The Shires Talk New Album, Good Years

A rising country music duo, The Shires originally from the United Kingdom, has just released their fourth brand new album entitled, Good Years.

The members of the duo, Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes recently had time to chat with me about a few things including about the process of making their new album! Along with that, they talked about what they were looking forward to the most about releasing the new record and talked about what they hope to see this new album accomplish. Continue reading

Exclusive Interview with 3 and Twenty

There’s a great upcoming country music duo, 3 and Twenty, and they are making their way through the country music scene! The duo was created by band members, Butch Gibson and Adrian Lee, who were both born and raised in South Carolina!

The guys from 3 and Twenty recently had time to chat with me about several things including some of their musical influences and how they became interested in music. Along with that, they talked about releasing their latest single, Wasted On You on Silverado Records’ album, and things they want to do in 2020 including releasing new music! Continue reading

Exile Comes To Arkansas

One of the best bands in country music, Exile recently visited Forrest City, Arkansas on January 18th to perform a great show at East Arkansas Community College.

This year the band embarks on their 57th Anniversary of being in the music industry. In fact, the guys have no plans of slowing down anytime soon, “We are going for 60!” as Sonny LeMaire said during the show. Continue reading

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

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

Home Free Releases Dive Bar Saints

There’s a quickly rising country music band, Home Free who is dominating the country music scene with several things including their brand new album, Dive Bar Saints.

In case you haven’t heard of Home Free before, they are a capella country group who won Season 4 of NBC’s The Sing-Off and has been rising in the music scene ever since. Home Free is made up of five members, Austin Brown, Tim Foust, Rob Lundquist, Adam Chance and one of the founding members, Adam Rupp. Continue reading

Larry’s Country Diner – Exile and Hot Club Of Cowtown

Recently here at The CMBeat, I got to go to a great event and I can’t wait to share more about it! I got to attend a taping of two episodes for the popular show, Larry’s Country Diner, which is filmed at Ray Stevens’ Cabaret Theater just right outside of Nashville, Tennessee!

The musical guests for these two episodes were known country music group, Exile and another band, the Hot Club Of Cowtown! So, I wanted to recap a little bit about the show, before you can watch the tapings live on RFD-TV coming soon! Continue reading

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