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<thrive_headline click tho-post-41656 tho-test-6>With an Acoustic “Bluebird,” Natalie Hemby Plays the Wild Card Up Her Sleeve</thrive_headline>
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With an Acoustic “Bluebird,” Natalie Hemby Plays the Wild Card Up Her Sleeve

Songwriter extraordinaire Natalie Hemby is drumming up interest in her debut record Pins and Needles with a slew of YouTube performances simply titled The Hemby Sessions. In these acoustic videos, the Nashville native is making her way through her...
By: Jonny Therrien
WATCH: John Scott Sherrill, “Five Generations of Rock County Wilsons”
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WATCH: John Scott Sherrill, “Five Generations of Rock County Wilsons”

Artist: John Scott Sherrill Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee Song: “Five Generations of Rock County Wilsons” Album: Copper Tears Release Date: October 15, 2021 Label: Lobo Libre In Their Words: “People often ask me how long it takes me t...
By: BGS Staff
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BGS 5+5: AHI

Artist: AHI Hometown: Brampton, Ontario, Canada Latest Album: Prospect, out November 5, 2021 Rejected band names: UrbanPeasant (high school rap name) and Back To Now (University band name) What was the first moment that you knew you wanted to be a musician? Before I left home to backpack across E...
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LISTEN: Waylon Payne, “Sunday”

Artist: Waylon Payne Hometown: Austin, Texas Song: “Sunday” Album: Blue Eyes, The Harlot, The Queer, The Pusher & Me: The Lost Act In Their Words: “Back in 2003, my mom [country singer Sammi Smith] went through a divorce and moved back to Austin, Texas. She was really sick w...
<thrive_headline click tho-post-41713 tho-test-4>Asleep at the Wheel Turns 50, But Ray Benson Didn’t Know If It Would Last</thrive_headline>
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Asleep at the Wheel Turns 50, But Ray Benson Didn’t Know If It Would Last

The term eclectic hardly seems broad enough to accurately describe either the approach of the marvelous band Asleep at the Wheel, or the energetic and fluid style of its lead vocalist and guitarist Ray Benson. The band he formed along with Lucky O...
By: Ron Wynn