#BreakingTheIce with Tara Thompson
Aug28

#BreakingTheIce with Tara Thompson

Tennessee native and self-proclaimed “hillbilly” Tara Thompson is one of a kind. Her songs are filled with raw and sometimes inelegant truths about who she is and where she comes from. Authenticity is never lacking with this trailer park diva. Thompson, who is a cousin of the great Loretta Lynn, is proud of her heritage and knowledge of country music. Her bold lyrics combined with traditional country melodies makes her the...

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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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Radio Tour: Tara Thompson at 106.1 The Twister
Jan14

Radio Tour: Tara Thompson at 106.1 The Twister

Country music newcomer Tara Thompson stopped by the 106.1 The Twister studios in Tulsa, OK for a radio tour this week and she was a lot of spunk packed into a tiny package. The 5 foot “and 1/16,” she laughingly added, singer showed us her fun personality and quirky songwriting with a 5-song preview of her upcoming album. The East Tennessee native told us she wrote 10 of the 12 songs, and the two she didn’t write felt as if the...

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