Country Music Comradery and Gratitude Shined at Stars and Strings
Nov27

Country Music Comradery and Gratitude Shined at Stars and Strings

On November 15, 2017, CBS Radio’s third annual Stars and Strings took over the Chicago Theatre for a much-needed night of country music in an atmosphere of unity. The stars featured this year were Lindsay Ell, Kelsea Ballerini, Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, and Sam Hunt. The stripped-down acoustic music format mixed with the comradery between the artists and the abundant gratitude towards our veterans made...

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Mike Ryan Appeals to The Masses With Brilliant New Album, Blink You’ll Miss It
Oct23

Mike Ryan Appeals to The Masses With Brilliant New Album, Blink You’ll Miss It

Mike Ryan released his latest album, Blink You’ll Miss It on October 20, 2017. It’s the follow-up album to Ryan’s Bad Reputation, which yielded three number one songs on the Texas Music Chart as well as an award for New Male Vocalist of the Year by Texas Radio. As a writer on Brad Paisley’s current radio hit, “Last Time For Everything,” Mike Ryan continues to prove his songwriting talent as a co-writer on five...

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From A Fan’s Perspective: Weekend Warrior World Tour.
Jul04

From A Fan’s Perspective: Weekend Warrior World Tour.

When was the last time you experienced live country music? It is so much different than listening on the radio to a studio-produced track. In person, it’s more like being part of a really cool jam session. The venue plays an important part in the overall experience. Mattress Firm Amphitheater in Chula Vista checked all the boxes. The people that worked there made all the difference. Really nice and helpful – yes, that matters....

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Big Names Contribute To New Album “Country Faith America”
Apr18

Big Names Contribute To New Album “Country Faith America”

Country Music Association award-winning author Deborah Evans Price published Country Faith, a book of country music stars’ favorite Bible passages, in 2013. Country Faith has a companion music series. Country Faith America, the fifth in the series, is a 15-song compilation of patriotic songs by today’s country artists. “I’m so excited about this collection of songs on Country Faith America. The album opens with ‘Country Nation,’ Brad...

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James Robert Webb Pays Homage to Hero’s in Honky Tonk Revival
Feb12

James Robert Webb Pays Homage to Hero’s in Honky Tonk Revival

One of the criticisms that often gets mentioned about traditional Country music is that it’s kind of wooden when it comes to energy. Some people say ‘It’s more of an older person’s sound because the young have more attitude in their material.” Those people haven’t listened to James Robert Webb. Hailing from the state of Oklahoma, Webb learned the art of holding a crowd’s attention from an early age, and that education pays huge...

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