#CMchat Exclusive Interview: The Buffalo Ruckus
Aug11

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: The Buffalo Ruckus

Texas southern soul/Americana band The Buffalo Ruckus took its first “boot-stomping rhythms, howling vocals, and spear-in-the-back guitar leads” in 2013 towards their overall objective: Spread the Ruckus. The next year, they released their debut self-titled album and won both the Shiner Rising Star and the Texas Music Showdown. Since then, they have performed on the nationally syndicated Troubadour, TX television show, at Billy Bob’s...

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Medicine Stone: Oklahoma’s Premier Outdoor Red Dirt Music Event
Aug03

Medicine Stone: Oklahoma’s Premier Outdoor Red Dirt Music Event

Within the Americana landscape lives a slew of alternative sub-genres including the Red Dirt music sound, a unique genre made of motley sounds cultivated out of Oklahoma soil. There are many artists cited as the founding forefathers of the sound like Jimmy LaFave, Robert Earl Keen, Bob Childers and Tom Skinner, but it was a band called The Great Divide that brought the sound to a national audience when they signed to Atlantic Records...

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Country 3-Way with Lori McKenna, Luke Bell, Lydia Loveless
Aug25

Country 3-Way with Lori McKenna, Luke Bell, Lydia Loveless

This summer has seen a slew of albums hitting the shelves (OK, most likely iTunes/Google Play/Spotify…etc.) that deserve some time in the #CMchat limelight. Sadly, there aren’t enough hours in the day for me to fully jump into all the goodness that is out there, what with afternoon happy hours, reruns of Beverly Hills 90210, the occasional bike workout, fantasy baseball (and prepping for fantasy football), and a myriad of other...

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2015 Americana Fest and Awards Nominations
May16

2015 Americana Fest and Awards Nominations

The 2015 Americana Honors & Awards nominations have been announced and it should come as no real surprise that Lucinda Williams and Sturgill Simpson both lead the way with three nominations each (Album, Artist and Song). The Americana Honors & Awards, presented by Nissan, returns to the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on September 16th and coincides with AmericanaFest (Sept. 15-20). The coolest awards show around (Paste...

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Ross Cooper
Mar12

Ross Cooper

You’ll love this week’s CMChat One To Watch. Guaranteed. On behalf of CMchatLIVE.com, let me introduce you to singer/songwriter Ross Cooper. The Country Music/Americana/Folk singer has a new album, Give It Time, coming out on March 18 and is now available for pre-order on iTunes. Hearing his super smooth voice that only adds to an already easyily listenable vibe of music, one might say that he has a more mature sound than...

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