Interviews

Tanya Tucker Takes Her "Turn"

Many people have fond memories of going to the Grand Ole Opry for the first time, and Tanya Tucker is no different. "My dad had taken me to Nashville all the way from Wilcox, Arizona back in 1967," she recalls. "I was nine years old and he was going to get me...
 

Steve Wariner - Remembering Chet Atkins With New Album

June 20 is an important day in the Steve Wariner household, as it’s the birthday of his wife Caryn. Until a few years ago, the couple could count on receiving a phone call from someone very special---Chet Atkins. The legendary guitar player celebrated the same birthday as Caryn. “He used to call and tease her about it,” Steve recalls. “It was always fun...
 

Star De Azlan - Smiling All The Way To The Top

Spend any amount of time with Curb recording artist Star De Azlan, and you will notice that the Texas native is excited about the current state of her career. Whether it is talking about her recording deal with the Nashville label, or her upcoming debut on the Grand Ole Opry, there is something about career milestones that just make her…
 

A Minute With Ryder Lee

The title says it all. I literally had only a minute with Ryder Lee of The Lost Trailers at the recent aid4autism benefit they played in Atlanta. A late flight delayed Stokes Nielson’s arrival at the venue, so after waiting as late as possible, Ryder graciously agreed to go ahead and talk with me...
 

Ronnie Milsap - Showing Another Side With A New Set

It has been almost three decades since Ronnie Milsap topped the chart with “Smoky Mountain Rain.” Even so, it’s a performance that has not gotten old to anybody’s ears. Milsap remembers how the song came about. “I remember talking about it at the office with songwriters,” the legend begins. “I said...
 

Rodney Atkins - View From The Top

Some hits are so big you have to celebrate them twice. That’s true of “It’s America,” the fifth chart-topping hit for Curb recording artist Rodney Atkins, as he celebrated at Nashville’s ASCAP offices on Monday, June 1. He also took time to meet with the press. MNN was there, and below is a transcript of the press conference...
 

Rick Huckaby - They Call Him Huck

Sometimes in the music industry, there is a tendency to put an artist inside a box, and not allow an act to paint outside of those lines. We tend to think of our artists as "Traditional," "Contemporary," "Soulful," or any number of adjectives to describe one's musical style...
 

Richie Fields - What Comes Next

I never know what to expect when sitting down with an artist for an interview. Sure, they are always very pleasant, but then they know they have to be if they want good press, don't they? Talking with Richie Fields is like sitting on the front porch on a hot afternoon with a glass of sweet tea. He is tall, trim...
 

Rhonda Vincent - Modern Day Bluegrass Queen

The times in Bluegrass Music sure have changed over the years. Due to the changing technology, it’s a safe bet that Bill Monroe or Lester Flatt never took time out of their day to look at their MySpace page. Rhonda Vincent, on the other hand, is a fan of the internet and all it offers. “It’s very important,” she tells MNN. “First of all, I’m an internet...
 

Restless Heart: 25 Years Of Magic!

It's hard to believe, but for a lot of fans there's another golden age of Country Music besides that of Jones and Haggard---the 1980s. There was some great sounds coming out of Nashville at that time, and not all of those were traditional. One act that was running on all cylinders during that decade was Restless Heart...
 

Randy Owen: Looking Back...and Forward

The past couple years have been a revelation of sorts for Randy Owen. The longtime lead singer of Hall Of Famers Alabama, Owen has been getting attention for his solo work---something that makes him happy. "I'm really excited," he says from his home near Fort Payne about his recent Broken Bow release ONE ON ONE. "I've never had a chance to play as many songs ...
 

Patty Loveless: Revisiting Her Roots

Many artists have memories of their first time at the Grand Ole Opry. Patty Loveless is no different. She remembers the night just like it was yesterday. "As far back as I remember, even when I was 12 or 13, I had aspirations of being a Country Music artist. Being at the Opry was a dream come true for me---my whole family, actually. But, the first time I was there was when...
 

Marty Stuart: Celebrating The Masters

Most people know that Marty Stuart is one of Country Music's finest musicians, playing at thirteen with the legendary Lester Flatt, and also serving in the band of one Johnny Cash for a time in the 70s and 80s. Most are familiar with Stuart's hit records as a recording artist, which include "Hillbilly Rock," "Now That's Country," and "The Whiskey Ain't Workin," a 1991 duet with Travis Tritt...
 

John D’Amato - Guitarist Extraordinaire

John D’Amato started playing guitar at age 10 and was the first contemporary guitarist accepted into an experimental performing arts high school at the Educational Center for The Arts at age 15. D’Amato quickly became one of the most in demand guitarists on the local music scene in his hometown of New Haven, Connecticut...
 

Holly Williams - Building A Career One Step At A Time!

If you’re one of the fortunate people to see Mercury recording artist Holly Williams on tour this year, chances are you have seen her joined by her talented parent-----her mother, Becky, for whom the song was written. “Yeah, she has,” says the singer when asked about her occasional harmony singer. “She started singing with me on “Mama,” and it was more for fun in the beginning, but...
 
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