Today, The Great Escape is delighted to announce details of Next From Nashville presented by Live Nation, an exciting music initiative showcasing the city’s rising stars, premiering for the first time in the UK at Europe’s leading new-music festival The Great Escape on 14th May, and presented by the CMA (Country Music Association).
Already an established stage at Live Nation’s premiere family of country music festivals across the U.S, Next From Nashville supports emerging musical 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 including rap, rock and pop. 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.
We’re excited to welcome Blanco Brown, Danielle Bradbery and The Sisterhood Band to Brighton this May. 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, multicolored genre of his very own — which draws upon the rawness and storytelling abilities of his two biggest musical influences, Johnny Cash and Outkast. ACM New Female Artist of the Year nominee and multi-faceted artist Danielle Bradbery re-introduced herself two years ago with sophomore album I Don’t Believe We’ve Met, having taken some time to hone her songwriting craft and establish a blend of her R&B, soul and country influences. 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.
A new generation of Nashville sounds are already making their mark on British culture, particularly in the UK’s Country Music scene. Next From Nashville is a new offering beyond this world, providing UK fans access to the next best talent to emerge from the legendary Music City and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for us at TGE.
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