#CMChat Caught up with Dallas Native Ashliegh Lisset
Sep18

#CMChat Caught up with Dallas Native Ashliegh Lisset

Your current single, “Goodbye,” is climbing The Iceman’s New Country Artist Top 40 Chart – Congrats on a Top 8 (and rising) hit! It’s also playing on stations across the U.S. and overseas – Quite impressive for an independent artist. What drew you in when you first listened to the demo for the Kelsea Ballerini, Jennifer Denmark, and Matt Alderman co-write? “Thank you so much! When I first heard “Goodbye” the first...

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Dear CMT, Where Are All the Women at?
Sep13

Dear CMT, Where Are All the Women at?

I love you CMT, I really do, but I have to ask, where are all the women at? Each year the CMT Awards premiere. This year the awards will air October 18th and the “Artists of the Year” category was missing one important thing: Females. Tell me CMT, where have all the women gone? Kelsea Ballerini Such a powerful voice and she’s breaking the mold in country music. Starting off learning from Hillary Scott and Taylor...

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Jillian Cardarelli Takes Nostalgic Look Back with Debut Single “Rerun”
Aug21

Jillian Cardarelli Takes Nostalgic Look Back with Debut Single “Rerun”

Jillian Cardarelli is a country music artist hailing from Massachusetts and currently residing in Nashville, TN. As the next impactful female looking to make a name for herself in the country music world, she is off to a running start with debut single “Rerun.” Written by Maren Morris, Tina Parol, and Jordan Reynolds, “Rerun” is a soothing song with a steady echoing beat. Cardarelli’s voice is quiet but strong on her debut...

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The Smokin’ Best Moments of Windy City Smokeout 2017
Jul21

The Smokin’ Best Moments of Windy City Smokeout 2017

Brandon Lancaster, of LANco, described the Windy City Smokeout best when he looked out into the crowd in awe during his Friday night performance, “This is so great. A bunch of strangers gathered together to share one love – music.” The three-day festival was held in the heart of Chicago, backed up to the Chicago River, and was enhanced by the Chicago skyline. It delivered the very best in craft beer, top-notch BBQ joints from all over...

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#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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