15 Best Twitter Reviews of Kacey Musgraves’ Brilliant New Album, ‘Golden Hour’

For the most part, as a professional, I don’t love writing album reviews because I don’t think a review of an entire body of work– like an album– should be written until someone has spent an inordinate amount of hours with it. It’s also hard not to let personal feelings get in the way of … Read more

24 Songs I Couldn’t Stop Listening to in 2017

As someone who reviews, listens to and attends concerts as a part of their job, it’s hard for me to always know what I really like, versus who I really like as a person or a songwriter. Usually, I can gauge my true feelings on a song or album if I listened to it outside … Read more

15 Songs on Miranda Lambert’s Country Music Radio Request List

A couple of nights ago, during one of her Highway Vagabond Tour stops, Miranda Lambert got a little vulnerable with her fans before playing her current single, “Tin Man.” Lambert was preparing to sing the song by herself when she said, “I’m gonna do one by myself, because I can. I want to do this … Read more

Brandy Clark’s Acoustic Performance of “You’re Drunk” is Better Than Anything You’ll Hear on the Radio Today

Listen. I’ve said this about a million times– Brandy Clark is the wittiest, smartest songwriter ever. I will never understand why she isn’t selling out arenas and heard on every radio station ever. Her latest release, “You’re Drunk,” falls in line with every other song she’s ever written and released– perfection. Clark recently performed a … Read more

Are (Current) Female Country Music Songwriters Better Than Their Male Counterparts or Just More Vulnerable?

Throughout the last decade, if you were a female country music singer and your last name wasn’t Swift, Underwood or Lambert, you probably weren’t going to hear yourself on the radio. In the last couple of years, if you aren’t Carrie Underwood, you probably weren’t going to hear yourself on the radio. In 2015, thanks … Read more

Brandy Clark’s “You’re Drunk” is Your New Favorite Song (or Should Be)

In 20 years, no matter if I’m still running a country music web site or just listening casually, I will still be a fan of Brandy Clark. I will never understand why she isn’t one of the biggest stars in the genre. Or maybe I do understand, which makes it even worse. Clark’s latest release, … Read more

Backstreet Boys, Nelly and P!nk Have No.1 Country Hits, Here Are 7 Artists Who Don’t

Last week, the Backstreet Boys ascended to the top of the country music charts with Florida Georgia Line. “God, Your Mama, and Me” is one of the worst songs ever released to country radio, but it still peaked at the top. Last summer, P!nk joined Kenny Chesney on a No. 1 country hit, “Setting the … Read more

Blake Lively Just Discovered “Girl In a Country Song,” So We Made Her a Playlist

Blake Lively may have the hair of our dreams, a super hot husband in Ryan Reynolds and a seemingly nice life, but she’s really, really behind on her country music. Blake recently shared a screenshot of Maddie & Tae‘s mega-hit song, “Girl In a Country Song,” saying, “Why am I just hearing this awesome 🚺💪 … Read more

Brandy Clark’s Cover of Eric Church’s “Kill A Word” Will Give You Chills

The 2nd AIMP Nashville Awards were recently held at the Ryman Auditorium and though Brandy Clark didn’t win any awards, she totally stole the show with her cover of Eric Church’s “Kill A Word.” Clark was on-hand as a nominee for Writer of the Year and “Kill A Word” was nominated for AIMP Song of … Read more

What It’s Like to Be Backstage at Big Country Music Event

You know how country music stars are always saying country music is really like a big family? Or at least a bunch of really good friends always hanging out? They aren’t lying. I’ve seen it with my own eyes time and time again. While we were in Las Vegas for the 52nd Annual ACM Awards, … Read more

Brandy Clark Gave Us Poker Tips in Las Vegas and They Worked

Of all the people we talked to in Las Vegas during the ACM Awards, not one person told us they excelled at Texas Hold ‘Em– save Brandy Clark. Actually, Brandy is the only person who even mentioned playing poker to us. Everyone else was all slots! Blackjack!

Brandy is a prolific songwriter and a GRAMMY-nominated singer, so obviously we asked for poker tips.

Brandy says to be consistent, work on your poker face and that whole Kenny Rogers thing about know when to fold ’em, know when to hold ’em works too.

CMA Music Festival Announces Huge Names for Free Shows at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage

The lineup for the 2017 CMA Music Festival is finally here. The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience takes place Thursday through Sunday, June 8-11 in downtown Nashville. Besides the big-time shows at Nissan Stadium, a longtime fan favorite, the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage is back in 2017 with a packed lineup that will keep attendees rocking … Read more