“The Devil Went Down to Georgia” turns 40!
May22

“The Devil Went Down to Georgia” turns 40!

Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels is celebrating big this month (May 21st) as his genre-crossing hit song “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” reaches its 40th year of being the most impactful fiddle-centric song to ever be released. “People ask me if I imagined ‘The Devil Went Down To Georgia’ would be the success it has been,” says Daniels. “My answer is I had no idea that forty years...

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Breaking The Ice Kelly Lang
Dec11

Breaking The Ice Kelly Lang

Kelly Lang is one of the best songwriters to grace country music. She’s written songs for artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, The Oak Ridge Boys and Ricky Skaggs. She’s also the daughter of Conway Twitty’s road manager. She’s no stranger to the music business that’s for sure. In October, 2017 she released a album titled Obsession. It’s one of her best projects to date. Lang has a warm voice that draws...

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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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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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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Hailey Verhaalen
Jul12

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Hailey Verhaalen

Born and raised in Oregon City, Oregon, in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Hailey Verhaalen’s passion for music has driven her since she stepped in front of her first large audience at a third-grade talent show.  What music and artists influenced you as you grew up in Oregon? “When I discovered Miranda Lambert, I was instantly her biggest fan. I want to say I was about 15 when I heard about her, right around the time I...

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