Ray Scott On The Rise Of Independent Artists Finding Success Through Social Media & Satellite Radio

Ray Scott On The Rise Of Independent Artists Finding Success Through Social Media & Satellite Radio

Having scored four #1s in the United Kingdom and being an artist who has received major airplay on SiriusXM, Ray Scott knows a thing or two about how to be successful in the music business, all without having the backing of a major record label, I might add. He recently released his 5th studio album, “Guitar For Sale” and is currently working on an EP entitled, “Honky Tonk Heart,” scheduled to be released in October. You can see him locally at Muddy Creek Cafe and Music Hall in Winston-Salem Saturday night. We recently chatted with Scott about the rise of independent artists and how they are finding success in non-traditional ways, as well as where you can find the best chicken in Nashville. Naturally. [Read more…]

Town Mountain Interview: Robert Greer Talks Merlefest, Tacos & Their Upcoming Album

Town Mountain Interview: Robert Greer Talks Merlefest, Tacos & Their Upcoming Album

As you know, Merlefest is currently going strong with an epic lineup. A couple weeks ago, I got to chat with Town Mountain’s Robert Greer about the huge role they are playing at the Merlefest music festival this year. Read on to find out more about how they got their cool nickname, “Taco Stand Troubadours,” what’s so different about their new album and the 2 things that the band members can always agree on. [Read more…]

Naomi Judd Joins 28th Annual City Of Hope Celebrity Softball Game

Naomi Judd Joins 28th Annual City Of Hope Celebrity Softball Game

Country music icon, Naomi Judd, has signed up to take part in the 28th Annual City Of Hope Celebrity Softball Game. This sounds like a really fun event, that also has proceeds going to charity, so you should definitely make plans to attend if you are going to be in the area. Check out all of the information below and click here to get tickets for the City of Hope 28th Annual Celebrity Softball Game at First Tennessee Park which will take place June 9th. [Read more…]

Jacob Vaughan On A Full Concert Schedule At 18, Early College And Working Through Writer’s Block

Jacob Vaughan On A Full Concert Schedule At 18, Early College And Working Through Writer's Block

A few weeks ago, I was invited to see Jacob Vaughan play at World of Beer in Greensboro. I was not aware of him before his dad, Jamie, hit me up on Facebook messenger and invited me to see him perform live. But, as you guys know, I love seeing both local acts and music that I was not aware of previously. This tactic has introduced me to some great new to me acts in the past few months, specifically Tim Elliott and Cory Luetjen. It turns out that Jacob and Tim also know each other, so it’s a small, musical world after all. [Read more…]

Hillbilly Fun At Hatfield And McCoy Dinner Feud

Hillbilly Fun At Hatfield And McCoy Dinner Feud

Saturday night, Wes and I went to the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud in Pigeon Forge, TN. It’s an all you can eat dinner show where you are immersed in the legend of the Hatfields and McCoys in a family friendly atmosphere. I had visited once before, but Wes never had, so I felt that he would really enjoy it just as I had previously. [Read more…]

SteelDrivers Interview: Mike Fleming On Chris Stapleton, The GRAMMYs & His 40+ Year Marriage

SteelDrivers Interview: Mike Fleming On Chris Stapleton, The GRAMMYs & His 40+ Year Marriage

As most of you know, GRAMMY award winning group, the SteelDrivers, was the jump off spot for Chris Stapleton. I recently got to talk to SteelDrivers’ bass player, Mike Fleming, about their new lead singer, Kelvin Damrell, a Kentucky native, just like Stapleton, their recent GRAMMY win and Fleming’s successful 40+ year marriage. Check out my SteelDrivers interview below to learn all about this tremendously talented bluegrass band. [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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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…]

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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