Mitchell Tenpenny’s Authentic New EP “Linden Avenue” is a Must-Have
Aug10

Mitchell Tenpenny’s Authentic New EP “Linden Avenue” is a Must-Have

In late July, Riser House Entertainment artist, Mitchell Tenpenny, released his latest EP, Linden Avenue. The EP is honest and heartfelt, appropriately named after the street that one of his greatest inspirations – his grandma – grew up on. In listening to Linden Avenue, you’re going to first notice how euphonic Mitchell’s voice and music is, but when your focus shifts to the lyrics, you’ll undoubtedly be blown away by the...

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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Canaan Cox about his new single “Lie”
Aug04

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Canaan Cox about his new single “Lie”

Singer/songwriter Canaan Cox grew up in Hendersonville, North Carolina, with his grandma’s out-of-tune piano, a family that passed instruments around when they got together, singing at church and with his mom’s band at bars. Sounds like a country song in the making. And did we mention he has seven sisters? What were your favorite songs to play on the piano with your grandmother growing up?  Have you or will you write a song about her...

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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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Mickey Guyton Paints Beautiful Imagery with “Nice Things”
Aug02

Mickey Guyton Paints Beautiful Imagery with “Nice Things”

Good (and “Nice”) things come to those who wait- with patience and anticipation.  For many fans of the 34-year-old, it is patience that has become a virtue they’ve learned to master. Why country radio hasn’t fully embraced the incredibly talented Mickey Guyton into its airplay arms is still bewildering to many. First introduced to the country community in 2015 with the emotional and empowering “Better...

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Meet The Country-Rock Duo, Michigan Rattlers
Aug01

Meet The Country-Rock Duo, Michigan Rattlers

One of the perks of country music festivals is the exposure to upcoming artists. The Whiskey Jam stage at the Windy City Smokeout brought attendees a plethora of new country music throughout the weekend, and one of the stand-out artists was current LA-based artists, the Michigan Rattlers. Prior to their performance on Saturday evening, I had the opportunity to get better acquainted with them during an interview by the river where we...

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