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Carson McHone: Goodluck Man Review

Artist: Carson McHone Album: Goodluck Man Year: 2015 Label: Good Horse Records Genre: Traditional country, Honky tonk For this week’s review, we go to Austin and take it back a couple of years to 2015 when Carson McHone released her debut album, Goodluck Man. A singer/songwriter since high school, McHone bridges the line between Country…

Trey Ackerman: Lonely on the Road EP Review

Artist: Trey Ackerman Album: Lonely on the Road Year: 2017 Label: independent Genre: 60s/70s country This week’s review ties wonderfully back into Jasmine Rochelle’s piece, Ain’t It Nice In Here: The History Of Cinderella Studios from a couple of weeks ago. Like Wayne Moss and the ever-growing legacy of Cinderella Studios, music leaves a lasting…

Hey Whiskey: A Conversation with Smithfield

Jennifer Fielder and Trey Smith of the band Smithfield are no strangers to the concept of fate; it was a well-timed Thanksgiving dinner and a chance meeting with a William Morris agent on a trip to Nashville that solidified the duo’s plans to take on the professional music scene together. Though fate played a large…

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame to Induct Ronnie Dunn, K.T. Oslin, Byron Hill, Wayne Kirkpatrick, and Joe Melson

Nashville, TN August 7, 2018 – Ronnie Dunn, K.T. Oslin, Byron Hill, Wayne Kirkpatrick and Joe Melson will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October, according to an announcement made today by Hall of Fame member Pat Alger, chair of the organization’s board of directors. The five new inductees will join the…

Carly Pearce Celebrates Milestone Performance with Hometown Crowd

CINCINNATI, OH (August 6, 2018) – Illuminating a bucket-list stage with throngs of fans singing every little word, CARLY PEARCE made her debut at Riverbend Music Center last night (8/5). The Taylor Mill, KY native who ABC News Radio deemed “Country’s ‘it’ girl” made an impressive return to her Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky hometown area on Rascal…

Midland: On the Rocks Review

Artist: Midland Album: On The Rocks Year: 2017 Label: Big Machine Genre: Neo-traditionalist country To some, it may seem as though I’ve missed the boat entirely on Midland’s 2017 debut LP “On The Rocks,” but if you’ve been following my reviews here at Lula since the beginning, you’ll have noticed that there isn’t really any…

Rapid Fire Round with Rachel Reinert

Rachel Reinert knows what it takes to succeed in Nashville. With courage, grace, and patience, the former member of Gloriana has struck out on her own to fulfill her dream of having a solo career. Reinert has had plenty of ups and downs in Music City, having moved there to take on a publishing deal…

Lori McKenna: The Tree Review

Artist: Lori McKenna Album: The Tree Year: 2018 Label: CN Records Genre: Folk, Americana, Singer-Songwriter What you won’t find on two-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Lori McKenna’s eleventh studio album is a hell-raising good time party anthem. What you will find are a few tears rolling down your face as you listen to the words of…

Ain’t It Nice In Here: The History of Cinderella Studios

In life, some moments imprint themselves so distinctly on our hearts they become frozen in time—easy to recall with the faintest whiff of a fragrance or the first beat of a song that underscored the memory you were in the middle of composing. They’re moments we’ll remember forever, stored in the recesses of our minds…

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