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

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

Exclusive Interview with Chris Bandi

A great upcoming country music artist, Chris Bandi, who is originally from St. Louis, Missouri although is now a Nashville, Tennessee native is well on his way to success in Music City.

The singer songwriter recently had the time to chat with me about a few things including about how he grew up in St. Louis, some of his musical influences and about how he knew he wanted to pursue music as a career. Bandi also talked about how thrilled he is to go out on tour with Laine Hardy, about his latest single, Man Enough Now, and what fans can expect for some new music coming in 2020. 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

The Gatlin Brothers Come To Arkansas

It was a great night for a concert on October 26th, as three well known siblings in the country music industry came to Forrest City, Arkansas at the East Arkansas Community College to perform, Larry, Steve and Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers!

“We are really glad to see y’all!” claimed Larry Gatlin as he made his way out onto the stage first. While introducing his brothers he said, they are not my backup singers and continued by saying “They are my two best friends.” explaining how the trio has been through everything together. Continue reading