Rapid Fire Round: Alissa Griffith

"Who we are is a complicated thing. In every version of ourselves, we experiment with expressing our feelings, our sensations, or our singular perspectives on life—the good, the bad, and the ugly. We ache to impart our experiences to the world but mostly we just have something important to say and often times difficulty with which how to say it. We fall in love, we have regrets, missed opportunities, euphoric moments, cherished memories, impromptu dizzying

December Haze – Olivia Bandy

Our featured artists who participate in Belmont Sessions all have a unique talent for songwriting, but Olivia Bandy's ability is unparalleled. After reading a letter from a gentleman in the civil war to his father, which she found in the book her grandmother wrote (clearly, it runs in the family), she set his words to music. "Dear Father, I have the opportunity of writing a few lines..." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdTgzlChxy4

Throwback Review: Loretta Lynn Sings

Artist: Loretta Lynn Album: Loretta Lynn Sings Year: 1963 Label: Decca In honor of Loretta Lynn’s upcoming birthday party at Bridgestone Arena on April 1, I’m taking a step back in time to the Queen of Country Music’s very first album. With two charting singles, Loretta Lynn Sings was released on December 9, 1963. In the issue dated December 21, 1963, Billboard reviewed the album, stating "Miss Lynn sings up a storm on this fine new album, on songs by

Rapid Fire Round: Kylie Rae Harris

“I just want to see the day you tell me that I did okay. God, I hope I’m still around twenty years from now.” In the closing track from Kylie Rae Harris’s self-titled EP, the singer-songwriter pens a note to her six-year-old, written a few months after her own father passed away. She notes that it’s a little surreal to be the same age as her parents were once -- an inevitable piece of the circle


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 26, 2019) -- The Country Music community is rallying in support of fellow Grammy winning artist, John Berry, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments for throat cancer discovered in January. A concert, silent auction, sponsor opportunities and more will be included as ways to donate. The concert will be held on April 23rd at City Winery at 7 pm. Tickets go on sale at 3 pm CDT today and will be available here. The benefit, “We All Come

Jump – Sarah Faith

Our latest Belmont Sessions artist is the sweet Sarah Faith! Educated in Business administration and Spanish at Alma College in Michigan with a Masters in Communications from Oakland University, Faith has been a fan of country music for the majority of her life. "I realized my love for music at a very young age; I can remember singing country in the back of my mom's car while we were driving around. I was always singing

Behind the Scenes with Jimmy Bowen

Bluegrass and Country artist Jimmy Bowen shares more than just a name with the famed producer who was active throughout the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s in our industry; he shares a passion for the music, an innovative spirit, and an ability to reinvent himself to stay relevant in a constantly changing landscape. Jimmy Bowen, the legendary Bluegrass guitarist and singer, was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, and found a passion for numbers and


Nashville, TN — March 8, 2019 — Multi-Platinum entertainer Sara Evans got her start in music at the age of 5, leading The Evans Family Band with two of her siblings. Her solo career took off after signing with RCA Records, going on to score five #1 singles, including “Born To Fly” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” selling millions of records and taking home trophies from the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association. Family has

Holly Renee Allen – Ring of Fire

https://soundcloud.com/user-462816365/01-holly-renee-allen-ring-of-fire/s-11CXz Raised at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Holly Renee Allen is the embodiment of Red Dirt and Appalachian music. Allen was born and bred from generations of country and bluegrass musicians and was raised on The Beatles, Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, and Bob Dylan. As Allen works on her fifth studio album, Appalachian Piece Meal, she pulls from her greatest influences; the musicians in

Jeannie Seely Surprises Carly Pearce at CMHOF

NASHVILLE, TN (March 6, 2019) – With nearly a decade of friendship stemming from their love of Country music and the Grand Ole Opry, frequent guest CARLY PEARCE and member JEANNIE SEELYnow share another special occasion – celebrating their inclusion into the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s new exhibit, American Currents: The Music of 2018. Both generations had a first look when Jeannie recently surprised Carly ahead of its official opening March 8, 2019 through February 8, 2020, where the two admired