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A once in a lifetime evening “guitar pull” with Rodney Atkins, Tenille Townes, Adam Hambrick & Lainey Wilson! All artists will be onstage at the same time sharing stories and songs!
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As the world becomes aware of singer/songwriter Adam Hambrick, listeners will get a two-fold reward – a short-term jolt from an engaging musical package and a long-term satisfaction as repeated plays unveil the depth in his word play and storytelling.
Hambrick cut his teeth as a Nashville songwriter, penning two #1 hits – Dan + Shay’s “How Not To” and Justin Moore’s “Somebody Else Will” – plus Lindsay Ell’s Top 40 single “Waiting On You.” He knows how to hook a song, and he does that brilliantly on his debut album, invariably imbuing the 16 songs with cool melodies and structures that balance mystery and optimism.
Those musical aspects are worthwhile in themselves, but after multiple listens, Hambrick’s subtle mastery of the classic country twist works as a delayed bonus. The turn of a phrase in “Country Stars” – where his youthful desire to become a travelling musician gives way to an adult appreciation of star-filled country skies – is likely obvious the first time around.
One minute with Tenille Townes and it’s instantly clear that she doesn’t see, or hear, the world like everyone else. Maybe it comes through in how she learned to read by pouring through lyric sheets and liner notes, or how she starting singing by belting along to U2 and Shania Twain in the back of her parents’ car. Or maybe it will come to light in the thousands she’s raised and the miles she’s logged supporting the charitable initiatives she created while still a teenager. Or maybe it will simply come across in her stunning voice and wise, insightful lyricism, all infinitely beguiling for someone of her young age. But that’s the thing about Townes. She’s never operated by the clock or the calendar. She operates from her heart, and from her soul. The Canadian-born Townes, isn’t quite like anyone else who has graced the city’s stages. With the lyrical fortitude of Griffin or Lori McKenna, the soulful nature of Chris Stapleton or even Adele, Townes is paving ground all her own. Working on her debut LP with Jay Joyce, the Nashville-based Townes started her journey to becoming one of country’s most promising new artists back in rural Canada, in the backseat of a car.
Filmore is an anything-but-typical country singer/songwriter. The Missouri-native, who now calls Nashville home – and who tallies north of 50 million on-demand streams to-date – has been featured by Spotify, The New York Times, SiriusXM’s “The Highway,” The Bobby Bones Show, Apple Music, CMT, and Pandora.
In addition to Spotify featuring Filmore on noteworthy playlists such as “New Music Friday” and “Wild Country,” etc., he was the first unsigned artist to become the face of the coveted “Hot Country” playlist, and has had multiple tracks reach the US Top 50 Viral Chart.
Sacrifice only begins to describe the man, who is unequivocally all-in to expand his reach worldwide. He has honed his electric and engaging live show by touring alongside Sam Hunt, Russell Dickerson, Brett Young, Carrie Underwood, Jon Pardi, Michael Ray, Chase Rice, and Dan + Shay among others, on the way to headlining sold-out clubs across the country.
Hailing from the small farming community of Baskin, La., country music newcomer Lainey Wilson has as much grit in her as she does soul. She moved to Nashville in a bumper-pull camper trailer to pursue a career in music and has been carving her own unique place in the country music landscape ever since, already garnering early praise as “a cautious optimist with just enough scars and pragmatism to write great, universal country songs” (Taste of Country) and “one of those voices who will grab your attention and keep it” (Whiskey Riff). A natural-born storyteller, Wilson has quickly established herself as an in-demand songwriter on Music Row as part of powerhouse publisher Sony/ATV. Following the independent release of her self-titled EP in April 2018, Wilson was named one of CMT’s Next Women of Country for 2019, landed a record deal with BBR Music Group/BMG and spent the first part of the year opening for chart-topping country artist Morgan Wallen during his 2019 If I Know Me tour.