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    Take 5: Bandit Heart

    We all love to know what inspires our favorite stars and we want to know what – or who– is behind our favorite lyrics. But why is every interview so serious all the damn time? Take 5 is a regular feature on Listen! It’s Vetrano that gives readers insight into some of the lighter things in your favorite stars’ lives. And now Take 5 is coming to the LIV YouTube channel every week. Learn more about your favorite celebrities, artists and entrepreneurs, plus get ready to laugh when V for Vetrano hits the streets of Nashville to Take 5 with Music City locals and visitors. Subscribe now, so you don’t miss one minute and check out last week’s edition…

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    Take 5: The New Schematics

    We all love to know what inspires our favorite stars and we want to know what – or who– is behind our favorite lyrics. But why is every interview so serious all the damn time? ‘Take 5′ is a regular feature on Listen! It’s Vetrano that gives readers insight into some of the lighter things in your favorite stars’ lives. And next up in the ‘Take 5′ hot seat, Cory Bishop from the Nashville-based indie rock band The New Schematics. The band’s debut single “Born Without Borders” dropped earlier this month on iTunes and you can catch the accompanying lyric video here. Be sure to visit thenewschematics.com for more information about the band and where you…

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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…