Exclusive Interview with Caroline Marquard 

A young upcoming female country music singer songwriter, Caroline Marquard, has had one whirlwind of a year by releasing her very first single to the world this past summer, and is gearing up for new music plus many more new things for fans in 2019.

The artist originally from Switzerland, now a Tennessee native, recently got to chat with me about moving to Music City and what it’s like being a songwriter as well as a singer. Marquard also talks about what it was like releasing her debut single, Not A Rolling Stone, some of her musical influences that inspire her, and how it’s very important to her to stay connected with her fans. Continue reading

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Exclusive Interview with Bucky Covington

A country music artist hailing from Rockingham, North Carolina, Bucky Covington, has been making his way through the country music industry for several years, thanks to a television show that helped him launch his career to the next level.

The singer/songwriter recently found time to chat with me about a few things including the inspiration for his latest single, Probably Won’t, as well as reminiscing on memories he has from his career so far, and one thing he would like to do that he would consider being the highest accomplishment. Continue reading

Chris Young Becomes The Newest Member Of The Grand Ole Opry

Tonight many Chris Young fans from around the world gathered at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee or online listening through WSM Radio, to hear the artist have a night he won’t ever forget and neither will his fans, Chris Young becoming the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry.

On the night of August 29th at the Opry, Young was in for a big surprise, when being asked by legendary country singer, Vince Gill, to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry in October.

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The CMBeat Celebrates One Year!!

I am so excited to share with you all that The CMBeat is celebrating being up and running for one complete YEAR!

This past year has been crazy, in a good way, since launching the website. I am so incredibly grateful and thankful to all of you who have supported and followed The CMBeat through this past year! I want to especially thank everyone that has worked with The CMBeat this year.  I have to say one of the best things about having this website, is how many wonderful people I’ve gotten to meet, know, and work with over the course of this last year. I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds for this coming year! Continue reading

Exclusive Interview with Lacey Canfield

Last fall, I was introduced to a wonderful and talented artist by the name of, Lacey Canfield. Over the following months, I’ve had the pleasure of attending many of her live shows in and around the Nashville area, becoming more familiar with her music, and getting to know her personally. I recently asked Lacey if she would be willing to let me interview her for The CMBeat, and I was beyond thrilled when she said yes.

Lacey spoke with me about her childhood in Minnesota, her favorite music and musical influences while she was growing up, her passion for horses, and what fans can expect to see from her in the near future. Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: Mo Pitney

Mo Pitney released his debut album, Behind This Guitar, this past October and has been enjoying critical acclaim for the project as well as a surge in the number of his fans. Last month, on December 4th, Pitney joined his friend and frequent writing partner, Bobby Tomberlin, for a performance at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop on Broadway in Downtown Nashville for the release of Tomberlin’s new album, Out of Road.

While attending the release party, I got to chat with Pitney about his inaugural CD. “Well, it’s been amazing to finally get it out,” Pitney explains, “we had been working on it for about three years.” The 23 year old singer/songwriter admitted that he felt the music was getting old since the project was taking so long. However, the immediate success of the album proved that it was well worth the time and effort. Continue reading