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Scotty McCreery will release lyric video for Southern Belle on VEVO Aug. 31

Filed: August 30th


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Scotty McCreery will release lyric video for Southern Belle on VEVO Aug. 31

One week ago, Scotty McCreery was onstage at our Appalachian Fair in Gray, Tenn., we got to hear him sing “Southern Belle” live during that show.  And, tomorrow he will release the lyric video for the song to VEVO. Below is a press release we received about that video, along with a link to VEVO […]

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Matthew West brings the crowd to their feet, and our 2015 Appalachian Fair to a close

Filed: August 30th


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Matthew West brings the crowd to their feet, and our 2015 Appalachian Fair to a close

When our fair organizers decided to bring Christian artist Matthew West to the stage on the final night of the 2015 Appalachian Fair, they may have thought this would be a  quiet, peaceful, calm way to end a very exciting six-day fair.  If that is what they thought, they were wrong.  Matthew filled the Main […]

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The Charlie Daniels Band making the night special for the fans

Filed: August 28th


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The Charlie Daniels Band making the night special for the fans

I wonder if Charlie Daniels really knows how much his fans love him, and how much it means to them to get to see him do a live show. I am sure he appreciates all of his fans. However, I’m not sure he expected the crowd he had at our fairgrounds last night.  When you […]

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Chris Stapleton on stage at the Appalachian Fair

Filed: August 28th


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Chris Stapleton on stage at the Appalachian Fair

I thought I knew a lot about Chris Stapleton. At least as much as  your average fan would know, I mean.  I knew him as a writer – I knew his songs were recorded by Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, and even Adele.  That list goes on and on and on.  I […]

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Michael Ray made Wednesday wonderful at the Appalachian Fair

Filed: August 27th


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Michael Ray made Wednesday wonderful at the Appalachian Fair

Last night the Appalachian Fair in Gray, Tenn., hit the half-way mark. Three days done, three to go.  And just like night one, and night two – they just kept the entertainment coming!  What great acts we have at our fair this year.  And what a treat for all of us to get the artist […]

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Matt Gary premieres new single–It’s On You


We loved the e-mail we received earlier today.  It was to tell us that Matt Gary has a new single. The single premiered on The Boot yesterday, and you will get to hear it here today.  There’s a reason we loved hearing about Matt. Some of our long-time readers may remember that we first became […]

Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors to air Thursday, Dec. 10


NBC’s Holiday Film Based on Iconic Country Singer’s Remarkable Upbringing in Rural Tennessee NBC has announced that its upcoming holiday film “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” will air Thursday, Dec. 10 from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT. “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” is based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton’s remarkable […]

Dianna Corcoran Brings Australian Flavor To Country Radio


I suppose by now, we all know that country music is not something we only have in America.  If I ask you to name a few country artists from Australia, you will probably start with Keith Urban. From there your list will most likely include Jamie O’Neal, and it wouldn’t surprise me if you had […]

Gospel and Country Music Icons The Oak Ridge Boys Honored with Two 2015 GMA DOVE Award Nominations


I received a press release recently. I was not surprised at all by what I read.  I have the CD they are talking about!  It is by The Oak Ridge Boys, it is called Rock of Ages, Hymns and Gospel Favorites, and it is wonderful!  I listen to it all the time.  I was not […]

Career for Parmalee comes full-circle with upcoming NBC Today Show debut


We received a press release today about one of our favorite groups, Parmalee. Many of you will remember the article we posted last August about the appearance at our Appalachian Fair when these great guys took their show from a rainy, stormy outdoor stage, to a dry, comfortable sheep barn so their fans could enjoy […]

Thompson Square use Facebook and Twitter to let us know–they have a baby on the way!


How adorable is this!  Thompson Square posted this photo on Twitter and Facebook to let us know that in January 2016, their duo is going to become a trio.  Well, sort of. Using the hashtabs #Jan2015 #T3 #WeDidIt and #BabyOnBoard, the message that accompanied the photo said “WELL……WE HAVE DECIDED NOT TO BE A DUO […]

Scotty McCreery receives RIAA Gold-Certified single on Fox & Friends


Scotty McCreery received a Gold Record for his single “Feelin’ It” after his “FOX & Friends” All-American Summer Concert Series performance on July 31. Pictured (left to right): “FOX & Friends” hosts Brian Kilmeade and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, McCreery, and “FOX & Friends” host Steve Doocy. Country music sensation Scotty McCreery debuted his highly anticipated new […]

Roughstock to premier Chelsea Bain video, Power of a Woman


Country singer/songwriter Chelsea Bain reveals a softer, more vulnerable side in her new release “Power of a Woman,” and www.Roughstock.com is set to premiere the heart-tugging music video on Tuesday morning, August 4, 2015. “We really dialed it back from my last video,” said Chelsea, referring to her “James Dean” video, where a car was […]

Reba McEntire and husband announce separation


Who saw this one coming?  Not me.  Looks like Mondays are turning out to be ‘not so good’ days for our married country artists.  On Monday, July 20, we heard that Miranda and Blake were ending their marriage.  Today, Monday, Aug. 3, it was announced that Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock will be separating after […]

Daisi Rain and Railroad Angel Lexus Shipley show us what makes the Full Moon Jam shine bright


The full moon may have been what brightened the sky last night at Bristol, Tennessee’s Full Moon Jam; but, it was Daisi Rain who lit up the stage.  With help from guest vocalist, Lexus Shipley, this band gave its audience two hours of great entertainment. Daisi Rain is made up of siblings Cameron Brown (lead […]