EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Behind The Song “Why” with Chance McKinney

Today, The CMBeat is thrilled to share with y’all a EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE video, from Chance McKinney as he talks about a song from his current EP, iSQUARED! Continue reading

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The Bellamy Brothers Visit Arkansas

A notable duo that has been in the country music genre for many years, The Bellamy Brothers, which the members consist of Howard and David Bellamy, recently made a stop for a show on January 19th in Forrest City, Arkansas, where they performed at the Eastern Arkansas Community College.

While the brothers played many of their popular songs, they also had just previously announced a new album coming soon, Over The Moon, due out on February 15th. If you would like to pre-order the album, you can do so by clicking the link HERE. Continue reading

Christmas 4 Kids Tour Bus Show 2018 Recap

Even though the holiday season is now over, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s never a good time to help support some of your local causes.

Last year, The CMBeat did a feature on the non-profit organization, Christmas 4 Kids, which is a cause that helps collect and donate toys for children that may be less fortunate in the Middle Tennessee area. The article talks about information about their organization, the charity’s annual show held every year at The Ryman Auditorium in Downtown Nashville, along with information about their inaugural Tour Bus Show. (If you would like to read this article, you can do so by clicking HERE.) Continue reading

Nashville Songwriter Vol. II – Jake Brown Releases The Inside Stories Behind Country Music’s Greatest Hits

In today’s country music generation, there is a variety of country music songs we love from through the decades although, it isn’t very often that you actually hear about the songwriters that created these pieces. This is where author, Jake Brown, comes in with his newest book release, Nashville Songwriter Vol. II – The Inside Stories Behind Country Music’s Greatest Hits.

The book which is the second volume in this particular series also happens to be Brown’s 45th book he has written in his collection, that focuses on telling the stories behind country music hit songs, and features even more exclusive interviews with some of the biggest songwriters in the country music industry today. Continue reading

Christmas 4 Kids Host Annual Show at the Ryman Auditorium 

As the holiday season is quickly approaching, this is one of the important times of the year, where folks like to help out and support some of their favorite charities. One of the popular causes that is supported locally here in Nashville, is the non-profit organization, Christmas 4 Kids.

The charity which was created in 1982, Christmas Caravan, before changing its name a few years later in 1992, has been established for more than 36 years, helping to raise money for children around the middle Tennessee area, to help give toys to those who may be less fortunate and provide a little more joy for the kids every Christmas. Continue reading

Anna Brinker Releases Touching Song & Music Video About George Jones

One upcoming country music artist that is making her way in the country scene, Anna Brinker, has been hard at work creating a beautiful song and matching music video for her new single, that classic country music fans alike will appreciate.

The singer is releasing a new single today entitled, The Possum. Some country music fans will easily know who The Possum is, but in case you don’t, Brinker is talking about one of the most famous male vocalists in country music history. That’s right, the one and only, George Jones. Continue reading

7 Country Songs Of The Summer For Your 4th Of July Playlist

Happy Fourth of July from The CMBeat! In honor of this annual holiday, I’m helping to let you celebrate a little bit easier, by putting together a few of the hottest country songs of the summer that would make an awesome playlist for special festivities. Have a great time with your friends and family this holiday, and check out our July 4th playlist that’s perfect for the summer below.  Continue reading

3 Arkansas Artists Talk About Upcoming Arkansas Country Music Awards 

There’s a new exciting event coming to the natural state very soon and it’s just what everyone is talking about.

The Arkansas Country Music Awards are coming to Little Rock, Arkansas, on June 4th, 2018 and being held at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Hosts for the awards include country music singer/songwriter and Arkansas native, Collin Raye, along with Charles Haymes. Since it’s the first inaugural event, I talked with three Arkansas artists that are nominated and performing, about how they feel about the special upcoming awards.  Continue reading