Friends, peers and industry executives gathered in BMI’s writer/publisher lobby Wednesday, July 9, to toast Ten Out of Tenn – an inspired coalition of ten Nashville-based pop/rock artists. In addition to embarking on a national tour kicking off July 19 at the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, the ten compatriots have released Ten Out of Tenn, Vol. 2, featuring one contribution from each of the group’s members.
Pictured are (l to r): BMI’s Beth Mason, Ten Out of Tenn’s Katie Herzig, KS Rhoads, Andy Davis, Erin McCarley, Butterfly Boucher, Trent Dabbs, Jeremy Lister, Griffin House, Matthew Perryman Jones and Tyler James, with BMI’s Jody Williams.
Ten Out of Tenn first launched in 2005, and 2008 finds the project reinvigorated and happily committed to its original goal: further exposing Nashville’s vibrant pop rock scene, both to hometown hipsters and tastemakers across the country. Originally conceptualized by singer/songwriter Trent Dabbs and wife Kristen, Ten Out of Tenn celebrates the friendships and music of ten auspicious indie and major label artists who proudly call Music City home.
For more information, please visit www.myspace.com/tenoutoftenn.
Kristen Dabbs (left) and Erin McCarley (right) huddle together for a photo.
Pictured are (l to r): Ten Out of Tenn’s Matthew Perryman Jones, with Thirty Tigers’ Traci Thomas and Christian Roreau.
Singer/songwriter and Ten Out of Tenn member Andy Davis (left) pauses for a photo with BMI’s Beth Mason.
Pictured are (l to r): BMI’s Clay Bradley, singer/songwriters Ford Turrell and Clay Cumbie, with BMI’s Bradley Collins.
Trent Dabbs cracks up the crowd.
Pictured are (l to r): BMI’s Jody Williams, Ten Out of Tenn’s Erin McCarley, CrossFire 3’s Ed Williams and Ten Out of Tenn’s Trent Dabbs.
Pictured are (l to r): BMI’s Bradley Collins, singer/songwriters Clay Cumbie and Jared Johnson, with BMI’s Mark Mason.
Ten Out of Tenn’s Butterfly Boucher (left) pauses for a photo with singer/songwriter Dawson Wells (right).
Photos by Rob Stack