#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Nick Lynch
Aug15

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Nick Lynch

Nick Lynch grew up in Watseka, a small town in Illinois, close to the Indiana border. Country music lyrics are typically based on real life situations. How do you think growing up in a small Midwestern town has influenced your writing and song choices? “Growing up in my hometown was honestly pretty awesome. It was totally like a country song! We never locked our doors, you left the keys in your car (unlocked!), and we truly didn’t...

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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: The Buffalo Ruckus
Aug11

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: The Buffalo Ruckus

Texas southern soul/Americana band The Buffalo Ruckus took its first “boot-stomping rhythms, howling vocals, and spear-in-the-back guitar leads” in 2013 towards their overall objective: Spread the Ruckus. The next year, they released their debut self-titled album and won both the Shiner Rising Star and the Texas Music Showdown. Since then, they have performed on the nationally syndicated Troubadour, TX television show, at Billy Bob’s...

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SPINN Blows Us Away with New Single “Time, Love and Freedom”
Aug08

SPINN Blows Us Away with New Single “Time, Love and Freedom”

New Jersey natives Stephanie and Cheryl Lynn Spinner describe themselves as city girls with country hearts, having grown up in a music loving family. Known as SPINN, the sisters play traditional country music, inspired by artists like Dolly Parton. They write their own songs (with help from a best friend from high school). Both play the piano, and Cheryl Lynn plays the Autoharp. While attending Music Business at Monmouth University in...

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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Hali Hicks
Aug06

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Hali Hicks

Music is a family affair for singer/songwriter Hali Hicks – classic country and bluegrass are just two of the many genres they enjoy together. The Georgia native has been singing with them in church since she was a toddler, even before she began to talk. At age 7, she started traveling with her family’s southern gospel group. How has your family (daddy, mama, nanny) influenced your musical career? Do you continue to sing with their...

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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Canaan Cox about his new single “Lie”
Aug04

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Canaan Cox about his new single “Lie”

Singer/songwriter Canaan Cox grew up in Hendersonville, North Carolina, with his grandma’s out-of-tune piano, a family that passed instruments around when they got together, singing at church and with his mom’s band at bars. Sounds like a country song in the making. And did we mention he has seven sisters? What were your favorite songs to play on the piano with your grandmother growing up?  Have you or will you write a song about her...

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