Ray Scott’s “Guitar For Sale” Is His Best Work Yet
Jun23

Ray Scott’s “Guitar For Sale” Is His Best Work Yet

If you haven’t bought Ray Scott’s new album, Guitar For Sale, you are missing out.This indie release is burning up the charts at number 30 for country album sales. I’ve been listening to the man for over ten years now, and in my opinion, this is his best work yet. Ray paints a (mostly) mature picture of life, music, love, sacrifice, and self-acceptance. My top picks on the album, “Livin’ This Way,” and “The Fire,”...

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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Melanie Meriney
Jun22

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Melanie Meriney

Singer/songwriter Melanie Meriney released her sophomore EP Up In Lights this past spring. The recent Belmont University graduate has worked hard on developing her unique sound. “Up In Lights,” says EP “alludes to the journey of self-discovery” – how has your songwriting evolved now that you’re living in Nashville? Before I moved to Nashville, I wrote on my own.  It wasn’t until moving that I began to try co-writing and really hone my...

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Newcomer Jordan Davis Releases “Singles You Up” To Country Radio
Jun21

Newcomer Jordan Davis Releases “Singles You Up” To Country Radio

Jordan Davis is just getting started in country music and I first heard him on The Bobby Bones Show. Davis didn’t start in country music though but by his sound, you would never know. After graduating from LSU, he made the move and started his journey as a songwriter after his brother, Jacob Davis, encouraged him. He’s currently working on an album through Universal Music Group. His new single, “Singles You Up”...

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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Eli Young Band
Jun20

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Eli Young Band

Last week, the Eli Young Band released their sixth studio album, Fingerprints, and the Big Machine release is their most musically diverse project yet, with a mix of ballads and uptempo rockers that should keep their fans satisfied, well, until album number seven. In a CMChatLive exclusive, the band talked about the record-making process and working with a new producer, Ross Copperman! A complete track listing for Fingerprints is...

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John Dennis – They Tell Me It’s Time [Video Premiere]
Jun20

John Dennis – They Tell Me It’s Time [Video Premiere]

John Dennis tells his own story of hope, healing, and rebirth with this summer’s Second Wind, the sophomore album from the young Americana musician. The album, set to release July 28th, finds Dennis sharpening his mix of folk, southern soul, and stripped-down country. It’s a warm album, punctuated by swells of pedal steel and swirls of B3 organ. At the center of the sound is Dennis himself: a clear-headed singer,...

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