Emerging Star Teddy Robb Hosts Impressive Nashville Writers Round

Blake Chaffin, Teddy Robb and JT Harding, Nashville Writers Round at Douglas Corner Cafe

Blake Chaffin (left), Teddy Robb (middle) & JT Harding (right), Nashville Writers Round at Douglas Corner Cafe (Photo via @TeddyRobb Instagram)

Wednesday evening (Oct 3.), rising artist Teddy Robb hosted a writers round at Douglas Corner Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee. Joined on stage by his buddies Blake Chaffin and legendary songwriter JT Harding, the three took turns playing songs and telling stories of their music in true ‘writers round’ fashion.

NYCountry Swag Instagram followers had a front row seat to the show through our Instagram Stories which gave sneak peeks to some of the most special moments of the night. Judging by the number of messages and clicks we received, we can safely say that Robb has definitely earned himself some new fans.

During the show, Robb explained his journey to Nashville, claiming a little inspiration and curiosity was just the right amount of spark that encouraged him to make the career move, leaving his Ohio home. Kicking things off on a rough course, Robb went through many ups and downs as a songwriter and performer. Through heartbreak, rejection, and dealing with the idea that he might have to settle on music being just a hobby instead of living out this dream, Robb continued to push forward, never giving up, and fans should be so glad he did.

Robb’s debut single “Lead Me On”, written by Robb, Ryan Beaver, Aaron Eshuis, and Matt McGinn was released just a few short weeks ago on August 24th. Not only does the track have some remarkable songwriters, but it’s got some top-notch producers to add to the list as well including McAnally and McGinn, along with Ben Fowler. The song is currently being featured on Apple’s ‘Breaking Country’ playlist and  listed on Spotify’s ‘New Boots’ playlist.

Robb treated the intimate audience to several unreleased songs including “Make Me Fall In Love With You” and “Watered Down”. Although Robb’s vocals were on point throughout the night, effortlessly flowing in tune with his band that joined the stage behind him, Robb broke things down in the middle of a song called “Lonely Girl”. As the band silenced, just Robb & his guitar stole the spotlight, a mesmerizing experience and standout moment of the night. Teddy Robb is a name not to forget.

Alongside Robb, hit songwriter JT Harding sang some of his most notable tracks to get the crowd going. Crowd favorites included “Sangria”, the song he co-penned for Blake Shelton, and Uncle Kracker’s smash “Smile”. Chaffin played one of his songs on Logan Mize’s album Nobody In Nashville called “Good Life” and a standout new song titled “Try Cheating On A Girl”.

The artist’s chemistry bringing them together to play a writers-round in Nashville proved to be a prime example of what country music is all about. Keep up with the songwriters on Instagram – @teddyrobb, @blakechaffin and @jtxrockstar to follow their individual journeys in the music industry.

Teddy Robb’s “Lead Me On” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music.

Listen to it on our new music playlist below and check back soon for more new music from the rising star from his forthcoming EP. Be sure to give the playlist below a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

For future announcements, new music, upcoming news and more from Teddy Robb, visit, and follow the rising star on his journey via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.




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The Bluebird Cafe Songwriter Series at Opry City Stage


Photo Credit: Jim Belmont

Friday night The Studio at Opry City Stage hosted its very first Bluebird Cafe Songwriter Series, an event that mimics Nashville’s iconic intimate venue.  Bringing a little taste of a songwriter round to the heart of Times Square, writers JT Harding, Nicolle Gaylon and Chris Destafano took the stage for back to back shows. This “in the round” style performance gives a chance for the songwriters of our favorite songs to sit and explain the writing process to the audience.

The intimate setting of The Studio which seats just under 200 was packed with fans of country music.  There was a quiet excitement buzz in the room as the wait staff took everyone’s food and drink order before the show started.

The writers took the stage and took turns singing songs that they had written for artists in the genre.  JT Harding sang “Different For Girls” a song that was cut by Dierks Bentley and Elle King, then during his next round explained his affinity for sad songs.  “I write a lot of slow songs. It’s a hard lesson to learn in life, as simple as it sounds, but as far as I can tell you can’t make somebody love you, you can only stalk them and hope for the best,” he laughed. “When that doesn’t work, we write songs” he explained as he started Kenny Chesney’s monster hit “Somewhere With You”.

Nicolle Galyon who has had a multitude of hits picked by some of her favorites to perform for the audience including “Automatic” a song she penned with Miranda Lambert just three weeks after giving birth to her daughter and “We Were Us” another Miranda Lambert song that she duets with Keith Urban.  She told the story about her very first time on a plane, her and her mother went to Fan Fair (CMA Fest) in Nashville and she waited in line to get Kenny Chesney’s autograph. Twenty years later, Galyon had a number one hit with Chesney with “All the Pretty Girls”.  “If you stalk country music long enough good things might happen,” she laughed before playing a slowed down version of the song.  She ended her set of songs with two of her radio singles climbing the charts, Lee Brice’s “Boy” and Keith Urban’s “Female” which is nominated for Song of the Year at next month’s ACM Awards.

Last in the lineup, Chris DeStafano kicked off his set of songs with his recent cut collaboration by Carrie Underwood and Ludacris called “Champion”.  “It’s the most special thing in the world as a songwriter to see how the song is affecting and inspiring so many people,” he said.  He also performed “From the Ground Up”, cut by Dan + Shay, an upbeat version of  Luke Bryan’s “Kick the Dust Up” that had the audience clapping along. He ended the night with an emotionally driven version of Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water”.

Overall the night was a resounding success, proving that New Yorkers love to feel like they have escaped from the hustle and bustle of the city and are in Nashville even if it is for only a few hours. Head to for information and tickets for the next songwriter series happening this Friday, March 30th.



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