I may be crazy, but my favorite Patsy Cline song has always been “I Fall to Pieces.” It was released on January 30th, 1961 and was on her studio album, “Patsy Cline Showcase.” The song was her first #1 hit on the country charts and her second hit single to cross over onto the pop charts. It was written by Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard. The success of the song helped her become a regular cast member on the Grand Ole Opry. ... read more!
You could say singer songwriter Levi Hummon comes from songwriting royalty and it was the road he was destined to travel. He began making his mark by co-writing with his father, Grammy Award winning Marcus Hummon, along with a regular rotation of writers who would join in. Here is an artist that needs attention so check him out in our Wednesday’s Watch feature. ... read more!
Not all of us remembered, recorded or watched (I am guilty) Red Bow Records’ Craig Campbell make his NBC’S “TODAY” debut this morning. Wearing his customary cowboy hat, he delivered the soul-stirring lyrics of his current single, “Outskirts of Heaven” with powerful and passionate vocals layered over a traditional country sound. ... read more!
It seems like only a few short months ago we were talking about Kenny Rogers making his way to “retirement.” Now here it is getting closer to coming across the finish line and there is updated news on his final “Christmas & Hits” tour with special guest Linda Davis. Since the release of Kenny Rogers’ first-ever Christmas album back in 1981 titled “Christmas,” he has embarked on an annual Christmas & Hits Tour where he performs holiday favorites and a large selection of hits at concerts across North America. ... read more!
Last week’s songs talked about time going too fast, so this week we don’t want to waste your valuable time and have only two songs for a Two-For Tuesday. The minute I heard Keith Urban’s new single, I thought of one of my favorite Brad Paisley songs. Both songs talk about the fact that some of the best, most meaningful times can be just ‘wasting time.’ I hope you can take some time this summer to waste a little quality time with family and friends – and CMM of course. ... read more!
Country music superstars have huge hearts so it is no surprise when they didn’t hesitate to come together for “Stars Behind The Stars” to support the families of slain Dallas police officers. In light of the tragedy, more than fourteen artists, including Tanya Tucker, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mark Wills, Collin Raye, Janie Fricke, T.G. Sheppard, Kelly Lang, The Bellamy Brothers, T. Graham Brown, Johnny Lee, Gene Watson, John Conlee, Ronnie McDowell, Mickey Gilley and Moe Bandy, will travel from Nashville and beyond to perform during a benefit concert at the world-famous Billy Bob’s Texas Wednesday, July 27. Randy Travis will also make a special appearance during the event. ... read more!