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    Marry Date Kill (Feat. Bandit Heart)

    In this week’s episode of the Listen! It’s Vetrano YouTube series, Troy Akers (aka Bandit Heart) stops by to play an updated version of the game Marry Date Kill. When random objects like a watermelon, a razor blade and apple pie turn up in the mix of celebrities, things get awkward. Watch the video above to see who stays and who… goes. After you watch us play Marry Date Kill, you can check out my full interview with Bandit Heart, where he talks about his favorite spots in Nashville, the inspiration for his new music and his new single “Don’t Let Me Go,” which is on iTunes now. Plus, you can find…

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    Q&A: Bandit Heart

    For fans of the CW series Reign, last night’s ending may have struck a chord. A song that set the tone for a pivotal ending, leading the series to its weekly conclusion. The song acting as the backdrop? “Don’t Let Me Go,” new single from Bandit Heart, the latest project from Nashville’s song-maker Troy Akers.   No stranger to the music scene, Akers has spent a good portion of the last year working on honing his songwriting talent, which led to a cut on Amy Stroup‘s record called “Dark Runs Out” and the title track of Neulore‘s new album. Most recognizably though, Akers is one-third of the pop act The CO, who delivered their last full length album…

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    Featured,  Food & Drink,  Travel

    Hollywood With A Touch of Twang

    One of the best things about moving to a new city is discovering its local cuisine and the favorite hot spots of its residents.  In Nashville, this means being in the company of some chart topping artists and well-known songwriters.  Since my move to this great city, which was almost a year ago (WOW!), readers, friends and family have asked me my recommendations on my favorite spots in town.  Although a bit of a detour from the music-related posts, I put together some of my picks to add to your itinerary if you’re planning a trip to Music City anytime soon. Start your day at one of the great coffee…