Throughout this year of our Triple Shots, I’ve tried to mix in some fun songs and meaningful songs. There is nothing fun about these three, but there isn’t a message that can be any more clear or serious, either. With all the holiday parties going on it can be tempting, but please do not take the chance of drinking and driving. ... read more!
Blame it on the mistletoe, but sometimes a present isn’t the only thing people want at Christmas. Here’s a Triple Shot of songs about Christmas romance. ... read more!
The out pouring of support for those tragically effect by the wildfires in Gatlinburg has been enormous. County artist Chris Young has been making the holidays shine for children by partnering with Toys for Tots to collect toys for deserving children in nine states during his “I’m Comin’ Over Tour” this fall. ... read more!
When Dolly Parton gets her mind set on something it’s go big or go home. Her upcoming, “Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund” is a prime example. Several famous names have been added to the growing list of celebrities set to perform during the event on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. (EST). Chris Stapleton, Chris Young, Big & Rich, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, LOCASH, Chris Janson and Montgomery Gentry are just a few of the new names added to perform during the event. Previously confirmed were Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers and Alison Krauss. ... read more!
The anticipation for Grammy nominations has become a spectacular event. Well at least that is how I view it. With the list of Country nods today and a big presence of female artists it’s safe to say the genre IS recognized. Maren Morris led all Country artists with four Grammy nominations, including Country Album (“Hero”), Country Solo Performance, and Best Country Song (“My Church”). Maren and Kelsea Ballerini are included in the overall Best New Artist category, competing with The Chainsmokers. Chance The Rapper and Anderson. Paak. (I am officially lost with those artists) ... read more!
RCA Records Nashville artist and former Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) student Chris Young celebrated the season of giving by creating an annual scholarship for recording industry students at his alma mater. ... read more!