Nashville Lifestyles' Ones to Watch in 2017
Every year, around this time, we bring you a list of can’t-miss acts — here, we’ve got 16 contenders who are sure to make a splash in 2017.
Written By: Valerie Hammond, Katy Lindenmuth & Joey Hood
Basking in the benefits of his runner-up title on The Voice (Season 10), Adam Wakefield is one of a few who can brag about duets with both Blake Shelton and Alison Krauss. He was also able to debut his own song on the show, "Lonesome, Broken and Blue," which landed on Billboard's Top 100 Chart and went number one on Apple Music. Back in Music City, life is the same—he still plays every Tuesday at Soulshine Pizza with his bluegrass band, The Copperheads— and yet, totally different. "I got really lucky. When I got done with the show, I called all my favorite musicians in town," he says. Wakefield's dream team melds his jazz and songwriting background with soul and country influences to make what he calls, “Southern rock crossed with country and R&B.” This year promises new music, a loaded touring schedule, and that same warm, weathered voice we've grown to love. adamwakefieldmusic.com | Photo by Erika Rock Photography