Friday Night Sound Waves
  • South by [way of] Southwest®

    Posted on Jan 30, 2018

    When Southwest Airlines® came across the Nashville based, South Florida singer-songwriter and alt-rock, country cowgirl Edan Archer’s website in May 2017, they made her an offer she couldn’t refuse – a spot as one of six finalists in their “Artists on the Rise” contest. To participate, she performed a “Live at 35” in-flight concert on a Southwest Airlines flight, which was recorded and posted to where visitors viewed finalists’ videos and voted on their favorite. The grand prize? An opening slot at the sold-out Destination: Red Rocks event, hosted by Southwest Airlines in June 2017, which was a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre headlined by The Fray.

    While Archer did not win, she made an impression on Southwest, who recommended her to perform during their Presenting Night performance at on of their Presenting Nights at Friday Night Sound Waves in 2018.

    “I can’t wait to come back to my home state and rock out in our beautiful weather. I have lots of new songs to play and some great Nashville players with me, ” said Archer

    You can catch Edan and her full band, The Resolve, which includes fellow South Florida songwriter, Chloe Dolandis, during her show over the Country Music Weekend takeover on Fort Lauderdale Beach from 6-9pm on Friday, April 6. To view Edan’s Live at 35 video, along with other Southwest music content, visit