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

Chris Young Films Music Video At Historic WSM Radio Tower Site

A popular country music artist, Chris Young, who is a Murfreesboro, Tennessee native, recently released a new single, Raised On Country, mentioning a few country music stars in the song including Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, along with Joe Diffie and has a true country music feel to it. Continue reading

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

Introducing Sun Records Inspired Diner in Nashville

Back in 1952, a tiny, independent record label was started in Memphis, Tennessee by a young businessman named Sam Phillips. He called the label Sun Records, and it would go on to become one of the most famous and iconic labels in American music. Legendary performers like Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis, among others, were all discovered by Phillips and signed to Sun Records between 1952 and 1969. A famous photograph taken at the Sun Records Studio of Perkins, Cash, Lewis, and Presley all sitting around a piano was nicknamed the “Million Dollar Quartet” – a name which has endured when talking about the four performers during their time at Sun Records.

And now, a new TV series premiered on CMT last night called, Sun Records, based, of course, on Sam Phillips and his historic record label. But, I’m not here to talk about that new series today… instead, I’d like to tell you about another Sun Records inspired attraction – a new eatery in Downtown Nashville called the Sun Diner. Continue reading

Thoughts On The 50th CMA Awards

It was one of country music’s biggest and most historic nights, when the lights came down inside the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee and stars were everywhere for the 50th Annual Country Music Association Awards.

The show started off with a wonderful look back over the the CMA’s 50 year history, with a tribute to Merle Haggard from Vince Gill & Merle’s son, Ben Haggard. Brad Paisley joined in with Roy Clark to perform Buck Owens’ I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail!. Carrie Underwood honored the immortal Tammy Wynette with a performance of Stand By Your Man, and Charley Pride sang his classic song, Kiss An Angel Good Morning.

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