Jillian Jacqueline aches hearts and cuts deep with her “Mess”
Jul25

Jillian Jacqueline aches hearts and cuts deep with her “Mess”

“Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours,” the great Elton John once said. And Jillian Jacqueline does that, and more, with her latest release- “God Bless This Mess.” This song, if anything, makes you hurt so much. But the best part of it? You don’t feel any pain since it’s all emotional. (Get it?) Right from the get-go of the song, Jacqueline...

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Country 3-Way with Lori McKenna, Luke Bell, Lydia Loveless
Aug25

Country 3-Way with Lori McKenna, Luke Bell, Lydia Loveless

This summer has seen a slew of albums hitting the shelves (OK, most likely iTunes/Google Play/Spotify…etc.) that deserve some time in the #CMchat limelight. Sadly, there aren’t enough hours in the day for me to fully jump into all the goodness that is out there, what with afternoon happy hours, reruns of Beverly Hills 90210, the occasional bike workout, fantasy baseball (and prepping for fantasy football), and a myriad of other...

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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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