In what has been an awful week for Nashville (and wider Tennessee) after the tornado left a devastating trail of wreckage and sadly a number of fatalities, it’s nice to hear a single that gives a glimpse of exactly what ‘music city’ means to people this week. What it is about Nashville that makes it so special to so many?
‘Nashville’ from Belles and Gals ambassador Zoee is an upbeat track where the sheer energy of the artist (if you’ve seen Zoee play live, you’ll know she might be the most energetic artist on the UK scene) shines through. Lyrics such as ‘So I guess I’m going to Nashville, Tennessee, where the music sounds like home to me‘ show off that love for the city, while the anthemic chants of ‘Nashville’ (where Zoee sings it, then a crowd repeats the word back) make this a song that you’ll want to hear live. In listening, you can’t help but feed off that energy – it’s uplifting and has a vibe that makes you want to get up and show your own passion for music!
The chart-topping and multi-award winning Australian-born singer/songwriter (actress, model and more recently TV Host) Zoee is one of the most exciting Alternative Country/Americana/Pop phenomena to hit the UK country music scene. Having already worked on a feature film soundtrack, topped the Scottish New Music Charts and holding the No#1 position for over 6 months on theReverbNation Charts as well as currently on a U.K tour, Scandinavian & a US tour where she performed at TRNSMT Festival in Glasgow and at the prestigious CMA Festival in Nashville alongside the likes of Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Old Dominion, Luke Combs, Keith Urban, The Brothers Osborne, Hunter Hayes, Lindsay Ell and many others in support of music education (and working to support Musicians Against Homelessness on her U.K. tour), further corporate events for the likes of Unilever in Sweden, and after having also recorded to vinyl in NYC and sessions with the legendary Whispering Bob Harris (of BBC Radio 2) it seems highly plausible to say that Zoee is taking the UK and US Country music scene by storm.
With her band, she has touched the hearts of thousands while she’s travelled the world performing. Her ever-present storytelling & uplifting songwriting style has been compared to world-class artists such as Rod Stewart, James Blunt, Steve Earle, Dolly Parton & Taylor Swift. Dusted with underlying messages & entwined with personal narratives, Zoee keeps her sound grounded & raw, much like the music of the 1970’s & 1980’s. Elegant. Powerful. Individual.
With just one voice, two guitars and a Cajon, Zoee & The Band, are a unique talent worth looking out for.