Weird Thought Thinker - Joshua Hedley
Our next LCM featured artist could be very well be another Country breakout artist this year. Based in Nashville the excellent singer-songwriter Joshua Hedley is definitely one to watch. For years, Josh has been making a name for himself as Nashville’s right hand man. Known as the “mayor of lower Broadway” by collaborators and comrades, Josh is a fixture at Robert’s Western World, where he plays for tips with his band the Hedliners. The multi-talented singer-songwriter has played fiddle with Justin Townes Earle, Robert Ellis and Jonny Fritz. Now Music City’s favorite son is breaking out on his own. Joshua's soaring, velvet voice and jukebox-ready songs are 60s-era solid country gold. This live version of 'Weird Thought Thinking' from a LR Baggs session last year, showcase those wonderful vocals perfectly. https://youtu.be/HxkP1oAQwCk
As part of East Nashville’s close-knit brigade of musicians, Josh has no shortage of support from his friends and peers. He’s featured prominently in the 2015 documentary film 'Heartworn Highways Revisited', a follow up to the seminal 1976 cult classic music documentary about the 1970s Nashville songwriting community led by Guy and Susanna Clark. Heartworn Highways Revisited director Wayne Price calls Hedley the “breakout star” of the film. “Everyone in town loves the guy and knows he’s the real deal,” Price told American Songwriter. “If he wanted to go forward with being a frontman or a solo artist, he’s going to be the guy. He’s that talented.”
Unlike several of his peers, Josh is not trying to put a new spin on an old sound. His country music is your grandfather’s country music and it’s all the better for it.
Please check out Josh featuring on both Struggle Jennings and Yelawolf's new music as well.