The Nash News is excited to announce we will host our third writer's round with independent and up-and-coming country artists this coming Thursday, May 12th from 7-10 p.m. in downtown Nashville at Assembly Food Hall in the Fifth and Broad complex.
Artists performing include Bri Fletcher, Davey Arnold, Sasha McVeigh, Kristen Foreman, Maggie Baugh, Alyssa Bonagura, David Evans, and Belles. Get to know them and their music below!
Bri Fletcher's work ethic mixed with raw talent and the ability to write straight-to-the-heart songs has led to her amassing more than half a million streams and she is currently featured on Spotify editorial playlists Fresh Finds,Wild Country, Fresh Finds: Country, New Music Nashville, Young Nashville and Next From Nashville. Fletcher’s “country-flavored pop-music that is as heartfelt as it is catchy” (Chalk Pit Records), has landed her on CMT, The Country Network, Heartland, American Songwriter, Country Now, Taste of Country and The Boot, to name a few. Determined to use her music to empower and encourage, Fletcher hopes to leave one resounding message: kindness and worthiness for all.
Davey Arnold is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter who grew up in Whittier, CA. After playing a year of collegiate baseball at Fullerton College, he moved to Tempe, Arizona where he finished his degree and planted his musical roots. Davey has spent years touring, some highlights include the NFR in Las Vegas and Country Thunder. He's opened for national acts including Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Joe Nichols, Tyler Farr, and more.
Sasha McVeigh was born to be on the stage. Over the years the Nashville-based, British singer/songwriter has amassed over one million streams across platforms and has performed on the main stage of some of the most prominent country music festivals, alongside artists like Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, and Eric Church. With a live show that will captivate any audience and a powerful voice that sings with genuine, soul-wrenching emotion, Sasha is making an impact and building a foundation on which she is establishing herself as a country music star.
Kristen Foreman is an upcoming "old soul" in today's Country Music. Her voice has been compared to the likes of Reba, Alison Krauss, Lee Ann Womack, Dolly Parton and many more. It is no surprise that your ears may perk up after hearing Kristen Foreman's rich vocal. Foreman is one of the few Nashville artists that want to keep the true heart of the genre alive. Her music is the perfect blend of modern and traditional sounds. With her voice sounding years older than herself and a knack for catchy melodies and clever lyrics, Foreman is sure to shine in a genre that is starving for authenticity.
Currently, the career of this spitfire with the crazy addictive personality is moving at warm speed. Not only has she reached one million + streams on Spotify with her viral hit "Think About Me," but she also finds herself standing alongside the likes of Luke Bryan and Trace Adkins, rocking out her fiddle in the music video for "Where the Country Girls At." Add that to the fact that her new single "Drinking to the Broken Hearts" instantly snagged the attention of PEOPLE and CMT, and it's quite evident that this talented soul is here to stay.
A celebrated songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Alyssa Bonagura has spent the
past decade fine-tuning a sound that reaches far beyond her Nashville roots. It's a sound that blurs the boundaries between genres, mixing the southern storytelling of country music, the free-thinking spirit of rock & roll, and the cinematic sweep of Brit-pop into its own hybrid. For Alyssa — a lifelong road warrior who spent her infancy aboard a tour bus, recorded a duet with Kenny Rogers at 10 years old, received her college diploma from Sir Paul McCartney, performed stadium shows as a member of the major-label duo The Sisterhood Band, and currently balances her critically-acclaimed solo career with an ongoing gig writing songs for Jessie James Decker, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, and others — it's also a sound that's every bit as diverse as her own story.
After moving to Nashville from Indiana, David Evans released his first EP “Something About A Love Song” in 2016 earning him a top 30 spot on the iTunes country charts. He has also helped pen over 30 songs cut by various artists in the past few years. You can stream his latest single “It Ain’t You It’s Me” on all streaming and digital platforms on May 13!
Originally from Omaha Nebraska, Belles has performed on some of the biggest stages internationally including Bridgestone Arena and the O2 in London during her impressive 196 date run opening on JoJo Siwa's D.R.E.A.M. Tour. She has amassed a loyal fan base on tiktok and over 1 million streams on her EP All Hat No Cowboy
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