Country Music Insiders Discuss 2012 CMA Award Nominees LIVE on Google+

September 5th, 2012 (Nashville, TN) – After the nominees for the 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards are announced Wednesday (9/5) on “Good Morning America” join ALLACCESS Columnist / COUNTRY MUSIC CHAT Host Jessica Northey at 7pm CT along with an ALL-STAR panel of Country Music Industry Insiders, Journalists and Bloggers giving you their reactions to nominations, and predictions for winners, during an unprecedented event using Google+ technology for LIVE Broadcasts. 

Featured guests include:
Charlotte Autry,
Musician and Host of Young Country TV;
Rita Ballou,  Morning Show Host, 92.9 Shooter FM in Texas and Blogger at Rawhide And Velvet
Rick Barker, Artist Consultant, Owner of Music Industry Blueprint and former Manager of Taylor Swift;
Matt Bjorke, Editor-in-Chief of Roughstock;
Lauren Jo Black, CEO/Founder of CountryMusicIsLove;
Chuck Dauphin, Multi-Media Personality and featured Columnist for Billboard’s Nashville Column “The 615”;
Jennifer Smith,
 Owner of Lovin’ Lyrics  Music Promotions;
and produced by Google Hangout Host and Co-host of Social Sports and Entertainment Show #SSEshow Charles Hogge. 

From Jessica Northey, “Thank you so much +Google+ for helping with this unprecedented event! We are all so excited to offer this exclusive content to this community and look forward to doing many more of these! ”

To join and participate in this #CMCHAT HANGOUT ON AIR you can RSVP here. ( )

Broadcast will start at 4pmPT/7pmET and last approximately one hour.


Google+ (pronounced and sometimes written as Google Plus, and often abbreviated as G+) is a multilingual social networking and  identity service owned and operated by Google Inc. It was launched in June 28, 2011. As of June 2012, it has a total of 250 million registered users of whom 150 million are active. Unlike other conventional social networks which are generally accessed through a single website, Google has described Google+ as a “social layer” consisting of not just a single site, but rather an overarching “layer” which covers many of its online properties.



Country Music Chat aka #CMchat has generated over 1.5 Billion impressions since it’s beginning in May 2011 on Twitter and reached over 50 million according to #CMchat “Where Country Music Meets (and tweets) You” is the first and only registered LIVE “Country Music Chat” on Twitter, hosted by Jessica Northey.

Every Monday, #CMchat has different topics from getting your music played on the radio to Social Media strategy and of course the inside scoop from Country Music Artists, Broadcasting Personalities, Radio & Label Executives and Fans alike!


The #CMchat community is an open-forum and you are always invited to use the hashtag to share Country Music information, news, music and and COUNTRY MUSIC CHAT because #CMchat IS “Where Country Music Meets You!


Past guests have included National charting and recording artists The Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, Ronnie Milsap, Jamie O’Neal, Barbara Mandrell, Edens Edge, Sunny Sweeney, The Farm, David Nail, Jaida Dreyer, Gwen Sebastian, Steve Azar, Danny Gokey, Rhonda Vincent,  Darryl Worley, Shy Blakeman, Bigg Vinny Mack from Trailer Choir, David Bradley, Whitney Duncan, Dailey and Vincent, The Moonshine Bandits, Aaron Watson, Rachele Lynae, Craig Wayne Boyd, Cowboy Troy, Shooter Jennings, Colt Ford, Jason Crabb, Deborah Allen, Bridgette Tatum, Danny Myrick, Stealing Angels, Rick Monroe, Ray Scott, Charlotte Autry, Trent Tomlinson, DJ Miller, Darren Warren; Nine North Record’s Larry Pareigis; On-Air Personalities Big D and Bubba Morning Show, Andie Lynne, Radio Lia, Tony Thomas, Heather Froglear, Kaptian Jack and Buck Stevens; Online blogs/music industry communities Billboard, All Access, Country Music Is Love, Roughstock and The Country Site; TV Stars, Melissa Peterman from CMT’s Singing Bee, Curtis Grimes from NBC’s The Voice,  Paige Duke from CMT’s Sweet Home Alabama, Susan Hartman & Ali Dee from CMT’s Texas Women, Country Comedian Tom Mabe (Mabe in America on CMT),  Tom McMillan from Toms Wild Life on GAC; Internet sensations Payton Rae, CJaye LeRose, Josh Charles and Mary Sarah.

Join every Monday from 8-9pm CT for Country Music’s largest and only LIVE Chat and 24/7 Community on Twitter. Use/Follow the #CMchat hashtag to participate or logon to your Twitter account from


  • 9/10 Granger Smith & Earl Dibbles Jr.
  • 9/17 Neal McCoy
  • 9/24 Jerrod Niemann
  • 10/1 Steve Holy


Author: Jessica Northey

Everyone asks “what exactly do you do Jessica?” What some of my family members say, “she tweets for a living” is my favorite, but really the title that puts food on the table is “Social Media Influencer,” the definition sounds simple, someone who influences others through social media, but I consider myself a Citizen Journalist broadcasting and entertaining with news, thoughts, opinions, delivering information in my own unique way. Famous for my ‘sass wit and straight from the hip’ style I’ve always been called a “Social Media Pioneer” in the music industry. I’m also an On-Air/Online Broadcasting Host and Personality, Digital Media Strategist, Country and Music Blogger/Journalist as well as a Nationally recognized Speaker and Founder of Country Music Chat, News and Views Entertainment Website My favorite accomplishment is starting the largest Country Music Hashtag community in the world Country Music’s #CMChat. It all started with a hunch...back in the early 2000’s I would dial up the internet via AOL and join chat rooms whilst watching my favorite programs on TV. Loved watching Reality Shows with my Mom in Tucson, and blowing her mind with how I always knew who was going home on the Bachelor or Big Brother. Don’t think she ever caught on that I was talking to people via computer on the East Coast, where it had already aired. (We didn’t have the uber-spoiler Twitter or Facebook to ruin results and awards shows for us yet.) I’ve been taking over the internet, one tweet at a time and have accumulated over 3 Million followers/friends/fans across all my Social Media networks. Over the years I’ve been consistently ranked as an influential online personality and even named as a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer. I was the first person Merle Haggard followed when he got on Twitter and spent the day with Garth Brooks at Twitter and Facebook when joined the social media world.

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