Country Music’s #CMchat welcomes Mo Pitney for a half hour Twitterview on Monday, January 23rd starting at 9pET/6pPT. You can check out Mo Pitney’s new album “Behind This Guitar“ featuring his current hit “Everywhere” here.
Make sure you’re following @MoPitney on Twitter as well as your host (me) @JessicaNorthey. Additionally be sure you’re following @CMchatlive so you can participate in our COMMUNITY QUESTIONS designed to be an ice-breaker for you guys to get to know each other better while getting to know our guest. They are a lot of fun.
You can RSVP for a reminder on Facebook.
Also you can submit questions that you might want us to feature below in the comments or Tweet them to me. This doesn’t mean you still can’t ask questions the night of the Twitterview. These are just featured by me and I will give you credit like this:
Q @MoPitney How did you get started in Country Music? via @YOU #CMchat.
Click here to tweet your questions to me, @JessicaNorthey #CMchat #AskMo or you can always send anything you want us to ask here or you can leave below. Make sure it is 140 character-friendly and you leave your Twitter handle.
The easiest way to participate is right here on our website! Just use this link to help segregate the tweets and show the ones with #CMchat in them: it makes the Twitterview much easier to follow. You’ll be able to see the conversation in real-time, at your own speed (it’s adjustable) and the #CMchat hashtag will automatically appear on your tweets. A lot of people also participate by using Twitter.com, Tweetdeck, &/or Hootsuite.
You can pick up Mo Pitney’s new album “Behind This Guitar“ featuring his current hit “Everywhere“ by clicking on the pic below.
ABOUT MO PITNEY
At a time when country music was becoming overrun with artists whose style had more to do with pop and dance music than the traditional sounds that built Nashville, Mo Pitney enjoyed his first success as a singer and songwriter who enthusiastically embraced a classic country sound, earning a standing ovation during his first appearance at the Grand Ol’ Opry. Mo Pitney was born in Cherry Valley, Illinois on March 24, 1993. Pitney’s father was a part-time musician, and by the age of six, Mo was learning to play the drums. When he was 12, Pitney was recovering from a broken arm when he asked his dad to teach him to play guitar, with a towel draped over the instrument’s body so as not to scratch the finish. It didn’t take long for Pitney to learn a couple of Johnny Cash tunes, and he made his performing debut at a local open-mike show a few weeks later. By the age of 15, Pitney had started playing banjo, got hooked on bluegrass music, and formed an acoustic band with his friends; discovering the music of Keith Whitley opened Pitney’s ears to the wave of traditionalist artists who rode the country charts in the ’90s and 2000s, and Randy Travis, George Strait, and Daryle Singletary became key influences, as well as country legends such as Buck Owens and Ray Price. By the time he was 20, Pitney had moved to Nashville with an eye toward making music his career, and he landed a record contract with Curb Records. In June 2014, Pitney was invited to appear at the Grand Ol’ Opry, and the unknown artist wowed the audience with heartfelt performances of his songs “Country” and “Clean Up on Aisle Five.” Pitney’s brief set was received with a standing ovation, and in December, Curb released “Country” as a single. The record earned enthusiastic reviews, and Country Rebel magazine declared Pitney was “the next Randy Travis.” “Boy & a Girl Thing” followed in 2015, setting the stage for the October 2016 release of his full-length debut, Behind This Guitar