I believe Indie country artists are in a school all of their own. They learn harder lessons, the path to their goals are often times not paved so smoothly. They are striving for that perfection, that sign of recognition that they are important and have what it takes. There is no backing down in this fight and they do it for the love of the song. Dynamic singer songwriter, Erica Nicole has just that mind set. Get to know our “Wednesday’s Watch” artist. ... read more!
Veterans Day, November 11th is a day that deserves this special event. CBS Radio announced the first ever “Stars and Strings” concert to celebrate our military. Some of the biggest names in country music are set to perform. Topping that list are Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, Lee Brice, Kip Moore, and Little Big Town. The stripped-down acoustic concert will see all of the artists perform solo and in various combinations for our nation’s heroes and their families at the Chicago Theatre. More artists and surprise special guests are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. ... read more!
Grammy winning song, “Don’t Touch Me” brought Jeannie Seely to the attention of the country music industry and was a catalyst toward her achieving her lifelong dream of becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry. In September 1967 that dream became a reality. And this weekend, on the 48 year anniversary, Jeannie can hardly believe that dream has continued all this time. ... read more!
Warner Music Nashville artist Cole Swindell has added a new certification to his music resume. For the second time he received RIAA Platinum honors, this time was for his single, “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey,” from his self-titled album. The hit song is a follow up and the third consecutive No. #1 single to “Chillin’ It,” and “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight.” So I thought it only fitting to celebrate Cole as our Music Video Monday artist. ... read more!
Fans of The Talk on CBS are in for a country treat tomorrow, September 28th as one of the Queens of Country, Reba, will guest host alongside Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood. Reba is filling in for another fierce red-head, Sharon Osborne. The ladies will discuss current hot topics and chat with actor Chris O’Donnell one of the stars of “NCIS: Los Angeles.” ... read more!
All of us at Country Music Matters offer our sincerest condolences to Eddie Montgomery (Montgomery Gentry) on the passing of his 19 year old son Hunter due to an earlier accident that had him on life support in a Kentucky hospital. The loss of a child is one of deep sorrow. ... read more!