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Crystal Gayle Celebrates 40th Anniversary Release Of ‘Don’t It Make Your Brown Eyes Blue’

I recall seeing Crystal Gayle sing for the first time; amazed by the voice but I wanted her hair. So, I may be telling my age a bit now but rarely do first takes on a song become the master tracks for an artist, but that’s how chart-topping history began for her “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue.” Now, four decades later, Gayle’s signature hit marks its 40th anniversary since its release on June 24, 1977. “I did not re-sing it. It just fell into place beginning with Pig Robbins’ opening work on the piano. It was magic in the studio that day,” Gayle said with a smile. ... read more!

Joe Nichols Brings Out New Music – ‘Never Gets Old’

This news of music coming from Joe Nichols is always welcomed. The multi-platinum selling BBR Music Group/ Red Bow Records further cements his staying power with new album ‘Never Gets Old’ available July 28. Written by Steve Moakler and Connie Harrington, the lead single and title track “Never Gets Old” offers a sweet, nostalgic melody delivered by Nichols’ traditional baritone. ... read more!

Sister Trio Southern Halo Brings Out Great Young Energy – CMA Fest Interview

Southern Halo, a soulful sister trio hailing from the small town of Cleveland, Mississippi grew up in an area of the Mississippi Delta. Known for its rich musical history was a benefit for Natalia, Christina and Hannah Morris along with a close-knit family that nurtured the girls love of music. Their first live performance was in Cleveland – at a local restaurant – when Hannah, the youngest, was just nine years old. The trio has crafted a signature sound that is a blend of classic Country and “Pop Country” with a dash of Southern Rock. ... read more!