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PT. 2: LYNDSEY HIGHLANDER KICKS OFF “THE STOMP”

In this second installment of our story on “The Stomp,” the new concert series dedicated to raising the profile of female Country artists, founder/performer Lyndsey Highlander reflects on who she hopes these monthly shows will…Read full article…

GRETCHEN PETERS, PT. 1

A smile crossed Gretchen Peters’ face as she pondered what might be the theme of her latest album. “I’ve joked about this,” she began. “But I made a record called Burnt Toast & Offerings in…Read full article…

New CMA Member: James Carothers

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, James Carothers, who stopped by the Nashville offices Dec. 12, 2014 to sign up for membership. Carothers stopped in while promoting the release of his latest album, Honky Tonk Land.  Carothers,…Read full article…

NEW CMA MEMBER: Simon Andersson

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, Simon Andersson, who stopped by the Nashville offices to sign up for membership.Simon is celebrating the release of his first album A Brand New Day – an album he…Read full article…

Brett Eldredge, Pt. 1: In the Moment at the CMA Awards

Brett Eldredge was still feeling the buzz of winning CMA’s New Artist of the Year Award in November when we got together to discuss this and other milestones one cold night in Nashville. The Feb/March…Read full article…

Mickey Guyton: Debut Spotlight

Born in Arlington, Texas, Mickey Guyton moved around the Lone Star State as her father’s engineering job took the family to Waco, Tyler, Dallas and Fort Worth. Music was a constant in her nomadic life. She began…Read full article…

Hall of Fame and Museum to Honor Ronnie Milsap with Exhibit

Opening Feb. 6, 2015, and running through August 2015, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s exhibition Ronnie Milsap: A Legend in My Time examines the artist’s long and varied career. One of the genre’s…Read full article…

Jim Ed Brown Ends 30-Year Recording Hiatus

Loyal audiences at the Grand Ole Opry have never thought of Jim Ed Brown as out of style. If anything, they embrace him as an exemplar of classic Nashville values: sincerity, melodiousness and tradition. For…Read full article…

Miranda Lambert’s Red Carpet Strategies

It’s easy to picture Miranda Lambert on her farm, in a T-shirt and cutoffs. But when the reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year walks the Red Carpet, it’s time for her to shine. Not…Read full article…

Brooks, Dunn & Reba Set Vegas Dates

Reba, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn are joining forces in their first residency, “Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas,” in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Presented jointly by Caesars Palace and AEG Live, the…Read full article…

Jamestown Revival: Debut Spotlight

Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance grew up together in the small Texas town of Magnolia. From a young age, they shared a love for music as well as the outdoors. About an hour north of…Read full article…

Danny Griego: Debut Spotlight

Born in Prescott, Ariz., descended on his father’s side from Spanish cowboys and from Kentucky moonshiners through his mother, based now in Austin, Texas, Danny Griego earned degrees in business management and business marketing from…Read full article…

PT 1: LYNDSEY HIGHLANDER STOMPS FOR FEMALE COUNTRY ARTISTS

Let’s say you’re an up-and-coming Country star. You’ve got talent, ambition and a strong sense for what’s right and wrong. You’re feisty and opinionated and not afraid to look a problem squarely in the eye…Read full article…

PT 1: SAMMY KERSHAW HONORS GEORGE JONES

You can’t set a higher bar for excellence in Country singing than the one set by George Jones. No artist in this genre deserves more to be honored – yet because of his unique artistry,…Read full article…

BRANDON CHASE SHARES CMA FEST DIARY

No artist ever forgets what it’s like to perform for the first time at CMA Music Festival. But as Brandon Chase prepared for this milestone in 2014, he made sure the memories would always be…Read full article…

JOHN RICH LAUNCHES HIS “REDNECK RIVIERA” LIFESTYLE BRAND

Appropriately, the Redneck Riviera brand debuted with a splash on Florida’s Panama City Beach. On March 18, a press conference at Spinnaker preceded a blowout party involving thousands of spring break revelers, with music provided…Read full article…

RONNIE DUNN, PART 2: CELEBRATING PEACE LOVE AND COUNTRY MUSIC

Though much is happening in Dunn’s career at the moment, we figured we’d begin our conversation by looking briefly back to his earlier years, beginning with his arrival in Nashville, where he found a place…Read full article…

RONNIE DUNN, PART 1: CELEBRATING PEACE LOVE AND COUNTRY MUSIC

Following his epic run in Brooks & Dunn, Ronnie Dunn has charted his own course through two albums. Arista released his self-titled, self-produced solo debut in 2011. And on April 8, he followed with Peace…Read full article…

NEW ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: DAN + SHAY

Early in 2013, Dan Smyers threw a party at his place. Among the folks who showed up was Shay Mooney. They’d never met, though both had been drawn to Nashville to take their chances in…Read full article…

LIVE AT LAST: THE OAK RIDGE BOYS RELEASE THEIR FIRST CONCERT ALBUM, PART 1

With all the miles traveled over their four decades together, doing around 150 concerts each year, The Oak Ridge Boys have entertained countless Country and gospel enthusiasts from several generations. That’s why it’s almost a…Read full article…