2019 Breakout Artists

Liddy Clark Lula 1892 first featured Liddy Clark when she released her current single, "Shot Down (Stand Up)". The song, so relevant to the violence in today's world, was inspired by her experience as a native of Parkland, Florida and from being friends with several of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting. Clark is doing more than writing songs for radio; she's making a deeply powerful statement with the words she chooses

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 to enjoy your own kind of supper while music radiates from the stage, these values are alive and well in

Top Songs of 2018

2018 has brought the beginning of a revolution in country music. While Bro-Country and snap tracks still dominate the airwaves, audiences are turning to alternative sources to discover and stream more interesting songs that harken back to the roots of our genre; songs that rely heavily on storytelling and steel guitar. Artists who can't get airplay from the starched collars in terrestrial radio are gaining critical acclaim, building fan bases independent of a traditional promotional

Rapid Fire Round with Honey County

Rooted in three-part vocal harmonies, southern twang, and pop hooks, Honey County is a female country trio featuring the stacked voices, songwriting and layered guitar work of bandmates Dani Rose, Devon Jane and Katie Stump. As one of Rolling Stone's “Top 10 Artists You Need To Know,” the band has maintained a busy schedule both onstage and in the studio, sharing shows with artists like Lady Antebellum, Brett Eldredge, Jake Owen and Easton Corbin while also crafting

Trying to Get to Heaven: A Retrospective on the Lynn and Twitty Families

Tayla Lynn Tre Twitty

There is a bright eyed enthusiasm to Tayla Lynn that cannot be denied; it is simple to feel comfortable in her presence whether you’ve known her for five minutes or five years. There is a warmth in her voice, truth behind her piercing blue eyes, and genuine affection when she speaks of her history, her family, and her friends. Lynn’s journey however, is not one of simplicity and ease, but one of struggle, strength, recovery,

EVAmore: Disrupting the Booking Industry One Positive Move at a Time

Channing Moreland and Makenzie Stokel may not have graduated from Belmont very long ago, but the pair are already well-known as innovative industry disruptors in all the right ways. Introduced while in the Music Business department at Belmont University and both possessing a passion for live music, the two quickly began collaborating on everything from large house parties to small festivals. While they loved the social part of the job, the two quickly identified the

Rapid Fire Round with Jenna Paulette

From opening gigs with Zac Brown Band, Joe Nichols, Russell Dickerson and High Valley to remaining a staple of Song Suffragettes, a weekly woman-only singer-songwriter showcase at Nashville’s Listening Room Cafe, Jenna Paulette is becoming an unstoppable force in Nashville. Paulette tows the genre lines we so often debate in this industry, and she does it well. Grounded even when she teeters that fine line between genres, you never question her unequivocal country roots. “I feel

Rapid Fire Round with Raquel Aurilia

Raquel Aurilia's music is uniquely transparent. The Arizona based singer- songwriter is not afraid to be vulnerable and share her emotions. Her unique career also couples with an extensive touring history with 80's music icon John Waite. Aurilia's music has been heard on MTV's hit shows "The Hills” & her single "Feels Like" from her debut record cracked the ultra- competitive Top 30 AC & Billboard Hot AC charts at #28. The accolades continue as her song

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 at the age of sixteen-years-old. After spending the next two years developing her songwriting skills, Reinert was ready to give

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 to unshelve and reflect on with fondness and just a touch of longing. These are the moments country music is