Andrew Belle Featuring Trent Dabbs
Andrew Belle is a new artist on the pop singer-songwriter scene. Splitting his time between Chicago and Nashville, he is currently a member of the critically acclaimed national tour Ten out of Tenn. Belle released his debut EP, All Those Pretty Lights, in 2008, which he followed up with his debut full-length album, The Ladder, last year. His music and vocal stylings draw comparisons to Coldplay, the Fray, and John Mayer. Fans and critics often refer to his songs as "smart pop"—nuanced melodies and contemplative lyrics coupled with bold, infectious hooks.
Singer and songwriter Trent Dabbs was raised in Jackson, Mississippi, but has been based in Nashville for his professional career. He is often known as the father of the musical collective, Ten Out of Tenn, which he cofounded in 2005. This group is made up of 10 up-and-coming Nashville artists who tour together and support one another. On its seventh tour and fourth volume, the group is ever-evolving and has included Erin McCarley, Andrew Belle, Matthew Perryman Jones, Katie Herzig, Butterfly Boucher, Joy Williams (The Civil Wars), Jeremy Lister, and many others.