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Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors at the Ryman Feb 28! Tix on sale this Friday at 11am

We love you Loretta ❤️

Behind the scenes: prepping Loretta’s welcome sign for her two-night SOLD OUT shows! See y’all tonight and tomorrow. (at Ryman Auditorium)

TWO NIGHTS WITH OCMS TO WRAP UP 2014. On sale Oct 17 at 10am

SAM SMITH. RYMAN. SOLD OUT.

On this episode of Backstage at the Ryman presented by Nissan, we talk to Nickel Creek about their reunion, playing the Ryman and … table tennis.

TICKETS FOR SHOVELS AND ROPE AT THE RYMAN GO ON SALE FRIDAY, OCT. 3 AT 10AM. CLICK HERE.

Mississippi-born, Nashville-bred Cary Ann Hearst and Texas-born, Colorado-raised Michael Trent forged singular paths as solo artists before connecting – both musically and personally – in Charleston, South Carolina. While they’d both had burgeoning solo careers (Cary Ann earned kudos for her 2006 album Dust and Bones, Michael with his band, The Films, as well as his own solo outings), they quickly found that both their voices – which entwine with eerie beauty in their haunting harmonies – and philosophies matched up perfectly, and a beautiful partnership was born.

“Consciously or not, we’ve always insulated ourselves from outside influences,” says Cary Ann. “The key, for us, is to be authentic to ourselves – and, sometimes to a fault, we’ve managed to do that. I don’t think we’d be able to keep doing this if we backed off from what we were doing when we started.”

There’s no backing off or backing down on Swimmin’ Time, the duo’s much-anticipated sophomore set as Shovels & Rope, an album that brims with the confidence, energy and sinew of a band that’s accustomed to treating their career as a marathon, rather than a sprint. The album, recorded at the studio Trent constructed in the couple’s home, finds them cutting a new path through the sonic thickets they navigated so nimbly on their breakthrough bow, O’ Be Joyful – a disc that won rave reviews from outlets like Mojo (which called it “thrilling”) and Filter, which said “[they] were solid singer/songwriters on their own, but this is truly a thing of magic.”

Thank you IEBA for naming the Ryman Venue of the Year 🏆✨

Catch them at the Ryman Oct. 29