Mi Manchi Releases New Single, “Body Party”

Mi Manchi is a pop artist based out of Harrisburg, PA and she just released her new single, “Body Party” on Friday, October 13!

Mi Manchi started her music career after being accepted into the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU in 2006, which only a few people get accepted into every year. Mi Manchi has done previous projects under different names such as “Menya”, her college band, and as “Angi3”, for her first solo project.

Mi Manchi has had a many success in her career already including, getting recognization from major record labels, having her first single in rotation at NBC’s Today Show, and many great reviews from publications like Cosmopolitan and Blender magazines. She also has over 150k views on her Vevo account and has had multiple songs played on MTV’s Jersey Shore

Mi Manchi is currently with Smokeshow Entertainment.

You can listen to Mi Manchi’s new single, “Body Party” here. Be sure to also follow Mi Manchi on her Facebook page, which we have linked here.

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Maren Morris Releases New Song with Vince Gill, “Dear Hate”

Maren Morris released a song she recorded with Vince Gill a little over a year ago, on Monday, October 2. It is a perfect song and message to listen to, especially after the events that occurred Sunday night, October 1, in Las Vegas. The song will be released on Friday, October 6, and 100% of the proceeds from the song will go to the Music City Cares Fund.

You can listen to it here until its release on Friday.

Lyrics:

Dear Hate
I saw you on the news today
Like a shock that takes my breath away
You fall like rain, cover us in drops of paint
I’m afraid that we just might drown

Dear Hate
Well, you sure are colorblind
Your kiss is the cruelest kind
You could poison any mind
Just look at mine
Don’t know how this world keeps spinning ’round and round

You were there in the garden like a snake in the grass
I see you in the morning staring through the looking glass
You whisper down through history and echo through these halls
But I hate to tell you, love’s gonna conquer all

Dear Hate
You were smiling from that Selma bridge;
In Dallas, when that bullet hit, and Jackie cried;
You pulled those towers from the sky
But even on our darkest nights, we’ll keep spinning ’round
You were there in the garden like a snake in the grass
I see you in the morning staring through the looking glass
You whisper down through history and echo through these halls
But I hate to tell you, love’s gonna conquer all

Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh

Dear Love
Just when I think you’ve given up
You were there in the garden when I ran from your voice
I hear you every morning through the chaos and the noise
You still whisper down through history and echo through these halls
And tell me love’s gonna conquer all
Gonna conquer all

How You Can Help The Las Vegas Victims

Looking for ways to help the victims and their families affected by the events that occurred at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on October 1?

Below we have a list of ways you can help and how to find loved ones:

Blood Banks in the Nevada

  • United Blood Bank Locations
    • Carson City, NV
    • Henderson, NV
    • Las Vegas (2), NV
    • Reno, NV
    • Sparks, NV
    • United Blood Services also at 6390 W. Charleston in Las Vegas or 601 Whitney Ranch in Henderson, NV
  • American Red Cross Blood Drives
    • Spring Hill Suite, Las Vegas Convention Center at 2989 Paradise Road
    • Ernest May Elementary School at 6350 W. Washburn Road

Family Reunification Center

  • Metro Headquarters at 400 S. MLK Blvd. Building B
  • You Can Also Call: 1-866-535-5654

Donate Money

We will update this list as soon as more confirmed ways to donate become available. 

 

 

 

 

Spotlight Artist Of The Week: Kate Gillespie

On The Verge: Nashville would like to introduce you to our Spotlight Artist of the Week, Kate Gillespie! Kate is a Folk/Americana singer-songwriter. She is originally from Toronto, Ontario, but now resides in Nashville, TN. Her debut EP, Pink and Gold (link to her Spotify herereleases Friday, September 29th! We interviewed Kate before the release of her debut EP, and this is what she had to say!  

OTVN: At what point in your life, did you know that you wanted to pursue being a singer-songwriter?

Kate: I have been singing since I can remember, but when I was fifteen years old, my brother, Alex passed away at age 17. A few months after the accident, I was contacted by the mother of a childhood friend, who was also the owner of a local school in Toronto. She offered me a scholarship to participate as a singer in her ensemble bands and cowrite with some of the older instructors in the group. This shift in focus allowed me to be creative and expressive so it provoked me to devote as much time as I could to songwriting, collaborating, and performing. I really fell in love with it, and ever since then, I haven’t wanted to do anything else. 

OTVN: Describe your musical style. What makes you unique?

Kate: I define my style as Folk/Americana, but I often times pull from Country and Indie as well. The bare bones of my songs always include finger-picking on acoustic guitar, transparent lyrics, and a little bit of wit. 

OTVN: Being a singer-songwriter, how do you go about writing songs? What is your songwriting process?

Kate: I wish that I could lay my writing process out step-by-step, but it is honestly a bit of a jumble. Some songs start from hearing a compelling line in a movie and jotting it down and some start by fiddling around on my guitar and trying to find melodies that fit it. My favorite way to write is to let whatever emotion I am feeling at the time drive what I create. In my opinion, my best songs have come out that way. 

