From Bruin to Dark Horse: Country’s rising star Devin Dawson

From Bruin to Dark Horse: Country’s rising star Devin Dawson

Clad in black leather and covered in tattoos, Devin Dawson looks like the next bad boy of country. But his raw, poetic lyrics and notoriously kind disposition prove otherwise. “Sometimes to my fault, I like going vulnerable and letting people in,” Dawson said. “Sometimes it can be hard to say […]

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Office Concerts: Chloe Gilligan

Office Concerts: Chloe Gilligan

Chloe Gilligan has made a name for herself as an artist with her bold and unapologetic lyrics. “They’re definitely real stories, and it’s gotten me in a little bit of trouble, but I think you have to be honest with your stories,” said Gilligan. “It’s always the lines I worry […]

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Office Concert: Gatlin

Office Concert: Gatlin

Freshman songwriting major Gatlin Thornton – known simply as Gatlin – has already taken advantage of everything Belmont and Nashville have to offer after only a few months here. “I like that everybody is passionate and has some sort of dream,” said Gatlin. Her talent and drive were recognized quickly, […]

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Psychic Vampires and Sneaker Waves: Inside the mind of Nashville songwriter Tristen

Psychic Vampires and Sneaker Waves: Inside the mind of Nashville songwriter Tristen

“A sneaker wave is an unanticipated coastal wave. So you could be walking along the beach and a big wave can come and sweep you out into the ocean,” said singer-songwriter Tristen Gaspaderek. “One little sneaker wave and your whole life could change.” This has become a driving philosophy for […]

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Office Concerts: Kalina Tyne

Office Concerts: Kalina Tyne

Sophomore songwriting major Kalina Tyne discovered her passion for songwriting after realizing all her favorite artists were also songwriters. “I always wanted to be a singer, but I started discovering the musicians I really liked wrote their own songs. I thought that was amazing,” said Tyne. Some of these artists […]

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Office Concerts: Oddnote

Office Concerts: Oddnote

Arman Asadsangabi, known as Oddnote, delivers a surprising twist in his concerts: taking a suggestion from the audience and making up a song on the spot. For his Office Concert, Oddnote crafted his second song, “Dimension 5,” from the prompt word “balloons.” The Nashville native came to Belmont two years […]

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Artist Preview: 2017 Urban Pop Showcase

Artist Preview: 2017 Urban Pop Showcase

Stela Cole Written by Sara Scannell Hollyn Shadinger, known as Stela Cole, started playing music after suffering a back injury that prevented her from pursuing her first love, soccer. “I wasn’t able to walk normally for a year my sophomore year of high school. So after my surgery I pretty […]

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Office Concerts: David Dennis

Office Concerts: David Dennis

2017 Christian Showcase winner David Dennis stopped by the Vision office last week for a performance of two original songs and an interview. Watch his Office Concerts performance above, or click the embed link below for a free download of the music from David’s performance.

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Office Concerts: Kevin Campbell of Air Ralley

Office Concerts: Kevin Campbell of Air Ralley

A day after the start of their freshman year, the members of Air Ralley joined some of their Belmont musical idols — including Coin and Wilder — as a winner of Battle of the Belmont Bands. “This is a dream for a Belmont band,” said lead singer Kevin Campbell. “The […]

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Pilgrimage Q&A: sister act Joseph

Pilgrimage Q&A: sister act Joseph

Vision Arts and Entertainment Editor Sara Scannell sat down with the sisters of the band Joseph, Allison, Meegan and Natalie Closner, before their performance on the main stage at Pilgrimage Music and Culture Festival. What are you guys excited about for Pilgrimage? Allison: Oh my god, we are playing on […]

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Day Two Recap: Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival 2017

Day Two Recap: Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival 2017

The final day of Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival brought fans a second day of intense heat, great food and another lineup of incredible music. Muddy Magnolias were the first group to really garner a crowd at the Synchrony Financial Midnight Sun main stage — and for good reason. They […]

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Pilgrimage Q&A: Grammy-winner Jerry Douglas

Pilgrimage Q&A: Grammy-winner Jerry Douglas

Jerry Douglas is the frontman of the Jerry Douglas Band and Earls of Leicester, winner of 14 Grammy Awards, three time winner of Country Music Association Musician of the Year and a father of a Belmont alum. Vision Arts and Entertainment Editor Sara Scannell sat down with Douglas leading up […]

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