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Watch Leon Bridges Perform “Coming Home” Acoustic

2015 is the year of Leon Bridges. In a time where everyone is fighting over social media about whether or not they get the opportunities or co-signs they deserve, Bridges is focused solely on resurrecting a long lost sound that is desperately needed in today’s music climate. We have been following his rise since the […]

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Leon Bridges Claims The Pop Music Crown With “Smooth Sailin”

We first told you about Leon Bridges‘ new single, “Smooth Sailin’” when it premiered online at the beginning of the month. Now, just a week later, the Texas native has shared the song’s official video. The setup for “Smooth Sailin’” is simple and fitting, especially when one considers the numerous influences that inspired Bridges to […]

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Leon Bridges Shares “Smooth Sailin'”

Our love for Leon Bridges is vast and well-documented. Since first blipping across the UTG radar last fall, the Fort Worth native has continuously dazzled with a steady stream of jaw-dropping singles, and is now poised to release his debut album, Coming Home, later this month through Columbia Records. In anticipation, Bridges has graced fans […]

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Stop Everything And Swoon To Leon Bridges’ New Video For “Better Man”

Leon Bridges is set to take over the world. His juxtaposed mixture of smooth rock and jazz nostalgia with modern pop make for a combination of no boundaries — it’s the type of artist both you and your parents can bond together over. His debut record, Coming Home, is due out June 23 on Columbia […]

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UTG FEATURE: Last Night Leon Bridges Changed My Life

For the better part of the last year I have had my eye on Dallas, Texas native Leon Bridges. His music is both a callback to the now long gone heyday of soul, with influences ranging from Etta James to Sam Cooke, as well as a testament to the power of great songwriting. He can […]

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REQUIRED LISTENING: Leon Bridges Shares “River”

We have been hyping the forthcoming superstardom of Leon Bridges since the fall of 2014. Since that time he has released three incredible singles, each offering a different side of his undeniably timeless throwback sound, and with his latest release Bridges has us believing there is nothing that can stop this young man from becoming […]

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Leon Bridges Shares “Coming Home” Mahogany Session

Fast-rising up and comer Leon Bridges is currently overseas making his first live appearances in Europe. Footage of his performances have yet to appear online, but earlier this week the Texas native visited the folks behind Mahogany Sessions to record a stripped-down version of “Coming Home” you won’t soon forget. Set in what looks to […]

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Leon Bridges Shares “Coming Home” Music Video

With SXSW less than two weeks away, all eyes are on Leon Bridges and his throwback take on soul music. Having risen to prominence at the end of 2014 thanks to a few strong blog articles, the Dallas native has been sharing new songs every few weeks, and now he’s shared his very first music […]

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Leon Bridges Is About To Become Your New Favorite Soul Artist

The greatest moments in life are those that catch you completely off guard. Be they big or small, it’s the unexpected occurrences and chance encounters that keep life exciting, and earlier this week I stumbled across someone who has quickly won his way into my heart. If you have a few minutes to spare I […]

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REVIEW: Driver Friendly – ‘Unimagined Bridges

Artist: Driver FriendlyAlbum: Unimagined Bridges Label: Hopeless RecordsGenre: Pop-Punk / Pop-Rock When I saw that Driver Friendly’s new album was titled Unimagined Bridges, I let out a chuckle that hid a lingering feeling of disappointment; the band used the metaphorical bridge extensively on their Hopeless Records debut EP Peaks + Valleys, and seeing the word in the new record’s title […]

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Kings of Leon Announce 2014 US Tour

Nashville rockers Kings of Leon have announced dates for the first leg of the band’s North American Tour beginning in February 2014. The tour is in support of the band’s latest record, Mechanical Bull, which was released September 24. Blues rocker Gary Clark, Jr. will provide tour support. This will be KOL’s first tour since 2011, when […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Inside The Media Room at the 30th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions

Last night was a monumental night for rock history and Cleveland as the “Home of Rock and Roll” hosted some of rock and roll’s greatest legends and talents for the 30th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions. The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions ceremony took place at Public Hall in […]