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Alan Jackson Keeps It Country In Los Angeles California — Concert Review

The Alan Jackson “Keepin’ it Country Tour” rolled into The Nokia Theater in Los Angeles Friday night, February 27th. It is a tour that celebrates Alan’s 25 years of well, keepin’ it country. It was 25 years ago to the day that his first album “Here in the Real World” was released. It is hard to believe just how much things have changed in the world and country music since then, but it was nice for one great evening to see and hear that some things have not changed that much.

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April Kry — CMM’s February “Artist on the Rise”

Country up and comer April Kry loves music and the way it can touch the lives of others. At the early age of 13 she had the unique experience to perform at an event alongside Jermaine Jackson and she then knew her life was meant to make music.

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2015 ACM Award Nominations

It is that time of year again, time to gear up for the ACM Awards! The nominations have been announced and Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley are leading the pack. As always there were some surprises and some obvious picks. Take a look at the nominations below and let us know what you think. Who are you excited to see on the list? Who got left out?

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Mar
Denny Strickland

Denny Strickland – “Wednesday’s Watch”

Keep in mind, we are introducing you to a young man who is on a mission: Making a name for himself in the music business.  These days it is a crowded road, yet this handsome country artist, with looks that would make women get their “swoon on” is on his way to making the mission a reality.  Get ready for Denny Strickland.

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23
Mar
Strking Matches

Striking Matches – “Hanging On A Lie” – Music Video Monday

This dynamic duo is not like Batman & Robin but impressive and exciting none the less.  They meld country, rock and blues to bring a new needed appeal.  The duo, Striking Matches – Sarah Zimmerman and Justin Davis – will lure you in and keep you there.  Listening to “Hanging On A Lie” is a great place to start.

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19
Mar

Jamie O’Neal – “There Is No Arizona” – Throwback Thursday Video

Yes there are still women in country music; yes we must not forget them.  In the current state it seems to be mostly about the “Hey Dude” scene, but I think some of these men do not realize the impact “back in the day” women had on country music and how the young girls would associate with what they had to say.  One such artist caught my attention many years ago, and held it.  Bring on the applause for Jamie O’Neal as our “Throwback Thursday Video” artist of the day.

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18
Mar
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Brian Collins – “Wednesday’s Watch”

The saying goes you learn something new almost everyday.  This can surely apply to music and the artist attached with it.  This is the case with me when gearing up for Country Radio Seminar (CRS) this year.  I had the great pleasure of being led toward a bright talented young country artist.  Welcome Brian Collins to our “Wednesday’s Watch” spotlight.

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16
Mar
Pat Waters

Pat Waters & The Chainlink Band – “Sorry ‘Bout The Mess” – Music Video Monday

A Texas crooner with a number of albums and I wonder how many know who it is?  I didn’t until CRS (Country Radio Seminar) this year and I enjoy what I hear, you should too.  Welcome Pat Waters and The Chainlink Band to Music Video Monday.

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Mar
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2015 Country Radio Seminar (CRS) Wrap-Up With More To Follow

Country Music Matters made a strong presence this year in Nashville for the annual Country Radio Seminar (CRS) held downtown at the Nashville Convention Center from February 25-27.  After our media credentials were approved I knew I had a daunting task of setting up time with artists, giving each one all the attention I could in the allotted time frame, making sure my “homework” was done giving me knowledge into the background of each person and making sure the visit was fun, insightful, and comfortable for all of us especially the artist.  When I look back now on it all, it was so exciting, educational, memorable and once I got past some of my nervousness, just plain fun.

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7
Mar
alan jackson

Alan Jackson Keeps It Country In Los Angeles California — Concert Review

The Alan Jackson “Keepin’ it Country Tour” rolled into The Nokia Theater in Los Angeles Friday night, February 27th. It is a tour that celebrates Alan’s 25 years of well, keepin’ it country. It was 25 years ago to the day that his first album “Here in the Real World” was released. It is hard to believe just how much things have changed in the world and country music since then, but it was nice for one great evening to see and hear that some things have not changed that much.

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19
Feb
Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins “There’s A Girl In Texas” – Throwback Thursday Video

When you first hear this powerful trademark baritone, there is no mistaking who is behind it.  Grammy nominated artist Trace Adkins has been bringing us hits since his first album, “Dreamin’ Out Loud,” with Capitol Records. Going back to the beginning I bring you, “There’s A Girl In Texas.”

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18
Feb
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Abi Ann – “Wednesday’s Watch”

At a young age of 17, Abi Ann (born Abigail DawnAnn Hoffman) the Midland, TX native is already an accomplished singer, song-writer with touring added as a bonus.  She has been earning numerous titles for the last three years from the Independent Music Network and the Indie Music Channel.  Abi currently holds the Favorite Country Artist title as well as the Artist of the Year title over all genres with the Indie Music Channel.  Her songwriting has garnered her praise in the form of Country Songwriter of the Year and the teen Songwriter of the Year for 2014 as well with Indie Music Channel.

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18
Feb
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Reba McEntire Reveals “Love Somebody” Album Details

To the excitement of Reba Fans, the country music icon announced the details of her upcoming album, “Love Somebody,” for Nash Icon Records.  This is the first new album from Reba in five years and is inspired by the season of both devotion and unrequited romance.  Over the weekend she shared the love with her fans by unveiling the cover art, title, tracklisting and release date of April 14th.

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