OTVN: Who are your musical influences and why?

Kate: My top three musical influences include Brandi Carlile, Ingrid Michealson, and First Aid Kit. They can all be classified in the Indie/Folk genre, yet their music is all different from one another’s. Brandie Carlile has the gut-wrenching lyrics and vocals. Ingrid Michaelson has a quirky but heartfelt feel to all of her songs. First Aid Kit is my favorite though when it comes to production and arrangements. I think that my music has taken influences from all of them just as a result of listening to them so consistently for years. 

OTVN: Who are some current artist or songwriters that you would love to collaborate with?

Kate: In addition to the influences I listed above, I would love to collaborate with Kacey Musgraves, to get a glimpse into that clever, witty brain of her’s would be a dream. I’d also love to write with more of my close friends who are also songwriters!

OTVN: We love your new single, “Storybook”, and it has made us excited to hear your new EP! What can we expect to hear on your EP, Pink and Gold? Does it go along with what we heard while listening to “Storybook”?

Kate: Thank you so much! I think that each one of my songs bears its own unique quality. “Storybook” let me paint a picture around a simple concept. Although it consists mostly of book-related metaphors, I came up with the idea after one of my friend’s exes cheated on them. They appeared to have this perfect storybook kind-of-love then all of the sudden there was an abrupt, surprise ending. 

The other four songs on the EP, are based on specific events and people but the references are far more obvious. This EP has some optimism, humor, a lot of heartbreak, and a lot of honesty on it. 

OTVN: What are your plans and hopes for your music in the future?

Kate: I plan to continue pursuing my artist career by playing shows around and outside of town, writing new songs every day, and working on a full-length album a little further (but not too much further) down the road. 

You can follow Kate Gillespie on her website and social media sites listed below. 

Instagram: @kategillesp

Facebook: Kate Gillespie Music 

Website: KateGillespieMusic.com

Weekly Country Charts – Top Country Albums: 9/30/2017

Here are the top 5 Country Albums on the Billboard ‘Top Country Charts’ this week (9/30/2017)

1. Life Changes – Thomas Rhett

 

2. Current Mood – Dustin Lynch

3. Slowheart – Kip Moore

4. Kane Brown – Kane Brown

5. This One’s For You – Luke Combs

Are you enjoying our Weekly Charts series? Let us know in the comments below. Also, let us know what you want to see on our site next!

 

 

Spotlight Artist of the Week: Tim Gallagher

On The Verge Nashville: Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from? Why did you want to pursue a career as an artist?

Tim: I’m originally from a small town in the UK called Crewe, but moved to Manchester when I was 21. I never really had a choice when I was younger, I grew up in a very musical family. Both of my parents were musicians, so being surrounded by music growing up was always going to steer me into a musical career. 

OTVN: Describe your musical style.

Tim: I take most of my inspiration from soul and blues music. Growing up I listened to a lot of Stevie Wonder, Etta James, and all the old school rock n’ roll music. Continue reading Spotlight Artist of the Week: Tim Gallagher

Little Big Town Is Going On Tour

Little Big Town has had an amazing 2017. They recently got a star on the Music City Walk of Fame, and have just finished the Ryman’s first-ever residency at the Mother Church in Nashville. But today….

Little Big Town announced today that they are going on tour! The Breakers Tour will also feature Kacey Musgraves and Midland. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, September 22 at 10am! Presale goes on sale Thursday, September 21 at 10am.

You can watch a Little Big Town along with Kacey Musgraves and Midland TONIGHT (Sept. 20) on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon at 11:35 EST/10:35 CST for a sneak peek of what to expect on their tour Spring 2018.

2018 Dates For The Breakers Tour:
2/8 – Oklahoma City OK  Chesapeake Energy Arena
2/9 -Austin TX  Frank Erwin Center
2/10 –  Grand Prairie TX  Verizon Theatre – Grand Prairie
2/15 – Columbus OH  Schottenstein Center
2/16 – Rosemont IL Allstate Arena
2/17 – Toledo OH  Huntington Center
2/22 – Wilkes-Barre PA  Mohegan Sun Arena
2/23 – Uncasville CT  Mohegan Sun
2/24 – New York NY  Radio City Music Hall
3/2 – Reading PA  Santander Arena
3/3 -Washington DC  Anthem
3/15 – Green Bay WI  Resch Center
3/16 – Duluth MN  Amsoil Arena
3/17 – Grand Forks ND  Ralph Engelstad
3/22 – Grand Rapids MI   Van Andel Arena
3/23 – Cedar Rapids IA  U.S. Cellular Center
3/24 – Sioux City IA  Tyson Events Center
4/5 – Minneapolis MN  Target Center
4/6 – Milwaukee WI  BMO Harris Bradley Ctr
4/7 – St. Louis MO  Chaifetz Arena
4/19 – Greensboro NC  Greensboro Coliseum
4/20 – Greenville SC  Bon Secours Wellness Arena
4/21 – Atlanta GA  Infinite Energy Arena

We can’t wait to see Little Big Town on the road this Spring!

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