Aaron Lewis “Sinner” Interview [WATCH]
Sep22

Aaron Lewis “Sinner” Interview [WATCH]

At one point in my life I used to rock out to his music. This week, I shook hands with a man who is stepping back to his country roots. He has tattoos over most of the parts of his body I could see. But when you sit down next to him, on a very cozy small couch, the rough image melts away. Aaron Lewis is clearly a man comfortable in his own skin, has a clear voice which you can hear in his music and opinions. But just like any parent,...

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Aaron Lewis Calls Out Artists Diluting Country Music
Sep20

Aaron Lewis Calls Out Artists Diluting Country Music

At a recent concert in Colorado, Aaron Lewis rifled off a few choice names of artists he believes are diluting country music. This came before the performance of his new single: “That Ain’t Country”. The former singer of Nu Metal band Staind released his second country album, entitled Sinner, on September 16th. Looks like there’s sure to be a few artists that feel sinned against by the out-spoken Lewis. He pre-empted this rant by...

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Maren Morris + Alicia Keys = CMT Crossroads
Sep06

Maren Morris + Alicia Keys = CMT Crossroads

Maren Morris has teamed up with pop legend Alicia Keys in an upcoming episode of CMT’s Crossroads. The series, which pairs country artists with musicians from other genres. The popular show exposes the far-reaching roots of country music by pairing a wide array of popular artists with country stars. The result is usually a genre-defying sound that showcases both artists’ styles and their common love of music. Crossroads most recent...

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CMA Awards 2016 Announced
Sep06

CMA Awards 2016 Announced

Eric Church, Maren Morris, and Chris Stapleton top the list of final nominees for “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” with five nominations each. This year’s finalists represent the depth and range of Country Music over the past five decades from soulful traditionalists to contemporary groundbreakers. Here are the nominations along with our predictions and overlooks/thoughts on who should win. The 50th annual CMA Awards will air live on...

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Is Cadillac Three Too Country for Country?
Aug11

Is Cadillac Three Too Country for Country?

Country-rock trio The Cadillac Three keep having to prove themselves in their own genre, leading this writer to believe, The Cadillac Three might be too country for country. The trio: Jaren Johnston, Kelby Ray Caldwell, and Neil Mason, have just released their second album Bury Me in My Boots, an album that builds on the ambition of their self-titled debut. So why does their sincerity keep getting questioned? In a recent interview...

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