Sugar & The Hi-Lows, The Whigs, Wild Cub and Kelsea Ballerini Join New Year’s Eve Lineup
Seventh annual Bash on Broadway offers full evening of free live music
NASHVILLE – Nashville singer-songwriting duo Sugar + The Hi-Lows, Nashville-based rock trio The Whigs, Nashville-based indie rockers Wild Cub and rising country star Kelsea Ballerini will join Kings of Leon as Nashville rings in the New Year and rocks out the old at the Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway: New Year’s Eve in Music City, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp announced today.
As previously announced, Grammy-winning recording artist Kings of Leon will headline Music City’s seventh annual New Year’s Eve free concert and street party. Revelers will count down to 2016 with the “Music Note Drop®”, triggering a fireworks display and confetti cannons as it reaches the midnight mark.
Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway: New Year’s Eve in Music City is produced by the NCVC for the city of Nashville and presented by Jack Daniel’s. The celebration is sponsored by Advance Financial, Carl Black Chevrolet, Durango Boot, Korbel, Budweiser, Bud Light and Fetzer.
More talent announcements are forthcoming. For the latest details about talent and events, visit www.visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve.
Sugar & The Hi-Lows
Both solo artists in their own right, fellow Nashville singer-songwriters Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup make up the duo Sugar & The Hi-Lows. One song led to two and soon enough, Sugar & The Hi-Lows was releasing their self-titled debut album. The pair quickly gained national attention on the radio charts, hundreds of TV placements between the two and a long list of applause from media like USA Today, Billboard Magazine, Paste Magazine, Marie Claire, American Songwriter, Buzzbands LA, Glide Magazine, and the list goes on. Since their inception, Sugar & The Hi-Lows has played sold-out shows around the world, co-headlined a national tour with Andrew Belle and were personally invited to join artists Ingrid Michaelson and Kacey Musgraves on tour. The duo released their sophomore album, High Roller, in June.
The Whigs are a three piece rock band from Athens, Georgia. Formed in 2002 while attending the University of Georgia, The Whigs played their first shows around campus and soon graduated to higher-profile performances including opening slots for the likes of the Drive-By Truckers and the Killers. Recording sessions for the band’s self-released debut album, Give 'Em All A Big Fat Lip, took place in an empty fraternity house in 2005 and by the following year the band’s audience had widened considerably, prompting Rolling Stone to declare that the band could be “the best unsigned band in America.” Over the last decade, the band has released five critically lauded studio albums and toured the world consistently as either headliners or openers for the likes of Kings of Leon, Black Keys, and MGMT. Their fifth album, Modern Creation, was released in 2014 and the band is currently crafting material for a sixth studio album in their new hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.
Songwriter/composer Keegan DeWitt and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Bullock stripped down a small Nashville row house to build a custom studio. In this space, and together with friend and drummer/producer Dabney Morris, they would record and eventually form a five-piece band around their debut album Youth. Mixing programmed sounds and live performances, each song was run through a TASCAM 4-track cassette tape recorder to maintain an intimate, diary-like feel. The band has performed at SXSW, Hangout Music Fest, Seattle’s Capitol Hill Block Party and Lollapalooza. The band and their videos, singles, and remixes off of the originally self-released Youth have garnered press attention from Entertainment Weekly (which called “Thunder Clatter” “clattering, joyful noise”), Garden & Gun, InterviewMagazine.com, MTV Hive, Noisey, NylonMag.com, Paste, Pure Volume, RollingStone.com, SPIN.com, and The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog, among others, in addition to earning major support from influential station KEXP.
Kelsea Ballerini launched to stardom with the release of her #1, GOLD-selling debut "Love Me Like You Mean It." Abuzz with shout-outs from superstars Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Little Big Town, she is the first solo female artist in nine years to hit #1 with her debut country single and one of only 11 women to have ever hit the top of the charts with a debut. Racking up media acclaim, the Black River Entertainment recording artist has been touted by Billboard Magazine as “Country’s Next Queen,” praised by ROLLING STONE as one of the “10 Artists You Need To Know” from all genres and selected as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country. Her breakout hit “Love Me Like You Mean It” and catchy new single “Dibs” are featured on her debut album THE FIRST TIME that landed Top 5 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart. Produced by Forest Glen Whitehead and Jason Massey, Ballerini wrote or co-wrote all 12 songs on the project. This summer, the talented singer/songwriter is hitting the road playing major festivals, headline club dates and select stops on Lady Antebellum’s WHEELS UP Tour.
The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp
The mission of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp is to maximize the economic contribution of the convention and tourism industry to the community by developing and marketing Nashville as a premier destination. Visit the NCVC’s website at www.visitmusiccity.com, tune in to our internet radio station at www.highway65radio.com, and follow us on social media: