Travis Rice July 2016 #OneToWatch
Jul05

Travis Rice July 2016 #OneToWatch

There’s something a little different about Travis Rice. Unlike the majority of artists who come to Music City from all over, he’s Tennessee-born and bred, hailing from just down Interstate 40 outside of Crossville. The singer tells #CMChat that he still lives there today – and actually prefers that to the hustle and bustle that is Nashville. “It’s become really convenient for me. I’ve never really had the desire to move downtown. It’s...

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Macy Martin June 2016 #OneToWatch
Jun04

Macy Martin June 2016 #OneToWatch

The past couple of years have been an exciting period for Texas newcomer Macy Martin. She tells CMChat that seeing her singles such as “Baby What Ya Doing” receive such a warm reception at Country Radio has been a very rewarding feeling. “It’s been great to have such wonderful support behind my music,” she says, while adding there is more where that comes from. “We’ve been in the studio working on new material, and hitting it hard....

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Levi Hummon May 2016 #OneToWatch
May02

Levi Hummon May 2016 #OneToWatch

After working on his debut EP for Big Machine for quite some time, Levi Hummon is glad to have the project available on the market so fans can enjoy it. “I think that relief is a perfect word,” the singer-songwriter tells CMChat. “It’s been about two years of writing and recording, so getting something out to the musical universe is definitely something that makes me happy.” Hummon grew up in the music business, as his father, Marcus,...

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Diana Upton Hill April 2016 #OneToWatch
Apr04

Diana Upton Hill April 2016 #OneToWatch

A native of Iowa, Diana Upton-Hill is quick to sing the praises of her home state, telling this reporter that there’s more than just fields of corn in The Hawkeye State. “If you think of Iowa as one big cornfield, you’re only on one road. If you get off the interstate, you’re going to see rolling hills, and a lot of varying parts of the state. You’ll see the river, bluff, and even some mountains. The north is so different from the...

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Michael Grayson Campbell March 2016 #OneToWatch
Mar03

Michael Grayson Campbell March 2016 #OneToWatch

Country newcomer Michael Grayson Campbell can remember where he was when his debut self-titled EP went on sale on iTunes last month – not too far from a computer, he joked. “I was at a rehearsal for another band that I play a part of, and a songwriter in Nashville told me years ago that it’s bad luck not to buy your own album. After all, if you don’t buy it, why would anyone else. The album link went live when I was at the rehearsal,...

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Stephanie Urbina Jones February 2016 #OneToWatch
Feb08

Stephanie Urbina Jones February 2016 #OneToWatch

Spend any amount of time around Stephanie Urbina Jones, and you will no doubt be charmed by her warmth as a human being – as well as her sheer joy in talking about her new album, Fiery Angel. “I’m so excited and honored from the feedback that we’re getting from listeners, radio, reviewers, and everyone. I write from my own personal experience. I wrote this record during what was a very transformational time, and it was also the...

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