Nashville Vibes: Two Degrees From Music Row
Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson make up the popular band One Direction, and their career was beginning to take off in 2012 with the help of Nashville’s hit songwriters like Tommy Lee James who co-wrote songs on their album Take Me Home, including “They Don’t Know About Us” and “Loved You First.” James is also a record producer with Still Working Music Group out of Nashville, so part of One Direction was born right here in Nashville! One Direction signed with Syco Records after finishing third in The X Factor, Simon Cowell’s British singing competition program.
Justin Timberlake is one of pop music’s most successful and prolific artists, with a career spanning two decades! A Memphis-area native, Justin Timberlake first became famous as part of the ‘90s super-popular group NSYNC. As a solo artist, Justin Timberlake has reached even greater heights, with multiple No.1 hits and four studio albums, all of which have been certified platinum multiple times over! Timberlake and his wife, actor Jessica Biel, have recently relocated to the Nashville area. Timberlake founded William Rast, a signature clothing line with his partner Trace Ayala, which has offices in Leipers’ Fork, Tennessee. His connections to Nashville are surprisingly strong! In fact, he joins fellow artist Beyoncé and many others as one of Hemphill Brothers Coach Company’s satisfied celebrity customers!
Pop superstar Beyoncé, known for her hits “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” and “Halo” among many others, is one of the best-selling artists of all time, selling over 100 million records worldwide. She included the country song “Daddy Lessons” on her album Lemonade and performed it live at the 2016 CMA Awards with country superstar group Dixie Chicks, even releasing a revised version of the hit featuring the Dixie Chicks’ performance. Darrell Scott, one of Nashville’s most prolific songwriters, is one of the cowriters of the Dixie Chicks’ version of “Daddy Lessons.” Beyoncé’s crossover hit country song is not the only thing connecting Beyoncé to Nashville – luxury tour bus company Hemphill Brothers Coach.