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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…

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…

The Cains Trio: Debut Spotlight

Taylor, Madison and Logan Cain are singers and songwriters who play guitar, piano, bass, harmonica and more. Their story started when eldest sibling, Taylor, learned her first song on the piano at age 5. Shortly…Read full article…

Sam Hunt: Debut Spotlight

Hailing from rural Cedartown, Georgia, Sam Hunt grew up with a passion for playing football. At Cedartown High School in 2002, he won recognition from the Rome News-Tribune as co-Offensive Player of the Year, was…Read full article…

LITTLE BIG TOWN PUSHES THE LIMITS … AGAIN

Jimi Westbrook has been singing next to Kimberly Schlapman for over 16 years with Little Big Town. Yet it wasn’t until the reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year was recording its sixth studio album…Read full article…

Pt. 1: Angaleena Presley Celebrates the American Middle Class

Is the American Middle Class really vanishing? If so, then Angaleena Presley’s solo album debut is its requiem. Titled American Middle Class and released Oct. 14 by Slate Creek Records, it also pays tribute to…Read full article…

Brian Collins: Debut Spotlight

Take elements of Eli Young Band, Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen and Marc Broussard, and the results point the way toward Brian Collins. His broad range of influences have enabled him to share stages with KISS,…Read full article…

Brothers Osborne: Debut Spotlight

Growing up the sons of a working-class mother and father, T.J. and John Osborne learned at an early age how to make do with what they had. Their blue-collar rural Maryland upbringing was far from…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…