#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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Jon Wolfe’s Any Night in Texas Comes to Oklahoma
Jul06

Jon Wolfe’s Any Night in Texas Comes to Oklahoma

Jon Wolfe returned to the historic Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK to celebrate the release of his third album Any Night in Texas and he bought Sunny Sweeney along for the release party. Though familiar with their music, I had yet to see either artist live. Sunny Sweeney took the stage for her first song “Better Bad Ideas,” a track from her newest album Trophy, and it wasn’t the last track from her new album that...

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Mary Sarah Celebrates Her Birthday With Empowering New Single “Without You”
Jul05

Mary Sarah Celebrates Her Birthday With Empowering New Single “Without You”

How many people can say they celebrated their birthday with the release of a brand new single? Well, it’s 7.7.seventeen, and Mary Sarah is celebrating her 22nd birthday with the release of her empowering new single, “Without You” and we have it cranked all the way up (to 22 of course)! Written alongside industry veterans Bart Butler, David Garcia, and Mike Walker, this single marks her first effort since her top 5...

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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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#CMchat Exclusive Premiere: Dennie Hall “Painkiller”
Jun30

#CMchat Exclusive Premiere: Dennie Hall “Painkiller”

Music promotes healing from within and nurtures hope for a blessed future. Singer Dennie Hall’s new single, “Painkiller” features Camille Rae, focuses on encouraging those who struggle with substance abuse and CMchat is premiering the song right here.  “You have to push beyond the hard times to reach the better. When I first heard this song I wasn’t sold on recording it. I then thought about how this song could help one person...

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