2019 Arkansas Country Music Awards Recap

The 2nd inaugural Arkansas Country Music Awards recently took place in Maumelle, Arkansas, with artists from the natural state as well as people from the country music industry, came out to celebrate all the talent we have in our state. Continue reading

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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

Closer To You Tour Comes To Lexington

A very talented country music artist, Hunter Hayes, has been out touring for the past two months featuring opening act, Levi Hummon on the Closer To You Tour! On Friday, May 31st he brought the intriguing tour to the Manchester Music Hall in Lexington, Kentucky.

The incredible show started off with Levi Hummon of course, performing Change My Life, a song that is featured on his latest EP entitled, Patient. He actually revealed that the event was his first time performing in Kentucky by saying, “Thank you for coming out all this way for my first time in Kentucky.” Continue reading

The CMBeat Nominated For Its First Josie Music Award!

It’s time for a big announcement! I am so thrilled to share that The CMBeat is nominated for its first EVER music award! It’s for the Promotion by Media category for the 2019 Josie Music Awards!

For those of you who haven’t heard about the Josie Music Awards, they are a independent music award show, that is just one of several brands created under The Josie Network, LLC, which was all started and are owned by Josie and Tinamarie Passantino. Continue reading

2 Arkansas Artists Talk Upcoming Arkansas Country Music Awards

The 2nd Annual Arkansas Country Music Awards that is going to be held on Monday, June 3rd, 2019, that will be happening at the Maumelle High School Auditorium located in Maumelle, Arkansas, is quickly approaching!

Earlier this year, country music fans had the opportunity to nominate and vote for their favorite nominees for this year’s shows. You can click HERE to check out the list of nominees from our previous article. Continue reading

Exclusive Interview with Liddy Clark

A upcoming young artist, Liddy Clark, originally from Plano, Texas but now is a Nashville, Tennessee native, has been putting in hard work and effort into her music journey from early on at a young age.

The singer songwriter recently got to chat with me about a few things including about who some of her musical influences are, how she got into music and a great experience she’s already had in her music career. Clark also talked about one of her latest single’s, Shot Down (Stand Up), and told when fans can expect to hear new music from her soon! 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

Conway Twitty’s Grandson, Tre Twitty Talks About Official Conway Twitty Day

If you’re a country music fan, then you probably know about a certain country music legend hailing from Mississippi, the one and only, Conway Twitty.

The singer was originally born Harold Lloyd Jenkins on September 1st, 1933, in Friars Point, Mississippi, but when he was a young boy, his family relocated to Helena-West Helena, Arkansas. Now, the Mayor of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, Jay Hollowell, Phillips County Judge Clark Hall, and the governor, Asa Hutchinson, for the state of Arkansas, is doing something special to remember the icon. They will be proclaiming June 5th, the actual anniversary date of the late artist’s death, officially as Conway Twitty Day. 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