“Nashville Vibe” Jersey Revealed by Country Music Star Lindsay Ell at MLS #FORWARD25 Celebration in NYC
NASHVILLE (Feb. 5, 2020) – Nashville Soccer Club in partnership with Major League Soccer and adidas unveiled tonight the club’s first MLS away jersey, the “Nashville Vibe.” Acclaimed Country chart-topper Lindsay Ell represented Nashville SC as part of the league’s 25th Season Celebration and Fashion Show #FORWARD25 held in New York City.
MLS put the spotlight on its star-studded, multi-cultural fan base by featuring celebrity fans and MLS Greats as the jersey models for each club. Ell, who already linked up with Nashville SC by performing at the club’s brand launch almost a year ago, joined the likes of Professional Gamer Ninja (New York Red Bulls), Actor and Director Colin Hanks (LAFC) and MLS Great Alexi Lalas (NE Revolution).
As the 24th franchise in MLS, Nashville ushers in a new pulse to the league with a clean, yet bold design that transforms the club’s official colors from logo to kit once again. The club’s crest, which was inspired by the beat of Nashville, the rhythm of the game, and the sonic qualities from the city of Nashville is displayed above the heart.
Named the “Nashville Vibe,” the acoustic blue jersey with electric gold trims is designed to represent a night out in Nashville where the spotlight on a darkened stage transcends the glow of light against the night sky, taking the vibrant city vibe of Nashville with it everywhere we go.
In addition to the crest, across the chest in gold lettering reads “Renasant,” the club’s official jersey sponsor and banking partner. The inside neck tape on the secondary jersey is designed as a repeating pattern displaying the “N” in the club’s logo, creating a soundwave design.
Considered a place that’s proud but unpretentious, both home and away jerseys capture Nashvillians’ civic pride and authenticity in the Tennessee Tri-Star flag on the jock tag. Discontinued parallel lines embellish the bottom of both kits celebrating Nashville as a stage for all voices who come together to inspire the world into creating greatness through diversity and collaboration.
adidas and MLS also unveiled the official MLS name and number jersey font for 2020. A dynamic, energetic and bold graphic typeface, the font introduces a layering tri-line effect. The font was designed in collaboration with MLS by Rick Banks, lead designer and typographer of Face37, an award-winning graphic design studio based in Manchester, England.
Tickets to Nashville SC’s inaugural MLS match against Atlanta United FC, presented by Renasant Bank, are available through Season Ticket Memberships starting at just $425 ($25 per game) and through single-game and group tickets. Be sure to secure your place in history with the best seats for Feb. 29 and throughout the inaugural season by visiting NashvilleSC.com/Tickets or calling 615-750-8800.
About Nashville SC
Nashville SC is a Major League Soccer club initially founded by local supporters in 2013 as an amateur soccer organization called Nashville Football Club. It officially became Nashville Soccer Club in 2016 when it earned a USL Championship club and as it began its bid to join Major League Soccer. On Dec. 20, 2017, Nashville SC became the 24th organization to be awarded an MLS club. Nashville SC will begin its participation in MLS in 2020 playing at Nissan Stadium before moving into its new and permanent stadium in 2022, which will be the largest soccer-specific stadium in the United States. For more information, visit NashvilleSC.com and follow the club at @NashvilleSC on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Spotify.
About Major League Soccer
Headquartered in New York City, Major League Soccer – celebrating its 25th Season in 2020 – features 26 clubs throughout the United States and Canada, in addition to future expansion teams in Austin, St. Louis, Sacramento, and Charlotte. For more information about MLS, visit www.MLSsoccer.com.
Renasant Bank, a 115-year-old financial services institution, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Renasant Corporation (NASDAQ: RNST). Renasant has assets of approximately $13.4 billion and operates more than 190 banking, mortgage, wealth management and insurance offices throughout Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida and Georgia.
adidas is a global leader in the sporting goods industry with the core brands adidas and Reebok. Headquartered in Herzogenaurach/Germany, the company employs around 57,000 people across the globe and generated sales of just under € 22 billion in 2018.
About Lindsay Ell
Lauded as “one of the most exciting and talented young artists in country music” (Forbes), Lindsay Ell is a triple threat: accomplished musician, unique vocalist and songwriter. The Calgary native learned to play guitar while traveling with her father to country-bluegrass camps as a young girl. Ell honed her craft as a musical stylist and songwriter after being discovered by BTO and The Guess Who’s Randy Bachman (“American Woman” / “Taking Care of Business”) who discovered her at the age of 13. The multi-instrumentalist was soon touring alongside the likes of Luke Bryan, Buddy Guy, and Keith Urban, as well as wowing audiences as Carrie Underwood’s guitar player live on the “50th Annual CMA Awards” and holding her own alongside icon Melissa Etheridge on Skyville Live. Ell also shared the stage with distinguished Country group, Little Big Town, along with other powerhouse female artists in one the biggest moments of the 2019 CMA Awards.
The 2019 ACM New Female Artist of the Year nominee, CMT Awards and CMA Awards nominee exhilarated audiences as part of Brad Paisley’s Weekend Warrior World Tour, Sugarland’s Still The Same Tour and Keith Urban’s Graffiti U World Tour. Ell’s first full-length album The Project debuted at No. 1 on the Country Album Sales Chart and was named Billboard’s “Best Country Album of 2017.” Her single “Criminal” was the Most Added song at Country radio upon impact and became her first-ever Top 20 hit in the U.S., in addition to becoming her first No. 1 single on the Canadian Country Radio Charts. “What Happens In a Small Town,” Lindsay’s duet with Brantley Gilbert, has claimed the top spot on Country radio, marking her first No. 1 in the US. For more information visit: www.LindsayEll.com.