Tracy Lawrence Takes Us Back to the “Good Ole Days” with Special Guests
Dec28

Tracy Lawrence Takes Us Back to the “Good Ole Days” with Special Guests

In 1991 twenty-three-year-old Tracy Lawrence’s debut single, “Sticks and Stones,” topped the Billboard chart. Lawrence shared that George Jones and Merle Haggard influenced his music. Now, just ahead of his fiftieth birthday, Lawrence re-recorded the hit with Luke Bryan for Good Ole Days, his latest album. Now it’s Lawrence who is influencing the next generation of artists and fans. “I think one of the great things about a lot of the...

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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Darius Rucker
Nov22

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Darius Rucker

Just one month ago,Capitol Records Nashville recording artist, Darius Rucker, released his fifth country album, When Was The Last Time. Rucker recently made a trip to Chicago to perform at CBS Radio’s Stars and Strings, a star-studded performance for Veteran’s Day. I caught up with Darius before his show and picked his brain about his music, success, and the authenticity of the country music industry. Before you released your...

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Kellie Pickler Shines On Gut-Wrenching New Ballad, Debuts Best Song Yet
Oct03

Kellie Pickler Shines On Gut-Wrenching New Ballad, Debuts Best Song Yet

Pain, hurt, heartache, gratitude, and love– these are some of the words you’d associate with Kellie Pickler’s poignant and tear-jerking new song, “If It Wasn’t For A Woman.”  Co-written on the anniversary of Pickler’s grandma’s passing with her husband, Kyle Jacobs, and songwriter, Brian Bunn, this song serves as a tribute to her grandma and the strong women in the writers’ lives.  After debuting it...

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Let Dustin Lynch Change Your “Current Mood” With His Newest Album Release
Sep07

Let Dustin Lynch Change Your “Current Mood” With His Newest Album Release

After making his debut in the country music landscape in 2012 with his self-titled album, Dustin Lynch’s career has been on an upward trajectory. Marked by an unquestionable continuation of hit songs that are taking less and less time to gain traction on radio and more and more fans in ever growing live performances, it’s hard not to notice the man with the million dollar smile. Originally praised for his traditional country style,...

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6 Underrated Country Songs you Have to Hear (If You Haven’t Already)
Aug22

6 Underrated Country Songs you Have to Hear (If You Haven’t Already)

We all know the headliners today, most I could name by their first name alone and you would know exactly what I’m talking about: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Sam Hunt, and Miranda Lambert. The list goes on and on, but one of the privileges and blessings I have, because I write for CMChat, is that it’s our job to bring you songs and artists you would love just as much but might not have been lucky...

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