#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Dru Marshall
Apr13

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Dru Marshall

“I play drums and sometimes make silly videos. Join me on my musical adventure!” Have you watched professional drummer and touring musician Dru Marshall’s behind the scenes Vlog series Dru’s Drumlife on YouTube? A press release for 28-year-old’s series proclaims, “The self-proclaimed “massive cowbell fan” manages to explain music industry lingo while providing comical commentary and experiences from his life on the road. He breaks...

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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Lindsay Ell
Dec02

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Lindsay Ell

For emerging country music artist, Lindsay Ell, the fruits of her diligent labor are finally beginning to pay off. Ell’s debut record with Stoney Creek Records, The Project, recently hit number one. This is the first number one chart-topping success for the rising starlet. I caught up with Lindsay backstage prior to her performance at CBS Radio’s Stars and Strings concert and we talked about her first number one album, women in the...

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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Gwen Sebastian and her new single “Cadillac”
Aug29

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Gwen Sebastian and her new single “Cadillac”

As a young girl, Gwen Sebastian joined her parents on stage performing with a local band. The experience left her dreaming of the day when she’d be writing and singing in Nashville. Until that day, she focused on her education and enrolled in nursing school. One semester in, the Hebron, North Dakota native dropped out and relocated to Music City. What was the deciding factor when you quit nursing school to move to Nashville? “My mom...

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#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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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Steve Moakler
Jun12

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Steve Moakler

“Authentic,”“honest,” “from the heart.” That’s how we would describe Steve Moakler’s latest album, Steel Town. While the project does not necessarily have what traditionalists might call the “real country sound” that harkens back to the days of Ernest Tubbs or Tammy Wynette, what it does have is the undeniable truth and storytelling element that is ever present in timeless country songs. From the small town camaraderie, hard work,...

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