Review: Second ASCAP Writer’s Night

Review: Second ASCAP Writer’s Night

Belmont students Katie Mac, Luke Olsen, Wynter Bethel and Thomas Austin were showcased Tuesday night at the final ASCAP Writer’s Night of the fall semester. Mac, a pop writer, started off the night with her song “After Party” that had some great hooks and an easy dance groove. At the […]

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Office Concerts: Blackwood Row

Office Concerts: Blackwood Row

Blackwood Row dropped by the Vision office to perform two original songs from their 2017 EP “Werewolf.” Click below to download free audio tracks from the band’s performance.

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Photos: Lady Antebellum at the Country Music Hall of Fame

Photos: Lady Antebellum at the Country Music Hall of Fame

Lady Antebellum performed an intimate concert at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exclusively for Hilton Honors members on Friday. The event was part of Hilton’s music program, Music Happens Here, which provides its members access to top concerts, meet-and-greets and exclusive concerts at Hilton hotels and resorts […]

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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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Photos: COIN brings electric set to Cannery Ballroom

Photos: COIN brings electric set to Cannery Ballroom

Belmont alumni band COIN returned to Music City Thursday night for a show at Cannery Ballroom. Touring in support of their April album “How Will You Know If You Never Try,” Chase Lawrence, Ryan Winnen, Joe Memmel and Zachary Dyke delivered an energized, intimate performance to a packed Cannery crowd. – – Photos by […]

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Photos: Belmont songwriters showcased at first ASCAP Writer’s Night

Photos: Belmont songwriters showcased at first ASCAP Writer’s Night

Daniel Ethridge, Caroline Baker, Lauren Weintraub and Forrest Finn kicked off the first ASCAP Writer’s Night of the school year to a packed Curb Café Wednesday night. The Belmont songwriters displayed their lyrical talent in a more intimate, reserved showcase. Winner Daniel Ethridge will perform again at the Best of […]

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Office Concerts: Jake Wesley Rogers

Office Concerts: Jake Wesley Rogers

2017 Urban Pop Showcase winner Jake Wesley Rogers dropped by the Vision office last week to perform two songs from his “Evergreen” EP. Clickhere for Jake’s Urban Pop artist preview. Click below for free audio downloads of Jake’s performance.

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Music City legends share wisdom, stories at Columbia Studio A

Music City legends share wisdom, stories at Columbia Studio A

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees Tim Nichols, Jim McBride and Pat Alger passed on their songwriting knowledge to Belmont’s up-and-coming student songwriters at Columbia Studio A Wednesday night. “You have to have a lot of one particular thing, and that’s called persistence,” Alger said. “You can have a lot […]

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Photo Review: Belmont talent soars at Rock Showcase 2017

Photo Review: Belmont talent soars at Rock Showcase 2017

Students gathered in the Curb Event Center Saturday night for high-energy, guitar-driven performances from a handful of Belmont’s most talented rock musicians at Rock Showcase 2017. The showcase started off with Sam Johnston’s upbeat, blues-rock sound. Fans gathered around the stage early into the set to dance, helping Johnston keep […]

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Artist Preview: Rock Showcase 2017

Artist Preview: Rock Showcase 2017

Sam Johnston Written by Jason Saitta Sam Johnston discovered a love for guitar his sophomore year of high school and has been playing ever since. “The first song I really sat down and tried to learn was ‘She Talks to Angels’ by The Black Crowes,” said Johnston. “I picked up […]

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Vance Joy returns to Nashville for Cannery Ballroom show

Vance Joy returns to Nashville for Cannery Ballroom show

Vance Joy returned to Nashville Tuesday night to play a sold out Cannery Ballroom show, as part of his “Lay It On Me Tour.” Joy, touring in support of his new single, gave a breathtaking performance, which featured older hits and three new songs from his upcoming album. Joy’s openers, […]

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