Hangout on TWANGOUT for some #CMchat with Country Weekly’s Tammy Ragusa

Join Country Weekly Senior Writer Tammy Ragusa as guest for a LIVE COUNTRY MUSIC CHAT VIDEO TWANGOUT with #CMchat host Jessica Northey on Monday November 26, 8pm CT.


Can’t wait to #Twangout with Tammy Ragusa! We’ll talking about what she does at Country Weekly, how she got started in Broadcasting, What she likes most about her job…taking a look back at this year in Country and some thoughts on the future. So excited.

Also doubly excited because Miss Tammy interviewed me this week and I will be in the 12/24 issue of Country Weekly. SQUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Tammy Ragusa, Senior Staff Writer, Country Weekly
Journalist for weekly country music entertainment and lifestyle magazine. Prior to working at Country Weekly Tammy was Producer and Writer with Premiere Radio Networks, and has also worked for Capitol Records Nashville and RCA Label Group.

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 1.   LIVE Twitter chat, and Google Plus Hangout On-Air, with a dose of YEEHAW.

2. Where High-Tech Meets Redneck.

What else would you call an LIVE Broadcast that combines a live Twitter chat, and Google+ Plus Hangout Technology, with a Country Music twist?
Anyone can watch “Twangout”.



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.

You are welcome to come and watch, or jump in and ask guests and attendees questions.  #CMchat goes live every Monday at 6pm PST/9pm EST. The chat runs for one hour.

Many people including artists, industry professionals and fans post valuable information throughout the week using the  #CMchat hashtag in the Twitter stream.

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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