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From Kayne West announcing he is running for President in 2020 to Zayn Malik breaking the hearts of millions of fans by leaving One Direction it was a year to remember in music.

2015 was an exciting year for Lightning 100! We had the opportunity to have Walk the Moon in studio to play a stripped down version of “Shut Up and Dance”. Ben Folds played a secret show live on Lightning 100 from historic RCA Studio A, and Leon Bridges also played a secret show for a few lucky Lightning 100 listeners at William Colliers. These are just some of the highlights!

During our Nashville Sunday Night series, Ruston Kelly, All Them Witches, Borns, Future Thieves, John Oates, Elle King, and several other fantastic performers joined us at 3rd & Lindsley for some killer performances. 

Live On The Green 2015 Lineup

Lightning 100 is proud to announce the highly anticipated artist lineup for the 2015 Live On The Green Music Festival! Scheduled to run Thursday...
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Chatting with Nikki Lane at Pilgrimage Music Festival

Adam gets the chance to chat with the unofficial queen of outlaw country, Nikki Lane.  Wonder what the best dog name in the world?...

#L100Festivus 2015 [Photos]

Thanks again to everyone that helped out with #L100Festivus 2015 at Marathon Music Works!  Sponsor includes WUXP MYTV 30 Nashville, Seinfeld, AT&T, Pabst Blue Ribbon, The Salvation Army - Nashville, and Team...
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Lets get weird with Iron & Wine at Pilgrimage Music Fest

It's never a dull moment at Pilgrimage Music Fest.  Lightning 100 is broadcasting live the entire weekend at the festival's own back porch.  Jesse...
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Steven Tyler crashes Loving Mary’s interview at Pilgrimage

Jayson and Adam invited our friend in Loving Mary backstage for an interview at Pilgrimage Music Festival.  Steven Tyler hopped on mic during the interview...

Music Business Radio #195: Michael Omartian, Terry Christian and Andrew Manzardo

Two of Music Business Radio's favorite guests return this week – Michael Omartian and Terry Christian. Michael alone has participated in sales of over 350,000,000...

BORNS- Full Set at Nashville Sunday Night 12/13/15

%CODE1% BØRNS, a Michigan native who spent time in New York before landing in his new home of Los Angeles, is a preternatural talent. He...

Lake Street Dive performing You Go Down Smooth live at Hangout...

Lake Street Dive performs a secret show for a few lucky fans at Hangout Music Festival. Check out this performance of "You Go Down...
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Vetiver – Current Carry

Vetiver was formed in San Francisco in 2002. The band released their self-titled debut album in 2004 on the small indie folk label DiCristina. Since the album's release, Vetiver has...

Music Business Radio #196: Nick Palladino

Nick Palladino is the President and primary Director for Moo Creative. He's done work for Garth Brooks, OneRepublic, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and Toby Keith,...
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Jill Andrews – Full Set at Nashville Sunday Night on 9/27/15

Before launching a solo career in 2009, Jill Andrews made her name co-fronting the Everybodyfields, an Americana outfit that highlighted her musical connection with Sam Quinn. Based in...
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Andra Day performs Forever Mine and Rise Up

Retro-soul singer, Andra Day stopped by the LC studio to perform a few tunes before her sold out show at The Basement East.  Andra...
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LOTG Presents Passion Pit, Smooth Hound Smith, Big Data, Turbo Fruits,...

It's the big #LOTG2015 weekend blowout!  Check out photos from the show featuring Passion Pit, Smooth Hound Smith, Big Data, Turbo Fruits, Colony House,...
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Leon Bridges performing “Coming Home” and “Rivers” [video]

Leon Bridges stopped by the studio after his sold out show with Lord Huron at Ryman Auditorium and solo show at 3rd and Lindsley.  It’s...

Vulfpeck – Wait for the Moment

Vulfpeck is a funk group founded in 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The band aims for a sound that is minimal, raw, and approaches that of a live...

Music City Mayhem Champs 2015

Congratulations to Smooth Hound Smith for winning Music City Mayhem 2015! Besides earning a slot at Live On The Green Music Festival, they...
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The Arcs Perform Outta My Mind and Put A Flower In...

The Arcs came by the studio to perform "Outta My Mind" and "Put A Flower In Your Pocket" from their debut release Yours, Dreamily. The...

Music Business Radio #200: Charlie Mars

Annalee Cantos sits in for David Hooper to talk with Mississippi singer/songwriter Charlie Mars. You're going to enjoy Charlie's hilarious stories about the journey to...
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ZZ Ward performing “Love X3” and “Put the Gun Down”

On the 17th of July, Ms. ZZ Ward paid a visit to the Lightning 100 studio with guitarist, Eric Walls, and her adorable sidekick,...

Lightning 100’s Top 100 of 2015 – Countdown (49-1)

2015 Top 100 Countdown: 49-1 Want to see the 50 - 100 in our Top 100?  Click here to see the other part of the...