How Disappointment Turned into a Blessing For Jacob Powell’s Music Career
Sep01

How Disappointment Turned into a Blessing For Jacob Powell’s Music Career

Rising country artist, Jacob Powell, played on the Whiskey Jam stage at the 2018 Windy City Smokeout in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to his performance, I caught up with Powell to chat all things music. He divulged on his early days as a musician, and how a tremendous disappointment in his career turned into a blessing that led him to where he is today. We’re at The Windy City Smokeout; this weekend’s home for the best beer,...

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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Hailey Verhaalen
Jul12

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Hailey Verhaalen

Born and raised in Oregon City, Oregon, in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Hailey Verhaalen’s passion for music has driven her since she stepped in front of her first large audience at a third-grade talent show.  What music and artists influenced you as you grew up in Oregon? “When I discovered Miranda Lambert, I was instantly her biggest fan. I want to say I was about 15 when I heard about her, right around the time I...

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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Lacey Caroline
Jun13

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Lacey Caroline

Roughed up flannel, dirty ball cap, and a skateboard. Singer/songwriter Lacey Caroline released her new single, “Ain’t That Girl,” (produced by Ryan Rossebo) on her birthday, May 23. To celebrate on her special day, the New Jersey native let fans download the new song that day for free from her website.  “If you’re looking for an easy quick-ride backseat kind of night, if you’re looking for a fast-paced first date,...

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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Wildee
Jun10

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Wildee

CMChatLive caught up with singer/songwriter Wildee before her recent show in her Southern California hometown. What was it like to be home in Temecula, California, playing at the Bel Vino Winery? “It’s definitely one of the best feelings coming back home and seeing all the people that have been there from the beginning. The energy was amazing and to hear he crowd singing my songs back to me was something I’ll never...

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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Brown & Gray
May07

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Brown & Gray

“In the words of Storme Warren himself, Brown & Gray, the collaboration between Kaci Brown and Sam Gray, serves as a bridge between the soul of Country Music in the US to the new boom of Country in the United Kingdom. Building a link between the US and the exploding Country Music scene in the UK, this exciting project is just the beginning of a creative journey through the best both worlds have to offer, with the new single “Top...

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