All Feature Articles

Musicians Rock the Vote with Party at the Polls in Nashville

by Rich and Laura Lynch

Once again, the power of music proved its potential as a viable source of mobilizing citizens to get out the vote. Grammy-award winner Sheryl Crow led the charge with the help of some of her friends when Nashvillians braved the cool and misty morning on October 20, 2018 to enact their civic duty while rockin' out to the "Party at the Polls" held at the Ascend Amphitheater along the banks of the historic Cumberland River downtown.

Jay Pounders partied at the polls in Nashville.

Our man on the scene was Jay Pounders - himself a musician ready to begin a new campaign with a brand new band - the Buckskin Stallions. Their name pays homage to a song by the legendary Townes Van Zandt and their line-up contains half of the members who were signed to Geffen Records in their heady heyday as Crossfire Choir. Pounders is a sell proclaimed agitator and a good photog, too, as he snapped the shots for this report.

As politicians prepped their grab for the golden ring of power their was plenty of star power on display during the surprise early morning concert in Music City. Crow was joined by the upcoming and outspoken Maren Morris on the singer's "Every Day Is a Winding Road". Sheryl also performed her timely and thematically appropriate "A Change Would Do You Good" that expressed her disdain for the current political reality on the ground.

Billy Ray Cyrus and Jason Isbell also provided memorable musical moments at the WME and Endeavor Impact sponsored event that sought to improve Tennessee's less than stellar ranking as worst in the country for voter turnout in the last midterm election.

Speaking of the reality on the ground immediately after the concert hundreds of attendees literally pounded the pavement to make their half mile journey to the local polling station to exercise their democratic right to pull the lever for the candidate of their choice. Time will tell if they have another reason to party!

Performers included Sheryl Crow, Maren Morris, Billy Ray Cyrus and Jason Isbell.

Related Links: For more information on the PARTY AT THE POLLS and the other organizations mentioned please visit the following links -- Party at the Polls | Jay Pounders


Friends of Mister Rogers Hope For a Speedy Delivery Into Songwriters Hall of Fame for Beloved Personality on His 95th Birthday

George Becker Is a Man On a Country Music Mission in Nashville

Elvis Costello, Billy F Gibbons and An All-Star Cast Lend a Helping Hand to Support the Musician Treatment Foundation in Nashville

Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros Present a New Breed of Career-Spanning Classics at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville

Remembering Charlie Daniels in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee

Billy Strings - BlueJamming at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville

Nashville SC Gets Into the Black with Commanding Season Opener at GEODIS Park

Men of Valor and Their Musical Friends Have a Big Night at Belmont University in Nashville

Andrea Bocelli Is Beguiling at the Bridgestone in Nashville

Winter Jam Turns the Bridgestone Arena Into a Mega Church in Nashville

Jerry Phillips Shines a Little Light on Sun Records in 100th Birthday Celebration of His Father Sam

The Harlem Globetrotters Are Still Up to Their Old Tricks at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville

Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Friends Have No Trouble Rockin' the Ryman in Nashville

Nashville Star Sam Palladio Puts Himself Out There at the Blue Room at Third Man Records

Oh, Man - What a Show! Barry Manilow Brings All His Biggest Hits Back to Smashville

Cimarron 615 Keeps Simmering Right Along at The 5 Spot in East Nashville

Shiners Is a Brilliant Use of a Landmark Building in Nashville

Monster Jam Is a Really Big Deal in Nashville

Bluesman Chris "BadNews" Barnes Is On the Rise in Nashville

The Catio Cat Lounge in Nashville Is a Purrfect Way to Spend the Day. Fur Sure!

TSO Returns with a Timeless Seasonal Occasion in Nashville

© 2023
All Rights Reserved