Janelle Arthur & The Song Suffragettes bring female strength to The Listening Room Cafe


Every Monday evening, many of Nashville's finest female singer-songwriters gather at The Listening Room Cafe to share stories and heartfelt music. There's nothing quite like plopping down at a newly-minted table, ordering a tall Hap & Harry's draft and settling in for an hour of truly great music. What transpired on Monday (July 7) was a moment in time, as five equally stunning and remarkably talented young ladies, American Idol's Janelle Arthur among them, took the stage to bless the crowd with the power of words.

Only able to perform two songs apiece, each singer — Arthur, Nicole Johnson, Lena Stein, Kalie Shorr and Morgan Dawson — hand picked excellently written songs to showcase their talent. If this was the only time the crowd saw them, they wanted to leave a mark. The ultimately 10-song acoustic show was a wrinkle in time, begging the question: why are none of these women signed to a label? With each breath, each pause, each nuance of a lyric, these stylists proved that their weight in gold is as valuable as that of Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift.


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Halfway To Hazard’s Chad Warrix heads solo, enjoys ‘being on the edge of country’: Exclusive

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It's always a difficult task for a singer, once part of a duo or group, to branch off into their own solo venture. But for Halfway To Hazard's Chad Warrix, who loves to rock out in white from head to toe, he's found new freedom and creative energy, as evidenced by his new single "Hitch."

"It’s really rewarding getting in and working on my solo stuff. We’re not getting any younger," he shares with NashvilleGab. Teaming up with musician David Tolliver, the two instantly connected and began an admirable career. After both performers relocated to Nashville, they struck up performances all across town, ultimately leading to a slot on Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's Soul2Soul tour and a deal with Mercury Records in 2006. Their self-titled debut followed the next year. They returned in 2012 with H2H: Come On Time.

Admittedly, Warrix discloses that going solo has been "a lot easier, in some ways." But let him explain:"I get to make more decisions, less collaboration. But I love David's stuff, too. We’ve been together so many years."


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