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

Nominations For 2020 Arkansas Country Music Awards Open

As we begin a new year, the time has come and nominations for the third annual Arkansas Country Music Awards are now OPEN!

Everyone can nominate their favorite Arkansan’s from now until January 21st. This year’s show will be held on June 1st, at the Maumelle High School Auditorium in Maumelle, Arkansas. 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

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

Arkansas Native, Cory Jackson Joins Team Blake On The Voice

A fantastic upcoming country music artist, Cory Jackson, just got a great opportunity that can possibly help him get more exposure and launch him to go farther in his country music career.

The singer that is making his home state of Jonesboro, Arkansas very proud, recently got to sing for the Blind Auditions on NBC’s The Voice and got three chair turns by three of the coaches! Continue reading