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Brad Paisley Brings the “Crushin’ It World Tour” to the Hollywood Bowl

Brad says it in “Celebrity” and Friday night it came true – “Hey, hey Hollywood, here we come!” But another line in that song was proven completely wrong, because he showed that he has got tons of talent while on stage at the Hollywood Bowl.
Comedians Sarah Tiana and Jon Reep hosted the show. Brad hosted the Wild West Comedy Festival in Nashville recently, so he had the idea to flip things around for this show and maybe more on his tour. It makes sense since Brad is known for his great sense of humor. They both talked before Mickey, then Sarah did a few minutes before Justin Moore and John did a few before Brad.

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Get Your Summer Sizzlin’ With CMM’s Summer Playlist

Can you even believe summer is right around the corner already? Warm weather, barbecues, picnics and more is waiting at our doorstep. What could go better with all of those things but some GREAT country music right?

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Garth Brooks Delivers in CA Shows — Concert Review and Photos

Cool. Great. Amazing. Incredible. Unbelievable. Awesome.

Those are all words that I’ve used to describe concerts. There is, however, only one word that can describe the two concerts I saw over the weekend. GARTH!

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Happy 4th of July From Country Music Matters

Happy 4th of July everyone! Today is a day to BBQ, go for swim, down some hotdogs and visit with family and friends! While your partaking in the all the festivities take a second to wish America a happy birthday and be thankful for this GREAT country we live in! The American Flag is waved proudly today, as is should be everyday, and we thought these lyrics by the legendary Johnny Cash really reflect how important the flag is and what it represents!

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Emily Minor – “Wednesday’s Watch”

We see a lot of new artist’s names from time to time trying to do our best to take them all in. Often times we get information from a friend of a friend of a friend, something we can all relate to. This young lady was presented to me by a friend who I met through an artist and I will say I am glad we connected. I would have missed out on the talent that is Emily Minor.

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Catching Up With April Kry – Our 2015 February “Artist On The Rise” – CMM Interview

You hear a strong solid voice and you just have to find out who has that talent. Enter April Kry who back in February of this year was in our “Artist on the Rise” spotlight. The range, the emotion, the thoughts that go into her songwriting process and the fun are all wrapped up in one gift. During my quick trip to CMA Fest this year I was able to catch April at the Hard Rock stage to witness live what I knew all along; this girl CAN sing. We chatted for a bit and decided we would catch up a little with each other after CMA Fest once things settled down. The schedules for artists can be very hectic and I wanted to give her a chance to relax. Let’s catch up with April Kry:

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Sounds Of CMA Fest 2015 – Part One – Music Video Monday

I think I procrastinate on bringing things to you from CMA Fest 2015 because I do not want to let it end. But then again, by giving you bits and pieces as I go along may also bring back great memories for others. (I knew I would somehow make this logic work.) So today I am presenting a bit of a different twist to our “Music Video Monday” spotlight by giving you part One of some sounds of CMA Fest.

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29
Jun
The Steeldrivers

The SteelDrivers’ New Album Debuts in the Top Spot

Three-time Grammy nominees The SteelDrivers have cause to celebrate! Their new album, The Muscle Shoals Recordings, which was released to great acclaim on June 16th via Rounder Records, has debuted at number one on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart.

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29
Jun
Toby Keith

Toby Keith Receives Big Honor

A BIG CMM Congrats to Toby Keith who has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. From his first number one smash “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” to his latest single “35 mph Town,” Toby Keith has been one of the most consistent self-directed hit makers of his era. At the core of Toby’s unparalleled success is his songwriting, which has powered an astounding succession of hit songs to the tune of more than 85 million BMI performances on commercial radio stations worldwide.

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28
Jun
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The Grand Ole Opry Launches New Spotlight Project

In the midst of its milestone 90th Anniversary celebration, the Grand Ole Opry is launching a series of projects spotlighting the country music careers destined to propel the show toward the century mark. OPRY 9.0, Vol 1: Discoveries From the Circle will be released on June 30th and includes memorable live Opry performances from next generation artists Chase Bryant, JT Hodges and Drake White.

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Jun
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The Cains – “Wednesday’s Watch”

Taylor, Madison and Logan Cain are not only singer-songwriters they are talented in their skills of playing guitar, piano, bass, harmonica, mandolin, drums and more. The Hartselle, AL natives heralds the passion for music for bringing them together as The Cains. Their harmonies are solid and touch country, soul, Americana and folk. The group released their debut album, “Stay On Board,” in October of 2014 and their debut single “Be Yourself With Me” hit radio. The single would produce a debut Top 50 on the MusicRow Country Breakout chart and garner the group MusicRow Magazine’s DisCovery Award – achievements almost unheard of for an independent act.

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CMA Fest 2015 – CMM Shares Some Country Fun From Nashville

The 2015 Country Music Festival (CMA Fest) drew a record-setting daily attendance of 87,000 fans this year. It was up 9.6 percent compared to last year. Festival goers braved the heat at the Riverfront Stage and for the first time in the festival’s history it hit capacity on Saturday afternoon with 25,000 loyal fans. Visitors this year came from all 50 states and 20 countries. The rise in digital participation was also predominant, not only from those not in attendance, but those who were in town who found the CMA Fest app very helpful in planning their events. The artists were also very active in getting their information out to the masses through the digital world as well.

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22
Jun
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The Rolling Stones Add Some Country Flare With Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood

Country superstar Brad Paisley was the opening act for The Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour stop at LP Field in Nashville on Wednesday evening. He impressed the crowd with his guitar chops as well as his special guests. Carrie Underwood joined Paisley on their number one hit duet, “Remind Me,” and Joe Walsh of the Eagles played his classic “Life’s Been Good” and stayed on stage to play on Paisley’s “Alcohol.”

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