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Cadillac Three

UTG TV: The Cadillac Three Chat About Writing For Keith Urban, Eric Church & Rascal Flatts

Under The Gun Review headed to Nashville, Tennessee for country music’s biggest week in the south, CMA Fest. We had the chance to dig deep into the musical backgrounds of Nashville natives The Cadillac Three. We bet you didn’t know that they’re the reason behind some of your favorite songs falling into the hands of Rascal Flatts, Eric Church, Keith Urban and Tim Mcgraw.

The Cadillac Three is one band that will knock your boots out from under you with their dedication to bringing rock back into country music. The band just released a video on Vevo for their …

Jessie James Decker

UTG TV: Jessie James Decker Knows How To Handle A Busy Schedule

Jessie James Decker might be married to every female’s Man Crush Monday, but she’s not letting that stop her from making a name for herself. She makes being pregnant and balancing a career look like a walk in the park and absolutely deserves the coveted hashtag #MomGoals.

You might remember Jessie from her pop days, with her catchy single “Wanted,” but she’s all country. Her EP is due out shortly, but you can get a taste of her new music endeavors on Billy Currington’s new single, “Good Night.” Decker describes her new EP as fun, loving, …

Parmalee

UTG TV: Parmalee At CMA Music Festival 2015

We caught up with Parmalee right after they took the stage at CMA Fest in Nashville, Tennessee last month. These guys have been around each other for some time now and know how to have a good time, even with their busy lives. The band had just come back from a performance the night before and spent some time in the airport catching up on sleeping. This of course led to photos being posted of each member caught snoozing. How flattering!

This will be Parmalee’s fourth year at the major music festival that has helped launch major acts in the …

twiceyoung

REQUIRED LISTENING: TWICEYOUNG Drop Sensual Indie Pop Jam, “Stay The Same”

Strip down your mind and let your innermost senses take over as you sway along to the new single from TWICEYOUNG, “Stay The Same.” Containing a simplistic vibrance within its melody and aural elusiveness, with accompanying electronics, this is the type of song that gets your feet moving and hips singing along. The band premiered the song via Entertainment Weekly earlier this week.

TWICEYOUNG, a Nashville-based three-piece, is set to release its sophomore record, Prefer You, on Nov. 11. If all the hooks on the record are as laced with irresistible indie-pop tendencies as “Stay The Same,” then …

Willie and the Giant

PREMIERE: Willie and the Giant – “Poor Boy”

Tapping the sensual and sexual tone of adult contemporary jazz rock, Willie and the Giant are one of the best easy listens to rise out of the ranks of Nashville in recent memory. With roots in Alabama, the quartet mixes and matches jazz, rock, easy listening, and lo-fi jam music to make truly sweet sounds.

Today, Under The Gun Review is premiering the band’s latest track, “Poor Boy,” a particularly penchant number worthy of any NPR playlist. With instrumentation flying between guitars, horns, keys, and percussion (all topped off with unforgettable harmonies) the band really sends the listener into a …

Courtesy Drop - Stabilize

Courtesy Drop Release New Single Off of Upcoming ‘Stabilize’ EP

Not even a full year has passed since the release of Courtesy Drop‘s stellar Songs To Drive To; Cry And Make Love To, and the Nashville emo group have already announced their follow-up effort, an EP titled Stabilize.

BrooklynVegan have put up a killer stream of the record’s lead single, “Orion,” which can be found following the jump, along with a tracklisting. Although the band’s already shared that this album will definitely have its fair share of softer moments, this single definitely sounds more hard-hitting than Courtesy Drop’s most recent work.

Stabilize will be released on October 28 …

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Help Save Nashville’s Historic RCA Studio A

The building housing RCA Studio A, one of the most famous studios in country music history, is being sold to developers looking to add more residential offerings to Music Row.

RCA Studio A was originally built in 1964 under the supervision of Chet Atkins. In the years since it opened its doors, the studio has hosted everyone from Elvis Presley, to Dolly Parton, The Beach Boys, and – for the last twelve years – Ben Folds. It has welcomed hundreds of artists and produced some of the most iconic songs of all time, but if something is not done soon …

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REVIEW: Bloom – ‘Thousand Yard Stare’

Artist: Bloom
Album: Thousand Yard Stare
Genre: Indie/Emo
Label: Broken Circles Records

Contrary to popular belief, Nashville’s general population of musicians is not strictly limited to singer-songwriters and guitar-toting country acts– it truly is a city that lives and breathes in musical diversity. Among all of that is a flourishing punk scene that has been finding its way into the public eye, with bands like Daisyhead and Better Off, who have gone on to sign to nationally recognized labels such as No Sleep and 6131, respectively.

And that brings us to Bloom, who have now released …

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Dan Auerbach Reportedly Producing the Next Lana Del Rey Record

According to the Nashville, Tn.-based publication No Country For New Nashville, Lana Del Rey has been seen working at the Black Keys member’s studio, Easy Eye Studio, in Nashville.

This morning, Del Rey posted a photo on Twitter with the caption “Me and Dan Auerbach are excited to present you Ultraviolence.”

The news of the combo is surprising after Auerbach’s comment on Del Rey to MTV in 2012:

”On some level, we’ve seen that Lana Del Rey thing since we first started,” Auerbach said to MTV. ”All of a sudden this new band would be headlining festivals and …

MASTODON

Mastodon Spring Tour Dates Announced

While Mastodon continue working on their new album in Nashville, fans have something to rejoice about. The band has announced their upcoming headlining tour which runs from Oregon to Ohio throughout the month of May.

Gojira and Kvelertak will be joining Mastodon on the road. Until you get a chance to see them in concert, hold tight in anticipation waiting for the band’s sixth studio album. While the guys finish up recording with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz, you can still rock out to the recently dropped Mastodon Live At Brixton.

Check out below the jump for the tour …

Jack White and his Ex-Wife

Jack White’s Ex-Wife Files Restraining Order

According to the Nashville City Paper, Karen Elson is trying to keep her distance from Jack White. White evidently has been having some issues with his ex-wife, who is a model and musician. The source of the conflict is standard as in all messy divorces; the two have been battling it out over custody of the children. Elson claims that she feels unsafe around White, saying that this harassment is a threat towards the well-being of Henry Lee and Scarlett, White’s children, as well.

The Nashville City Paper reports:

“White wanted Elson to contact their kids’ private school in

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VIDEO PREMIERE: The Rouge – “Handcuffs”

Tennessee rockers The Rouge are quickly becoming one of the country’s fastest growing acts and chose UTG to premiere their new music video for “Handcuffs.” This song comes off of their debut album, Blurry, which released everywhere back in February through Atlantic Records.

“Handcuffs” was filmed at Hi-Dive Bar in Denver, two blocks from where the band started and the venue where they played their last show before moving to Nashville. The yellow house that is right in front is the band’s old house.

Check out the band’s spoof on The Warriors through the jump and let us know …

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