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2017 was a big year! The Nashville Predators snagged the Western Conference Championships for the first time ever! Nashville’s population became so big in 2017, we surpassed Memphis and became the largest city in Tennessee.

While Nashville was busy growing and the Preds were busy dominating the ice, Lightning had special guests try to take over the station. A few of those artists were Margo Price, the band Bully, and Lake Street Dive. We had live in-studio performances from several outstanding artists like Vance Joy, Gallant, and ZZ Ward just to name a few. 

Live On The Green featuring Local Natives, Real Estate, and Minus...

It's Lightning 100's 50th show of Live On The Green Music Fest!  Thanks for braving the weather and rocking out for another great outdoor...

Ruston Kelly – Black Magic

Lani Ford here, and I am featuring a local songwriter with strong connections (like writing hits for Tim McGraw and being engaged to Kacey...

Rocky Block – Make It To You

Local artist of the week Rocky Block started playing drums in his fathers lap as a toddler. In his still very young career, he...

2017 Top 200 Countdown: 1 – 100

We're counting down our favorite songs we played in 2017! Check out numbers 1 through 100 below! Tune in all day December 31 and...
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Rayland Baxter covers Bob Dylan’s To Ramona [video]

Did you miss Dylan Fest at The Ryman last month? We've got you covered. Check out this video of Nashville songsmith Rayland Baxter performing...

New Life Laser – Local Business Spotlight

This week's Lightning 100’s local business spotlight is shining on New Life Laser! NLL is Nashville's locally owned and operated tattoo and hair removal...

Alice Merton – No Roots

Lani Ford here, and today, my DJ pick comes from 23 year old German-British singer Alice Merton and her song "No Roots." Let us know what...

Sheryl Crow performs Halfway There, Long Way Back and If It...

The legendary Sheryl Crow joined us in the ONErpm studio last week to promote her new album Be Myself. She performed the lead track “Halfway There,” digging in to...
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Jennifer Vazquez Performs I Believe

Songwriter Jennifer Vazquez performs her song "I Believe" from her latest release Rediscovering Me. We met Jennifer Vazquez at our weekly Writers' Night and...

Thunderground featuring Nduka, James Droll, Arlie and Paper Route [Photos]

Our Thunderground showcase at The Basement East continues to spotlight some of our favorite up-and-coming local talent! Check out photos from out last show featuring Nduka,...

Born Animal – I Think I Think Too Much

Local artist of the week BORN ANIMAL is eclectic, blues-tinged indie rock, based in Music City, USA. The brainchild of Ryan Stowe and Stephen Luther, the...

Gabe Dixon covers Let It Go (Frozen Cover)

Gabe's done it again! Is there anything he can't sing and make it sound amazing? Thanks to Gabe Dixon finishing Disney Month out so...

Matthew Perryman Jones – Full Set Live at Nashville Sunday Night

Matthew Perryman Jones is a performing songwriter with four full length albums, three EPs and several singles to his name. He is part of...

Live On The Green featuring St. Paul, Michael Franti and Arkells...

Thanks for joining us at the first Live On The Green Music Fest of 2017.  Lightning 100 is excited to bring you another great...

Live On The Green featuring Sheryl Crow, Drew Holcomb, SHEL and...

We did it!  Lightning 100 successfully moved a Live On The Green Music Fest show from Friday to Sunday!  Thank to everyone's help to...

Cold War Kids – So Tied Up

Keith here. My DJ pick this week is the new tune from Live On The Green veterans Cold War Kids! "So Tied Up” featuring...

The Cunning – Run Through The Desert

Local artist of the week The Cunning are an eclectic pop/rock band hailing from nearly every corner of the globe and led by frontman Sean Cunningham....

Drew Holcomb Secret Show [Photos]

Before his two-night run at Ryman Auditorium, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors made time to perform live for some lucky Lightning 100 listeners at our secret...

The Tasting Bar with TC Craft Tequila

This week on the Tasting Bar, Todd from Nashville-owned TC Craft Tequila introduces Adam to the wonderful world of tequila. From light to dark,...
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The Wild Reeds perform Patience and Only Songs [video]

Los Angeles-based folk trio The Wild Reeds came into the ONErpm studio and performed "Patience" and "Only Songs" from their new album The World...