2015 Americana Fest and Awards Nominations
May16

2015 Americana Fest and Awards Nominations

The 2015 Americana Honors & Awards nominations have been announced and it should come as no real surprise that Lucinda Williams and Sturgill Simpson both lead the way with three nominations each (Album, Artist and Song). The Americana Honors & Awards, presented by Nissan, returns to the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on September 16th and coincides with AmericanaFest (Sept. 15-20). The coolest awards show around (Paste...

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.@CMT Announces the Next Women of Country Tour
Apr09

.@CMT Announces the Next Women of Country Tour

At the end of 2014, CMT announced its “Next Women of Country” list. Included on the coveted list of female rising stars were: Maddie & Tae, Mickey Guyton, RaeLynn, Angaleena Presley, Lindsay Ell, Lucy Hale, Natalie Stovall, Nikki Lane, Ashley Monroe, Brandy Clark, Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery, Holly Williams, Kacey Musgraves, Kelleigh Bannen, Kristen Kelly, Laura Bell Bundy, Lauren Alaina, Pistol Annies, Rachel...

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.@FestivalTortuga Is Anything BUT Just Another Day in Paradise – 7 Quick Clicks
Feb16

.@FestivalTortuga Is Anything BUT Just Another Day in Paradise – 7 Quick Clicks

There is something special to be said about country music as a whole. It is honest, it is relatable, and it is the kind of storytelling you wish you could find a way to relay. Those of us who love the genre see all of its unique and distinguished qualities and often think there is no way to love it anymore than we do today. Well, those who have not experienced Tortuga Music Festival think that, anyway! As a South Florida native and...

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Yallternative in 2014 Albums – Country Music
Dec31

Yallternative in 2014 Albums – Country Music

There’s an abundance of killer country music that quite simply doesn’t fit into today’s rank and file mainstream radio format. We here at Country Music #CMchat call this brand of burgeoning country music “Yallternative.” There were a lot of fantastic Yallternative albums made this year, but the following seven albums stood out and proved to be my absolute favorites. This year’s┬álist includes a...

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