Alabama Visits Southaven, Mississippi On 50th Anniversary Tour

The well known country music band, Alabama has been touring during the last couple years on their 50th Anniversary Tour to celebrate the band’s fifty years in the country music industry. Most recently, Alabama came to perform on their tour at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi on August 25th! Continue reading

Alabama Comes To Little Rock On The 50th Anniversary Tour

The great country music band, Alabama has been on the road the last couple years on the 50th Anniversary Tour to celebrate the band’s fifty years in the country music industry. Recently, Alabama came to perform on their tour at the Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas!

This particular show had country music artist, Tracy Lawrence as the opener for the concert as he’s been apart of the tour for some show dates! Tracy Lawrence was thrilled to be performing at the concert! “It’s so good to be here with y’all tonight here in Little Rock!” said Lawrence. Continue reading

Camping World Announces Concert Series

A lot of things have changed this year in the music industry including how we now experience concerts. While this way of seeing concerts is only temporary, a common new way to watch a concert is online!

One of the biggest outdoor retailers in the US, Camping World has brilliantly partnered up with several country music artists to create a free-online concert series which will be happening through this fall! Continue reading

Exclusive Interview with 3 and Twenty

There’s a great upcoming country music duo, 3 and Twenty, and they are making their way through the country music scene! The duo was created by band members, Butch Gibson and Adrian Lee, who were both born and raised in South Carolina!

The guys from 3 and Twenty recently had time to chat with me about several things including some of their musical influences and how they became interested in music. Along with that, they talked about releasing their latest single, Wasted On You on Silverado Records’ album, and things they want to do in 2020 including releasing new music! Continue reading

Mark Wills Featuring Special Guests At The Midnight Jamboree

Earlier this year, a particular male country music artist received one of the highest honors you can get in the country music industry, which is being inducted as one of the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry!

This country music singer songwriter, Mark Wills, just so happened to also be performing at the Grand Ole Opry the same night as the Midnight Jamboree would be happening in Nashville, so he came on over to perform after his segment on the Grand Ole Opry. Continue reading

Larry’s Country Diner – Exile and Hot Club Of Cowtown

Recently here at The CMBeat, I got to go to a great event and I can’t wait to share more about it! I got to attend a taping of two episodes for the popular show, Larry’s Country Diner, which is filmed at Ray Stevens’ Cabaret Theater just right outside of Nashville, Tennessee!

The musical guests for these two episodes were known country music group, Exile and another band, the Hot Club Of Cowtown! So, I wanted to recap a little bit about the show, before you can watch the tapings live on RFD-TV coming soon! Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: Bobby Tomberlin

Bobby Tomberlin, a Grammy®, CMA, & ACM nominated songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee, who has enjoyed a 20+ year tenure as a staff writer at Curb Records, recently released his new album Out Of Road. At a recent CD-Release party, held at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop in Downtown Nashville, I got to chat with Tomberlin about the new project, and a few other surprises he has for his fans in 2017.

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Thoughts On The 50th CMA Awards

It was one of country music’s biggest and most historic nights, when the lights came down inside the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee and stars were everywhere for the 50th Annual Country Music Association Awards.

The show started off with a wonderful look back over the the CMA’s 50 year history, with a tribute to Merle Haggard from Vince Gill & Merle’s son, Ben Haggard. Brad Paisley joined in with Roy Clark to perform Buck Owens’ I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail!. Carrie Underwood honored the immortal Tammy Wynette with a performance of Stand By Your Man, and Charley Pride sang his classic song, Kiss An Angel Good Morning.

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Mission BBQ Comes To Nashville

If you love barbecue and America as much as I do, then you might want to read this article!

13301312_875871935858166_7615170036805069543_oThere’s a new BBQ restaurant that just recently opened outside of Opry Mills Mall in Nashville, Tennessee. Mission BBQ is a family-friendly, homestyle restaurant with great BBQ and other American fare. But what’s best about the chain of restaurants, which first opened its doors on September 11, 2011, is that it strives to give back to the community of military and first-responders, not only through the food it serves, but through fund-raisers, service projects and other events.

When you first walk in the restaurant, you’re immediately taken by the patriotic atmosphere and decor;

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