Industry Profile

PART 2: GUTHRIE TRAPP PULLS THE VEIL FROM NASHVILLE SESSIONS

PART 2: GUTHRIE TRAPP PULLS THE VEIL FROM NASHVILLE SESSIONS

In the first part of our conversation with Guthrie Trapp for CMACloseUp.com, the guitarist spoke candidly about what it takes to break into Nashville’s most exclusive club – top-call session musicians. Here, he draws from...Read full article... »

Guitar Ace Guthrie Trapp Opens Up on Nashville Sessions

Guitar Ace Guthrie Trapp Opens Up on Nashville Sessions

Computers and layering have become the norm in pop music recording pretty much everywhere except in Nashville. Traditions die hard here, especially those that honor the song and celebrate the magic of musicians playing together...Read full article... »

Pt 2: Frank Liddell Captures Lee Ann Womack’s Magic

Pt 2: Frank Liddell Captures Lee Ann Womack’s Magic

Though producer extraordinaire Frank Liddell and Country chanteuse Lee Ann Womack have enjoyed their lives together as husband and wife for some 15 years, it was only in 2014 that they combined their talents professionally...Read full article... »

PT. 1: FILMMAKER PILOTS ‘OUTLAWS’ SHOW FOR CMT

PT. 1: FILMMAKER PILOTS ‘OUTLAWS’ SHOW FOR CMT

In months to come, CMT will unveil the initial work of its new News & Docs division. Created to explore Country Music history, it has recruited some of the film industry’s top producers and directors...Read full article... »

CHRIS LISLE SETS THE STAGE FOR MIRANDA LAMBERT

CHRIS LISLE SETS THE STAGE FOR MIRANDA LAMBERT

Chris Lisle of Chris Lisle Lighting Design has done concert staging and production for acts that range from One Republic and Robert Plant to Sara Evans, Keith Urban and Chris Young. He has also staged...Read full article... »

THE HOUSE THAT BUILT NASHVILLE COUNTRY RADIO

THE HOUSE THAT BUILT NASHVILLE COUNTRY RADIO

A Word Game with Legendary Country DJ Gerry House OK, Gerry House didn’t really build Country radio in Nashville. But for 25 years he was a unique and beloved voice on Music City radio. His...Read full article... »

JOHN CARTER CASH: KEEPER OF THE FLAME

JOHN CARTER CASH: KEEPER OF THE FLAME

In the Feb/March 2014 issue of CMA Close Up, CMA members had a good look inside the world of John Carter Cash, only son of Country Music Hall of Famer Johnny Cash and June Carter...Read full article... »

PART 2: BUDDY MILLER ON THE MUSIC OF “NASHVILLE,” SEASON 2

PART 2: BUDDY MILLER ON THE MUSIC OF “NASHVILLE,” SEASON 2

PART 2: START WITH THE SONG Guitarist/producer/singer Buddy Miller took the reins this year as Executive Music Producer for the hit TV series “Nashville.” In this second installment of his exclusive interview with CMA Close...Read full article... »

PART 1: BUDDY MILLER PREVIEWS THE MUSIC OF “NASHVILLE,” SEASON 2

PART 1: BUDDY MILLER PREVIEWS THE MUSIC OF “NASHVILLE,” SEASON 2

PART 1: A LITTLE HELP FROM HIS FRIENDS Guitarist/producer/singer Buddy Miller takes the reins this year as Executive Music Producer for the hit TV series “Nashville.” In an exclusive interview with CMA Close Up, the...Read full article... »