There are certain times in life when you appreciate some of the present country artists but an even better time when you can go back and catch up with the legends. Their music still holds today as some of the greatest country music of all time. One of those legends, T.G. Sheppard has taken a step back in time and pieced together his newest upcoming album, “Legendary Friends & Country Duets” to be released on October 30th. Recently returning from a trip to Australia with wife and country artist Kelly Lang and still on the mend from jetlag, he was kind enough to spend some time with me to discuss the new album, his career and much more. He is another wonderful artist and gentleman who makes what we do easy. Welcome T.G. Sheppard to Country Music Matters. ... read more!
Got a teaser last night from 5 time CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Blake Shelton about a surprise coming. Social media went off the charts. Today it got even crazier when Blake announced he will hit the road in February 2016 for his tour presented by Gildan. ... read more!
Toby Keith needs no big introduction, no bio notes or history lesson on who he is. It is an exciting time for Toby and his fans as they gear up for the release of his new album, “35 mph Town” on October 9th along with his upcoming TBS special, “Neighborhood Sessions,” on October 16th. I find it to be “Toby Keith” week and I picked one of my favorites for our Throwback Thursday video. ... read more!
Jana Kramer is not only beautiful, but very talented as well. She believes dreams really do come true. Jana was best known for her role as Alex Dupre on the television series “One Tree Hill”, but when she began her country music career in 2012 her life took a different turn. She debuted her talent with her first single, “Why Ya Wanna Stay,” from her first self-titled album for Elektra Records. ... read more!
My humblest apologies for not bringing recognition to country artist Whitey Morgan sooner. The Flint Michigan native has a voice I have grown to love, a mix of raw Southern soul with the twist of Bob Seger, and the added resemblance of Waylon, Merle and Cash. It may be a name you are not familiar with and even though he has been around I still am showcasing him in our “Wednesday’s Watch” feature. ... read more!
Rodney Atkins lives by his hit song, “Take The Back Road.” He knows the value of veering off the beaten path onto a road less traveled from time to time, stepping back and living in the moment. Rodney has earned six number one hits from his first three albums, from “Watching You” and “These Are My People” to his smash hits, “Take A Back Road,” and “Farmer’s Daughter,” (which quickly skyrocketed to platinum,) and he’s sold over four million singles in the past five years alone. Now he brings a new video for his latest single, “Eat Sleep Love You Repeat.” ... read more!