Like many musicians with downtime due to COVID, Mechanics Wanted has gotten creative. Comprised by Nashville based backing musicians who met playing behind Morgan Wallen, Mechanics Wanted traded their cowboy boots and got back to their prior rock roots. The band debuted their project with a cover of “Heartless” by Diplo & Morgan Wallen, re-imagined into a hard rock styling with thunderous drums and bass lines with anthemic guitars and vocals.

“When trying to pick our next song, we’re looking for records that we can take and put our own spin and flavor on to make it special to Mechanics Wanted,” said band member Luke Rice. “We want to put out great covers, that don’t just look and sound good but pay respect back to the original artist/band and songwriters.”

Luke went on, “All Time Low does the pop punk style so well, and Blackbear is such a talented artist, that it gave us a great platform to put our own spin on it and we hope that we did them well with this cover. The guys and I knew we couldn’t just get anyone in Nashville to do Blackbear’s verse. Which made the decision to ask our friend Ernest to come be apart of this with us a no brainer. He was able to really elevate this cover to something special that we couldn’t have done on our own. That’s honestly the beauty of being apart of the Nashville community; having so many talented people from all walks of life right here, in Music City. At the end of the day that’s what we want our project to help show case; how diverse and talented the artists, songwriters and Nashville community are!”


I myself am a big rock n’ roll/country kinda girl – so hearing Mechanics Wanted for the first time was an instant click for me… I originally heard their take on “positions” with my girl Ashland Craft, and I was obsessed. These guys have a unique vibe to them – especially incorporating up and coming country artists – and they’re sure enough to be on the up & up themselves. Keep a close eye out for what’s coming from them next.

Stay ROWDY friends.




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