In celebration of their new single “Try Harder Than That” Country Music Chat is excited to kick off August with Meghan Linsey and Bubba Sparxxx for a #CMchat Twitterview on Monday August 4th at 6pPT/9pET.
Vocal powerhouse and critic darling, Meghan Linsey, exclusively premiered her debut single as a solo artist, “Try Harder Than That,” this month on Sirius XM’s The Highway as an official “Highway Find.” This is the first single from her forthcoming EP (due out later 2014), features Bubba Sparxxx, adding a flavorful twist to the empowering anthem. You can also check out the review our Editor Jen Swirsky recently posted here on CMchatLIVE.com
No stranger to the spotlight, Meghan Linsey was one half of the wildly successful country music duo Steel Magnolia. The pair gained national attention from winning CMT’s music competition show Can You Duet, whichresulted in a major label deal with Big Machine Records.After countless CMA, ACM and Teen Choice award nominations, nearly one million downloads, and tours with superstars Reba, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton the duo parted ways. Meghan has spent the last two years writing and honing in on her strengths as a solo artist. Her debut single, “Try Harder Than That,” is an upbeat empowering anthem, which showcases her signature powerhouse vocals America originally fell in love with. Her self titled debut EP will release later in 2014.
About Bubba Sparxx:
It seems like Country Rap is starting to take over mainstream. With the recent success of Colt Ford and The Lacs along with current “rap style” hits by country mega stars Jason Aldean (Dirt Road Anthem), Toby Keith (Red Solo Cup) and Tim McGraw (Truck Yeah) one would think that this is a new concept.
But you may recall this movement actual began in 2001 with the release of Bubba Sparxxx’s debut album “Dark Days, Bright Nights”
The video for the first single “Ugly” featured Bubba and pals in the mud with pigs, on tractors and performing in front of a house covered with bug lights. If that’s not the epitome of Country, then nothing is.
Check out “Try Harder Than That” below, and remember to always let Sirius XM The Highway know how much you are loving these #HighwayFind and #OnTheHorizon songs to help these newer artists break out.
Let us know what you think of this new song from Meghan and Bubba or if you have any questions for a twitterview and follow me on Twitter @JessicaNorthey! Gimme a holler and I’ll give ya a foller back!
NEXT WEEK we welcome Rodney Atkins!!!
For a complete schedule of #CMchat’s upcoming guests, visit cmchatlive.com/calendar.
Find out how you can sponsor a #CMchat feature or how you can advertise with #CMchat!