The last few weeks have been hard.  18 days ago, Tornados ravaged our city and state.  I spent the next 7 days planning a fundraising concert, To Nashville With Love, which raised $500,000.  6 days later, my businesses, Exit/In and Hurry Back voluntarily closed in an effort to promote social distancing, amid the covid-19 crisis.  We’ve been closed 5 days – its been a week of emotional ups and downs – feeling hopeful one minute, and hopeless the next.  

All hourly and tip based employees are out of work.  Sunday they had jobs, and Monday they didn’t. No time to prepare. For us, this is roughly 30 people, some of whom have been a part of our work family for years. It’s really hard and they really need help.  
100% of this money is distributed directly to them.  Thank you for helping. 

The business needs your help too. My number 1 priority right now is to make payroll every two weeks and not layoff our 5 salaried employees. These people are the heart and soul of Exit/In – they work long hours week in and week out to bring live music to Nashville. While our typical revenue streams have dropped to zero, we’re working hard to keep a little money coming in so payroll can be met.  

Next comes you – our loyal fans and customers! Being a part of the Nashville music community for the past 20 years has been such an amazing joyful journey. Stewarding the Exit/In is an honor. We plan to continue serving you with music – we all need it now, as much as we ever have. Live streams from Exit/In start next week. We’re about to start auctioning off items from the archives. Stay tuned to our socials, website, and emails for more info. With your help, we will find ways to provide live music, when attending a live show is not possible. Exit/In turns 50 next year – we will make it – and we are going to have such an amazing time celebrating with you!

Thank you for supporting live music and independent local businesses.
Together we will adapt.
Together we will find a way.

With Love,
Chris Cobb



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The Wild Frontier is up for review. Please let me know if you would like a physical and/or digital copy of the album. Nicholas Jamerson is also available for interviews and other creative media requests.
Nicholas Jamerson to take part in Social Distance Fest on March 29
Pre-order now available for new album The Wild Frontier out April 20
Graphic by Sarah Gillum
Graphic by Sarah Gillum
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. — Like many other musicians during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Nicholas Jamerson is taking his shows online following the cancellation/postponement of his remaining March and April tour dates.
Following impromptu live streams on his official Facebook page in recent days, it was announced last Friday that the artist would also be performing during the Master Musicians’ Social Distance Fest—a collaboration between Lexington indie rock group Buck the Taxidermist, music club The Burl and the Somerset, Ky. based Master Musicians Festival—on Sunday, March 29, from 7-8 p.m. Also performing during the week-long virtual festival taking place from March 23-29 will be Sumbuck (the solo project of Taylor Meier of CAAMP) along with Ben Sollee, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Blackfoot Gypsies, Mikaela Davis and Brother Smith, among others.
Recently, Kentucky Country Music shared “Ride,” the first single from Jamerson’s new album The Wild Frontier (Available now for pre-order via Apple Music and BandCamp) out April 20 via The Bingo Shack. Listen/share “Ride” HERE.
“Ride” is a lonesome tale that introduces listeners to Will of The Wild Frontier, the album’s primary protagonist who in the song is fighting off notions of laziness and complacency by beginning his journey to pursue his heart’s biggest dreams (“Straight into the sun is a good place to start / It’s amazing what’s created when you follow the heart”).
“Ride, is a song written about new beginnings,” said Jamerson. “It was for myself during a time where I was just starting the journey as a solo artist. I had no one telling me to make the changes I was making, only my heart pulling me in a direction that I needed to go both professionally and personally. Sometimes when you don’t know where to go or what to do, starting can be the hardest part. This song is about getting on the metaphorical horse and riding it just to see where it goes.”
The Wild Frontier was produced at MIMUS Studios in Winder, Georgia, with Levi Lowrey, an area musician and composer best known for his work with the Zac Brown Band.
Joining Jamerson throughout The Wild Frontier are backing band The Morning Jays comprised of Wes Smith (acoustic/electric guitar, keys, mandolin), Aaron Smith (fiddle, mandolin), Jordan Allen (bass), Thomas Albert (pedal steel, electric guitar) and Lawrence Nemenz (percussion). Also included are spot appearances from brother Joby Jamerson, Lowrey, Benji Shanks, Mark Stephens, Matt Meneffee and Emily Davis.
“I think this is my best performance from a vocal standpoint,” said Jamerson. “I feel like I’ve learned to relax a lot more in my waking life and it has translated into my singing. For the longest time I would go into the studio and sing as hard as I could. I thought the harder you sang the more people would feel it.”

We are thankful for our business underwriters and their support. We know our friends in the restaurant, tourism, entertainment business are reeling. Creative businesses are finding new ways to provide service. If your business would like to get the word out about your services, or would like to send a word of encouragement out at this time please let us know. Please email us at info@wdvx.com and someone will be in touch soon.

We are working on finding a way to create unique programming while bringing support to our community of players. We will keep everyone updated. The humble beginnings and history of WDVX has taught us how to operate and sustain with minimum tools and funding.

We would like to offer our public service post to non-profits working in the community. What is your message and your mission? What are you doing now during this crisis? Please let us know by email at psa@wdvx.com

We encourage you to do your part by adhering to the powerful suggestions from our medical experts and scientists. We have wonderful alliances, supporters and listeners all over the world. Please know our thoughts are with you. We will do our best to provide the best grassroots programming of Bluegrass, Blues, Americana, and the hard-to-describe music that we play. The musicians that play live and the DJs that program the songs have and will always do it with heart.

Thank you for your continued support of East Tennessee’s Own WDVX!

