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Lydia Luce Shares Stunning New Video for “Tangerine”

Lydia Luce

Debut LP Azalea Out Now
Announces Azalea Strings EP Available May 24
To Embark On Spring Tour With Hometown Show in Nashville on March 31 Presented by WRLT’s Lightning 100

“hypnotic” — American Songwriter

“The blend of cuttingly honest lyrics, a stunning string section, and viola…creates an atmosphere of dizzying contemplation.” — Wide Open Country

“Luce’s voice has a fascinatingly beautiful quality, which compels you to affectingly feel every single syllable she sings.” — Atwood Magazine

Lydia Luce has revealed a new music video for “Tangerine” off her debut LP, Azalea, which released last fall. The video is premiering at The Bluegrass Situation today, and of the track, Luce offers, “The narrator is comparing themselves to this enchanting Tangerine character who she assumes has this great power of seduction that she doesn’t have. In the bridge she is asking her lover, ‘If I were more like her, would you look at me the same way?’” “Tangerine” evokes similar raw and honest emotions as Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” and the video channels that emotion into striking dance choreography that is a product of Luce’s collaboration with Erin Kouwe of the Nashville Ballet. The artistically stunning visual arrives ahead of a string of spring tour dates that begin March 29 in New Orleans and include a hometown show in Nashville on March 31 presented by WRLT’s Lightning 100 (full tour details below).
WATCH: Lydia Luce’s “Tangerine” Music Video Born into a musical family, Luce’s first instrument was viola, and by age 13 she was performing in her mother’s orchestra. She studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and earned a master’s degree in viola performance from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). For Azalea, Luce tapped producers Jordan Lehning (Rodney Crowell, Joshua Hedley) and Skylar Wilson (Justin Townes Earle, Rayland Baxter) to combine her classical training with Americana and folk influences for a collection that feels organic and comfortable in a way that only lifelong talent can create. American Songwriter calls the music “hypnotic,” and Wide Open Country adds, “The blend of cuttingly honest lyrics, a stunning string section, and viola…creates an atmosphere of dizzying contemplation.” Additionally, Atwood Magazine praises, “Luce’s voice has a fascinatingly beautiful quality, which compels you to affectingly feel every single syllable she sings.”
LISTEN: Lydia Luce’s Debut LP Azalea Out Now Luce recently announced an Azalea Strings EP, available May 24, that features instrumental and live quintet versions of select songs from the original full-length. Last week, she released the first of several double singles, which comprises two new renditions of album standout “Helen.” “Helen – (String Sessions)” was recorded live at Layman Drug Company with a string quintet, and “Helen (Instrumental)” replaces the vocal lines with viola performances by Luce. Of the forthcoming EP, Luce offers, “Strings were such a beautiful and important part of Azalea, and I wanted to share this part of me with everyone who enjoyed the record.”
LISTEN: Lydia Luce’s “Helen – (String Sessions)” Streaming Now


Lydia Luce On Tour:
March 29 – Santos – New Orleans, LA (Tickets)
March 30 – Stone Cup Cafe – Chattanooga, TN (Tickets)
March 31 – 3rd & Lindsley – Nashville, TN (Tickets)
April 2 – Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC (Tickets)
April 3 – Eddie’s Attic – Atlanta, GA (Tickets)
April 4 – Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC (Tickets)
April 5 – Pour House Deck – Charleston, SC (Free Show)April 6 – Jack Rabbit’s – Jacksonville, FL (Tickets)April 7 – Murray Theatre – Clearwater, FL (Tickets)

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Dierks Bentley Sets His Life to Song on Riser

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Dierks Bentley Releases Riser

Any successful career requires time away from home. No one knows that better than Dierks Bentley. And few artists are as willing to share what this means in song, as Bentley does on his most personal album to date, Riser.

The overall theme of Riser is discovery and allowing fans a more intimate glimpse into Bentley. To that end, his manager, Mary Hilliard Harrington, suggested he make a documentary of his life and the things he was going through.

Download Dierks Bentley’s Riser on Amazon

“We could hear that in the music, from the first songs he turned in from the first writing sessions,” she said. “I knew early on that this was going to be more of an album project in a singles-driven world and that we would need to tell the story of the entire project in order for the fans to truly understand and appreciate it. I hope the documentary helps do that.” Read more →

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Taylor Swift Breaks Free Of Her Country Roots

Taylor Swift

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift Breaks Free Of Her Country Roots

Taylor Swift breaks free of her country roots. I never thought I’d be doing much reporting on Taylor Swift. I have to admit I was not a fan of her work. She’s probably a great person and very sweet (from what I hear), but I just didn’t dig her style of tunes. Now remember, that’s coming from a guy who likes most music, but my core music genre is hard rock and metal. It’s just who I am.

Well, has Taylor Swift found out who she is? OR will she piss off all her existing fans of her country Read more →

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Save a Life and Find a Cure with Veteran Rock Stars

More Like Me

More Like MeYOUNG ROCK BAND “MORE LIKE ME” JOINS FORCES WITH VETERAN ROCK STARS FROM  SLAUGHTER, CINDERELLA, and WARRANT etc. FOR THE RELEASE OF THE BENEFIT SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO FOR “RUN AWAY” TO HELP SAVE THE LIFE OF A YOUNG BOY, AND FIND A CURE FOR A FATAL DISEASE.

Earlier this year Sarah Burgess from American Idol contacted “More Like Me” asking the band to record the song “Run Away” that she wrote to help save the life of her little brother, and create awareness to find a cure for the fatal Muscular Dystrophy Disease “Duchenne”. Read more →

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Nashville Rocks Podcast Episode 2: Tyler Matl

Tyler Matl in concert

Nashville Rocks Podcast Episode 2: Tyler Matl – Award Winning Singer Songwriter Performer

Nashville Rocks Podcast Episode 2: Tyler Matl


In this second episode of the Nashville Rocks Podcast, I get the opportunity to chat with award winning singer songwriter performer Tyler Matl. We get to talk about girls, X Factor, His song writing process and of course get to check out some of his tracks. Tyler will also be heading out on tour very soon and we get to talk about that as well. We talk about his relationships with other songwriters as well as performers and dive into some tips and techniques for songwriters and bands to use that will help them get a step Read more →

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Jack White Releases Lazaretto

Jack White in London

Jack White Releases Lazaretto

Jack White releases Lazaretto after claiming to be somewhat of a “misfit.” Those are his own words. Jack White additionally says that he’s surprised if anyone pays attention to what he’s doing musically. Well, from Nashville Rocks to you Jack, please keep up the good Read more →

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