Florida Georgia Line – a confession
Jan12

Florida Georgia Line – a confession

I had the pleasure of meeting Omar Rodriguez, General Manager of Carl Black Chevrolet Orlando, on a plane in route to the Country Music Awards a couple years ago. We share a great mutual friend and I learned then how much Carl Black does to support country radio. When we returned to Florida, Omar mentioned they were hosting a concert there as part of a series called, “Carl Black Live on the Lot”. The band was called...

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Catching up with @GwenSebastian
Dec08

Catching up with @GwenSebastian

Gwen Sebastian was eliminated from The Voice right before the live round but gained so much more from time on the show. Just days after her elimination she got the call many artists dream of. Her coach, Blake Shelton, asked her to join him on tour. CMchat talked to Gwen about her life and what is on the horizon for her now. Blake Shelton….Gwen speaks so highly of her mentor. “I owe so much to him. Its because of  Blake...

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The Legacy of Sherman Halsey
Dec08

The Legacy of Sherman Halsey

If you look up the word “respect” you will likely find the name Sherman Halsey. Sherman was a legendary music video and television director and producer. The world lost this great man on October 29, 2013 but the legacy he left both professionally and personally will always resonate with those that knew him. Sherman began his career in the country music industry when he was just 13 years old. His father, Jim Halsey, was a...

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2013 unTWANGled: Country Music Year in Review
Dec05

2013 unTWANGled: Country Music Year in Review

It’s the end of the 2013. Some people are wrapping presents. Some Country singers are rapping. Some singers are bringing back the Twang.  And #CMchat is getting unTWANGled. That’s right. In a tradition, that started last year, I am getting together some of my favorite, naughty and nice Country Music Bloggers and Correspondents. And…..we’re gonna let it alll Twangout. So join the Country Cadre on  Wednesday...

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Concert Review: Kristian Bush & Friends with Chris Young and Brett James
Dec04

Concert Review: Kristian Bush & Friends with Chris Young and Brett James

Every year Kristian Bush slows down and kicks off the holidays with a post-Thanksgiving concert called “Kristian and Friends”. I must admit that I came because I recently spent a couple hours with Kristian and loved him more each second. I thought this will be another cool concert, Ive heard it all right?  I was gravely wrong. Kristian Bush and friends (Chris Young and Brett James) was single handedly the most...

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