#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Smithfield
Jul10

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Smithfield

Let’s start this piece off with a fun fact. Yes, we all know there are only 4 females in the Top 40 right now (including Lady Antebellum). But, do you know that there is not a male-female duo on the charts right now? Come to think of it, when was the last time we heard a male-female duo on country radio?  Enter: Smithfield After releasing their self-titled EP in 2015, they found success with the fan-favorite “Hey Whiskey,” and opening...

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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Josh Ward
Jul07

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Josh Ward

In the past four years, Houston, Texas native Josh Ward has had seven consecutive singles top the Texas Regional Radio Chart. Of the number one’s, four are from his current album, Holding Me Together. The first three came from 2012’s album Promises. Grammy Award winner Greg Hunt produced both albums at Rosewood Studios in Tyler, Texas. You’ve mentioned the Rosewood Studios in Tyler, TX, as the place to record. What makes your...

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This Month on Cassie’s Kick-ass Country
Jul02

This Month on Cassie’s Kick-ass Country

This month has been a whirlwind on Cassie’s Kick-ass Country. Now having ten episodes live, I have received an amazing amount of support. Let’s recap: EP. 1: William Michael Morgan Sitting down with William Michael Morgan was more like two friends hanging out than an interview. His carefree spirit, charm, and sense of humor made this episode enjoyable to do. Since this was my first episode, I was thankful that I had a...

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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Ryan Hurd
Jul01

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Ryan Hurd

“A lot of record labels in town didn’t really think I was committed to being an artist because I said for so long I was a songwriter.” Like many artists that emerge from Nashville, Ryan Hurd prides himself in the songwriting craft, first. After all, that was who he was to many industry folks in town: “Ryan Hurd, the songwriter.” Besides writing the Grammy and CMA-nominated song that Blake Shelton recorded with Ashley Monroe (“Lonely...

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#BreakingTheIce: Hudson Moore
Jun29

#BreakingTheIce: Hudson Moore

Texas native, Hudson Moore, has a voice that’s contagious. His style is unlike anything you’ll hear today. His artistry is pure and on fire.  Named one of Rolling Stone’s 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know, he is exceeding expectations drastically. A mixture of soul, blues, and country (with a pop flair), Hudson Moore is brilliantly talented and his music is something we’ve all been longing for. 1. Where...

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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Clark Hill
Jun26

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Clark Hill

Look through singer Clark Hill’s family photo albums and you’ll see how deep music runs in his family. His Papa was a studio guitarist in Nashville and his Dad was in a band. Both chose to end their professional music careers and move back to their hometown as their respective families grew in size. Growing up in Florida, Hill worked on the family farm. His main interests in high school were football and weightlifting. He enjoyed...

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