Meghan Linsey, who was one half of the duo Steel Magnolia, is going solo and giving fans a taste of what is to come in 2014 with her country cover of One Republic's "Counting Stars." Meghan put her own unique spin on the song with terrific results. Listening to the song, one can really hear just how strong a vocalist she is. We cannot wait to hear more from her!
He said in a tweet that "Santa can just skip my house this year." But the news he announced today is like an early Christmas present for his fans who have been waiting for a release date for his debut album. "Chillin' It" singer Cole Swindell announced that his self titled debut album will be released February 18th. You can watch the announcement below.
Logan Mize talks about the story behind his current single, and Sirius XM Highway Find, "Used Up."
After almost three years without new music, Brantley Gilbert released "Bottoms Up" on December 17th. The song is laid back country rocker (if that exists) about tailgate
One of our favorite independent artists whose music we have gotten to know through Twitter, Steven Clawson, released a holiday single back in November. You can read about the single below, written in his own words.
Hi I’m Steven Clawson and I wanted to share with you a project I’m working on to raise awareness and encourage financial support of the important work done by the awesome team at the Second Harvest Food Bank. Just a little background, I’m a singer songwriter from Thomasville GA who moved to Nashville to pursue my dream of becoming a performer. I graduated from Belmont Univ. in 2004 and have spent the past 10 years honing my craft. I’ve had the privilege of working with some incredibly talented people and I’ve been blessed with a wonderful circle of family, friends and fans who encourage and support me.
Several years ago I was selected as a contestant on a reality TV series – CMT Next Superstar. It was a terrific opportunity to grow as an artist, learn about the music industry and make some wonderful friends as we faced a series of weekly challenges. I was left with many wonderful memories including the day we spent working alongside and later entertaining the Second Harvest Food Bank volunteers - what a special team working for a great cause. I knew in my heart as I left that place that a seed had been planted and I would seek out other opportunities to show my support for them and their efforts to help those among us in need.
“This Time Each Year” is a song near and dear to my heart written several years ago…… It tells the story of folks that have lost much, but still endure - aided by the love and support of caring people in their lives. With the help of some really talented and generous musician friends, I recently went into the studio and created this labor of love to share as a reminder of the importance of reaching out and supporting everyone in need “this time each year”.
The single is available at all online digital retailers.
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I love this song. The melodies, the harmonies, the message and the use of my favorite instrument: the mandolin. Enjoy Lady A's "Compass" below.
Sara Evans will release her new album Slow Me Down on March 4, 2014. The album will feature collaborations with Vince Gill, Isaac Slade of The Fray and Gavin DeGraw. For more information and to pre-order, visit http://saraevans.com/home
From the album of the same name, Holly Williams released the video for the title track. She posted
I am SO happy to announce that after almost 120 shows this year we have finally released the music video for "The Highway" on CMT.com, which documents the amazing year I have had in 2013! This video was directed by the brilliant David McClister and we shot footage everywhere from New York City to Athens, Georgia. Thanks to each and every one of you so much for your ongoing support! I start another tour with the brilliant Jason Isbell on January 15th, tour dates are up at www.hollywilliams.com
Frankie Ballard will release his new album Sunshine & Whiskey on Warner Brothers Records on February 11th. The music video for his current single, “Helluva Life,” debuted today on CMT and GAC. You can watch the video below. For more information http://www.frankieballard.com/