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Austin Webb shows off his artistic side at Washington County Fair

Filed: September 16th


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Austin Webb shows off his artistic side at Washington County Fair

Austin Webb opened our Washington County Fair, in Abingdon, Va., on Monday, Sept. 13. I didn’t get to that show. But, fortunately, I have friends who did. One of those friends had an opportunity to see Austin’s artistic side. And, I don’t mean she got to see him as a country music ‘artist’. Everyone at […]

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The Swon Brothers heat up the Washington County Fair in Abingdon, Va.

Filed: September 15th


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The Swon Brothers heat up the Washington County Fair in Abingdon, Va.

I’m not sure what it is about those Swon Brothers. When I saw them in August, 2013, it was about 90 degrees, humid, and very uncomfortable. They put an awesome show! When we saw them in May, 2014, it was cold, raining, windy, and before the end of the night we even had hail! Even […]

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CBS Sports teams up with Florida Georgia Line

Filed: September 12th


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CBS Sports teams up with Florida Georgia Line

CBS Sports has teamed up with superstar duo FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE for its SEC ON CBS broadcasts. The reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year has recorded a customized version of the song “That’s What’s Up” off a deluxe edition of their highly anticipated second album ANYTHING GOES (Republic Nashville), due out October 14. The […]

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Eric Church concert will benefit Grammy Foundation

Filed: September 12th


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Eric Church concert will benefit Grammy Foundation

EMI Nashville recording artist Eric Church will perform a benefit concert for The GRAMMY Foundation® at The Orpheum Theater in Madison, Wisconsin on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 8:00 PM. Tickets for “An Evening with Eric Church” will go on sale Friday, Sept. 12 at 10:00 AM. This will be his normal full band concert, but […]

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Veronica Ballestrini will make you smile with Cookies and Cream

Filed: September 12th


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Veronica Ballestrini will make you smile with Cookies and Cream

Veronica Ballestrini has been recording country music since age 17. I was not familiar with her or her music until I received a press release about her new single, “Cookies and Cream”. The song is from her recently released album, Flip Side. As soon as it started to play, I started to smile. It’s just […]

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Chris Young makes generous donation to Nashville School of the Arts


Pictured left to right: Dr. Gregory Stewart (Executive Principal, NSA), Chris Young, Brandon Mimms (NSA student), Sara Sparks (NSA student), Kara Kindall (Theater Chair, NSA), Wells Adams (Lightning 100 on-air personality and NSA Presents moderator)  Photo credit: Edwards Photography Studios Murfreesboro native and RCA Records Nashville singer/songwriter Chris Young visited Nashville School of the Arts […]

New single for Joe Nichols, Hard to be Cool, debuts as No. 2 most added country song in U.S.


This week, country chart-topper Joe Nichols’ new single, “Hard to be Cool,” debuted as the No. 2 Most Added Country Song at U.S. country Radio (Country Aircheck/Mediabase), with 48 first week monitored stations. “Hard To Be Cool” is the follow-up to Joe’s previous two consecutive No.1 smash, Gold-Certified hits, “Sunny and 75” and most recently, […]

Nominees for 2014 CMA Awards


This morning (Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014), Darius Rucker and Little Big Town had the honor of announcing the nominations for the 48th annual Country Music Association Awards. If you missed them, here is the list. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will take their usual spots center stage as the host of the CMA Awards, which […]

Montgomery Gentry new single available to download, join Eddie and Troy in live audio chat Thursday


While summer is winding down, Montgomery Gentry continue to heat things up with their brand new single, “Headlights,” available atiTunes and all other digital outlets for fans to download starting today, September 2. Their first new music since 2011, “Headlights” is a late night, back road party anthem, written by hit songwriters Wendell Mobley, Bob […]

Congratulations Carrie and Mike!


You all now how much I love social media. It is a great way to keep up with our favorite country artists. And, it is a great way for them to share things with their fans — and they do! How did we ever manage before Facebook, Twitter and web pages! Today, Carrie Underwood Tweeted […]

Dolly Parton accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


Dolly Parton, who’s usually flooding stadiums with fans around the world, cools off her Summer by taking a dive into the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  Dolly was challenged by several people including famous duet partner, Kenny Rogers.  His doubted dare sparked her to accept and prove how nothing stands in her way for a good […]

Chris Lane debuts new music video for top-selling breakout single, Broken Windshield View


Hot country music newcomer Chris Lane’s brand new music video for his top-selling, breakout debut “Broken Windshield View” will world premiere exclusively across CMT, CMT Pure, ChrisLane.CMT.com and CMT Artists App today (8/27). Filmed in Lane’s hometown of Kernersville, NC, and directed by Robert Hales (OneRepublic “Apologize”), the video brings to life the talented singer’s […]

Latest hit for Chris Young inspired by favorite Nashville hangout


Chris Young admits to the occasional late night hang at Nashville’s renowned Losers Bar & Grill – but this week he’s singing about it! The single singer’s latest smash, “Lonely Eyes,” inspired by the local hangout, is impacting country radio this week, scoring the 2nd most added track with over 46 stations on board! “Yeah, […]

J.Michael Harter, former member of The Harters, launches career as solo artist


Most country music fans remember the group, The Harters. The trio was made up of Leslie, J. Michael and Scott Harter, and they had several songs out on country radio. My favorite from the trio was “If I Run”. It’s one I still listen to often, and can’t really understand why the song didn’t do […]

Jerrod Niemann to launch headlining fall tour on October 14


Sea Gayle Records/Arista Nashville Platinum selling recording artist Jerrod Niemann has announced he will be capping off his wildly successful year by headlining his Get Your Buzz Back Tour, starting this fall. Named for his latest single, Buzz Back Girl, the tour kicks off in Myrtle Bach, Fla. on October 24 and will hit over […]