Episode 91 – Nashvillains

Group features three of Nashville’s top songwriters

Nashvillains is an incredibly talented group made up of Nashville songwriters and producers Brett Boyett, Troy Johnson and Scott Lindsey. Last month, the band released “Who Don’t,” which is written by the late Andrew Dorff, Old Dominion’s Brad Tursi, and Corey Crowder, and is produced by Andrew’s father, Steve Dorff.

Signed to Fate Entertainment, Nashvillains’ inception stemmed from the industry veterans’ and musicians’ shared love of country music and rock and roll. Each member has been successful in their own right before coming together for this unique project. Collectively, they have written and produced music for feature films, television shows, and major artists like The Chicks, Keith Urban, Cassadee Pope, James Taylor, Lauren Alaina, among many more.

Band members Brett Boyett and Scott Lindsey first met in a writing session where they shared a commonality on a creative vision; that the country music spectrum was in dire need of a rock meets outlaw country presence that flirts with sonic experimentation. Having been familiar with Troy Johnson through the songwriting community, Boyett pinned Johnson and his gritty vocals as a potential third member when he learned that Lindsey shared his publishing company with the sought-after writer.

The newly formed group looks to create a fresh musical landscape by blurring lines between genres, bending the rules of convention, and expanding country music. The sonic landscape of the Nashvillains is accomplished through using traditional instrumentation with creative modern programming while emphasizing the dramatic and untold stories that are rarely touched upon by today’s popular country music.

The group formed in 2020, but was sidelined by the pandemic in what they call an “asterisk year,” as they explain their origins and more to us. Full video is below.

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