Interviews

Marlee Scott ~ 12 Pack

As a teenager, Bigride Entertainment artist Marlee Scott knew she was born to be a singer. The only problem, she would discover, was that young Marlee was expecting to fulfill that destiny before she was even old enough to drive! Recently, industry veteran Preshias Harris had an opportunity to sit down and chat with the up-and-coming performer.
 

The Secret Sisters - What A Year!'

Family harmony, going back to the days of the Louvins, Wilburns, or even back to the Carters has long been a hallmark of Country Music history. Though their musical output cannot be just labeled “Country,” the duo of sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers definitely have some of that identifiable sound. As the Secret Sisters, they have quickly staked a claim as being one of the most critically-acclaimed artists in the music field...
 

CJaye Lerose---Country All The Way!

Listen to her sing (or speak), and one thing is very apparent about stunning newcomer CJaye LeRose – she’s country. That is very much evident about the Texan. Country Music has always been important to her. “That’s pretty much all I listened to growing up,” she tells Music News Nashville. “That was all my mom listened to, as well. Faith Hill was the first one I owned, and my sister loved Martina McBride. I think...
 

Corey Smith - Out Of The Classroom And On To The Stage!

In years’ past, one might have caught Corey Smith in the classroom instead of the stage. Smith was a Social Studies teacher just a few years’ back, but instead of teaching the difference between Democrats and Republicans, the Average Joe’s recording artist can be seen on stage, promoting his new CD The Broken Record. Smith told Music News Nashville that his music is a direct reflection of where he comes from---Jefferson, GA. “It’s about an hour from Atlanta on Interstate 85,” he says of his hometown, admitting some things have changed over the years. “When I grew up there, there was only one red light...
 

Introducing Lara Johnston

If by chance you are fortunate enough to see Rock & Roll legends the Doobie Brothers on the road this summer and fall, pay special close attention to their opening act. You’re going to see and hear a lot more about her. Lara Johnston has one of those voices that have a way of captivating you from the first time you hear it. The daughter of Doobie Brothers member Tom Johnston, Lara is making an impact on the...
 

Suzy Bogguss Takes Listeners Back With ‘Songbook’

A few years ago, Suzy Bogguss shared a stage with Garrison Keillor, and a powerful thought hit her. There was, as hard as it was to believe, a new generation growing up that was not familiar with some of the American classic songs that kids sang in school for years. That made her think. “Some places have been able to preserve it like it was – say two or three days a week with music classes and stuff,” she told MNN. “But even my home town, which is a small town in Illinois, even they have kind of...
 

Jason Michael Carroll Comes Full Circle With “Numbers”

It’s just a number of feet from the dining room at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores to the Store. However, for former server Jason Michael Carroll, it took a few years to make that journey. The fan favorite has just released a new disc entitled Numbers, exclusive to the popular restaurant chain. This release is a little bit different, as it’s the first time that the company has gotten involved with the radio promotion side of the coin. “We are the first artist...
 

The Summer Oil Patch Festival (Part Four of Five) LiveWire!

In our ongoing series of focusing on the Summer Oil Patch Festival in Drumright, OK, we take a look at “new” Country group LiveWire. I put parentheses around the word “new” because though the band has just hit radio in the United States with their single “Tater Fed,” they have been perfecting their craft for quite a while, close to fifteen years in fact. After...
 

Stacey Blood - Out of the Box and Rarin' to go

Stacey Blood is counting it off this summer with the anticipated release of his second album Millennium Blues. What to expect? The Morrison-ish, Beatlesque, Cash driven artist captures a mélange of rock, blues, and out-of-the-box style that he skillfully melds together for a sound that is very much his own. A fan of 60’s and 70’s rock, Blood awakens the nostalgic mind and sets the path for a timeless adventure
 

The Summer Oil Patch Festival (Part 3 of 5) : The Flat River Band

For the past couple of weeks, we have taken a look at what makes the Summer Oil Patch Festival in Drumright, OK work. For the next couple of weeks on MNN, we take a look at some of the musical acts that delighted crowds with their performances over the Fourth of July weekend. This week, we take a look at the Flat River Band. Born in the “Show Me” state of Missouri, the Flat River Band has been.....
 

Doug Gray – 40 Years Of ‘Fire’ as Marshall Tucker Goes Strong!

Doug Gray, one of the founding members of the legendary Southern Rock group The Marshall Tucker Band, would be one person who might dispute the old saying “You Can’t Go Home Again.” Gray is one artist whose life has come full circle, literally. “I’m sitting less than two miles from where I grew up,” he says from his home in Spartanburg, SC. “I moved to Myrtle Beach for about eight years, but this is...
 

Ronnie Milsap Is 'Country Again'

It was something that Ronnie Milsap had been hearing from his fans for a while, and then a conversation with good friend and award-winning air personality Eddie Stubbs brought it home. “Quite often, I’ll go over there to WSM and sit with him at night while he’s talking to 38 states and parts of Canada. He, as well as a lot of my fans were asking me when I was going to make another Country album.” Milsap wondered about the commercial viability ...
 

Leah Seawright - Country Girl 101

Hang out with Alabama beauty Leah Seawright for any amount of time, and you just might be reminded of one of Country Music’s all-time greats, Loretta Lynn. Just like the “Coal Miners’ Daughter,” Leah says what she thinks. “I know, and that gets me in trouble, especially on radio tours,” she says with a smile. It’s not something she worries about too much, though. ”I’m the type of person that once the
 

Jim Quick - On Both Sides Of The Dial!

Unlike a lot of artists, Jim Quick has a pretty good idea on how the world of radio and airplay works. It seems that the medium was also on of his first loves.Unlike a lot of artists, Jim Quick has a pretty good idea on how the world of radio and airplay works. It seems that the medium was also on of his first loves. “I grew up in a town that had a little 500 watt AM station in North Carolina,” he recalls...
 

The Chemistry of Summertown

Many people in the Country Music industry have been standing up and taking the notice the past few months of the new duo Summertown. Their infectious harmonies and undeniable chemistry have helped them to garner a reputation as one of the top rising acts in the business. Comprised of Lindsey Davis and Mike Musick, the alliance between them was one that just magically seemed to come...
 
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