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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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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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…]

Daryle Singletary Dead At 46: Country Music Community Reacts

Daryle Singletary Dead At 46: Country Music Community Reacts

I was saddened to learn today of the passing of Daryle Singletary. I remember seeing him in concert several years ago in Christiansburg, Va. It was a fabulous show with him, Jeff Carson, Chad Brock and Jo Dee Messina. It was a fabulous show and, believe it or not, it was free! What?! A local car company was cool enough to put it together and I am so glad that I was able to go. Daryle Singletary was a fabulous artist and that song, “I Let Her Lie” is one of the most heartbreaking and beautiful songs that I have ever heard. I feel so sad for his family and friends right now. He will be greatly missed.

Daryle Singletary Dead At 46: Country Music Community Reacts

The country music community is reacting to the sudden passing of beloved singer Daryle Singletary:

“Daryle was one of the best country singers in Nashville. I was saddened when I heard the news. Just saw him at Mel Tillis’ memorial service. I hugged him and told him that I loved him. What a shock! It made me realize that life is a gift, and none of us are promised tomorrow. I’ll miss him.” -Ricky Skaggs

“Daryle was a fine singer who always knew exactly what to do with a song. His vocals conveyed authentic emotion right on par with the greats. It was my pleasure to share the stage and the studio a few times with him over the years. His greatest accomplishment and treasure was his family. He loved to talk about his four children, and my thoughts and prayers are with Holly and the kids.” -John Anderson

“So fortunate we got to hear Daryle Singletary one more time at dad’s memorial, and I’m so sad we lost another classic country singer and a good man. My heart is hurting for the family. He was one of my favorite singers and everyone that knew him said he was a great man. I wish I could have known him better. He was admired by all of us for representing traditional country music.” -Pam Tillis

“I am simply silenced by the news of Daryle’s passing. He was my friend and brother in Christ. I loved him for exactly who he was. He was undoubtedly the best friend a real country song could ever have, and honestly, I don’t know if our industry can stand to lose him at this time. He was the ‘Keeper’ of the lost tradition, and we all loved him for it.” -Darryl Worley

“Well, like a lot of you, I awoke to the heartbreaking news of the passing of my fellow Georgian, Daryle Singletary. I am truly shocked by the news. I didn’t know Daryle as a personal friend but I sure knew that voice. Man, could he sing a country song… as a matter of fact, any song Daryle sang became a country song.” -John Berry

“Prayers for Daryle Singletary’s family. We’ve lost a talented and great man.” -Aaron Tippin

“Daryle was a very nice man and a GREAT country singer. My condolences to his family.” -Larry Gatlin

“I’m saddened to hear of Daryle’s passing. What a great guy and a fine country singer!” -Rudy Gatlin

“Daryle has definitely left his mark on country music, not only with his great songs and classic baritone voice, but his legacy will live on in the voices of the new generation of entertainers he has inspired.” -Craig Wayne Boyd

“So very sad to hear about the passing of Daryle Singletary. Country music has lost another great voice, but his music will live forever in the hearts and minds of anyone who ever heard him sing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.” -T.G. Sheppard

“Our hearts are so broken over the loss of Daryle. His voice was so pure and authentically country. Our prayers will be with his wife and children at this terrible time. Life is so uncertain. What a sad reminder for us to tell those we love how much they mean to us, while we still can.” -Kelly Lang

“Daryle Singletary- one of the single greatest singers who ever sang a song. I loved singing with him. We shared a kindred spirit on and off the stage. I will miss him dearly. Rest In Peace, my friend.” -Rhonda Vincent

“Daryle was one of the nicest people in the music business and what a great voice.” -Larry Stewart, Restless Heart

“The country music community suffered a terrible loss this morning. Daryle Singletary, one of the finest and purest country voices of all time, passed away at much too young an age. We were fortunate to be on several shows through the years with Daryle. I used to see him at The Station Inn when he would sit in with a band called 45 RPM. Please join us in offering prayers for his wife and family.” -Greg Jennings, Restless Heart

“So few voices heard these days evoke the real heart and soul of country music. We lost one of those rare voices this morning. May God bring peace and comfort to Daryle Singletary’s family and all those who loved him.” -Dave Innis, Restless Heart

“Truly saddened today for Holly and their four beautiful children, along with his mom and dad. Daryle Singletary, was a man’s man. He was in all respects, one of the greats. A country music singer’s singer. We will miss our friend and hold close his loving family in prayer. Until we meet on the shores of the everlasting Rest In Peace.” -Marty Raybon, Shenandoah

“Sorry to hear that a great country voice has passed away. God bless you, Daryle Singletary.” -Sammy Kershaw

“We have lost one of our great singers. Great guy. We are praying for his family.” -Moe Bandy

“I’m shocked and very saddened by the passing of my friend Daryle Singletary. We have known each other for close to 25 years. He is definitely one of the very best voices I ever had the opportunity to share a stage with, and his love of COUNTRY music will be greatly missed!” -Mark Wills

Singletary passed away this morning, February 12, at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee. The cause of death is not yet known. He was 46.

