The Bellamy Brothers Visit Arkansas

A notable duo that has been in the country music genre for many years, The Bellamy Brothers, which the members consist of Howard and David Bellamy, recently made a stop for a show on January 19th in Forrest City, Arkansas, where they performed at the Eastern Arkansas Community College.

While the brothers played many of their popular songs, they also had just previously announced a new album coming soon, Over The Moon, due out on February 15th. If you would like to pre-order the album, you can do so by clicking the link HERE. Continue reading

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Cole Swindell Earns 8th No. 1 Single With Break Up In The End

Looks like country music superstar, Cole Swindell, can now add another accomplishment to his list. The singer’s current song, Break Up In The End, that was featured as the debut single for Swindell’s third studio album, All Of It, has now become the artist’s 8th No. 1 single. Continue reading

One Year Later – Nashville Season 6 – The Final Season

It’s only been a little over one year since beloved fans of the television show Nashville (“Nashies” as they like to call themselves), were heartbroken when the ABC network cancelled the series, but the Nashville-based cable network, CMT, came to the rescue for the drama after fans took over the Internet with their hashtag, #BringBackNashville in hopes to save the show.

Now we have already seen all of season 5 and fans were guaranteed to see a Season 6 this January in 2018, but unfortunately this fall it was announced that the next season, would be its last. Just a little over a year ago, The CMBeat wrote an article about The Reality Of Nashville Season 5, so in light of the new season being less than a week away from its premiere date, we thought we would do a recap of what all has happened this past season and what everyone could expect from Season 6. (Spoiler Alert! If you don’t want to know what happens in Season 5, might be best to stop reading now!) Continue reading

American Idol And Its Impact on Country Music

Two Words – American Idol. This music reality competition show has been in our homes, on our television screens, on Wednesday and Thursday nights for the past fifteen years. If you’ve been a loyal watcher, like I have been through the years, I’m sure you experienced the same rollercoaster of emotions, when we said a final, bittersweet goodbye to the show last month, on April 7th.

While we’re all still trying to figure out what Ryan Seacrest’s “For Now” comment at the end of the show meant… I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and explore the impact that American Idol has had on country music, and revisit the 7 wonderful country artists who owe their careers to the show, its producers, and of course the countless fans who faithfully cast their votes.

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