Old Crow Medicine Show provide a rallying cry for the city of Nashville and a message of positivity for the world at large in the new song “Nashville Rising.”
The string band’s Ketch Secor wrote the song in the days following a deadly tornado that touched down in the city, decimating homes, venues, and businesses, and killing two in Nashville. Before cleanup was even completed, Nashville, like the rest of the country, was dealt a blow from the sweeping coronavirus pandemic.
“These are the dark times where music can really light the way, the times of immeasurable hardship where music can soothe a troubled soul,” Secor said in a statement. “I wrote ‘Nashville Rising’ in the hopes that positivity, perseverance, and people power will be just as contagious as COVID-19.”
Secor and the band, along with special guests Molly Tuttle, Shelly Colvin, and Skylar Wilson, convened in the group’s East