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

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Exclusive Interview with Natalie Stovall 

Every artist’s dream is to make it in the music industry. There’s one singer/songwriter, Natalie Stovall, who has been working hard since she was very young to do just that.

The well established artist that hails from Tennessee, recently found time to chat about being a multi-instrumentalist, her time on NBC’s The Voice, some of her inspiration from her friend, Bobby Bones, along with a new tour coming up. Plus, Stovall talks about new music in the works, and a life lesson she has learned through the years while making her way through the music business. Continue reading

3 Young Country Music Artists On The Rise

These days there is a lot of wonderful upcoming country singers, but there are also a lot of talented young artists as well, trying to make their start early in the music industry.

Since they’re is so many to name, and so little time in a day, that’s why I’m writing a special piece to feature three new awesome country music artists on the rise that you should keep your eye on this summer! 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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Exclusive Interview with Sarah Darling 

A woman in country music, Sarah Darling, has been making her way through the country music industry for years, from landing on Scotty McCreery’s headlining tour, to being on a reality television competition show, that led her to being asked to perform by the one and only, Brad Paisley on the historic Grand Ole Opry stage.

With everything that is going on in Darling’s career, the singer found time to talk with me about some of her musical influences, about new music such as her latest single as well as her new album, Dream Country, along with something fans might be surprised to know about the aspiring singer!  Continue reading

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

Exclusive Interview: Bobby Tomberlin

Bobby Tomberlin, a Grammy®, CMA, & ACM nominated songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee, who has enjoyed a 20+ year tenure as a staff writer at Curb Records, recently released his new album Out Of Road. At a recent CD-Release party, held at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop in Downtown Nashville, I got to chat with Tomberlin about the new project, and a few other surprises he has for his fans in 2017.

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Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas in Nashville, Tennessee

All throughout the Christmas season, many people rounded up their families and took them on mini road trips, in search of ways to get into the holiday spirit. Popular destinations with these families included places that go all out with their holiday lights and decorations. One such destination in the Nashville, Tennessee area is the one and only Gaylord Opryland Hotel, located just across the parking lot from the famous Grand Ole Opry theater. Even though it’s been 48 hours since Christmas Day came and went, and if you’re not ready to let the spirit of the season go just yet, you still have time to see this spectacular display, which runs through January 1st.

This past November 5th, the hotel ceremoniously flipped the switch to kick off their annual collection of seasonal attractions, collectively called “Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas“. Some of the attractions include an incredible outdoor light display, which includes more than two million lights, a life-sized nativity display, an ice sculpture exhibit, appropriately called “ICE“, horse carriage rides, and an entertaining dinner show featuring the legendary Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers. For the more adventurous visitors, the 2,881 room hotel also features a giant ice slide, an ice skating rink, and snow tubing. Continue reading

A Songwriter’s Perspective – Bobby Tomberlin Releases “Out of Road”

Bobby Tomberlin is a renowned songwriter, who has racked up plenty of credits in his career, including Grammy®, CMA and ACM nominations. But now, the Nashville hitmaker has released his own album project, featuring many of the songs already made famous by some of Country Music’s greatest legends.

This new album, Out of Road, gives music fans the chance to hear the true insights and emotions directly from the songwriter, who has allowed a truly diverse collection of artists to interpret his songs, including Willie Nelson, Barbra Streisand, Blake Shelton, Faith Hill, and Kenny Rogers.

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