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The Wandering Hearts Still Beating Strong on WMOT's Finally Friday at 3rd & Lindsley

by Rich and Laura Lynch

We have a fond place in our hearts for The Wandering Hearts. They are after all the first and only act to have invited us to sit on the stage at the Grand Ole Opry to watch them perform on a 2019 installment of the world famous radio program. So, when we learned that they were returning to Nashville on Friday, February 02, 2024 for an appearance on another radio show at 3rd and Lindsley we knew we wanted to support this immensely talented group from the U.K. in any way that we could.

The Wandering Hearts are getting ready to deliver their latest, "Mother".

The occasion was "Finally Friday" - the weekly event hosted by WMOT out of Murfreesboro and airing around the world courtesy of online streaming. Today's host was the always effusive and ebullient Ana Lee who promised the large afternoon crowd gathered at the downtown SOBRO venue to be ready for a mind-blowing performance - and she was right.

"We all lived in London and met through a friend. We were total strangers but had singing in common," bandmates Tara, Chess and A.J. shared about their founding. They also threw a heap of praise upon local country music hero Marty Stuart revealing how he really championed their cause to help them generate name recognition in the States in the heady days before the pandemic - and, motherhood as it turns out - slowed things down just a bit for the promising performers from across the pond.

"Chess and I both became mothers during the writing process," Tara informed the host as she plugged the band's appropriately titled new record MOTHER that will be delivered on March 22, 2024 from Chrysalis Records. The Wandering Hearts - today appearing in trio configuration - then proceeded to play a large portion of the record for their Music City fans during a sparkling and flawless nearly 30 minute set from the popular nightclub.

WMOT featured The Wandering Hearts on their weekly Finally Friday show.

"About America" kicked offed the proceedings as it does the new album with ample ethereal and heavenly harmonies that were enough to let you know that there is something very special about The Wandering Hearts. They solidified that position by proceeding to play songs exclusively from their upcoming release as "Still Waters", "Not Misunderstood", "Letter To Myself", "Waiting" and "River To Cry" followed in quick pursuit.

"We know you don't need Brits coming in and doing more music," the band humbly offered near the end of their showcase. "We understand that the standard is so high in Nashville."

They needed not worry as the appreciative crowd hooted and hollered at the conclusion of their segment as the host added her own positive observations.

"That was spectacular," Ana Lee remarked by saying what all in the house appeared to concur with. "I think everyone here is still picking their jaws up off of the ground."

The Wandering Hearts shown at their 2019 Grand Ole Opry appearance.

Related Links: For more information on THE WANDERING HEARTS and the other organizations mentioned please visit the following links - The Wandering Hearts | Our Grand Night at the Grand Ole Opry with The Wandering Hearts | 3rd and Lindsley | Middle Tennessee Public Radio | WMOT


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