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Thursday, February 18
4 PM – 6:30 PM
6:30 PM – 10 PM
About the Artists
Cumberland Run is a Country/Rock/New Outlaw music Tour de Force consisting of Thomas Hassell, Jonathan Warren, Ben Cesare, Sam VanFossen, & Andrew Steeno. They burst onto the Nashville scene in 2014 on the Legendary Honky Tonks and they maintain residencies at Ole Red Nashville and the world famous Wildhorse Saloon after ranking into the Final 4 of Wildhorse Saloon’s 2014 ‘Battle for the Saddle’ competition! Since then, they were Nashville local finalists in the national NASHNEXT competition in 2017 and they’ve toured colleges all over the eastern seaboard. Their sound, led by Thomas Hassell, is a healthy blend of Classic and Modern Country music styles, plus an amalgam of 90s/00s Alt Rock influences. Cumberland Run’s debut EP “What We Live For” featuring 3 fan favorite songs is due out in early August ’21. They even opened for Blake Shelton at their first ever music festival Bash on the Bay 4 in Put-In-Bay, OH on August 25th, 2021!
For most artists trying to break in the entertainment industry, authenticity is the ultimate goal. While many artists search for a certain image or brand, rarely an artist will come along who seemingly doesn’t have to try to create this, he just is. Nick Hickman is such an artist. A modern country act hailing from Knoxville, TN, this now-Nashville-based singer-songwriter doesn’t try to mimic anything out there, and instead delivers a high-energy, genuine performance tempering a passionate show with heartfelt and genuine lyrics that are insanely catchy and singable. “What you see is what you get,” Hickman says. “I do not edit myself, I do not censor myself. I am just me.” It is exactly this unapologetic and real personality that draws so many to nick’s music.
Perhaps most refreshing, aside from Hickman’s talent and ability, is his work ethic. Anyone who knows nick personally knows the extent of his drive and his unwillingness to settle for anything less than top of the game.
“I want to sell out arenas, I want twenty #1s, I want to play 200 dates a year, I want to be a member of the grand ole opry, I want an ACM award and a Grammy. I will not stop or sleep until I have all of them. I do not care what it takes, what sacrifices have to be made, or how long.”