Leon Bridges, Chris Holt, Ben Kweller and Other Locals Drive The National Music Conversation.
Yesterday, after penning a rundown of the ridiculous number of performers at this year's American Music Awards with local ties, we quipped on social media that North Texas was, perhaps, making a case for itself as the new music capital of the world.
Aside from Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Pentatonix and Leon Bridges, several other big name acts we'll get to further down in this column furthered that case. Regardless, a number of locals really drove the national music conversation this week.
The day after Bridges and Macklemore debuted their new duet “Kevin” at the AMAs, the pair released a stream of the studio version of the song via NPR.