Judah & The Lion
About Judah & The Lion
The alt-folk trio Judah & The Lion—fronted by Judah Akers—formed at Nashville’s Belmont University and won the school’s Best of the Best music competition in 2012.
∙ Their 2013 EP, Sweet Tennessee, reached the upper levels of three different Billboard albums charts: Bluegrass, Heatseekers, and Folk.
∙ With its soaring chorus and percussive acoustic groove, their 2016 song “Take It All Back” was a No. 1 Alternative single that eventually went Platinum.
∙ 2019’s Pep Talks, their most successful album to date, explored darker subjects on such tracks as the sing-along family-turmoil ballad “Why Did You Run?”
∙ The trio’s EDM-flavored anthem “Let Go.” was used as the theme for network broadcasts of the 2019 college football season.
∙ In 2020, Major League Soccer team Nashville SC released the band’s thundering country-rocker “Never Give Up on You” as its official club anthem.