Country Now Is Taking Over Whiskey Jam With Charly Reynolds, Ryan Larkins, Grace Leer, Derek Austin & More

“I couldn’t be more excited to play it with Country Now at their takeover,” Reynolds shared.


Madeleine O’Connell

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August 18, 2023


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Country Now is taking over Whiskey Jam for the first time ever!

On Monday, August 21, a group of rising stars will take the stage at Nashville’s iconic Winners Bar & Grill to showcase their talent with a few of their fan-favorite songs and maybe even some unreleased tunes.  

Taryn Papa will be first to perform at 8:40 PM followed by Ryan Larkins, Grace Leer, Derek Austin, Charly Reynolds, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, and finally, Everette, to cap off the evening. Whiskey Jam Co-founder Ward Guenther will act as host of the event. 

Whiskey Jam - Country Now Takeover
Whiskey Jam – Country Now Takeover

“I love playing Whiskey Jam and I couldn’t be more excited to play it with Country Now at their takeover! It’s going to be such a fun night & feel honored to be performing alongside so many talented artists,” Reynolds shared of the upcoming event. 

“Going to and playing at Whiskey Jam has been one of my favorite parts of living in Nashville and I’m excited to play some new tunes there Monday night,” Hutchinson added. 

Whiskey Jam is a free concert series that began on a Monday night back in January 2011 with the intention of combining the feeling of “good music, good friends, good party.” It was originally founded as an underground writer’s night, however that quickly turned into “a musical and social mainstay of the local music scene,” according to the official website. 

These weekly concerts offer budding singer/songwriters the chance to prove themselves to the city of Nashville by sharing a glimpse into their dreams. Whiskey Jam is held in the setting of a multi-level bar with an intimate stage located in the main room, allowing a whole new crop of fans to witness the fresh talent from up close. 

Artists like One Republic, Kip Moore, Brett Eldredge, Davis Nail, Chris Young, Dustin Lynch and The Fray were among some of the first round of guests to perform at what has become a Nashville staple. Along the way, many other acclaimed singer/songwriters have also been known to pop in and get a sneak peek on up-and-coming artists. 

Whiskey Jam has seen incredible growth since its beginnings, and it continues to draw in locals and tourists each week to the laid-back atmosphere full of good friends and plenty of new music. 10 years and over 500 consecutive Monday night shows later, Whiskey Jam has seen many of its musical guests go on to become superstars. In fact, over 300 No. 1 songs have been written or performed by Whiskey Jam guests, and more than 3,000 artists, bands and songwriters have performed on the WJ stage. 

As its stated on the event’s website, “We’re very lucky to be an established part of the thriving scene at such a pivotal time in Nashville’s history. The future is bright for Nashville, and we’re grateful to be along for the ride.”

The next Whiskey Jam showcase will take place on Monday, August 21 at Winners Bar & Grill. Admission is free and those in attendance must be 21+. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.