Brad Paisley Tour Review – Jiffy Lube Live, Virginia
Sep06

Brad Paisley Tour Review – Jiffy Lube Live, Virginia

Brad Paisley rolled into Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA. The weather was beautiful and the opening acts? Perfectly chosen! Dan Tyminski was the first opening act of the night. A Vermont native with a slight bluegrass edge, Tyminski’s down to earth demeanor shined on the big stage. A natural talent, indeed. Sony Music superstar Kane Brown had fans driving from all over to see their favorite artist perform. I noticed a number of...

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How Disappointment Turned into a Blessing For Jacob Powell’s Music Career
Sep01

How Disappointment Turned into a Blessing For Jacob Powell’s Music Career

Rising country artist, Jacob Powell, played on the Whiskey Jam stage at the 2018 Windy City Smokeout in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to his performance, I caught up with Powell to chat all things music. He divulged on his early days as a musician, and how a tremendous disappointment in his career turned into a blessing that led him to where he is today. We’re at The Windy City Smokeout; this weekend’s home for the best beer,...

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Eli Young Band and Tyler Rich Captivated Chicago in Sold-Out Show at Joe’s on Weed
Aug20

Eli Young Band and Tyler Rich Captivated Chicago in Sold-Out Show at Joe’s on Weed

Joe’s on Weed Street in Chicago, Illinois, was home to another sold-out show featuring Eli Young Band headling, with Tyler Rich as the opener, on July 27, 2018. This was a stand-out night with two spunky* artists providing a night full of captivating entertainment. Tyler Rich has been named a CMT Listen Up Artist, and after watching him perform at Joe’s, I can see why. His set contained some fiery new songs, such as...

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10 Bests of Windy City Smokeout
Jul28

10 Bests of Windy City Smokeout

The fifth annual Windy City Smokeout kicked off a three-day weekend full of the best BBQ, beer, and country music, nestled by the Chicago River and offering beautiful views of the Chicago skyline. Though there are several country music festivals throughout the nation, the Windy City Smokeout isn’t another cookie-cutter country music festival; it is known to non-stop WOW all of your senses and you’ll leave feeling...

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Gracie Carol Interview: ‘Living on the Moon’
Jul26

Gracie Carol Interview: ‘Living on the Moon’

Cincinnati, Ohio, native Gracie Carol Aufderbeck is in her last year at Belmont University in Nashville, studying commercial music-voice. You may have met her as your singing server at the Opry Backstage Grill. No doubt you’ll take notice of the 21-year-old when you hear her sing – just as Keith Urban did four years ago. Singing a duet in concert with Keith Urban at 17. Check. What ran through your head when you heard that you...

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#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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