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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Country Artists Come Out For First Inaugural Arkansas Country Music Awards 

All kinds of people from the country music industry from across the state of Arkansas and farther, gathered in the natural state on June 4th, 2018, for the first inaugural Arkansas Country Music Awards, being held at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Continue reading

Exclusive Interview with 2Steel Girls 

There’s so many females making their way through the country music industry right now, and there is two in particular that has been dominating the scene! Those two females would be a special duo, entitled, 2Steel Girls.

The women that make up the 2Steel Girls, Allison and Krystal Steel, recently found time to chat about being on The Voice on Team Blake, what it is like working with family, being real and true to themselves, and new music being released soon! Continue reading

Cole Swindell Releases Down Home Sessions IV

A rising country artist, Cole Swindell, has been known for his singing abilities but he is also recognized for his incredible songwriting skills. The singer/songwriter continues to give back to his fans with music, by just releasing a new EP, entitled, Down Home Sessions IV.

The idea behind the series that the artist has been doing for a few years now, is to cover some of the most popular country music songs that he has written and has been recorded by other country artists.  Continue reading

New Label, Silverado Records Puts “Summer On Repeat” 

A newly founded label in Nashville, Silverado Records has been dominating the country music scene this year with new music from their artists. They also have been showcasing their singer’s songwriting skills with the Silverado Signature Songwriter Series.

Silverado Records doesn’t have any plans of slowing down, in fact they are turning up the heat this summer with a new album, Summer On Repeat, that features songs from artists on their roster, along with a few guest appearances by some familiar faces!

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American Idol And Its Impact on Country Music

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.

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