On June 9, 2015 Country artist Martina McBride was presented with The Beacon of Hope Award at the Night of Broadway Stars held by Covenant House. The award was in recognition of her work on behalf of the homeless and trafficked youth, joining previous recipients Jon Bon Jovi, First Lady Laura Bush and George and Olivia Harrison. ... read more!
Either I am getting older or the new artists are getting younger. After some thought it is the latter ok? I find the spirit, drive and determination of upcoming artists to be educational in many aspects of their careers. This week’s “Wednesday’s Watch” artist has all the above qualities and it is paying off. Welcome Rebel Engine Entertainment artist Stephanie Quayle. ... read more!
Us gals often catch ourselves saying we need to clean out our closets and accessories to make room for some new things we may have our eye on right? Well Ladies now is the time to do just that and help St Jude in the process. Crazy Pitches, a group of Nashville music publishers consisting of Chelsea Kent of Still Working Music, Hannah Showmaker of Parallel Entertainment, Ciara Gardner of Disney Music Publishing, and Sarah Feldman of Writer’s Den Music Group, has set September 10, 2015 as the date for the inaugural “Dress Up for St. Jude” event. The special evening will showcase an array of new and gently used high-end fashion just in time for fall award shows, holidays and more with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® for their music therapy program. ... read more!
With all that is going on in the country today it is refreshing to know there is an artist out there that can bring a spark of sunshine with his current single, “Shine A Little Love.” Georgia native Brian Collins does just that. This is Brian’s second song released off his debut album, “Healing Highway,” which gained him recognition as a true country troubadour as well as a skilled songwriter. Not only is “Shine A Little Love” currently at country radio and making strides, but Brian’s debut album, “Healing Highway” will also make its way to retail store shelves nationwide this summer as well as on iTunes. Brian is currently a CMT Discovery Artist and continues to top CMT’s Most Popular artists list. ... read more!
Welcome to Part Two of our Sounds of CMA Fest 2015. As I have said before it is tough to be in so many different places at one time especially when your trip is a quick one. I was able to catch shows by Brian Collins, Matt Kennon and James Carothers that I really enjoyed and was happy to have had the chance. I did not get to grab a video of Brian, so pardon me if I just include one of his own so you can see what a talent this young man is. I was able to get some video of Matt and James, not the best quality due to the surroundings but enough to know they are worth your time to check out. ... read more!
Awards shows come and go, many but a distant memory. When music legends are honored those are ones we never soon forget and have greater value of their importance. ... read more!