Rapid Fire Round: Olivia Ooms

Sixteen-year-old singer-songwriter Olivia Ooms has the mature vocals and songwriting prowess of an old soul. With her new single "California Country," co-written and produced by ACM Award winner Jamie O'Neal, the Huntington Beach, California native combines her coastal roots and southern sound. "California Country" follows Ooms' debut single "Thoughts of You," which landed the emerging entertainer a spot in CMT's Artist Discovery Program, a performance on CMA's Spotlight Stage and placement as the first female

Rapid Fire Round: Jimmy Bowen

In an age when it seems that technology has taken the place of talent, it is both reassuring and refreshing to see a seasoned artist who continues to have a stronghold in the music industry. Jimmy Bowen has been creating music for more than three decades and, thankfully, has even bigger plans for the future. Bowen’s impressive tenure in Bluegrass music includes eight years with Charlie Waller and the Country Gentlemen and more than four years

Rapid Fire Round: Pearl Clarkin

According to Wikipedia, the world “pearl” refers to “something rare, fine, admirable, and valuable” due to the gemstone’s iridescent, smooth nature and the fact that the actual object made from calcium carbonate and hidden inside the shell of a sea creature. But pearls were meant to be discovered and displayed for the world to see. It is only fitting that Florida beauty, Pearl Clarkin, has been breaking out of her shell long before she graced

Rapid Fire Round: Dani-elle

 Dani-elle Kleha is an aspiring performer and recording artist from Jermyn, Pennsylvania with a sound well beyond her years. Her voice is a combination emulating a throwback to 90's country mixed with a modern flair. The ability to captivate the audience from the moment she steps on stage to the moment the crowd files out the doors, Dani-elle always leaves her fans with a lasting impression. She has shared the bill with artists Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean,

Rapid Fire Round: Leah Turner

“I can almost sum up my entire EP with one sentence - I was going through a hard break up that I couldn’t sleep off, get my heart back or forget! I finally broke through the other side, got my heart back, broke up with the broken part of it and then started leaving lipstick stains everywhere I went.” The country rebel, Leah Turner, is back with new management, a new self-titled EP and a

Gloriana: A Conversation with Emily West

As Emily West prepares to depart for her national house concert tour, we had the chance to sit down and catch up on all things life, Nashville, and new music. Imagine Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, and Patsy Cline walk into a bar together. Just as they take their seats in low back wooden chairs, peanut shells crushed under the points of their stiletto heels, the whole mood of the room changes. What was once a little

Rapid Fire Round: Brinley Addington

Kingsport, Tn native, Brinley Addinton found his passion for country music long before he can even remember. At the age of three, Addington found himself on his parent's coffee table pretending he was performing at the Grand Ole Opry and had his first experience in front of a crowd at his fourth grade talent show. Addington has continued to make his name as both a performer and as a songwriter. Signed with Horipro Entertainment, he

Rapid Fire Round: Jade Eagleson

Jade Eagleson has the kind of traditional sound that is the heart and soul of country music. Even at only 24-years-old, he has a unique ability to take you back in time to the glory days of Johnny Cash, George Jones and Randy Travis.  Jade was raised on his grandparents’ farm in Ontario, Canada, where he worked alongside his father tending crops and livestock. While life may have lead him off the farm for a stint

Rapid Fire Round: Jordan Rager

Jordan Rager is the quintessential millennial artist. Keenly aware of how to reach an audience, Jordan expertly marries today's technology to traditional country music. The singer/songwriter spent his teens self-recording videos and performing classic cover songs, which he shared on YouTube. These videos caught the attention of Justin Moore, and before the age of 19, Jordan was opening an arena tour with the country-radio star. Justin was right: Jordan wowed the crowds along with record execs,

In the Studio with Stella Parton

Stella Parton marches to the beat of her own drum. With forty successful studio albums under her belt, that beat is working well for her. A woman of her own making; Parton doesn’t follow a predetermined set of rules for her outlook on life, her attitude, her fashion, or her music. Rather, Parton makes the rules herself, often going against the grain to create a style and sound that are all her own.  We had