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Lightning 100's 2021 Top 200 Countdown

Best of Countdown 2021 (100 – 1)

The Lightning 100 staff had a great time putting together our Top 200 countdown this year. It reminded us of why we love what...

Best of Countdown 2021 (200 – 101)

The Lightning 100 staff had a great time putting the best of countdown together this year. It reminded us of why we love...
Tim McNary

Tim McNary — “So Soon”: Local Artist of the Week

Tim McNary is Lightning 100's local artist of the week! McNary is an indie folk singer-songwriter who released his third album, Loose Leaf, back...
The Explorers Club

The Explorers Club — “Hurt So Bad”: DJ Pick of the...

"Hurt So Bad" by The Explorers Club is Casey's DJ pick of the week! The Explorers Club is a band that originated in coastal...
Shannon LaBrie

Shannon LaBrie — “Raining Hallelujah”: Local Artist of the Week

Shannon LaBrie is Lightning 100's local artist of the week! LaBrie is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from North Dakota who now calls Nashville her...
llampaca

llampaca — “Don’t Give Up”: DJ Pick of the Week

"Don't Give Up" by llampaca is Casey's DJ pick of the week! llampaca is a new collaborative duo consisting of Doran Danoff and Tyler...
Sunflower Bean Press Photo

Sunflower Bean – “Baby Don’t Cry”: DJ Pick of the Week

New York trio Sunflower Bean made an astounding come back after two years with their latest single, “Baby Don’t Cry". The song highlights the...
BadCulture

BadCulture — “Come Here”: Local Artist of the Week

BadCulture is Lightning 100's local artist of the week! The indie punk group is based in East Nashville and just put out a new...

Pinegrove – “Alaska”: DJ Pick of the Week

Indie-rock group Pinegrove has announced their newest album, 11:11, with their latest hit single, “Alaska”. The band, who’s aesthetic is made up of primary...
Kelsey Abbott

Kelsey Abbott — “I Fall In Love With You Every Night”:...

Kelsey Abbott is Lightning 100's Local Artist of the Week! She released her new single "I Fall In Love With You Every Night" back...

Adam Melchor & Briston Maroney: “Hold On For Dear Life”: DJ...

Earlier this month, Adam Melchor and Briston Maroney surprised fans with their latest collaboration, “Hold On For Dear Life". As the two artists are...
Darrin Bradbury

Darrin Bradbury — “Shiny Town”: DJ Pick of the Week

"Shiny Town" by Darrin Bradbury is Casey's DJ pick of the week! Bradbury is based in East Nashville and is known for his humorous,...
Sarah Lake

Sarah Lake — “You Don’t Have To”: Local Artist of the...

Indie country artist Sarah Lake is Lightning 100's local artist of the week! Lake has written for many artists in Nashville in addition to...

Nané – “Seventeen”: DJ Pick of the Week

2020 was a whirlwind of year for everyone, and the craziness can sometimes be hard to put into words. Nané has no issues portraying...

Pete Yorn – “Elizabeth Taylor”: DJ Pick of the Week

20 years after the release of his debut album musicforthemorningafter, Pete Yorn announces his latest album with single “Elizabeth Taylor”.  The single is the...
Will Ellis

Will Ellis — “No Bosses In Heaven”: DJ Pick of the...

"No Bosses in Heaven" by Will Ellis is Casey's DJ pick of the week! Will Ellis is a Nashville-based artist and released his EP,...

Geese – “Low Era”: DJ Pick of the Week

Geese never intended for this to be long-term, but after the release of their debut album, the band has an exciting future ahead of...
Amanda Broadway Band

The Amanda Broadway Band — “The Slow Down”: Local Artist of...

The Amanda Broadway Band is Lightning 100's local artist of the week! The group is back with a brand new single, "The Slow Down."...

Kinn – “Running Away to Get Closer”: DJ Pick of the...

Nashville singer-songwriter Kinn’s “Running Away to Get Closer” opens her latest album Anything, Love as an ethereal hit single. As Melissa’s DJ Pick of...
Super Ride

Super Ride —”Shred City”: DJ Pick of the Week

Super Ride's new single "Shred City" is Casey's DJ pick of the week! The song is Super Ride's debut release. Upon listening to Super...