“Fight On,” written and performed by Shannon Sanders who is a vocalist, songwriter, producer, musical director, philanthropist, and program director of Nashville’s 102.1 The Ville, features a rabble rousing neo-gospel smash hit performance from the Nashville Urban Choir.
Released today in honor of Black History Month, Billboard is premiering the video for “Fight On” and already calling the song “powerful” adding the tunes ability to “motivate, uplift and inspire.”
“Fight On” is the first release produced from the newly inked partnership between Blue Rose Music and Shannon.
“Nashville has become a national story for many reasons, and we saw a great opportunity with Sanders to work with someone who has deep roots in the city, with a sterling reputation and a track record of hit songs, who makes it possible for us to plug into a pool of undiscovered talent,” says Blue Rose Music founder, Joe Poletto.
Sanders is the creative brainchild of The Nashville Urban Choir and says it symbolizes how Nashville is growing and maturing as a city. Achieving new found respect and appreciation for the stylistic breadth of music that has always been created in Nashville’s urban neighborhoods, but never recognized. The choir features a revolving cast of independent and new artists from a wide array of music genres. Catch the choir on their upcoming recordings from Kaleo, Rival Sons and Robert Randolph.
At the time, Nashville was all about country music and “Nobody here was interested in promoting hip-hop or R&B until the bottom fell out of the record industry and diversity was the only option to maintain the city’s robust musical eco-system,” says Sanders. “Now people are becoming more aware of all of the great music that has always had roots here.”
Best known for his collaborations with India.Arie, John Legend, Johnny Lang, Marc Broussard and many others. Shannon is a 2017 Leadership Music Alumni and currently the National Trustee of the Recording Academy, Nashville Chapter.
A proud Nashville south sider, Sanders says of his hometown, “Many music creators move here to pursue a career in the industry, but for me it all started here.”
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