Interviews

Mark Chesnutt Keeps Rollin' With The Flow

It’s hard to believe, but nearly two decades have passed since “Too Cold At Home” hit the top of the charts for Mark Chesnutt. The calendar doesn’t lie. The year was 1990. When asked if it seems like it has been eighteen years since his first hit, he said that “Everyday, I go…..Man, what happened?” At the same time he told MusicNewsNashville that...
 

The Lost Trailers - Learning From the Best!

BNA recording artists The Lost Trailers have seen it all during their relatively short tenure with the label. After beginning to see some early success with their first single and album back in 2006, both were pulled from the marketplace due to a snafu in the publishing arrangements. While that might proved to be a blow to most artists’ dreams, the Lost Trailers were tenacious in spirit...
 

The Many Sides Of Keith Anderson

It might be early in the career of Keith Anderson, but the Columbia Records recording artist seems to have developed a trademark for which he’s becoming well known. If you take a listen to his debut hit, “Pickin’ Wildflowers,” you will hear it. There’s a little laugh he does, something to the sound of “haw haw,” that...
 

John Michael Montgomery: Running The Show

It’s an entirely different world for John Michael Montgomery these days. For the first time, the singer is getting to call his own shots career-wise as the owner of his very own record label, Stringtown Records. “It’s kind of fun, to be honest with you,” the singer said in a recent phone interview...
 

Jason Matthews: The "Real" Deal

Take one look at singer-songwriter Jason Matthews, and you will know pretty quick that he doesn’t fit the proverbial Music Row mold. He’s not your typical starched-jeans and cowboy hat-wearing singer that proclaims the name of Strait in every other sentence. After spending a few moments...
 

Jamey Johnson - "Reality" Country

The life and career of Jamey Johnson has been one of unbelievable highs balanced by a few knocks from the other side. A few years ago, he entered the top-10 on the Country charts with the tender father-son song “The Dollar,” and as a songwriter, he’s experienced hits with such songs as “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” and “Give It Away.” While that was happening, his marriage...
 

James Otto: Modern Day "Soul Man"

One of the best stories of 2008 in Country Music so far is the emergence of James Otto. His single “Just Got Started Lovin’ You” has topped the MUSIC ROW charts for four weeks, and sales of his Warner Brothers SUNSET MAN disc have been through the roof. Otto recently took time out to chat with MusicNewsNashville about...
 

Curtis Peoples - Coffee Shop Arena Rock

A songwriter with an understanding for what it takes to make a great pop record, Curtis Peoples crafts songs that fans of rock to acoustic folk and pop can enjoy. Recently, Curtis performed at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley and sat down with Bev to discuss his thoughts on performing, touring, his pet peeves and what inspires him. Curtis is a very fan-oriented person and it shows...
 

Cowboy Crush - Being "Miss Difficult"

You've got to see them to believe them. That's the way Cowboy Crush has marketed themselves up the Nashville food chain, reaching Curb Records and being signed as one of the only all-girl bands currently working. Trenna Barnes, Becky Priest, Renae Truex and Debbie Johnson are out there every day, building their fan base and marketing music their way. Recently, Dan had a chance...
 

Collin Raye: That's My Story

The new Collin Raye "SELECTED HITS" album is unique in that it contains six great songs and is available exclusively at Wal-Mart stores for under $6. In addition to two new songs ("A Soldier's Prayer" and the equally powerful "Quitters") the album contains four of Collin's biggest hits ("That's My Story," "Little Rock," "I Think About You" and "Love Me" ) all recorded "live" with...
 

Cody McCarver - Bad Boy With A Good Attitude

REAL! That is the word to describe Cody McCarver. With a musical style that will always leave you wanting more, he is sincere and genuine, heartfelt, tough and truthful with no apologies and no regrets. His current CD, “Through God’s Eyes”, will be release in the summer of 2008. Recently, Preshias Harris had an opportunity to talk...
 

Charlie Daniels - Painting A Bright Future

Painting a Bright Future presented by Stanford Financial Group, a benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, will be held on Tuesday, September 23 at 5:30 p.m. at The Palm Restaurant hosted by Grammy-Award winner Charlie Daniels and his wife Hazel. This event will include a cocktail reception followed by The Palm’s signature...
 

Brittini Black - Good Things Happen to Those Who Wait

Brittini Black is a music fanatic. According to her mother, Brittini started singing herself to sleep at age three. By the time she was eight years old, Brittini was singing harmonies, and by age 12, as a member of mother-daughter duo Sandra Lee & Brittini, a plan had been mapped out to pursue a career in music. And she's...
 

Music City Rising Star Competition Returns

Avery Hovey, 16, of Portland, Tenn., the 2007 Music City Rising Star Youth Vocal Soloist Competition Champion and winner in the Overall Female and Overall SR Vocalist categories. For young singers from around the world who dream of building careers in performing, the Music City Rising Star Youth Vocal Competition is an ideal place to start...
 

Alan Jackson: Number One For A Small Town Southern Man

Recently, ASCAP held a #1 party for Alan Jackson's "Small Town Southern Man." During the party, Alan sat down with media and talked about the song. Bev Moser of Music News Nashville was on hand to participate in the Q&A and transcribed the following...
 
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