#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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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: A Thousand Horses
Jun19

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: A Thousand Horses

2015 was a breakout year for Big Machine’s A Thousand Horses. Their debut single, “Smoke,” climbed all the way to the top of the Billboard charts, and their first album, Southernality, hit No. 3 on the Country Album charts. Now, it’s two years later, and they are hoping for a similar result with their follow-up project Bridges. The lead single, “Preachin’ To The Choir,” is climbing the singles chart, and lead singer Michael Hobby...

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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Lady Antebellum
Jun08

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Lady Antebellum

On June 9, Lady Antebellum releases their sixth studio album, Heart Break. It’s the first for the CMA-Award winners since their much-publicized 2015 break  – which really wasn’t with all three members continuing to be musically active. The trio’s Charles Kelley says he thinks it was a good thing to stop for a minute and breathe after close to a decade of recording and touring. “I think for us, it was more of a break from...

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Interview With Country Newcomer Carly Pearce
May31

Interview With Country Newcomer Carly Pearce

I had the chance recently to interview rising Country talent Carly Pearce for my radio show recently, and I introduced her as “Big Machine recording artist Carly Pearce.” It’s the truth, as the Kentucky native signed with the label earlier this year, and it’s also an introduction she doesn’t mind hearing again. And again! “I don’t think that is ever going to sink in for me,” the songstress tells CMChat. “I’m always thinking….”What??”...

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Make Way For Country’s Newest Group: Two Way Crossing
May17

Make Way For Country’s Newest Group: Two Way Crossing

It’s proving to be a busy spring for rising group Two Way Crossing, but according to founding member Jenny Marvin, that’s exactly the way the band likes it. “We’ve been in New York, and the Bahamas on this run,” she says of their recent travels. “The week before that we were in Arizona and Mississippi, so we’re all over the place.” Jenny founded the group with her husband Blake. She says it was definitely a leap of faith. “ We...

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