Exclusive Interview with Josie Passantino

A lot of artists these days are independent and that is no exception in the country music industry as well. This is where a thriving woman in the music industry who is entrepreneur, Josie Passantino comes in as she continues to help spread the word about upcoming independent artists.

I recently got to chat with Josie Passantino to learn more about how she has built her incredible career with The Josie Network LLC. There are many brands under the network such as Country Blast Radio which features The Josie Show, a make up line, Confidently Ready and so much more. Josie Passantino also talked to me about one of her exciting upcoming events, The Josie Music Awards happening at Dollywood in Gatlinburg, Tennessee in September! Continue reading

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Silverado Records Releases Silverado Signature Songwriter Series Vol. 4 with Tony Winkler

It’s been a while since a popular upcoming record label has released any new volumes in a certain music series they created but they are excited about adding a new addition! Silverado Records recently released the Silverado Signature Songwriter Series Vol. 4 featuring Tony Winkler. Continue reading

Raised On Country Tour Comes To MS

All country music fans alike love to attend a great country music concert, and a certain country music artist who is currently out on tour did NOT disappoint when he brought his show to town!

The singer being, Chris Young, recently brought his Raised On Country Tour to Southaven, Mississippi on July 18th for an amazing show! Along with him as his opening acts for this concert was Ashley McBryde and Chris Janson. Continue reading

Mark Wills Featuring Special Guests At The Midnight Jamboree

Earlier this year, a particular male country music artist received one of the highest honors you can get in the country music industry, which is being inducted as one of the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry!

This country music singer songwriter, Mark Wills, just so happened to also be performing at the Grand Ole Opry the same night as the Midnight Jamboree would be happening in Nashville, so he came on over to perform after his segment on the Grand Ole Opry. Continue reading

Silverado Records Releases Summer On Repeat Vol. 3

It’s that time of year where all of us are getting ready to enjoy all the things that summer brings us, including all those great summer anthems! That’s where Silverado Records is back once again with music just in time for summer.

The popular record label that is based in Nashville, Tennessee, has just released its third volume in its Summer On Repeat series, which is a compilation album featuring artists from Silverado Records’ roster, as well as different singer songwriters from Nashville! If you would like to read more about the first two volumes, click HERE for volume one and click HERE for volume two. Continue reading

Larry’s Country Diner – Exile and Hot Club Of Cowtown

Recently here at The CMBeat, I got to go to a great event and I can’t wait to share more about it! I got to attend a taping of two episodes for the popular show, Larry’s Country Diner, which is filmed at Ray Stevens’ Cabaret Theater just right outside of Nashville, Tennessee!

The musical guests for these two episodes were known country music group, Exile and another band, the Hot Club Of Cowtown! So, I wanted to recap a little bit about the show, before you can watch the tapings live on RFD-TV coming soon! Continue reading

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

Exclusive Interview with Matt Stell

A upcoming country music artist, Matt Stell that is originally from Center Ridge, Arkansas, is one of the singer songwriters who is quickly rising in the country music scene in Nashville, Tennessee.

The artist recently had time to chat with me about several things including who some of his musical influences are and about some special moments you have in songwriting. He also talked about his latest single, Prayed For You, and what country music fans can expect on his new EP, Everywhere But On, coming out this week on May 24th. 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