7 Things I Learned at Windy City Smokeout 2016
Jul27

7 Things I Learned at Windy City Smokeout 2016

The weather was beautiful, the air smelled of “BBQ and cookies” (as stated by country artist and Sunday’s performer, Maren Morris) and the Windy City Smokeout was a sizzling success. It’s quite a task to narrow down and highlight three days’ worth of unforgettable moments at a festival of craft beer, top notch BBQ joints, and an astounding country music lineup, but here are 7 things I learned at the Windy City Smokeout 2016. –...

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7 Quick Clicks – Summer Songs
Jul07

7 Quick Clicks – Summer Songs

Summer is the season for rednecks, hillbillies and down home country folks. Fishing, boating and cook-outs are pretty much what we live for. Who would have thought there would be songs written specifically for these occasions? No matter if you are looking to cruise with the windows down while singing at the top of your lungs or just looking for a song to blast during a family cook out, these seven summer songs are perfect jams for any...

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Fit for the Fourth
Jul01

Fit for the Fourth

I was making a playlist for a friend’s 4th of July Party and started thinking about some of my favorite Country Music Independence Day songs, so I did what any good blogger would do, I wrote a post about it. It’s interesting how the lyrics from our favorite Country Music songs are so much more about God, Country (America) and Service (Military) as opposed to other genres that write “Independence Day” songs that...

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7 Country Newcomers You Need to Know
Jun07

7 Country Newcomers You Need to Know

Prior to their country radio debut, every megastar has started somewhere smaller, playing cover songs and winning the hearts of fans. At #CMchat, we are all about the journey! Some artists played the Broadway strip in downtown Nashville, some played at their tiny hometown local bar, while others got their humble start on a television show. If you solely listen to main-stream country radio, then you likely haven’t heard of these...

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5 Fun Facts: Carrie Underwood #TheStoryTellerTour
May04

5 Fun Facts: Carrie Underwood #TheStoryTellerTour

Carrie Underwood’s The Storyteller Tour is one the most anticipated tours of 2016 and for good reason – she’s a Superstar! Not only does she have great songs but her powerhouse vocals blow you away with every note. The tour has been going on for several months and it finally made its way to a sold out crowd at the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK. She brought along Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers to entertain us and they did not...

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My Alt-Country History
Apr26

My Alt-Country History

When I first heard Eric Church singing “Jeff Tweedy was one bad mother” on the title track off Mr. Misundersood it occurred to me that there is likely a huge segment of new country fans who have no idea who Tweedy is through no fault of their own. It’s not like his music was ever played on country radio, which is a shame. If it wasn’t for trailblazing Alt-Country artists like Tweedy, I may never have heard artists like Church, Kenny...

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