It was one of country music’s biggest nights as stars gathered round at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee for the 53rd Annual Country Music Awards. Continue reading
A upcoming country music artist, Macy Krew, from Nashville, Tennessee, although she is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, is starting to make her way through the country music scene.
The singer songwriter recently got to chat with me about a few things such as how she got into music and who are some of her musical influences! Along with that, Krew also talked about her experience on the latest season of American Idol, and about her latest single, Playin’ With Fire! Continue reading
A new upcoming country music singer songwriter, Charly Reynolds, who is originally from Orlando, Florida, but now a Tennessee native, is excited to start making her way in the country music scene in music city.
The artist recently had time to chat with me about a few things including the huge change she just made by chasing her dreams and making the big move to Nashville to pursue them. She also mentioned who some of her musical influences are, her latest single she just released Shelby’s Song, and how important it is to her that she wants to connect with her fans. Continue reading
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
If you spent any amount of time this past week watching TV or scrolling through your social media feeds, you know that everyone was buzzing about the 59th Annual Grammy® Awards, which premiered on CBS, February 12th.
British pop music sensation, Adele, opened the show with a beautiful performance of her hit song, Hello. She also closed the show by winning the highest honor and last award of the night… the coveted Album of the Year award. Other standout mainstream music moments included a performance by Ed Sheeran, a tribute to Prince that featured Bruno Mars, and another tribute to the Bee Gees, featuring a memorable arrangement of their iconic hit, Stayin’ Alive, performed by Demi Lovato.
Although pop music and pop artists seemed to monopolize most of the night, country music had plenty of great moments as well. Continue reading
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.
It was a beautiful Autumn afternoon this past Saturday when I arrived to see what was happening at the Opry Birthday Bash, held in the Opry Plaza, outside the main entrance of the Grand Ole Opry House.
Mega country star, Carrie Underwood, has been enjoying a good deal of radio success with her two most recent number one singles, Heartbeat and Church Bells. But fans are itching for the next girl-empowering, man-squashing, “get-back-at-your-cheating-husband” type of super-hit, for which Underwood has become known. And with the release of her latest single, Dirty Laundry, from her current album, Storyteller, fans won’t be disappointed.
Two Words – American Idol. This music reality competition show has been in our homes, on our television screens, on Wednesday and Thursday nights for the past fifteen years. If you’ve been a loyal watcher, like I have been through the years, I’m sure you experienced the same rollercoaster of emotions, when we said a final, bittersweet goodbye to the show last month, on April 7th.
While we’re all still trying to figure out what Ryan Seacrest’s “For Now” comment at the end of the show meant… I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and explore the impact that American Idol has had on country music, and revisit the 7 wonderful country artists who owe their careers to the show, its producers, and of course the countless fans who faithfully cast their votes.