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Song PremiereSep 13, 2023

Artist: Ross Cooper Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee Song: "Love Like The Old Days" Album: Lightning Heart Release Date: September 29, 2023 In Their Own Words: "Aaron Raitiere and I were both on the same flight coming back to Nashville and sat together, opened up our journals, and wrote this song in a couple of hours. We'd been…

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Song PremiereSep 11, 2023

Artist: Luke LeBlanc Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota Song: "A Place" Album: Places Release Date: September 15, 2023 (single); October 27, 2023 (album) Label: Real Phonic Records In Their Words: "After I released my last album, Fugue State, in fall 2022, I could feel a switch in my mind toggle from 'Logistics Mode' to 'Creative Mode.' The…

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Song PremiereSep 7, 2023

Artist: Steve Lewis Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee Song: “Tale of Woe" Album: Exit to Mystery Release Date: September 8, 2023 Label: Broken Hip Records In Their Words: "This song was written while I was in the group King Wilkie and while we did record it, it didn't fit the winsome vibe of the album at the time.…

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Song PremiereSep 5, 2023

Artist: Zander Schloss Hometown: Place of birth is St Louis, Missouri; Hometown is Los Angeles, California Song: “Play Me a Happy Song” Album: California's Burning Release Date: October 13, 2023 Label: Blind Owl In Their Words: "These days, it seems the ground beneath us is made of eggshells. One has to be very careful about what…

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Song PremiereAug 31, 2023

Artist: Dallas Ugly Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee Song: "Big Signs" Release Date: September 8, 2023 In Their Words: "I wrote this song as I was having a reckoning about a sense of stagnation — in my life and personal growth. Nothing was bad, but nothing was great either, and I knew it was time to blow…