Nashville Songwriter Vol. II – Jake Brown Releases The Inside Stories Behind Country Music’s Greatest Hits

In today’s country music generation, there is a variety of country music songs we love from through the decades although, it isn’t very often that you actually hear about the songwriters that created these pieces. This is where author, Jake Brown, comes in with his newest book release, Nashville Songwriter Vol. II – The Inside Stories Behind Country Music’s Greatest Hits.

The book which is the second volume in this particular series also happens to be Brown’s 45th book he has written in his collection, that focuses on telling the stories behind country music hit songs, and features even more exclusive interviews with some of the biggest songwriters in the country music industry today. Continue reading

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Is Kelsea Ballerini Ready To Release MORE New Music? 

One country music superstar, Kelsea Ballerini, is keeping busy these days with a new husband, a recently released new album, Unapologetically, and starting a new tour with Keith Urban this summer! But…is the singer ready to release MORE new music soon?

Kelsea Ballerini has been known to give great teasers, including yesterday on her Instagram Stories, showing that she was already recording a new song that we could possibly see on her next album. The song titled, Before And After, that from the sound of it, obviously looks like another love song that we are going to fall in love with from the artist. Here are some of the lyrics from the song! Continue reading

Exclusive Interview with Spencer Crandall

A very fast rising country music artist, Spencer Crandall, hailing from Denver, Colorado, is making his way through the country music industry, with not only his voice and style but also with help from social media.

The singer/songwriter recently found time to chat with me about his music, being a singer/songwriter, why he thinks social media has played a key part in his career, and his current single!

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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

Recap of the 59th Annual Grammy® Awards: Country Edition

If you spent any amount of time this past week watching TV or scrolling through your social media feeds, you know that everyone was buzzing about the 59th Annual Grammy® Awards, which premiered on CBS, February 12th.

British pop music sensation, Adele, opened the show with a beautiful performance of her hit song, Hello. She also closed the show by winning the highest honor and last award of the night… the coveted Album of the Year award. Other standout mainstream music moments included a performance by Ed Sheeran, a tribute to Prince that featured Bruno Mars, and another tribute to the Bee Gees, featuring a memorable arrangement of their iconic hit, Stayin’ Alive, performed by Demi Lovato.

Although pop music and pop artists seemed to monopolize most of the night, country music had plenty of great moments as well. 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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Keith Urban’s Most Recent Single – Timeless and Classic

Country singer, Keith Urban is primarily known for his upbeat, hard-driving contemporary style. His latest single, Blue Ain’t Your Color, from his current album, RipCord, released this past September,  is a clear departure from that sound and style his fans know and love.

Urban is no stranger to the occasional romantic or heartbreak song, but Blue Ain’t Your Color is beautifully written in a classic, waltz-style, which is a welcomed relief in a country market that’s becoming saturated with similar sounding music, production, and lyrics.

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“Just the facts, ma’am” – Recap from our first Fun Fact Friday

Joe Friday, from the iconic TV show, Dragnet, would have been very pleased with our newest feature, which launched this past Friday on our Facebook and Twitter social media pages, called Fun Fact Friday. We fully complied with his famous catch-phrase and posted “Just the facts, ma’am“.

If you missed the posts as they went live, you can see all the facts right here in the following recap:

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