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

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Artist in Retrospect: Bobbie Gentry

I have always enjoyed learning more about the musical artists I like, even those that have fallen out of the public eye. This past summer, I stumbled across an article published by the Washington Post about the popular 1960’s country artist named Bobbie Gentry, and how she hasn’t been seen or heard from since the late 80’s. I was immediately interested in finding out all I could about this mysterious artist.

Bobbie Gentry, born Roberta Lee Streeter on July 27, 1944, was most known for her song, Ode To Billie Joe. Like most fans, this was the only song I knew by her, and, to be honest, I knew it best from hearing other artists cover it live, like Jeannie Seely at the Grand Ole Opry. Most of Gentry’s songs were based on her hometown in Mississippi. Continue reading

Lee Brice Performs New Song at City Winery

Last summer, The CMBeat published an article about country singer, Lee Brice spilling a few beans on Periscope, saying that he was preparing to go on a writer’s retreat to create some new material for a future album. The Grammy® nominated singer/songwriter also leaked the titles of two songs he’s been working on, titled, You Can’t Help Who You Love, and Rumor.

Well, for fans who have been chomping at the bit to hear these new Lee Brice tunes, the wait is finally over. We found live video footage of Brice singing the song, Rumor at a songwriters round at City Winery in Nashville… and boy were we impressed! Continue reading