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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7 Things I Learned at Windy City Smokeout 2016
Jul27

7 Things I Learned at Windy City Smokeout 2016

The weather was beautiful, the air smelled of “BBQ and cookies” (as stated by country artist and Sunday’s performer, Maren Morris) and the Windy City Smokeout was a sizzling success. It’s quite a task to narrow down and highlight three days’ worth of unforgettable moments at a festival of craft beer, top notch BBQ joints, and an astounding country music lineup, but here are 7 things I learned at the Windy City Smokeout 2016. –...

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Country Artists Describe CMA Fest in 4 Words (mostly)
Jun21

Country Artists Describe CMA Fest in 4 Words (mostly)

CMA Fest is such an amazing festival of music that it’s hard to describe it to those who haven’t been there.  So, to get a feel for what it’s is all about, CMchat asked a handful of artists to describe CMA Fest using only four words.  As you will see, some had a hard time counting, but we’ll forgive them. “Non-Stop Country Music” – Waterloo Revival @WaterlooRev “Hot, Muggy, Sweaty, Incredible” – High Valley @HIGHVALLEY “There...

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4 Country Newcomers Who Impressed At CMA Fest
Jun19

4 Country Newcomers Who Impressed At CMA Fest

CMA Fest is an incredible fan-centered festival of country music held every year in Nashville. It can be extremely overwhelming to a first-timer with more than 10 stages and things going on all day long, including special performances, meet and greets, games and activities. Many people go to CMA Fest to see the bigger names in country music, but I would like to highlight a few stand-out performances by artists you may not know about...

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6 New Artists I Can’t Wait To See at Country Thunder
Apr05

6 New Artists I Can’t Wait To See at Country Thunder

“We got a cooler, that’s right. Sunscreen, uh huh. Lotsa water, you know it. Beef jerky, getcha some. Anti-Bacterial wipes, keeping it real….clean.” Inside my head that read like a country song which makes sense…since we’re getting ready for this weekend’s Country Thunder Festival in Arizona (April 7-10)! I couldn’t be more excited to be attending and several of us Country Music...

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