As I’ve said, I believe Nashville , ABC’S new evening soap opera , has the potential to be a great vehicle to introduce great Americana and roots artists to a much wider audience of music lovers. After watching the first two episodes I think T Bone Burnett has done a great job of dropping excellent artists like Shovels & Rope and Lindi Ortega into key scenes in the show. If the show can catch the attention of a large enough audience I predict great things.
I’d love to be a music consultant, so until some Hollywood big-wig rings me up here’s my shot at it. Here’s 5 under the radar artists whose music I’d personally like to see on Nashville. Some have a great country music spirit to echo the golden age, some are spiked with a current sound to drive their sound into the present day. Some have both.
Like any list this one is incolete. Please leave your choices and thought in the comments section. Appreciate you!
I defy you to find a current musician with more soul that Austin Lucas.
Whitey Morgan is pure outlaw, y’all.
Lera Lynne has a little Loretta and a little Bobbie Genrty
John Fullbright is one of the best and purist songwriters I’ve seen in some time.
Jason Eady is the current embodiment classic country and great songwriting.