“There’s a great Rodney Crowell song called ‘Ignorance Is the Enemy,’ and I find that to be true,” Worsham tells Rolling Stone Country. “I believe that ignorance and apathy are the greatest threats to American democracy today. Voting is the perfect antidote. If you inform yourself and cast your vote, you are fighting ignorance and apathy. To vote is just about the best thing you can do for your country, short of serving in the military or public office. Please register, vote, and encourage others to do the same.” – read the full write up in Rolling Stone and enjoy our #BriteHeartBeats playlist featuring artists who performed in our first ever East Nashville Get Out The Vote Festival!
East Nashville Get Out The Vote! Tennessee is 50th in voter participation and 40th in registration* and it’s time to make a comeback. On October 3, Grimey’s, WeWork in East Nashville, The Basement East and BriteHeart join forces to get-out-the-vote, registering friends, neighbors, coworkers and bandmates in a day long festival. Stop by Grimey’s from 10am – 4pm to snack-bump-register with cookies, coffee and 10% off storewide! Happy hour is just down the street at WeWork from 4-6pm with hosted by Them Vibes with Maggie Rose, tacos, frozen margaritas, beer by East Nashville Beer Works — on the house! At 6pm, the first band will kick off at The Basement East, with a stellar lineup including JD McPherson, Luthi, Alanna Royale, Music City Toppers, Ornament, Charlie Worsham, John Osborne, Kyle Daniel, Microwave Mountain, Robyn Hitchcock, Bobby Bare Jr and special guests!