What is going to be playing on
the archive edition of the Blue Plate Special:

Saturday 3/21, Lonesome Coyotes
Monday 3/23, BR-549
Tuesday 3/24, Red Stick Ramblers
Wednesday 3/25, Mike Farris /Jon Byrd

East Tennessee’s Own
WDVX Underwriters
Please thank these organizations for supporting
WDVX – East Tennessee’s Own!

Oh Boy Records and The New Norm  

First of all, we want to wish everyone out there well wishes for safety, health, and strength in a trying time for all of us. As we are all adapting to this new normal in the world, we’ve seen those in many industries have to take steps to change the way they operate – Oh Boy Records, our artists, and the entire music community is no exception.
In these unprecedented times, we plan to stand with and support the music community as much as we can and you can help with that! With tour cancellations, you can support artists by buying merchandise and music, contributing to artists directly through things like paid live streams and making donations. Below we have some ways you can support your favorite Oh Boy Records artists but, this goes for any artist in any music community. 

Tré Burt Will Perform on Luck’s ‘Til Furthur Notice Live Stream

Tré Burt will be performing via Live Stream from 8:40 pm-8:50 pm CST in place of his scheduled performance at Luck Reunion.
From Luck Presents:
‘Til Further Notice: an online concert presented by Luck Productions. Join us this Thursday from 6-11 pm CST for a show made just for your screen featuring artists like Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams, Jewel, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Particle Kid, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff, and more. It’s free to watch, but we’ll have an online tip jar ready for you to donate in support of the artists or the charity of their choice.
Oh Boy will be matching 100% of all tips during Tré Burt’s set!
Watch The Entire Show Here

Thank You All So Much For Your Help With The Rebuild North Nashville Fund 

With your help buying the “Nashville Is Pretty Good Shirts” and participating in our matching sale, Oh Boy Record was able to raise over $60,000 toward Gideon’s Army’s Rebuild North Nashville campaign. So, thank you John Prine fans for helping rebuild this historic and important Nashville community. 

Music & Merchandise Sale 

We wanted to put some items on sale for supporters of Oh Boy and Oh Boy’s artists! Visit our webstore now for sales on music, apparel and merchandise. Thank you for the continued support.
Also, check out all of our artist’s Bandcamp pages this Friday: 
“To raise even more awareness around the pandemic’s impact on musicians everywhere, we’re waiving our revenue share on sales this Friday, March 20 (from midnight to midnight Pacific Time), and rallying the Bandcamp community to put much needed money directly into artists’ pockets,” Bandcamp co-founder and CEO Ethan Diamond  
Shop Now Here
City Winery Employee Relief Fund

City Winery Employee Relief Fund

Little did we know a few days ago that the hospitality and entertainment industries, the very ones whose passion and existence is designed to bring people together, would be confronting the reality that our purpose is now a threat to the community.

On Sunday evening, City Winery made the very difficult decision to cease operations due to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis.

We want nothing more than to regain normalcy and revive the beating pulse of our company by being able to re-employ all of our temporarily laid-off team members.

Please consider making a donation to support our affected team members. After 30 days, we will distribute all accumulated funds equally amongst all temporarily laid-off employees. We understand that many of you may also be struggling personally right now, so if you cannot donate, please consider sharing our efforts with your friends & family. Thank you.

We sincerely look forward to welcoming you home.

Donate Now
City Winery COVID-19 Response


8th Wonder Brewery Presents: Max Flinn

Facebook Live

“Songs from 8 feet” is a limited series of Facebook live concerts presented by 8th Wonder Brewery. All you need to do is head over…


Kenny Freeman – Live Stream

Facebook Live

Kenny Freeman Live Stream on Facebook and Instagram Tuesday March 24th 6:00pm CT www.facebook.com/kennyfreemanmusic www.instagram.com/kennyfreeman

Marcedes Carroll Acoustic Set FB Live

Facebook Live

Marcedes Carroll will be playing through songs on her recently released album “She’s Pretty,” as well as through the songs on a second half she…

Venmo for tips @MarcedesCarroll

“The Gig” featuring Scotty Alexander

Facebook Live

A live country music show showcasing the new album “Guilty” and the new single being released on March 27th “Damn You Whiskey”. Let’s have some…

Blue Heart Records presents April N. Smith Studio Session

We Love You, Tennessee
After tornadoes ripped through Middle Tennessee in the early hours Tuesday morning, this week has been a very difficult one for our hometown of Nashville and the surrounding communities. We are standing with our Tennessee friends and neighbors during this time of rebuilding and have been amazed by and grateful for the outpouring of love we’ve seen from our listeners from here and around the world.
A lot of people have reached out wondering how they can help. During this time and over the weeks and months ahead, we encourage you to consider ways you can contribute your time, talents, and donations to the families and communities affected by the tornadoes. Feel free to visit wsmonline.com/relieffor ideas about how you can get involved.

Warner Music Nashville - Nashville Strong Image

We believe in and stand with our Nashville community during this difficult time. If you’d like to pitch in from afar, and help those who were affected by the tornado, you can join us in donating to the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund below.
Middle Tennessee Strong Tees will benefit Tornado Relief Efforts.
The devastation of the May 3 tornadoes on Middle Tennesse has been tremendous, with at least 25 dead, hundreds injured and many homes and businesses destroyed, but we don’t lay down when the times get tough, we’re Middle Tennessee Strong! CDB wants to help out by making these 2 new tees available to raise money for tornado relief efforts. 100% of the sales (after printing costs) will go to organizations which are helping Middle Tennesseans clean up and rebuild. Rather than do “Nashville Strong” “Mt. Juliet Strong,” “Lebanon Strong,” “Cookville Strong” we decided to cover the areas hit the hardest with “Middle Tennessee Strong.” We’re hoping to have these ready to ship the week of March 16th. – TeamCDB/BW
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