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Whiskey Jam Celebrates 10 Years as a ‘Rite of Passage’ for Nashville Artists & Songwriters

Over the past decade, Whiskey Jam’s free weekly concerts at local venue Winners Bar & Grill have become must-see evenings. Whiskey Jam has also become a proving ground for aspiring musicians, with more than 3,500 artists, bands and songwriters having performed to date. Now-household names including Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves and Chris Stapleton all played the Whiskey Jam stage early in their careers. More than a concert series, Whiskey Jam quickly became a networking hub, with top industry execs and musicians in attendance.

“Whiskey Jam is the biggest rite of passage in modern-day Nashville,” says singer-songwriter HARDY. “Every single songwriter and artist in this town that is on the radio right now has gone through Whiskey Jam. Ward has built such an incredible program and I hope that Whiskey Jam continues to be a place where new artists get their start and people go to network.”

Nearly 300 subsequent No. 1 hits have either been written or performed by Whiskey Jam guests, such as Tyler Farr’s “A Guy Walks Into a Bar.” Farr recorded the song after hearing songwriter Jonathan Singleton perform it at Whiskey Jam. The song became Farr’s first Billboard Country Airplay chart-topper in 2015.

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