He is survived by his wife, Holly, two sons, Jonah and Mercer, two daughters, Nora and Charlotte, parents, Roger and Anita Singletary, brother, Kevin Singletary, sister-in-law, Melinda Singletary, mother and father-in-law, Terry and Sandy Mercer, and brother and sister-in-law, Tony and Kristy Rowland. The family asks for your thoughts and prayers during this time. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

About Daryle Singletary

Daryle Bruce Singletary was born on March 10, 1971, in Cairo, Georgia. He earned notoriety for his authentic country style with such hits as “I Let Her Lie,” “Too Much Fun,” “Amen Kind of Love” and “The Note.” On past albums, some of the greatest talents of country music lined up to sing with him including, the late George Jones and Johnny Paycheck, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs, John Anderson, and Rhonda Vincent. His musical integrity led him through years of celebrating the traditional country music style that he loved so much.

Halfway To Hazard Joins Montgomery Gentry On “Here’s To You” Tour

Halfway To Hazard Joins Montgomery Gentry On "Here's To You" Tour

After the passing of Troy Gentry, I was worried that Montgomery Gentry might come to an end. However, I am really glad to see that Eddie Montgomery will be carrying on the Montgomery Gentry musical legacy. Halfway To Hazard, longtime friends of Gentry, will be joining Montgomery on the roads for several dates, too.
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Family, Friends & Fans Gather At The Mel Tillis Memorial At The Ryman

Family, Friends & Fans Gather At Mel Tillis Memorial At The Ryman

Steve Gatlin, Pam Tillis, and Rudy Gatlin Perform “Come On and Sing”
Photo credit: Rick Diamond Photography / Getty Images

In 2017, many music greats were lost, including Mel Tillis. On January 31st of this year, friends, family, fans and music industry colleagues of the country legend gathered at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville to honor Mel Tillis. [Read more…]

Merlefest On The Road Announces 10 Tour Dates #Merlefest

Merlefest On The Road Announces 10 Tour Dates #Merlefest

Who’s excited for Merlefest? I definitely am! If you want a taste of Merlefest early, why not check out MerleFest On the Road? They have announced 10 tour dates where you can catch The Way Down Wanderers, The Barefoot Movement and Andy May in venues across Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. Check out the dates and venues below! [Read more…]

Sara Evans Releases “All The Love You Left Me” + Tour Schedule

Sara Evans Releases "All The Love You Left Me" + Tour Schedule

Sara Evans just released her latest single, “All The Love You Left Me,” just in time for Valentine’s Day. You can also catch her live on the road beginning in New York City this February. We have the “CMT Next Women of Country Presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour Featuring RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr,” dates below. Check them out so that you can start planning when you will catch Sara Evans in concert this year. [Read more…]

Restless Heart 35th Anniversary Tour Dates Announced

Restless Heart 35th Anniversary Tour Dates Announced

“Dancy’s Dream” is one of my absolute favorite songs from the 90s. That was when country groups were just so amazingly good, don’t you agree? And Restless Heart was definitely one of my favorites. As far as I am concerned, “The Bluest Eyes In Texas” is one of the best country ballads of all time. And “Wheels” is just so much fun! I can’t wait to catch them on the road this summer. Check out their tour schedule and start making plans now, people! :) [Read more…]

TG Sheppard Signs With Absolute Publicity For PR Representation

TG Sheppard Signs With Absolute Publicity For PR Representation

TG Sheppard is one of my most favorite country artists. If you don’t love that song, “Slow Burn,” I think there might be something wrong with you. Just kidding. Sort of. Seriously though, I am excited to announce that TG Sheppard has signed with Absolute Publicity for exclusive PR representation. In my experience, the folks over at Absolute Publicity are fantastic to work with, so I am excited to see what this partnership brings.
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