Music Village Schedule & Artists
Boy Named Banjo
CB30, comprised of real-life brothers Christian and Brody Clementi, grew up in Nashville surrounded by music from a young age. After playing some local charity events with their father Jay Clementi, a successful songwriter, they caught the attention of country superstar Luke Bryan, who introduced them to various industry contacts, leading to a record deal with Buena Vista Records, a partnership between Disney Music Group and Universal Music Group Nashville.
The name CB30 comes from Christian and Brody's first initials, as well as the fact they were both born on the 30th of the month; Christian's birthday is May 30th, while Brody's is March 30th. Their young, fresh sound is built on harmony-driven country melodies with influences ranging from The Everly Brothers to Ed Sheeran.
In between football and baseball games, you can often find Christian and Brody on the lake fishing and wakeboarding. CB30 have previously opened for Luke Bryan on a number of stadium dates and made their debut at the famed Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio, Calif. The boys visited New York with appearances on Barstool Sports, Music Choice, and TigerBeat.
CB30 have been making their presence known on the breakout social media platform, TikTok. The duo posted a video of their version of the Charlie Puth Challenge which quickly went viral on the platform, amassing 14 million views in one week. They have since gained over 1.3 million followers and are currently one of the most followed country artists on TikTok – Check out their account HERE.
Earlier this year, the boys performed as part of Global Citizen's One World: Together At Home live stream concert in partnership the World Health Organization. CB30 released a new version of their latest song, "We Are Right Now," remixed by NYC-based producers, Black Caviar. CB30 are currently in the studio writing and recording new music.
Boy Named Banjo
Long before Boy Named Banjo, two of the founding members of the genre-bending band grew up a mile down the road from each other in Nashville. William Reames and Willard Logan both picked up the guitar at an early age, took lessons from the same teacher in town, and even played in the same middle school band together.
A shared love for bluegrass, folk, and singer/songwriter music sparked a different musical friendship for Reames between him and banjo player, Barton Davies. Before long, the two youngsters enthusiastically bounced songs off each other and discovered some of their favorite bands like The Steeldrivers, John Hartford, and The Infamous Stringdusters. In no time at all, they were writing and performing songs of their own, and at the age of 16, they decided to form their own band. Only, they needed a mandolin player. That's when they called Logan – and the two longtime friends, and now Davies, were bandmates once again.
"We were still too young to step foot inside a bar when we first started to play," Davies recalls, "so we'd set up shop on the sidewalk outside of Robert's Western World in downtown Nashville and play our own songs for whomever would listen." According to Davies – about halfway through one of their sets, a man came stumbling out of Robert's, got in Barton's face and yelled "play that thing, Banjo Boy! C'mon, Banjo!" Reames texted Davies later that night – "Boy Named Banjo."
With a brand new name and a bunch of original songs, the trio recorded The Tanglewood Sessions, an honest, emotional, roots-driven look into the lives of the young outfit. Unexpectedly, the album was received quite well and now has over 3 million streams on Spotify.
In 2013, BNB invited drummer Sam McCullough to join the group, before recording its sophomore album, Long Story Short (2014). The band got its first breakthrough by earning a spot on the 2015 Bonnaroo lineup, which led to some hometown love for the native Nashvillians. Shortly after releasing Lost on Main EP in 2015, Boy Named Banjo found its missing piece – Ford Garrard (bass), hit the road, and hasn't stopped touring since.
Boy Named Banjo's sound has grown up alongside them into an energetic blend of country, alt-rock, and folk-pop that will keep listeners smiling, clapping, and dancing along. Catch a live show and find out for yourself.
Originally from New Braunfels, Texas, Catie grew up on a horse ranch. Homeschooled by her father in the tack room of their barn, Catie gravitated towards music at a young age. She started playing piano at the age of four which eventually led her to pursue other instruments such as violin, accordion and more. When she was 11, Catie's accordion teacher asked her to join their polka band where they traveled across Texas playing festivals, local shows and Oktoberfests.
A few years later, she attended the Berklee College of Music where she graduated at the age of 19. After spending some time in Los Angeles, Catie felt called to make the official move to Nashville and pursue country music full-time.
In 2018 Catie signed a publishing deal with Universal Music Group Publishing. She was previously featured in The Highwomen's "Redesigning Women" video and is currently working with collaborators Ryan Beaver and Aaron Eshuis on her debut album for Universal Music. Catie's talent on fiddle and guitar has helped her shape a unique sound rooted in traditional country music and thoughtful lyrics.
Capitol Records Nashville / Buena Vista Records' Adam grew up in both Mississippi and Arkansas, being influenced by artists such as Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, John Mayer and The Foo Fighters. From an early age, Adam's musical roots were grounded in the church singing hymns with his family, where his dad was a Baptist pastor and his mom played piano.
After graduating from the University of Central Arkansas, the singer-songwriter made an appearance on KATV's Good Morning Arkansas, a local Little Rock, Arkansas ABC affiliate, where fellow Arkansas-native and country star Justin Moore happened to be watching, and was impressed by Adam's unique voice and distinctive songs. Soon after, Justin's producer Jeremy Stover reached out, opening the door for Adam to move to Nashville and pursue music full-time.
Adam has written a multitude of songs and has received numerous cuts for other artists including Miranda Lambert and Eli Young Band, as well as, No. 1 hits for Dan + Shay ("How Not To") and Justin Moore ("Somebody Else Will"). Adam has continued to hone his songwriting and vocal skills, while performing live with artists including Brett Young, Jordan Davis, LANCO, and more. Adam released his first two singles "Rockin' All Night Long" and "Forever Ain't Long Enough."
EMI Records Nashville's Kylie Morgan began writing songs in her hometown of Newcastle, OK, when she was only 12 years old. A masterful storyteller, the singer-songwriter released her music independently in her early teens, garnering national attention from music producersand television executives. At the age of 16, she was named "Who New To Watch" by the Country Music Association.
This early success led Kylie to begin making regular trips to Nashville, crafting her voice and polishing her songwriting. When she turned 19, she made the decision to call Music City home. Recognizing Kylie's unique talent, the SMACKSongs team signed her to their roster under the guidance of GRAMMY Award-winning songwriters, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne.
An avid yoga enthusiast, Kylie has earned her official Yoga Alliance Certification and participates in yoga daily. Kylie recently released her autobiographical new song "Break Things" and was just selected as one of three artists for the CMA KixStart program where she will receive unique opportunities to participate in events as well as connect with industry professionals.
Kylie has been named to several Artists to Watch lists including CMT's Listen Up Class of 2019, CMT's Next Women of Country Class of 2020, SiriusXM's On The Horizon, Taste of Country's Artists to Watch and Pandora's Artists to Watch for 2020. Kylie is currently in the studio working on her debut album with producers Shane McAnally and Ben Johnson.
- More than 32 million streams, with streaming numbers having a 5.1% average weekly increase
- Selected as only country artist of VEVO's 2021 DSCVR Artists to Watch (past alumni include: Billie Eilish, Sam Smith, Maggie Rogers and Alessia Cara)
- In 2020, Kylie spent 1 month on Spotify's United States Viral 50 Playlist Chart with "Break Things"
- Previously toured with Dan + Shay, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Kip Moore, Gavin DeGraw, Brett Eldredge & Billy Currington