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Country Music Matters’ 2014 CMA Award Predictions

Tomorrow is the 48th Annual CMA Awards hosted for the 7th year by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley. Country fans look forward to this night for months and months. The excitement builds up and if you are like me, you can’t believe it is already that time of year! Just for fun we like to try to predict the winners…if past award shows are any indication, I am glad I don’t put any money down on this in Vegas because I usually don’t get too many right! However, once again I have made my prediction list. My picks aren’t necessarily who I WANT to win, but just who I THINK will win based on the the year the song, artist, etc has had. Take a look below at my predictions and see if you agree. Then watch the CMA Awards tomorrow NOVEMBER 5th, and see how CMM stacked up. Enjoy the show and CMM wishes all the nominees tons of luck and a great, fun night! ... read more!

Bryan White and Scotty Emerick Takeover Sugar Mill Saloon — Review and Interview

For one night only on October 29th the Maui Sugar Mill Saloon in Tarzana, CA was home to singer-songwriters Bryan White and Scotty Emerick as the final stop on a west coast run. Having seen these two long time best friends perform before I knew it would be magical and fun. The evening was presented by the California Country Show headed up by local artist country radio podcast host Dave Bernal. Dave keeps country music alive and well in Southern California. ... read more!

Neal McCoy Talks New Exclusive Cracker Barrel Album, Charley Pride and More — A CMM Interview

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and fan-favorite country music artist Neal McCoy have partnered together to release Pride: A Tribute to Charley Pride: Deluxe Edition, which is available TODAY (November 3rd) exclusively at all 633 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations and online at The album contains two exclusive bonus tracks not found on the original edition that was released in 2013 by Slate Creek Records. ... read more!

Jackie Lee — “New on the Scene” Interview

Country up and comer Jackie Lee is making his voice known with his debut single, “She Does.” The Tennessee native was only six years old when he first stepped into a professional recording studio to cut songs with country songwriter, musician and producer Carson Chamberlain (Keith Whitley/ Easton Corbin) and now 16 years later, Chamberlain is in the studio producing Jackie’s debut album, his first as a Broken Bow recording artist. ... read more!