Gracie Carol Interview: ‘Living on the Moon’
Jul26

Gracie Carol Interview: ‘Living on the Moon’

Cincinnati, Ohio, native Gracie Carol Aufderbeck is in her last year at Belmont University in Nashville, studying commercial music-voice. You may have met her as your singing server at the Opry Backstage Grill. No doubt you’ll take notice of the 21-year-old when you hear her sing – just as Keith Urban did four years ago. Singing a duet in concert with Keith Urban at 17. Check. What ran through your head when you heard that you...

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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Two Story Road
Oct09

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Two Story Road

Two Story Road, husband and wife duo Brandon and Jamelle Fraley, began their careers on the road, backing up major acts. Their song, “Better When You’re Home,” tells their story – written by Brandon at a time he was at home while Jamelle was on the road with Carrie Underwood. Their songs are our songs – “Fit In.” Two years ago Two Story Road released their self-titled EP. Produced by Mark Bright, the songs included some of...

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Dear CMT, Where Are All the Women at?
Sep01

Dear CMT, Where Are All the Women at?

I love you CMT, I really do, but I have to ask, where are all the women at? Each year the CMT Awards premiere. This year the awards will air October 18th and the “Artists of the Year” category was missing one important thing: Females. Tell me CMT, where have all the women gone? Kelsea Ballerini Such a powerful voice and she’s breaking the mold in country music. Starting off learning from Hillary Scott and Taylor...

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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Nick Lynch
Aug15

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Nick Lynch

Nick Lynch grew up in Watseka, a small town in Illinois, close to the Indiana border. Country music lyrics are typically based on real life situations. How do you think growing up in a small Midwestern town has influenced your writing and song choices? “Growing up in my hometown was honestly pretty awesome. It was totally like a country song! We never locked our doors, you left the keys in your car (unlocked!), and we truly didn’t...

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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Melanie Meriney
Jun22

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Melanie Meriney

Singer/songwriter Melanie Meriney released her sophomore EP Up In Lights this past spring. The recent Belmont University graduate has worked hard on developing her unique sound. “Up In Lights,” says EP “alludes to the journey of self-discovery” – how has your songwriting evolved now that you’re living in Nashville? Before I moved to Nashville, I wrote on my own.  It wasn’t until moving that I began to try co-writing and really hone my...

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