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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Exclusive Interview with Natalie Stovall 

Every artist’s dream is to make it in the music industry. There’s one singer/songwriter, Natalie Stovall, who has been working hard since she was very young to do just that.

The well established artist that hails from Tennessee, recently found time to chat about being a multi-instrumentalist, her time on NBC’s The Voice, some of her inspiration from her friend, Bobby Bones, along with a new tour coming up. Plus, Stovall talks about new music in the works, and a life lesson she has learned through the years while making her way through the music business. Continue reading

Silverado Records Releases Summer On Repeat Vol. 2

Every country music fan looks forward to blasting those country summer anthems every year, and Nashville based, Silverado Records is ready to help with that.

The record label just released a new compilation album, Summer On Repeat Vol. 2, that features different singer/songwriters from Silverado Records’ roster, and friends from Nashville. The CMBeat did a review of the first volume in this series last year, which you can click HERE to learn more about it!  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

Cole Swindell Releases Down Home Sessions IV

A rising country artist, Cole Swindell, has been known for his singing abilities but he is also recognized for his incredible songwriting skills. The singer/songwriter continues to give back to his fans with music, by just releasing a new EP, entitled, Down Home Sessions IV.

The idea behind the series that the artist has been doing for a few years now, is to cover some of the most popular country music songs that he has written and has been recorded by other country artists.  Continue reading

Silverado Records Launches Part 3 Of Signature Songwriter Series With Upcoming Country Artist, Tyler Jordan

A new upcoming record label in Nashville, TN, Silverado Records has been busting at the seams this year with their list of artists releasing new music. Earlier this fall, the label launched some new music with a new EP, continuing in their Silverado Signature Songwriter Series. The special collection of music focuses on showcasing the songwriter talent from their roster of artists.

Each new volume added to the series will have a new featured singer/songwriter and all songs on the EP are written by the featured artist. Volume one in the collection was released the first of this year with country newcomer, Zack Dyer (read our review HERE), and Volume 2 spotlighted texas singer, Crystal Yates (read our review HERE). The latest EP released makes Volume 3, with upcoming country artist, Tyler JordanContinue reading

New Label Launches Part 2 Of Signature Songwriter Series with Texas Singer, Crystal Yates

Earlier this year, a newly founded label in Nashville, Silverado Records, launched the first volume in an ongoing collection of recordings they are calling the Silverado Signature Songwriter Series. The goal of the series is to showcase the songwriting talent of the artists on their roster.

Volume I featured country newcomer, Zack Dyer (check out our review HERE), and each release will highlight a different singer/songwriter. Today, Silverado Records drops the 2nd volume of the series with Texas, country Singer/Songwriter, Crystal YatesContinue reading

Sam Palladio – Wake Me Up In Nashville

If you’re a fan of the CMT television show Nashville (aka: a “Nashie”), then you might have heard that some of the cast members also pursue careers as musicians when not working on the show. Sam Palladio, the actor who plays the role of Gunnar Scott, is one such cast member who has enjoyed success as a songwriter and singer in addition to the notoriety he has received as a result of the series, which is now in its 5th season.

About two years ago, I stumbled across a video on YouTube in which Palladio was performing and singing a song he wrote based on a story his grandfather told him. When his grandfather was a young man, he fell in love with a girl who lived in Nashville. But after he went off to war, he was unable to get back to the city and never saw her again. Wake Me Up In Nashville is a beautiful, tender love song, full of longing and cherished memories, and I immediately fell in love with it.  Continue reading