April 8, 2022

Manny Blu: The Nashville Artist Does Things His Own Way

Manny Blu: The Nashville Artist Does Things His Own Way

Before Manny Blu was known as a Nashville artist with his own genre, three LPs and 1M+ streams, he was playing tours throughout North America and Canada as an acclaimed MMA fighter turned country singer and a true road warrior. Blu started his music career playing nightly shows to support his 2019 debut album “Leave It Like It Is” while also sharpening the larger-than-life sound that would later fill his 2020 EP “New Ink” and his most recent 2021 EP “Devil”. 

However, before Blu took the stage, he spent his days in the gym, training for a career as an MMA fighter. When a leg injury left him unable to compete in professional matches, Blu found himself at home in Montreal, recovering from a torn quadricep and looking for a new passion to pass the time. What he found was a renewed appreciation for music. First he was drawn to the guitar-driven blues of BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and John Mayer. Second, he discovered a connection with easy-going swagger and relatable storytelling of modern country.

Today, Blu has relocated to Nashville and created a genre called country punk which combines the lyrical style of country music with the heavy infused beats and sounds of punk rock. Country punk brings Blu’s own vibe to country music creating an original sound that makes room for his blues and rock ‘n’ roll influences.

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Before Manny Blu was known as a Nashville artist with his own genre, three LPs and 1M+ streams, he was playing tours throughout North America and Canada as an acclaimed MMA fighter turned country singer and a true road warrior. Blu started his music career playing nightly shows to support his 2019 debut album “Leave It Like It Is” while also sharpening the larger-than-life sound that would later fill his 2020 EP “New Ink” and his most recent 2021 EP “Devil”. 

However, before Blu took the stage, he spent his days in the gym, training for a career as an MMA fighter. When a leg injury left him unable to compete in professional matches, Blu found himself at home in Montreal, recovering from a torn quadricep and looking for a new passion to pass the time. What he found was a renewed appreciation for music. First he was drawn to the guitar-driven blues of BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and John Mayer. Second, he discovered a connection with easy-going swagger and relatable storytelling of modern country.

Today, Blu has relocated to Nashville and created a genre called country punk which combines the lyrical style of country music with the heavy infused beats and sounds of punk rock. Country punk brings Blu’s own vibe to country music creating an original sound that makes room for his blues and rock ‘n’ roll influences.

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.