” Babcock states. “It’s so easy to feel isolated when you’re taking on something challenging in life, and we tend to normalize the idea that in adult life, we’re supposed to have it all figured out by now. I hope my music serves as a bastion for people experiencing challenging emotions, and I hope my voice can help those struggling to find the words they’re looking for in their own life.”

Check out the album!

Songs You Should Hear: Riding the Love Rollercoaster

Love is a variable experience. Its initial dopamine hit can leave us feeling full of wonder and possibility. Love can also leave us feeling low, and unsure of who we are after it has run its course. Sometimes, love can turn infatuous — even dangerous — before we even realize it.

Whatever the case, love is a journey, and these three Songs You Should Hear take us on that journey — of love for others, love for our vices, and love for ourselves.

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Songs You Should Hear: ‘Shine’ Your Light; Regret and Confusion Abound

You’ve made it to the end of another week! Your reward? A fresh batch of Songs You Should Hear!

This week’s edition does a good job of covering a lot of ground in just three songs, bringing us from a cross-section of nostalgia from the 1970s and 80s, to slick and modern R&B production.

Step on in and try something new!

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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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Songs You Should Hear: Friendships Taken Too Far; Not Today, Satan

If you listened to this week’s UMC20, then you already know that independent artists have been bringing the fire to us lately, from coast to coast. This week’s submission haul is a music fan’s delight, no matter your flavor

I chose a few tunes from this week’s playlist, and gave them a closer listen. Whether you’re more into bright hooks or poignant messages, you’ll be glad that you checked out what awaits you after the jump.

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