#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Ryan Hurd
Jul01

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Ryan Hurd

“A lot of record labels in town didn’t really think I was committed to being an artist because I said for so long I was a songwriter.” Like many artists that emerge from Nashville, Ryan Hurd prides himself in the songwriting craft, first. After all, that was who he was to many industry folks in town: “Ryan Hurd, the songwriter.” Besides writing the Grammy and CMA-nominated song that Blake Shelton recorded with Ashley Monroe (“Lonely...

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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Melanie Meriney
Jun22

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Melanie Meriney

Singer/songwriter Melanie Meriney released her sophomore EP Up In Lights this past spring. The recent Belmont University graduate has worked hard on developing her unique sound. “Up In Lights,” says EP “alludes to the journey of self-discovery” – how has your songwriting evolved now that you’re living in Nashville? Before I moved to Nashville, I wrote on my own.  It wasn’t until moving that I began to try co-writing and really hone my...

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“Losing Sleep” Because We’re Listening To Chris Young’s New Single
Jun02

“Losing Sleep” Because We’re Listening To Chris Young’s New Single

Coming off of his latest number one with “Sober Saturday Night” in which he enlisted Vince Gill’s help, Chris Young is no stranger to the spotlight or to number ones. He’s been on the road with Jason Aldean, newcomer Kane Brown, and DeeJay Silver. I bet he’s learned some from Aldean on his They Don’t Know Tour. I have been waiting for new Chris Young music for what seems like forever. But I...

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Taylor Acorn ‘Put It In A Song’ is Fire
Apr07

Taylor Acorn ‘Put It In A Song’ is Fire

All I can really say is wow. Jaw dropping, mesmerizing, and entrancing Taylor Acorn’s new single “Put It In A Song” is one for the books. This girl should be on everyone’s radar and this is the perfect song to finally put her on the map. Giving you Kelsea Ballerini vibes, Taylor Acorn is the next big thing. Her upbeat new single mixed with her incredible vocals adds an element of surprise. I’m impressed...

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3 Reasons Granger Smith and Dustin Lynch rocked Gettysburg PA
Apr05

3 Reasons Granger Smith and Dustin Lynch rocked Gettysburg PA

On March 12, 2017, the Majestic Theatre in Gettysburg PA held an acoustic show featuring Granger Smith and Dustin Lynch. A sold out show in tow, here are my three reasons why they totally nailed it. 1. Stage presence Although an acoustic set may be boring to some, I find them intriguing. Smith has a more quiet presence, one that displays confidence, passion, and poise. His performance of “Silverado Bench Seat” showcased...

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