Ten Next From Nashville is an exciting music initiative showcasing the city’s rising stars, premiering for the first in the UK at Europe’s leading new-music festival The Great Escape on May 14.
With performances by Blanco Brown, Danielle Bradbery and The Sisterhood Band, the showcase will be followed by a string of UK tour dates, including London (O2 Shepherds Bush Empire), Liverpool (Arts Club), Glasgow (St. Luke’s) and Birmingham (O2 Institute2) between 16th– 20thMay.
Already an established stage at Live Nation’s premiere family of country music festivals across the US, Next From Nashville is a credible initiative supporting emerging music talent from the city; whilst Nashville is at the heart of the global Country Music scene, the city widely known as Music City is also home to many outstanding artists performing a variety of genres.
Next From Nashville champions the city’s musical diversity and progressive sound by bringing the showcase to a bigger audience than ever before in 2020.
Blurring the lines between Country and hip-hop music, Blanco Brown makes a southern sound that he proudly calls “TrailerTrap”. It’s a boundary-breaking, multicoloured genre of his very own — which draws upon the rawness and storytelling abilities of his two biggest musical influences, Johnny Cash and Outkast.
Brown said: “I’m super excited to be playing in the UK again! Last time I was there I was so inspired and it motivated me to write a few songs, hopefully I get to share those with y’all sooner than later!”
ACM New Female Artist of the Year nominee and multi-faceted artist Danielle Bradbery recently featured on the Charlie’s Angels soundtrack alongside Ariana Grande, Normani, Nicki Minaj, Kim Petras and more. She re-introduced herself two years ago with sophomore album I Don’t Believe We’ve Met, having taken some time to hone her song-writing craft and establish a blend of her R&B, soul and country influences.
Bradbery said: “I’m so excited to come back to the UK. The fans are incredible and I couldn’t be more pumped to be playing The Great Escape!”
The Sisterhood Band are an organic blend of the open melodies of classic West Coast folk & and the magnetic swagger of timeless rock n’ roll, powered by Alyssa and Ruby ’s soaring richly textured harmonies and effortless chemistry. Both ladies have strong musical DNA: Alyssa is the daughter of Kathie Baillie & Michael Bonagura (the core of country band Baillie & The Boys) and Ruby ’s father is rock icon Rod Stewart.
Alyssa and Ruby said: “Coming back to the UK is like coming home for us! The Sisterhood Band’s first tour was in the UK and we’ve grown so much since then. We are very excited to share our new music with our friends and fans that we’ve made there over the years, and share the stage with some of the most incredible talent that’s coming from Nashville!”
Next From Nashville premieres at The Great Escape Festival on May 14 and tours nationwide from May 16 2020.