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Victoria Bigelow Discusses New Single, “To Everyone I’ve Loved Before” « American Songwriter

In an industry where it is easy to over produce and turn a once unstripped piece of art into a polished piece for the mainstream, indie-pop artist Victoria Bigelow fights back with a humble approach to her single “To Everyone I’ve Loved Before.” The single is the first release since her 2019 debut EP, ‘Going …

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Little Big Town Are Beacons Of Hope With Ninth Album, ‘Nightfall’ « American Songwriter

Little Big Town is unafraid to ask the hard questions. In fact, the band doesn’t even flinch. “I’m just looking for a God for the daughters,” band member Karen Fairchild pleads on the Grammy-nominated lead-in, “The Daughters.” While not an official radio single, the somber prayer is an appeal for everyone to take accountability in …

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Shane Parish Breaks Down Every Track from ‘Way Haul Away’

His website keeps the verbiage short and sweet, describing the artist as “guitarist / composer / educator” and keeping those as a frame of reference is a great starting point to Shane Parish. Parish, an Asheville-based guitarist and educator, has released music on John Zorn’s Tzadik label, and just finished his new album ‘Way Haul Away’ – which went public …

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Anna Rose Shows “Broken Is Beautiful” In New Song, Video

Genre-crossing artist Anna Rose premiere video for “Broken Is Beautiful,” — a featured track from her record ‘The Light Between’– is out now via White Pony/Soulspazm. The new album marks Rose’s first project since 2016, with her release of ‘Strays In The Cut’. Rose has built a reputation and following with her soulful vocals and raw …

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Abe Partridge Aims To Make A Difference In Response to Insensitivity « American Songwriter

Abe Partridge has established himself as one of the most respected songwriters and visual folk artists the southeast. He hails from Mobile (AL) but is currently in Nashville (TN) working on another album. He had released his second full-length release, ‘Cotton Fields and Blood For Days’, just over two years ago to rave reviews and …

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George Ducas Shares Classic Country with a Modern Mindset «

George Ducas Shares Classic Country with a Modern Mindset «

George Ducas | Yellow Rose Motel | (Loud Ranch Records) Rating: 3 out of 5 stars These days, there’s a distinct divide between what’s defined as commercial country and the sounds that fall under the broad umbrella of abject Americana. Granted, labels are often too broad to be succinctly defined, but the fact is that …

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mxmtoon Releases Video For "unspoken words" « American Songwriter

mxmtoon Releases Video For “unspoken words” « American Songwriter

2019 might be coming to a close but mxmtoon isn’t slowing down closing out the year with one more video from her breakout debut album the masquerade. The 19-year-old singer-songwriter has just returned from her run of UK dates after a completely sold out North American fall tour.  The video is for the song “unspoken words” is perfectly …

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Kevin Gates Partners with The Crystal Campaign to Help End Mental Health Stigma « American Songwriter

Kevin Gates Partners with The Crystal Campaign to Help End Mental Health Stigma « American Songwriter

The Kevin & Dreka Gates Foundation – founded by multi-Platinum recording artist Kevin Gatesand his wife/manager Dreka –is partnering with The Crystal Campaign (TCC) to help end the stigma around mental health. Gates, who has always shared his struggle with mental health through his raw and emotional lyrics, has announced a “Walls Talking” inspired merch line that will raise funds for the …

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"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" « American Songwriter

“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” « American Songwriter

Out of Slavery: Two takes on the origin of “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” In recent years, reports of historically black colleges (HBCs) struggling to stay afloat have become commonplace. Concerning as these reports are, the phenomenon is not new. In 1871, just five years after its founding, Fisk University, a prominent HBC located in Nashville, …

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