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ETSU Pride and Dailey & Vincent bring bluegrass to our Appalachian Fair

Filed: September 3rd


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ETSU Pride and Dailey & Vincent bring bluegrass to our Appalachian Fair

Our fair ended on Saturday, but we haven’t finished telling you about the great entertainment we had on stage this year.  On Friday, Aug. 27, we had Dailey & Vincent headlining, and some awesome musicians from East Tennessee State University’s ETSU Pride band opening for them. Yes, young people can go to ETSU to study […]

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The Kentucky Headhunters announce Fall 2015 Tour

Filed: September 3rd


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The Kentucky Headhunters announce Fall 2015 Tour

GRAMMY® award-winning Southern blues-rockers, The Kentucky Headhunters, have announced 25 new tour dates to wrap up the summer and bring their rowdy, high-energy shows to fans nationwide well into fall. Long considered “Southern Rock Royalty” and credited for creating a hybrid of honky-tonk, blues, and southern rock that appeals to listeners of both rock and […]

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New Craig Morgan single, When I’m Gone, ships to country radio

Filed: September 3rd


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New Craig Morgan single, When I’m Gone, ships to country radio

After eight months of intense focus in the studio, country music entertainer, military veteran and award-winning TV host CRAIG MORGAN released his buoyant new single, “When I’m Gone,” to Country Radio today via PlayMPE. Building on the proven hits “This Ole Boy,” “Wake Up Lovin’ You,” “Bonfire,” “International Harvester” and the six week #1, “That’s […]

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Country Thunder Rolls In to Take ‘Festival of the Year’ at the 9th Annual ACM HONORS™

Filed: September 3rd


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Country Thunder Rolls In to Take 'Festival of the Year' at the 9th Annual ACM HONORS™

c9Eric Church Announced as First Headliner for Country Thunder Wisconsin 2016; Limited number of Early-Bird Four-Day Passes Remain at only $130 Country Thunder took Nashville by storm Tuesday night as country music fans, superstar Music City talent and industry elite turned out in force for the Academy of Country Music’s 9th Annual ACM Honors. The […]

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Contest: Win a copy of the CD, Devil in a Jar, by Joe Lasher Jr.

Filed: September 1st


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Contest:  Win a copy of the CD, Devil in a Jar, by Joe Lasher Jr.

Last week, we told you all about Joe Lasher Jr., when we saw him open for Cole Swindell at our Appalachian Fair in Gray, Tenn.  Joe was kind enough to  pass on three copies of his CD, Devil in a Jar, and, they are autographed.  That can only mean one thing – Country’s Chatter is […]

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Latest News

The Oak Ridge Boys William Lee Golden weds Simone Staley


The Oak Ridge Boys’ William Lee Golden is no longer a single man. The Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and country music legend known for his deep baritone voice married Simone Staley in a private ceremony among a small group of close family and friends in Nashville, Saturday, August 29. Celebrities in attendance of […]

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 […]