Home Free Headlines The Ryman

A upcoming country music a capella band, Home Free, just got to cross off a big thing on their bucket list by headlining two nights at one of the most famous venues in Nashville, Tennessee, being at The Ryman Auditorium.

Home Free got the opportunity to headline for two nights on the historic stage on October 11th and October 12th. The CMBeat had the privilege of attending the first night and it could not have been a better show! 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