CMT Edge Brings Free Americana Shows to the Party


Will you be in Nashville on Saturday (June 8)? If so, come on downtown as CMT Edge presents nine top-notch, hand-picked artists at the Hard Rock Café’s outdoor entertainment stages. Drawing on their Americana, bluegrass and classic country influences, these road-tested musicians will play free shows for thousands of fans, right in the heart of downtown. Hey, who wouldn’t want to be part of country music’s biggest party?

Even if you can’t be there in person, the series will be live streamed on Renegade Radio. The schedule is as follows:

11:30 a.m.: Rosco Bandana — This lively band from Mississippi won a national talent contest, resulting in a record deal from Hard Rock Café. Check out their new video, “Woe Is Me.”

12 p.m.: Robert Ellis — This perceptive songwriter paid his dues in Houston and now calls Nashville home. Have you heard “What’s in It for Me?” or “Friends Like Those”?

12:15 p.m.: Rob Baird — This Texas musician wrote a road trip anthem to remember, making you feel like you’re along for the ride. Watch the music video for “Dreams and Gasoline.”

12:45 p.m.: Daniel Romano — This Canadian singer emulates George Jones with a traditional twang, but his clever songwriting is uniquely his own. Cry along with “Middle Child.”

1 p.m.: Hellbound Glory — Based in Reno, Nev., these honky-tonkers impressed the hardcore country fans in our CMT studio with “Lost Cause.” They also toured with Kid Rock this year.

1:30 p.m.: Blue Mother Tupelo — This married duo charms listeners with catchy, soul-influenced songs like “Always Lookin’” and “Heaven and Earth.” A new album is on the way, too.

1:45 p.m.: Old Man Markley — The Southern California band mashes up bluegrass and punk. “Train of Thought” keeps a steady breakneck pace even while urging listeners to hit the brakes.

2:15 p.m.: Andrew Duhon — Nurturing a love of literature, this New Orleans singer-songwriter is also a prolific journal writer who posts his entries online. Mellow out with “Rest on Her Shoulders.”

2:30 p.m.: Ray Scott — With a rich baritone and a true respect for tradition, Ray Scott brings a classic country sound to the modern era. Find out why he’s a favorite on Sirius XM’s The Highway.