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

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Exclusive Interview with 2Steel Girls 

There’s so many females making their way through the country music industry right now, and there is two in particular that has been dominating the scene! Those two females would be a special duo, entitled, 2Steel Girls.

The women that make up the 2Steel Girls, Allison and Krystal Steel, recently found time to chat about being on The Voice on Team Blake, what it is like working with family, being real and true to themselves, and new music being released soon! 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

Exclusive Interview with Levi Hummon 

Levi Hummon, a new upcoming country artist from Nashville, Tennessee, is a promising singer making his way through the country music industry showcasing not only his songwriting skills, but also his singing skills with his current smash single, Don’t Waste The Night.

The singer/songwriter recently had the time to chat with me to talk about his roots in country music, along with working in the industry with some heavy shoes to follow, CMA Fest, how he is appreciative to his fans, and a couple of musical influences that might be surprising! Continue reading

Luke Combs’ Debut Album For His Fans: This One’s For You 

A fast rising country star from Asheville, North Carolina, Luke Combs hit the country airwaves two years ago with his smash single, Hurricane, giving fans a taste of his style and what we could expect more in his music. Now the singer/songwriter has finally released his debut album on June 2nd, This One’s For You.

The album starts out with a song that is a great pure country sounding song, Out There. When you’re listening to the song, you would think that is what the rest of the album will sound like, but Combs breaks past that mold, with the second number, Memories Are Made Of, a more heartfelt song about making memories that features a smoother side of Combs.

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New Label Launches Part 2 Of Signature Songwriter Series with Texas Singer, Crystal Yates

Earlier this year, a newly founded label in Nashville, Silverado Records, launched the first volume in an ongoing collection of recordings they are calling the Silverado Signature Songwriter Series. The goal of the series is to showcase the songwriting talent of the artists on their roster.

Volume I featured country newcomer, Zack Dyer (check out our review HERE), and each release will highlight a different singer/songwriter. Today, Silverado Records drops the 2nd volume of the series with Texas, country Singer/Songwriter, Crystal YatesContinue reading

Sam Palladio – Wake Me Up In Nashville

If you’re a fan of the CMT television show Nashville (aka: a “Nashie”), then you might have heard that some of the cast members also pursue careers as musicians when not working on the show. Sam Palladio, the actor who plays the role of Gunnar Scott, is one such cast member who has enjoyed success as a songwriter and singer in addition to the notoriety he has received as a result of the series, which is now in its 5th season.

About two years ago, I stumbled across a video on YouTube in which Palladio was performing and singing a song he wrote based on a story his grandfather told him. When his grandfather was a young man, he fell in love with a girl who lived in Nashville. But after he went off to war, he was unable to get back to the city and never saw her again. Wake Me Up In Nashville is a beautiful, tender love song, full of longing and cherished memories, and I immediately fell in love with it.  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