Get To Know Humble and Kind Lori McKenna #interview
Jul18

Get To Know Humble and Kind Lori McKenna #interview

2005 was a huge year for Massachutess-born Lori McKenna. The songwriter found herself with four cuts off Faith Hill’s double-platinum album Fireflies, including the title cut. Now, over a decade later, McKenna is one of the top writers in Nashville, having a hand in penning Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush,” as well as writing Tim McGraw’s recent chart-topper “Humble & Kind.” On July 29, McKenna will release her new album, The Bird...

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Song Review: Lori McKenna – Humble And Kind
Jul14

Song Review: Lori McKenna – Humble And Kind

Without a doubt one of the biggest country songs on the radio these days is Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind.” The song itself has become a positive movement of its own for country music fans due to its sincerity. It should come as no surprise that it was written by one of modern country music’s most respected writers, Lori McKenna, who has a built a strong career as a songwriter and performer based on the painfully honest songs she...

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Album Review: Dave Cobb – Southern Family
Apr06

Album Review: Dave Cobb – Southern Family

While there is a disconnect between traditional country and pop country fans, one thing has become apparent over the last few years, producer Dave Cobb has his fingers on the pulse of what is actually cool and honest when it comes to real country music. By now you should all know Cobb’s legacy as he has produced CMA/AMA/Grammy legend-in-the-making Chris Stapleton, Americana hero Jason Isbell, the soulful Sturgill Simpson, indie...

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Album Review: @ChrisStapleton Takes Listeners on a Journey with “Traveller”
May05

Album Review: @ChrisStapleton Takes Listeners on a Journey with “Traveller”

As of May 5, 2015, if you’re presented with the question “What are you listening to?”, the answer should be an easy one: Chris Stapleton’s highly-anticipated full-length album, Traveller. For years, Stapleton has remained one of country’s best-kept secrets, writing songs for the likes of Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney and even Adele, and fronting the bluegrass band, The SteelDrivers. While 2013’s...

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Sturgill Simpson Signs Record Deal with @AtlanticRecords #Yallternative
Jan16

Sturgill Simpson Signs Record Deal with @AtlanticRecords #Yallternative

Just one month after Country Music #CMchat Creator/Founder Jessica Northey discovered one of her new favorite artists, the same artist’s name started being shouted from the rooftops by the industry. Call it good timing; call it intuition; call it a matter of good ole fashion clairvoyance, but Jessica was on to something at the time this independent artist came into her life. Sturgill Simpson is the name to which I refer. His...

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