2022 Arkansas Country Music Awards Recap

The fifth annual Arkansas Country Music Awards recently took place for the second year in a row at the Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas Campus in Conway, Arkansas on June 6th. 

This award show is a great event as it focuses a spotlight on all those from Arkansas including upcoming country music artists, musicians and individuals in the country music industry. It was hosted by country music historian, Charles Haymes and Miss Arkansas 2014, Ashton Gill. Continue reading

Nominations Open For The 2021 Arkansas Country Music Awards

It’s the start of a new year, which means the time has come for the nominations of the fourth annual Arkansas Country Music Awards and they are now OPEN!

Everyone can nominate their favorite Arkansan’s from now until January 21st. This year’s show is planned to be held at the Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus, in Conway, Arkansas. Continue reading

Silverado Records Celebrates 5 Years, Announces New Music

One of the record labels, Silverado Records, which is based out of Nashville, Tennessee is celebrating a big milestone and announcing some exciting news to celebrate!

In honor of the special occasion, The CMBeat got to chat exclusively with the CEO of Silverado Records, Scott Thomas. He talked about some of his favorite times throughout the years and what’s next for the future of the label. Continue reading

Exclusive Interview with Jenee Fleenor

A incredibly talented woman originally a Springdale, Arkansas native, Jenee Fleenor has been dominating the scene in the country music industry! You may recognize her from several places as she’s apart of NBC The Voice’s band, apart of Blake Shelton’s band and is a session musician in Nashville!

The amazing artist recently got time to chat with me about a few things including some of her musical influences and some of her favorites memories! Along with that, Fleenor also talked about the best piece of advice she’s gotten about the music industry, winning her first CMA award and about her latest new music! Continue reading

2020 Arkansas Country Music Awards Recap

The 3rd Annual Arkansas Country Music Awards just took place in a new way this year with a virtual show and was on television for local Arkansas residents.

While the show was online as well, the one hour event was filled with performances, stories and presenting the awards. The show included performances from Kelsey Lamb, Shawn Camp, Anna Brinker & Adam Cunningham, Erin Enderlin, Heath Sanders and Bailey Hefley. Continue reading

Exclusive Interview with Nikki Briar

A upcoming country music artist, Nikki Briar, who is originally from New Jersey, has been making her way through the country music scene.

The singer songwriter recently got time to chat with me about a few things including how she got interested in music and some dream collaborations she would like to do. Briar also talked about touring life with a family at home, what she feels like her biggest accomplishment was in this year, and when fans can expect new music from her! Continue reading

2 Arkansas Artists Talk Upcoming Arkansas Country Music Awards

The 2nd Annual Arkansas Country Music Awards that is going to be held on Monday, June 3rd, 2019, that will be happening at the Maumelle High School Auditorium located in Maumelle, Arkansas, is quickly approaching!

Earlier this year, country music fans had the opportunity to nominate and vote for their favorite nominees for this year’s shows. You can click HERE to check out the list of nominees from our previous article. 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

Exclusive Interview with The Arkansas Country Music Awards 

Every country singer we all know and love, of course comes from some state, rather that be from Tennessee, some from Texas or farther. There’s been a few to come from one state in particular such as Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Charlie Rich, Justin Moore, Buddy Jewell, Joe Nichols, and more. What state does these artists come from you may ask? Not only but my favorite, Arkansas. Continue reading

Upcoming Country Artist Johnny Reed Foley, Covers Rhett Akins’ “That Ain’t My Truck”

For years in the music industry, you have always seen artists cover other music besides their own. The idea of musicians performing other artist’s songs still stands true today even among singer’s such like upcoming country artist Johnny Reed Foley who is keeping the tradition alive by recently covering a favorite 90’s country hit, That Ain’t My Truck by Rhett AkinsContinue reading