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!
The Christmas spirit is in full swing now as well as the movie selections. Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder, and Gerald McCraney will co-star in the upcoming holiday movie “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” airing Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with Dolly Parton making a special guest appearance. ... read more!
Rebel Engine Entertainment recording artist Stephanie Quayle’s music video for “Drinking With Dolly” premiered November 8th on CMT and I have hit play on it at least once a day since then. The video portrays a young Stephanie growing up listening to her a.m. radio and follows her journey to a present-day artist readying for the big stage. There is something about the simplicity of this that makes it a perfect Music Video Monday feature. ... read more!
For a total Christmas lover like me, the fact that there were so many Christmas records being released this year was very exciting! Christmas came early, or at least that’s what I was thinking when the announcements first came out. We expect a Christmas album to either be moving and done with reverence, or fun, jolly, and enjoyable, or a little bit of both. Jennifer Nettles’ entered the picture with her record and gave us what we needed. ... read more!
Country music s headed to New York! On November 30th a few of country music’s biggest stars will help kick off the holiday season with performances as part of Christmas In Rockefeller Center. ... read more!
Superstar Dolly Parton has been everywhere with a very busy year. The iconic country artist will be the 2016 recipient of the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented during “The 50th Annual CMA Awards,” airing Wednesday, Nov. 2 (8:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network live from Nashville. ... read more!