In The Studio With Kathy Anderson

For Nashville based designer Kathy Anderson, making dream spaces come to life is part of her DNA. Having completed such projects as RCA Studio A, Starstruck Entertainment, the backstage of the Ryman Auditorium and both the backstage and dressing rooms of The Grand Ole Opry House, Anderson has made a name for herself in music city as the go-to gal for celebrity, hospitality, and corporate design projects. We had the chance to catch up with

Pride Month: Country Music’s Gone Drag With Billy Hardin

Country music has become increasingly inclusive in recent years, with the likes of Cody Alan, Shane McAnally, Ty Herndon and more coming out and sharing their lives, writing more inclusive music, and participating in groundbreaking articles to help blow the doors off a genre that has been one of the most exclusive to the LGBTQ+ community in its history. Long before there was any opportunity, however, for well-known country artists to come out, there was

Elvis, Strait to Jesus: Tony Brown on His Life in the Music Industry and his Brand New Book

Elvis Presley, Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash, Patty Loveless, Lyle Lovett, Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Lionel Richie. All of these people have one thing in common: Tony Brown. Born to an evangelist father, Brown grew up just outside of Greensboro, North Carolina, playing piano and loving Gospel songs. What started as a gig in the Southern Gospel group The Brown Family Singers at the tender age of thirteen would

Lula’s 2018 Academy of Country Music Award’s Wishlist

The Academy of Country Music’s award ceremony is just around the corner with the Queen of Country Music herself, Reba McEntire, hosting the festivities. We here at Lula 1892 have spent weeks combing over the nominees, listening to songs not once, not twice, but ten times through, and casting our wishlist for the perfect ACM year. Without further ado, let’s hand out some shiny new trophies!   ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Jason Aldean Garth Brooks Luke Bryan Chris Stapleton Keith Urban It

Woman, Amen?

Let’s talk about the visibility of women in country music. As a women-led, women run publication, we at Lula 1892 find the topics of women in country music, their visibility and opportunities—or lack thereof—to be a crucial part of an ongoing conversation. It is not a matter of one side versus the other; furthering women’s opportunities and representation in country music is currently an open template where people on both sides of the fence can

In the Studio with The Church Sisters

Among the bright lights of Nashville, two breakout stars are taking center stage.Twin sister harmony duo, Sarah and Savanna Church, have recently signed with The Valory Music Company, a division of Big Machine Label Group.The girls are currently working with Grammy Award winning producer Julian Raymond on their debut project. With tight, haunting harmonies backed by touching instrumentals, The Church Sisters have been taking Gospel and Bluegrass music in Virginia by storm for nearly a

The Ultimate Guide to Reba McEntire’s Most Underrated Songs

Let's get one thing straight- Reba McEntire is the Queen of Country Music. There are women with longer careers than she has had still actively producing music (we see you, Dolly, and we love you), but Reba has surpassed many of the artists who inspired her, if not in influence, then certainly in awards. McEntire holds the second most wins for the Academy of Country Music's Top Female Vocalist awards, holds the record American Music Awards for

Lula’s Holiday Music Picks

Setting the mood for the holidays is an important step; whether you're trimming the tree or decking out the outside of your house with every string of lights you can find. Below are Lula's top holiday music picks to get and keep you in the spirit until New Year's Eve! Mary Did You Know- Reba McEntire First released on her 1999 Christmas album The Secret of Giving, Reebs has put her on spin on this Christmas classic time