We did a thing… a Nashville thing.

We made a little change on the Slacker country side. Nothing huge, nothing that will really affect you at all, but just a little tidying up.

We changed the name of our New Country Now station to Nashville Now. And here’s why:

Until today, we had one station called New Country, and one station called New Country Now. They’re very different stations, but how could you know that? It’s so confusing.

New Country plays the latest songs from your favorite Country artists like Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, etc. That’s not going to change, and the name of that station makes perfect sense as it is.

Nashville Now plays the brand new releases from your favorite Country stars, but also new artists you’re maybe not so familiar with. Maybe they just got their first record deal. Maybe they don’t have a record deal at all yet, but an alert Slacker fan pointed us in their direction, and they’re awesome enough we think you should hear them, too. Maybe I wandered into a bar in Nashville and heard them playing and thought, “Man, Slacker listeners would dig this!” Chances are, it’s stuff you won’t hear anywhere else. This is what this station has always been, and now it has a new name to differentiate it from our New Country station. Get it?

So. Take your pick — listen to New Country here or Nashville Now here, or check out your My Favorites Mashup station for songs you’ve hit that heart button on and other stuff like it. It’s your radio world. We just live in it. 🙂

Rihanna Moonlights As A Magical Substitute Teacher For A Deserving Class In Malawi.


Source: Uproxx

You’d never know the challenges these kids face in and out of school by their big smiles but that’s what happens when Rihanna walks in a room. She traveled to Malawi, one of Africa’s poorest countries, to learn about the hurdles these children face.

“Joined by Former Australian Prime Minister and Board Chair of the GPE Julia Gillard and Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans. She is calling on fans from all across the globe to help by donating to the Global Partnership for Education’s efforts. The organization’s goal is to raise $3.1 billion to help bring quality education to over 870 million children in 89 countries between 2018 and 2020.”

Old age might be tolerable living in a nursing home with The Foo Fighters. Ps – I call being their bubble bath nurse.


Source: People

Foo Fighters released their first song in a couple years and the video will assure you some things don’t change. You can always count on fun with Foo. No word on their ninth studio album, but I’ll keep you posted.

Disclaimer: People Magazine may be a pseudo tabloid but I gotta give credit where credit is due. I’m not sure you can get any better than “Heavy Metal Gandalf”

And I’m serious about the nurse offer. This could be you Dave.

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Your Dance Moves Could Send a Shockwave Of Hope To Kids And Moms In Need SO BRING. IT.

“In February 2017, French Montana found the inspiration for his upcoming “Unforgettable” music video after watching a dance video of Uganda’s Triplets Ghetto Kids on Youtube. He flew to Uganda in March to feature the kids in the video.

As soon as he landed in Uganda, he visited the Suubi Health Center – a small rural health clinic – where he met the founders, spoke with the community and learned about their work and the challenges people face, especially new moms and babies. He was completely moved by their journey and has committed to helping them.

French Montana has pledged the first $100K to help pay for ambulances, premature incubators, cribs and a blood bank for the community of Suubi. Now he challenges you to step up too! Your funds will go toward the construction of a maternity clinic serving thousands of mothers and babies.”

Please click here to learn more about Suubi Hope Health Center. This might be the happiness you’ve been looking for.

Spread the word and if you need a little help in the dance department, check out TGK with French below.

Travis Scott Breaking A World Record With “Goosebumps”, Will Give You Goosebumps.

You’d think it’d be boring to go to a live show and watch someone perform the same song 14 times but you’d be wrong.

Travis broke the record for the most times a song has been performed by an artist in a single show, originally set in 2012 by JayZ/Kanye, when they performed “Ni**as In Paris” 12 times.

Just watch the crowd….

Dr. Will Ferrell’s USC Commencement Speech Includes Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Nas, Star Trek, Whitney Houston, Empathy, Kindness And His “Fat Face.”

Source: Variety

You didn’t/don’t have to go to USC or any college for that matter to appreciate Dr. Will Ferrell’s speech.

“For many of you who don’t have it all figured out, it’s okay. That’s the same chair I sat in. Enjoy the process of your search without succumbing to the result. Trust your gut. Keep throwing darts at the dartboard. Don’t listen to the critics and you will figure it out.”

Why can’t you get a message like this at the beginning of college?

Well maybe more people would realize you don’t need a tassel and a piece of paper to prove your intelligence?

Then again, I didn’t graduate so I wouldn’t know.

What I DO know?

The ideal Amazon banner ad to compliment a thoughtful speech at a prestigious university.

How To Steal A Show When You’re Armed With Nothing But Dance Moves.

Source: Uproxx

Let me introduce you to your Monday moment of zen.

LCD Soundsystem performed a new song on Saturday Night Live but the song was no match for the guy dancing in the background. Uproxx says he’s the keyboardist but isn’t Nancy the keyboard player? and when you look closely I’m not sure if he’s even playing anything? That switchboard isn’t an instrument is it? Bigger question, was he hammin’ it up or are those his genuine moves?

Lastly, is LCD’s Dance Man worthy of This Hall of Showstoppers?

Wil Ferrell on Cowbell (obvi)

The Korean Drummer <3

“The Mad Drummer”

and the “Shadow Artist” who performed for the Portland, ME City Council…

LCD Dance Man is all of us, us vs. mondays, us vs. life….us vs them. (see what I did there)

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Just in case you thought drugs only went with rock ‘n’ roll..

Addiction.com did this study of drug references in music, and guess which genre had the most? Whatever you were thinking, no. It was COUNTRY. What? True story, bro. Read all about it: https://www.addictions.com/explore/drugs-in-music-analyzing-drug-references-in-musical-genres/

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