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JEANNIE SEELY INCLUDED IN AMERICAN CURRENTS: THE MUSIC OF 2018 AT THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM

NASHVILLE, TN. – (Jan. 17, 2019) –The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum has announced Country music royalty and a fifty-one year member of the Grand Ole Opry, Jeannie Seely will be included in the opening of its first exhibition of 2019, American Currents: The Music of 2018, on Friday, March 8, 2019. The exhibit runs through Feb….

Album Review: Randy Houser – Magnolia

Artist: Randy Houser Album: Magnolia Year: 2019 Label: Broken Bow Records’ Stony Creek Imprint Genre: Country Blues Lately, I’ve been finding myself more and more hesitant to listen to all these new albums put out by artists I’ve still been calling “mainstream” due to the whole bro-country movement even if we haven’t heard anything from…

STELLA PARTON CELEBRATES FIVE DECADES IN THE INDUSTRY WITH UPCOMING ALBUM SURVIVOR

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Stella Parton is celebrating five decades in the entertainment industry as an international award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, author and producer with the upcoming release of her 40th studio album, Survivor, available March 29. Parton independently produced the ten-song project, which she recorded at Nashville Sound Project House with engineer Mike Loudermilk. Survivor features eight of Parton’s…

Olivia Bandy – The Next Wave

The truest sign of a good songwriter is the ability to listen; to take in stories wherever one can and digest them to turn them in to new beautiful, powerful things. Olivia Bandy certainly possesses that talent. Drawing inspiration from a true story she read in a memoir, Bandy wrote “The Next Wave”. She knew…

Album Review: Martha Spencer

Artist: Martha Spencer Album: Martha Spencer Year: 2018 Label: Independent Genre: Appalachian, Bluegrass, Country Folk Take one quick listen to Martha Spencer and it’s impossible to think of anything other than deep-rooted, classic Appalachian country music. This is true blue mountain music, folks, and it’s nestled between the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains of…

Aaron McDonnell on His Muse, His Musical Upbringing, and New Projects

When it comes to country music, the best material comes from the most genuine people in the business. It’s artists that have a respect for more than just the artists that have come before them. It’s artists that have a deep understanding of the history and technicality of the genre from the songwriting to the…

SoulShine: Waverly Tennessee Has a Brand New Music Venue

The town of Waverly, Tennessee is a perfect snapshot into a life most thought long gone. Small, charming, neighborly, real; all values that harken back to times gone by, but as neighbors greet one another in the street, families throw celebrations together, and the brand new music venue boasts a “Bring Your Own Picnic” option…

U.S. MUSIC COMMUNITY RECEIVES OVER $40 MILLION IN HEALTHCARE COST SAVINGS THANKS TO MUSIC HEALTH ALLIANCE

More than 9,700 music industry members receive free healthcare advocacy and support in the non-profit’s first six years Nashville, TN – January 8, 2019 – Nashville-based non-profit Music Health Alliance (MHA) wrapped 2018 on a high note with over 9,700 music industry clients across the U.S. receiving free healthcare advocacy and support in its first six…

Top Artist to Watch in 2019: Lainey Wilson

There is a grounded wisdom to Lainey Wilson that radiates when she speaks. Perhaps it was her farm-community upbringing; a childhood lived through a series of jobs given by her farmer of a daddy, assignments given by her teacher of a mama, or the fact that she spent the majority of her formative years on…

Martina Dawn – Me

Martina Dawn is a fourteen-year-old singer from the small town of Devon, Alberta, but she’s been wowing crowds around North American for the last two years. Martina Dawn has performed in venues such as Nashville’s Tootsies, Honky Tonk Grill, The Country Music Hall of Fame, and in Memphis at the famous Graceland. Closer to home,…

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