#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Melanie Meriney
Jun22

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Melanie Meriney

Singer/songwriter Melanie Meriney released her sophomore EP Up In Lights this past spring. The recent Belmont University graduate has worked hard on developing her unique sound. “Up In Lights,” says EP “alludes to the journey of self-discovery” – how has your songwriting evolved now that you’re living in Nashville? Before I moved to Nashville, I wrote on my own.  It wasn’t until moving that I began to try co-writing and really hone my...

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#BreakingTheIce Alex Smith
Mar01

#BreakingTheIce Alex Smith

Louisiana native Alex Smith didn’t quite make the cut to be a professional baseball player, however, he found his calling elsewhere. His acoustic cover songs gathered big crowds via Youtube and these days he is dead set on making a name for himself. His current single “Load It Up” is a perfect example of what country music fans crave these days. It’s mainstream royalty. He can play guitar, he can sing and did I...

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Home Free
May27

Home Free

One of the coolest things about the CMchattys Awards is that I get to discover bands like Home Free through you guys.   In turn I am able to share those folks with more people right here on Country Music’s #CMchat Website. Every week we do a feature called ‘One-to-Watch’ highlighting up and coming talent in the country music industry. ‘Home Free’ definitely is a vocal group you should keep yours eyes, and...

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Jillian Jacqueline May 2015 #OneToWatch
May20

Jillian Jacqueline May 2015 #OneToWatch

Out of all the powerful female leads we have coming in and out of Nashville, Jillian Jacqueline is a force to be reckoned with. A small town girl from Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, her influences include Patsy Cline, Trisha Yearwood, The Dixie Chicks, Lorrie Morgan, Patty Loveless, Carole King and Martina McBride just to name a few. When she was 9, she toured with Kenny Rogers after they co-starred together in the Broadway production...

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The Willis Clan
May06

The Willis Clan

This week’s Country Music’s #CMchat One to Watch is actually fourteen to watch … Nashville-based family, The Willis Clan. America first met The Willis Clan on hit competition show America’s Got Talent, and due to the overwhelming support they received from the masses, their popularity has continued to flourish. Everyone has heard of the Duggars from 19 Kids and Counting, but what country music failed to realize...

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