#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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Ryan Hurd Reveals 5 Post-Love Realizations in ‘Hold You Back’
Feb08

Ryan Hurd Reveals 5 Post-Love Realizations in ‘Hold You Back’

Things have been looking promising for Ryan Hurd, who just released his latest single, “Hold You Back,” after inking a record deal with RCA Nashville. The ballad describes a situation where two lovers split, but they find themselves once again tangled up between the sheets after a few too many drinks the night prior. The lyrics to “Hold You Back” highlight five specific post-love realizations which are chillingly comparative to anyone...

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Garth Brooks Makes Big Announcement … Finally!
Jul10

Garth Brooks Makes Big Announcement … Finally!

After much anticipation, Garth Brooks finally held a press conference to make his HUGE announcement (previously postponed from July 7th). What did you predict? A world tour? A new album? A deal with iTunes? A legal name change to Chris Gaines? So, what was the announcement that caused me an incredible amount of eagerness over the last week? Drumroll please ………. Garth has entered into a record deal with Sony Music. Garth considers...

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