#BreakingTheIce: CJ Solar
Jul15

#BreakingTheIce: CJ Solar

Baton Rouge native and southern rock badass CJ Solar made huge waves on country radio when his current single “Airplane” landed. His authentic vocals and musical talent stands out from the rest. Solar is 50 percent southern rock and 50 percent straight country. He is a special gem that has been getting attention over the last year. His music is raw and gritty, it’s real art. Where are you answering these questions...

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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Hailey Verhaalen
Jul12

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Hailey Verhaalen

Born and raised in Oregon City, Oregon, in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Hailey Verhaalen’s passion for music has driven her since she stepped in front of her first large audience at a third-grade talent show.  What music and artists influenced you as you grew up in Oregon? “When I discovered Miranda Lambert, I was instantly her biggest fan. I want to say I was about 15 when I heard about her, right around the time I...

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Justin Adams’ Latest EP Will Expand Your Musical “Horizon”
Jul11

Justin Adams’ Latest EP Will Expand Your Musical “Horizon”

If you’re on the search for something less “bro country” sounding, then Justin Adams’ latest EP, Horizon, might be your new favorite. You’ll find an eight-song collection of tunes that mesh 90’s country music with a contemporary feel. Part of that composition comes from Justin Adams’ voice, which is a little bit of modern country with a dab of traditional country; a familiar, yet unique sound which is prevalent all throughout this EP....

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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Adley Stump
Jul07

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Adley Stump

Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, singer/songwriter Adley Stump moved to Nashville amidst her debut as a member of Team Blake on Season 2 of NBC’s The Voice. Your FaceBook show, The Adley Show, is so funny! Have never seen a more unique sidekick than Chick Norris. What is the behind the scenes story to you starting the online show?   “Having viral pieces is incredible, and a great feeling, but when you look at long-term brand...

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The Top 8 Lakeshake Memories of 2018
Jul03

The Top 8 Lakeshake Memories of 2018

The fourth-annual Country Lakeshake set a record-high attendance for itself and was perhaps the wettest, muddiest, and most fun year yet. For those who aren’t familiar, Country Lakeshake is Chicago’s country music festival that boasts the city’s skyline backdrop, which was seen clearest from the lawn area or up high on the chair swings, all set to the hottest live country music playlist. The headliners this year were Blake...

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