The CMBeat Nominated For Its First Josie Music Award!

It’s time for a big announcement! I am so thrilled to share that The CMBeat is nominated for its first EVER music award! It’s for the Promotion by Media category for the 2019 Josie Music Awards!

For those of you who haven’t heard about the Josie Music Awards, they are a independent music award show, that is just one of several brands created under The Josie Network, LLC, which was all started and are owned by Josie and Tinamarie Passantino. Continue reading

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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

Jess Jocoy Talks About Debut EP, New Heart / Old Soul

A upcoming country music singer songwriter originally from south of Seattle, Washington, and now a Nashville, Tennessee native, Jess Jocoy, is making her way in the country music scene around town, showcasing her unique new sound.

The artist recently got to chat with me all about the process of making her intriguing debut EP, New Heart / Old Soul, about creating the songs on the project, along with how the music is relatable while going through different phrases in life. She also talks about what the special thing is about country music that caught her eye.  Continue reading

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

Exclusive Interview with Levi Hummon 

Levi Hummon, a new upcoming country artist from Nashville, Tennessee, is a promising singer making his way through the country music industry showcasing not only his songwriting skills, but also his singing skills with his current smash single, Don’t Waste The Night.

The singer/songwriter recently had the time to chat with me to talk about his roots in country music, along with working in the industry with some heavy shoes to follow, CMA Fest, how he is appreciative to his fans, and a couple of musical influences that might be surprising! Continue reading

Recap of the 59th Annual Grammy® Awards: Country Edition

If you spent any amount of time this past week watching TV or scrolling through your social media feeds, you know that everyone was buzzing about the 59th Annual Grammy® Awards, which premiered on CBS, February 12th.

British pop music sensation, Adele, opened the show with a beautiful performance of her hit song, Hello. She also closed the show by winning the highest honor and last award of the night… the coveted Album of the Year award. Other standout mainstream music moments included a performance by Ed Sheeran, a tribute to Prince that featured Bruno Mars, and another tribute to the Bee Gees, featuring a memorable arrangement of their iconic hit, Stayin’ Alive, performed by Demi Lovato.

Although pop music and pop artists seemed to monopolize most of the night, country music had plenty of great moments as well. Continue reading

New Label Launches Its Signature Songwriter Series with Country Newcomer Zack Dyer

Nashville’s reputation as “Music CIty” was built on the backs of its songwriters. To quote the motto of the popular songwriter’s association based in Nashville, NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International), “It All Begins With A Song“. And fortunately, many of Music City’s “Movers and Shakers” haven’t forgotten the importance of its songwriter community. One such company is a brand new, independent label in town called Silverado Records, which just launched the first volume of its Silverado Signature Songwriter Series yesterday, January 6, 2017.

Silverado Records created the series to showcase the great songwriting talent of the artists on their roster. Starting with the release of this first volume, the record label plans on releasing more volumes in the future, featuring a different artist on each edition. Each volume will be released as an EP, and will contain several songs written by the featured artist. Volume 1 showcases a talented singer/songwriter by the name of Zack Dyer. Continue reading