Dear CMT, Where Are All the Women at?
Sep13

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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#CMchat’s Exclusive Interview with Scotty McCreery
May15

#CMchat’s Exclusive Interview with Scotty McCreery

It’s another morning on the tour bus. 9.45AM. Location: “Northern, Northern Michigan. (We’re) almost in Canada, but still in the States.” Mike, Scotty McCreery’s manager, answers our call and makes his way back to the tour bus. In less than a minute, McCreery gets the phone.  “Hello!” The typical morning grouch seems to have got nothing on the North Carolina native, or at least I couldn’t tell. At 23, Scotty has experienced so much....

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99.5 WYCD’s Ten Man Jam Heats Up Frozen Detroit Night
Mar14

99.5 WYCD’s Ten Man Jam Heats Up Frozen Detroit Night

The dreary endless days of winter are always made more enjoyable for one night when the annual Ten Man Jam comes to Detroit. Ten artists, two hour and a half acoustic sets, and a sold out crowd made for a solid mid-February night this year as 99.5 WYCD proved again why it is Detroit’s best country station. Shows like this are unique and original because you get all sorts of fans that show up. As a win only show, you know the “front...

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