Sully Bright sings praises and takes home Christian Showcase win

Sully Bright sings praises and takes home Christian Showcase win

Sophomore songwriter Sully Bright captured the Christain Showcase title, as well as the hearts of the audience Saturday night. Hosted in the Curb Event Center, with a live audience for the first time since COVID-19, Christian Showcase invited the Belmont community to come together through music. Artists and audience alike […]

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Preview the lineup of Saturday’s Christian Showcase

Preview the lineup of Saturday’s Christian Showcase

Three Belmont artists are tuning up for an evening of music, worship and praise in a showcase that honors the university’s connection to faith. “The other artists I’m performing with are super talented so that’s something I’m really excited about,” said Sully Bright, one of the three singer-songwriters in the […]

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Star alum Brad Paisley talks college days and COVID days in a night of songs and stories

Star alum Brad Paisley talks college days and COVID days in a night of songs and stories

In his time at Belmont, Brad Paisley skipped classes, pulled all-nighters in the studio and graduated with a 2.3 GPA — but that’s all you need, he said. The country hitmaker and 1995 Belmont alumnus visited his alma mater Thursday for a night of conversation and acoustic interludes, hosted by […]

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Belmont’s Kaylee Franzen, the voice behind Aster, on her ‘Alter Ego’ TV journey

Belmont’s Kaylee Franzen, the voice behind Aster, on her ‘Alter Ego’ TV journey

Decked out from head to toe in a motion capture suit, Kaylee Franzen opened her mouth to make her TV singing debut, and her vocals soared from a teal-skinned, magenta-haired avatar displayed a screen away. Psychology junior Franzen — or Aster, as she is known on Fox’s “Alter Ego” singing […]

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Songwriting senior Jules Paymer will open for Jake Wesley Rogers at one-night-only Nashville show

Songwriting senior Jules Paymer will open for Jake Wesley Rogers at one-night-only Nashville show

Jules Paymer was driving to get a haircut when the phone call came. It was an unassuming number from New York. When Paymer picked up, the manager for international indie-pop sensation Jake Wesley Rogers answered to relay some major news. Paymer had won the contest to be Rogers’ opening act at […]

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Preview the artists and boot-tappin’ tunes coming to the Country Showcase stage

Preview the artists and boot-tappin’ tunes coming to the Country Showcase stage

The stage is set, and four student artists will soon tune up their guitars, put on their Broadway best, and celebrate the craft of country music. Belmont’s Curb College will host its annual Country Showcase on the lawn Saturday, featuring student lineup Trent Wayne, Gloria Anderson, Gracee Shriver and Faith […]

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Student-led SAP Drive benefit concert is bringing sustainability to Nashville’s live music

Student-led SAP Drive benefit concert is bringing sustainability to Nashville’s live music

As live music begins to come back on the scene, some Belmont students are getting a head start reinvigorating the events industry in Nashville. Founded by four women from Belmont, Green Trunk Productions is a concert promotion company aiming to bring sustainability to local shows. This effort will begin with […]

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‘Playing in the Parks’ is more than a senior project

‘Playing in the Parks’ is more than a senior project

Tennessee state parks are getting a little love and live music this spring courtesy of Anna Pearson’s senior honors project: “Playing in the Parks.” A songwriting major and performer, Pearson combined her passions for music and nature to put together a fundraising concert in Bledsoe Creek State Park on March […]

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Belmont talent shines at first ever Pop/Rock Showcase

Belmont talent shines at first ever Pop/Rock Showcase

No one could seem to keep from dancing as four talented artists lit up the Curb Event Center at the Pop/Rock Showcase on Saturday night.  Hosted by local independent radio station Lightning 100, the showcase was filled with killer guitar riffs, heartfelt moments and a spunk that encapsulated the genre […]

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Artist Preview: Pop Rock Showcase 2020

Artist Preview: Pop Rock Showcase 2020

Jackson Wooten Written by by Lilly Owens Growing up only 10 minutes from Belmont’s campus, senior music business major Jackson Wooten started playing music in high school as an activity that would later turn into a career choice. “Music is awesome,” he said with a smile. “I played in a […]

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Behind the scenes of Urban Showcase

Behind the scenes of Urban Showcase

VNN’s Jordan Shatto headed to the Curb Event Center to get an inside look at what it takes to make a Belmont Showcase happen.

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Photo Review: Chloé Hogan delivers memorable performance at first ever Urban Showcase

Photo Review: Chloé Hogan delivers memorable performance at first ever Urban Showcase

As four artists took the stage for the first ever Urban Showcase on Saturday, one thing quickly became clear: These are not your average Belmont songwriters. The performers displayed a broad range of musical influences, with everything from pop to hip-hop to R&B, and each encapsulated the “urban” genre in […]

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