Kelsea Ballerini Headlined For “The First Time” at Joe’s Live in Chicago
Nov22

Kelsea Ballerini Headlined For “The First Time” at Joe’s Live in Chicago

Kicking off the second week of her first headlining tour, Kelsea Ballerini returned to Chicago to play for The First Time at the prominent Joe’s Live in Rosemont, Illinois. The all-ages show roared with excitement all night as Ballerini got up-close and personal through the sharing of her music inspired by her life stories and wisdom gained through her trials and triumphs. Check out these must-see moments! Opening the show was...

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Concert Review: Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Frank Turner at Merriweather Post
Jun23

Concert Review: Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Frank Turner at Merriweather Post

Some say that country radio is being hijacked by young artists who are influenced by Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars, all under the guise that “country music should evolve.” Well, judging by the 18,000 people packed into the legendary Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD, to see Frank Turner, Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton, there’s a strong contingent of country fans who are more than willing to embrace a more organic...

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2016 CMT Video Award Nominations
May20

2016 CMT Video Award Nominations

As if I wasn’t excited enough for the 2016 CMT Video Awards, I just read through the nominations list! Chris Stapleton, Cam and Carrie Underwood are sweeping the field so far with three nominations each. Wow! Underwood is going up against some all star rookies to protect her “Music Video of the Year” after making history last year with her sixth win.   VIDEO OF THE YEAR   Blake Shelton  –  “Sangria” Cam  –  “Burning House”...

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#7QuickClicks: 7 Artists Who Are Keepin’ It Country
Mar11

#7QuickClicks: 7 Artists Who Are Keepin’ It Country

Today’s country music is filled with tan legs, short shorts and Fireball whiskey. Somewhere along the way we lost the connection and the storytelling. While sippin’ Fireball in a cornfield is still a story, it’s not necessarily a meaningful one. Also, where have the steel guitars, fiddles and banjo’s disappeared to? Well, they haven’t gone far, in fact, there are plenty of country music artists today who...

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Concert Review: Chris Stapleton in San Francisco
Nov19

Concert Review: Chris Stapleton in San Francisco

The line started to form in the late afternoon on Sunday, November 15. By the time the doors opened, the cold, damp San Francisco air cut through the string of people circling the block. Security measures were increased because of recent events. Slowly, the historic Fillmore Auditorium filled to capacity. The Walcott’s opened the show. They are a high energy rock/country/blues band with local roots, now based in Los Angeles. Oft...

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