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New Music to Know: With a Washboard and Spoon, the Ben Miller Band Go Their Own Musical Way

A washboard miked up and plugged in to be used as an electric instrument is not something you’d expect to see at a rock concert. But for the Ben Miller Band it’s a regular staple — and crowd pleaser — at their live shows.

08/21/2014

(Courtesy of Loose Music)

New Music to Know: Sturgill Simpson’s ‘Metamodern’ Country Is Turning Heads, Including Zac Brown’s

Zac Brown tapped the country newcomer to open his arena shows this summer, and it turns out that David Byrne is also a fan.

07/25/2014

(Warner Music Nashville)

New Music to Know: How Cole Swindell Went From Luke Bryan’s Merch Guy to Opening Act

“Just getting to write songs out on the road like that, that’s what got me started,” Swindell told Radio.com. “Everybody has their own path and mine started through songwriting.”

02/13/2014

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LAUNCH: Eric Paslay

“A lot of times when people talk about the other No. 1s I’ve had, they’re always like, ‘Man, stop giving away all of your hits!'”

02/04/2014

Eric Paslay

Interview: ‘Friday Night’ Singer Eric Paslay Swings for the Fences on Debut Album

“A lot of times when people talk about the other No. 1s I’ve had, they’re always like, ‘Man, stop giving away all of your hits!'”

01/30/2014

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Best of New Music To Know 2013

This year, everyone and their mother was singing along to Lorde’s anti-consumerist anthem “Royals,” but the New Zealand teen wasn’t the only new kid on the block who got us excited.

12/24/2013

The Henningsens

New Music To Know: The Henningsens Keep It All in the Family

From the Carter Family to the Louvin Brothers to The Band Perry, country music is known for producing some great family bands. The Henningsens are the latest in that great tradition.

11/21/2013

(Courtesy of Slate Creek Records)

New Music To Know: Brandy Clark Changes Country Music for the Better With Her Brutally Honest Debut

Brandy Clark battled for two years to get her record out, but it’s now topping off a banner year for the singer/songwriter, who doesn’t mind bending the usually traditional genre’s rules a little bit.

10/24/2013

Leah Turner (Photo courtesy US99.5/Chicago)

New Music To Know: Leah Turner’s Star-Studded Journey From L.A. To Nashville

“She wrote on an envelope and said, ‘Here’s my address, if you’re any good, I’ll give my husband your demo.’ So my mom was like ‘send it.’ And a week later, I was pulling up to David Foster’s home to record with him.”

10/21/2013

Tyler Farr

Interview: Tyler Farr’s Dream Becomes a Reality With ‘Redneck Crazy’

Tyler Farr started out singing cover songs four nights a week at Tootsies Orchid Lounge in Nashville before finding a hit with ‘Redneck Crazy.’

10/14/2013

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