Midland – Let It Roll

A quickly rising country music band, Midland, has been working hard in the country music scene from launching a podcast, touring, and with the release of their sophomore album, Let It Roll.

The brand new album features fourteen new songs, which means this record has more songs compared to their debut album. It also includes the intriguing debut single from the record, Mr. Lonely. Continue reading

Crystal Gayle Hosts The Midnight Jamboree

A lot of country music fans gathered around at the Texas Troubadour Theater in Nashville, Tennessee on August 24th, to see a beloved artist in country music and Grand Ole Opry member, the lovely, Crystal Gayle.

For those who don’t know, Gayle is the sister of the very well known country singer, Loretta Lynn. Surprisingly, this was Gayle’s very first time to host the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree. Continue reading

Exclusive Interview with Josie Passantino

A lot of artists these days are independent and that is no exception in the country music industry as well. This is where a thriving woman in the music industry who is entrepreneur, Josie Passantino comes in as she continues to help spread the word about upcoming independent artists.

I recently got to chat with Josie Passantino to learn more about how she has built her incredible career with The Josie Network LLC. There are many brands under the network such as Country Blast Radio which features The Josie Show, a make up line, Confidently Ready and so much more. Josie Passantino also talked to me about one of her exciting upcoming events, The Josie Music Awards happening at Dollywood in Gatlinburg, Tennessee in September! Continue reading

Anna Brinker Releases Touching Song & Music Video About George Jones

One upcoming country music artist that is making her way in the country scene, Anna Brinker, has been hard at work creating a beautiful song and matching music video for her new single, that classic country music fans alike will appreciate.

The singer is releasing a new single today entitled, The Possum. Some country music fans will easily know who The Possum is, but in case you don’t, Brinker is talking about one of the most famous male vocalists in country music history. That’s right, the one and only, George Jones. Continue reading

3 Arkansas Artists Talk About Upcoming Arkansas Country Music Awards 

There’s a new exciting event coming to the natural state very soon and it’s just what everyone is talking about.

The Arkansas Country Music Awards are coming to Little Rock, Arkansas, on June 4th, 2018 and being held at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Hosts for the awards include country music singer/songwriter and Arkansas native, Collin Raye, along with Charles Haymes. Since it’s the first inaugural event, I talked with three Arkansas artists that are nominated and performing, about how they feel about the special upcoming awards.  Continue reading

Chris Young Becomes The Newest Member Of The Grand Ole Opry

Tonight many Chris Young fans from around the world gathered at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee or online listening through WSM Radio, to hear the artist have a night he won’t ever forget and neither will his fans, Chris Young becoming the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry.

On the night of August 29th at the Opry, Young was in for a big surprise, when being asked by legendary country singer, Vince Gill, to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry in October.

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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

Exclusive Interview: Bobby Tomberlin

Bobby Tomberlin, a Grammy®, CMA, & ACM nominated songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee, who has enjoyed a 20+ year tenure as a staff writer at Curb Records, recently released his new album Out Of Road. At a recent CD-Release party, held at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop in Downtown Nashville, I got to chat with Tomberlin about the new project, and a few other surprises he has for his fans in 2017.

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Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas in Nashville, Tennessee

All throughout the Christmas season, many people rounded up their families and took them on mini road trips, in search of ways to get into the holiday spirit. Popular destinations with these families included places that go all out with their holiday lights and decorations. One such destination in the Nashville, Tennessee area is the one and only Gaylord Opryland Hotel, located just across the parking lot from the famous Grand Ole Opry theater. Even though it’s been 48 hours since Christmas Day came and went, and if you’re not ready to let the spirit of the season go just yet, you still have time to see this spectacular display, which runs through January 1st.

This past November 5th, the hotel ceremoniously flipped the switch to kick off their annual collection of seasonal attractions, collectively called “Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas“. Some of the attractions include an incredible outdoor light display, which includes more than two million lights, a life-sized nativity display, an ice sculpture exhibit, appropriately called “ICE“, horse carriage rides, and an entertaining dinner show featuring the legendary Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers. For the more adventurous visitors, the 2,881 room hotel also features a giant ice slide, an ice skating rink, and snow tubing. Continue reading