One of the greatest gifts you can give or receive is TIME. Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum announced the group will step away from recording and touring following the conclusion of their current, “Wheels Up Tour” in order to spend more time with their families and focus on writing songs for their next project. ... read more!
Phil Vassar is an artist who I would love to have half of his energy to bottle and sell; I would get pretty rich. The Lynchburg, VA native has called Nashville home since his music scene debut in the late ‘90s. The two-time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year artist is heading out on the fall leg of his 2015 #noPHILter tour burning up many miles along the way. ... read more!
The media business can be crazy, interesting, unexpected, but most of all we look for the fun. Country Music Matters has found that fun and will add it every Friday morning in conjunction with 99.1 The Ranch/KWSV in Simi Valley, CA. With the work of our Editor in Chief, Krissie and myself, along with Program Director Michael Raffety and morning on-air personality Ashley Paige we have developed a way to bring you an extra dose of the latest Country news highlights of each week. ... read more!
Nice to see the Ladies taking over the news feeds this week. Grammy nominated Jennifer Nettles is sharing a new step in her career. Big Machine Record Label announced Jennifer has signed on as part of their ever growing artist roster. Along with this she will release a new single this October as well as a new album set for early 2016. ... read more!
It seems that this past week has been the Week of Carrie Underwood. Everyone has been talking nonstop about her since she announced on August 20th, that “Smoke Break” would be the new and lead single from her 5th studio album due out in October. She also announced the title and release date for the new album, which will be called “Storyteller”, that same night. The music video for “Smoke Break” was released on Monday the 24th! Talk about getting your Carrie Underwood fix! So in honor of all the hullabaloo over Carrie this week, I’ve chosen a Carrie video for this week’s throwback video feature. ... read more!
It is like following up with “our children” when we find great news about them. Cingle Records artist Rainey Qualley was in our “Wednesday’s Watch” spotlight earlier this month. She impressed us so it is no surprise that she will make her Grand Ole Opry debut on Friday August 28th. ... read more!