About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn has been a music lover her entire life. She went to college in Boone, NC, an area that is rich in music and culture. She also worked as a radio deejay for 8 years and grew up in Southeastern, Va, a melting pot of different musical styles and traditions. She has been to more concerts than she can count in every genre you can imagine. She resides in North Carolina with her furbabies and her massive collection of Disney memorabilia.

Oscars Cocktails:: Apricot Negroni Spritzer Recipe, Inspired By Call Me By Your Name

Oscars Cocktails:: Apricot Negroni Spritzer Recipe, Inspired By Call Me By Your Name

Prepping for an Oscars party this year? Why not try this updated Italian Negroni, with apricot liqueur and French dry vermouth? This Apricot Negroni Spritzer recipe is inspired by Oscars Best Picture Nominee, Call Me By Your Name, and the film’s Italian location, the apricot orchards surrounding the family’s Italian countryside villa and the French heritage of romantic lead character, Elio. Oh, and no peaches were harmed in the making of this cocktail. ;)
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Celebrate Random Acts Of Kindness Day With Same Kind Of Different As Me #SameKindMovie

Celebrate Random Acts Of Kindness Day With Same Kind Of Different As Me #SameKindMovie

Same Kind Of Different As Me, starring Renée Zellweger and Greg Kinnear, will be released on Blu-ray on 2/20. It’s the inspirational true story based on the New York Times Bestselling book of the same name and a recipient of the Dove Foundation seal of approval for ages 12+. In honor of the Same Kind Of Different As Me Blu-ray release on 2/20 and of National Random Acts Of Kindness Day on 2/17, we suggest watching the film with your family and doing this cool Kindness Rocks Project. [Read more…]

Walker Hayes Interview: Colt Ford & The Real Inspiration Behind “You Broke Up With Me”

Walker Hayes Interview: Colt Ford & The Real Inspiration Behind "You Broke Up With Me"

A few years ago, Nashville broke up with Walker Hayes. However, just like many an ex, Nashville realized the error of their ways and came crawling back. I got to chat with the “You Broke Up With Me” singer recently and, I gotta say, this super talented musician and father of 6 [soon to be 7] has a fabulous story to share about perseverance and never giving up on your dreams. Oh, and he has the baddest song about letting your ex know what’s up. ;)
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Marshall Tucker’s Doug Gray Talks Myrtle Beach, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Farewell Tour & Doug Hugs

Marshall Tucker's Doug Gray Talks Myrtle Beach, Lynyrd Skynyrd's Farewell Tour & Doug Hugs

Every time I talk to Marshall Tucker’s frontman, Doug Gray, he is just so nice. I mean, seriously, he is always in a great mood. So, he is one of my all-time favorite people to interview. He doesn’t just seem like a great person, though, The Marshall Tucker band puts on one heck of a show. Check out some of my other interviews with Doug Gray and be sure to catch The Marshall Tucker Band in concert locally this weekend in Raleigh [The Ritz] and Charlotte [Fillmore]. Today, Doug Gray talks with us about Myrtle Beach living, whether or not he thinks Lynyrd Skynyrd will actually retire and much more.
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Things To Come In 2018 At Universal Orlando Resort #ReadyForUniversal

Things To Come In 2018 At Universal Orlando Resort #ReadyForUniversal

Last year, I made my first visit to Universal Orlando Resort and one of the things that I liked best was Universal CityWalk. You guys probably already know about my undying affection for both Margaritaville and Hard Rock Cafe, since I talk about them so much, but the CityWalk is also home to a huge movie theater and lots of other cool things to do. And then, of course, there are the parks! There really is so much fun to be had in Orlando, isn’t there? And now there will be even more! Check out the things to come this year at Universal Orlando Resort so you can start planning your trip now!
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Black Panther Now In Theaters Everywhere + Clips & Pictures #BlackPanther

Black Panther Now In Theaters Everywhere + Clips #BlackPanther

Can you believe it? The wait is over and I am so excited to share with you that that Marvel’s Black Panther is now playing in theaters everywhere! Have you seen it yet? If you have, don’t spoil it for me! I am probably seeing it myself either today or Sunday!
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Oscars Cocktails: Dark Love Recipe, Inspired By Best Picture Nominee Phantom Thread

Oscars Cocktails: Dark Love, Inspired By Best Picture Nominee Phantom Thread

I am excited for the Oscars. I make it a point every year to watch them live. This year, I might invite some people over and have some drinks. And this Dark Love recipe is just so tempting. And, what do you know? I already have Blue Curacao on hand. ;) [Read more…]

Phil Vassar Interview: Songwriting, Kellie Pickler & Songs From The Cellar

Phil Vassar Interview: Songwriting, Kellie Pickler & Songs From The Cellar

Yesterday, I got to chat on the phone with Phil Vassar. Yes, ladies, I got to talk to Phil Vassar on Valentine’s Day. ;) Seriously, though, he is one heck of a great songwriter and a talented singer in his own right. He’s written something for what seems like everybody in Nashville, so you have probably heard tons of his creativity even while you might not have been aware. My personal favorite songs of his are “I’ll Take That As A Yes” and “This Is God.” Check out my Phil Vassar interview and be sure to catch him locally this Saturday night at Phase 2 in his hometown of Lynchburg, Va.
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Oscars Cocktails: The Churchill, Inspired By Best Picture Nominee Darkest Hour #DarkestHour

Oscars Cocktails: The Churchill, Inspired By Best Picture Nominee Darkest Hour #DarkestHour

Are you having an Oscars party this year? If so, naturally, you will need some libations for your guests. Might we suggest this fabulous Churchill recipe [Champagne Cocktail variation] from Cocktail Chameleon Author and Entertaining Expert Mark Addison, in honor of Best Picture nominee, Darkest Hour.
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Sara Evans Kicks Off CMT Women Of Country Tour With Sold Out NYC Show

Sara Evans Kicks Off CMT Women Of Country Tour With Sold Out NYC Show

Sara Evans has a big week! She is headlining the 4th annual CMT Next Women of Country Tour, which kicked off with a sold-out show at B.B. King’s Blues Club in New York City. Evans is also set to appear on tomorrow’s episode of “Pickler & Ben”. RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr are also on the tour with Sara Evans. You can get the complete list of tour dates below. [Read more…]