Backstage Nashville Discoveries is something we take great pride in. We are passionate about discovering and sharing songwriters and artists that are on the rise. Our Discoveries are also available for your next corporate event or private party. They can also be heard sharing the stage with our hit songwriters at weekly at Backstage Nashville Live at 3rd and Lindsley.
With her debut project, The House Sessions, singer/songwriter Jenny Gill unveils an autobiographical collection of songs that blend blues, Americana and country to create a sound and style that is as unique as she is.
Gill, of course, is country music royalty: Her father is Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill and her mother is Sweethearts of the Rodeo’s Janis Oliver. Her step-mother is Christian superstar Amy Grant, with whom she has toured as a back-up singer for the last six years. It can be both a blessing and a curse to have such a prestigious background.
“People have a preconceived perception of me because of my name, that I am country or that my talent should be at a certain place because of my parents’ accomplishments,” she says. “It’s hard to get people to notice you on your own and not for being a plus-one. So that is what The House Sessions is attempting to do. I am done waiting in the wings wondering what could happen. I’m ready to try and build something all on my own.”
Lauren Mascitti: Lauren is a country music singer/songwriter, guitarist, pianist, and mandolin player from Louisville, OH. She has had the privilege of writing and/or performing with some of Nashville's greatest talents, such as Larry Gatlin, Pam Tillis, Shawn Camp, Matraca Berg, Wil Nance, Mo Pitney, Pat McLaughlin, Big Al Anderson, and Delbert McClinton. Since she started singing and recording at the age of 7, Lauren has recorded 9 CDs. Her 2010 album titled "Thought I'd Get a Love Song" was produced by Jana King Evans, Buddy Mullins, Pam Tillis, and Adam Kohout, and is composed mostly of songs she has written. Her album titled "A Gypsy Point of View" was produced by Lauren and Jana King Evans and is composed solely of original songs. Lauren's newest album "It's Never Just a Song" is also composed of all original material. All albums listed are available on iTunes, CD Baby, and other music download sites.
Rocky Block: An incredibly talented pop/soul singer/songwriter. Born and raised in Nashville, TN. Rocky is quickly gaining a solid reputation for his old soul songwriting style and abilities. Think Marvin Gay and Stevie Wonder meet John Mayer. Rocky is know around Nashville and is working on a new EP set to come out Summer 2017.
"Rocky Block is one of the most talented kids I have ever met. When you see him on stage you can tell that's where he belongs. I have incredibly high hopes for his future!" (Delaney McClinton, Sandy Beaches News)
“Rocky sounds amazing. "Little Games" is a cool song. Rocky has quite a road ahead and his little bro Grady is no slouch on the drums.... wow, talk about family band!” (Buddy Miller, Roots Revival)
Abby Anderson: Abby Anderson is a singer songwriter from Dallas, Texas. At 17, she packed up her bags, moved to Nashville and quickly dove into making music. Now signed to Black River Entertainment, she is working on her debut album. Backstage Nashville hit maker, Buddy Owens, has mentored Anderson. She has a powerful, sultry voice and talent for writing songs from real life experiences that she’s not afraid to share with her audience. Abby Anderson is a true entertainer and a rising star.
Zander Hawley: "An incredibly gifted songwriter" (Tourworthy) from Los Angeles. He began his career with the band Honeywater, and the band’s eponymous EP (which he wrote, co-produced, and performed) hit number 7 on the iTunes Folk chart and was reviewed by Mic.com as "four tracks of folk gold.” His first single as a solo artist, “Hid in the Little Things," was featured on the Fox television show The Following. His debut EP "I Wish I Was," produced by Marshall Vore, was released on December 1st, 2015, and has received praise for its "mature sound...heartfelt lyrical delivery....and production" (AU Review) and Zander has been hailed as one of the "best young voices in Nashville" (Cause A Scene).
Alex Seier: Since his move to Nashville, Alex has toured with Jessie James Decker, Hillary Duff, Secondhand Serenade, and many others. He has performed on The Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel, MTV, and Ellen, and has secured song placements for TV and movies. His songwriting ability has enabled him to write with some of Music City's finest.
Savannah Conley entered the Nashville music scene as a a newcomer with an old soul. Born in Nashville, Savannah grew up in a home inundated with music. Her second EP will be released in the fall of 2017. The first single (Lost Lover) can be found on all major digital platforms, and has received praise and comparison to a young Emmylou Harris, or Dolly Parton. Excited to see where this will lead, Savannah hopes that you’ll continue on this journey with her.