All posts in November 2016

Kip Moore: “The Record Finds Me”

Kip Moore’s voice sounds raspier than usual over the phone during our interview. He is on a tour bus on his way to one of his final shows of the year in Peoria, Illinois, after a trip to Washington, D.C. While there, he performed as part of the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize tribute... Read more »

Support East Tennessee

Michael Luciano can be heard praying in a Washington Post video of his horrifying evacuation from the wildfires that engulfed 15,000 acres of land in East Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains this week. While navigating an apocalyptic scene of fire, ash and smoke, he said, “Please Lord, let us get off this mountain.” That’s just one... Read more »

Florida Georgia Line: Deciding Who Leads

First there was the decision of what to call the band. Florida Georgia Line? Or Georgia Florida Line? Once that was all figured out, the duo’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley have had the ongoing dilemma of choosing who sings lead vocals on each song. But it sounds like they just let the music lead... Read more »

Little Big Town Blessed With Honey

Almost a week ago, right around Thanksgiving Day, Little Big Town‘s Karen Fairchild posted a picture of her six-year-old son Elijah Dylan holding a brand new dog. “Well, here we go,” she wrote on Instagram. “Taking this little girl home with us.” Well, here we go. Taking this little girl home with us.

How George Strait Changed Granger Smith’s Life

This must be why people refer to George Strait as the King. Because he has the power to change lives. That’s how Granger Smith sees it, anyway. Smith told industry publication Country Aircheck that seeing Strait at the Texas Stadium in 1996 changed his life. “I camped out to get the tickets,” Smith recalled. “Because... Read more »

In the Devil’s Teeth With the Muddy Magnolias

Muddy Magnolias’ Kallie North and Jessy Wilson feel blessed to have found each other in Nashville’s music community where most artists never find their musical soulmates. They play off one another like they were born sisters, and they stay inspired everywhere they go. Nearly halfway into our interview, they paused to write down a... Read more »

Martina McBride Confirms Love Unleashed Tour Dates for 2017

Martina McBride has extended her Love Unleashed Tour into 2017, partnering with CMT for its third annual Next Women of Country Tour. Lauren Alaina will be joining McBride for the new tour dates announced Tuesday (Nov. 29). “We have created an environment at the shows where fans can come together to share positive energy and... Read more »

Miranda Lambert Tops Country Albums Chart With The Weight of These Wings

Flying in like a last-minute Rudolph, Miranda Lambert has given country music the Christmas jolt it needed with The Weight of These Wings. Her enigmatically titled double album debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s country chart and No. 3 on the all-formats Billboard 200 on first-week sales of 121,766 copies, as calculated by Nielsen Soundscan.... Read more »

Weekly Music Agenda, Featuring Roy Woods and Lizzo –

Weekly Music Agenda, Featuring Roy Woods and Lizzo
... group's music is firmly rooted in pop-punk with lyrics about teenage apathy, going out, and the pains of growing up. Sløtface will release its debut album next year, and if it's anything like Empire Records, it is sure to be great. Fillmore Silver ...

World Premiere: Cody Johnson “With You I Am”

You might not expect a heartfelt love song from a former bull-riding prison guard, but Cody Johnson delivers a home run with his latest single “With You I Am.” The song is a beautiful ode to love and how it can bring out the best in you and maybe even a side of yourself you’ve... Read more »