Sam Palladio Enlists Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett For Tennessee

Acclaimed musician and actor Sam Palladio has dropped his brand new single, Tennessee, featuring Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett on lead guitar!

Nashville In Concert @ Hammersmith Apollo

Sam Palladio - Nashville In Concert @ Hammersmith Apollo (Kalpesh Patel)
Sam Palladio - Nashville In Concert @ Hammersmith Apollo (Kalpesh Patel)

“What Chris did was a perfect blend of his crunchy Foos thing, with a little bit of his chicken-picking country guitar, because his sensibilities are country, and he loves that world,” explains Palladio.

“I’m stoked that Sam asked me to throw down some guitar on Tennessee,” adds Shiflett. “We’ve been friends for years and have played shows together, so I was more than happy to add a little solo on the track.”

Chris Shiflett @ Water Rats

Chris Shiflett & Sam Palladio (Kalpesh Patel)
Chris Shiflett & Sam Palladio (Kalpesh Patel)

The brilliant video for Tennessee pays homage to Palladio’s parallel career as an actor. Based on the set of an imaginary spaghetti western movie, with Candice King (Vampire Diaries) starring opposite the singer as his female lead, it also features ex-Nashville co-star Jonathan Jackson as the director and US singer-songwriter & producer Butch Walker (PINK, Fall Out Boy, Green Day) as Sam’s villainous adversary.

Nashville In Concert @ Hammersmith Apollo

Jonathan Jackson - Nashville In Concert @ Hammersmith Apollo (Kalpesh Patel)
Jonathan Jackson - Nashville In Concert @ Hammersmith Apollo (Kalpesh Patel)

Check out the video for Tennessee below:

The Cornish singer and multi-instrumentalist has enjoyed a whirlwind career since he originally shot to fame in America, playing the character of Gunnar Scott in the American TV series Nashville. With many acting roles under his belt the 37-year-old most recently hit the big screens playing The Clash frontman Joe Strummer in the hugely acclaimed new biopic Bob Marley: One Love.

And yet it is music which is Palladio’s first love. Having grown up in a small-town in Cornwall as an obsessive fan of the likes of Incubus, Rage Against The Machine and Biffy Clyro, his journey to American screen success, and a place within Nashville’s diverse music scene, has all been built on his love for guitar music and telling stories through his songs.

Nashville In Concert @ Hammersmith Apollo

Sam Palladio - Nashville In Concert @ Hammersmith Apollo (Kalpesh Patel)
Sam Palladio - Nashville In Concert @ Hammersmith Apollo (Kalpesh Patel)

That love is evident throughout the driving music and evocative lyrics of Tennessee. Its singalong chorus, “woo-hoo” hooks, scorching guitar and passionate rock vocal showcase how Sam Palladio is effortlessly able to cross between the worlds of music and acting and shine brightly in both.

Tennessee is taken from Sam’s forthcoming debut solo album, full details of which will be announced very soon.

Live: Nashville In Concert @ Royal Albert Hall

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