The First Time We Met Willie Nelson (He Was Unrecognizable)

Sometimes we like to stop and take a look back at the first time we met the people behind the music we love. Today, we are going back, way back to one of the more surprising transformations in country music: Willie Nelson Most folks weren’t alive the first time the world met Willie Nelson. In … Read more

The First Time We Met Adele

Most of us don’t remember life before Adele and we don’t want to. The global superstar burst onto the music scene in 2008 with her debut album, 19, and the successful singles, “Hometown Glory,” “Chasing Pavements,” “Cold Shoulder” and “Make You Feel My Love.” From there, she went on to GRAMMY glory in 2009 with … Read more

The First Time We Met Jake Owen

The first time I saw Jake Owen in concert was 2007. He was touring with Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson and had just released his debut album, Startin’ With Me. As Owen gears up to release his fifth studio album, it’s hard to believe it’s been a full 10 years since that debut album … Read more

The First Time We Met Brooks & Dunn

With all of their hits, stage presence and long run of awards, at first glance fans might think Brooks & Dunn grew up together writing songs and playing honky tonks throughout their junior high days. Not quite. In a way, the Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn did grow up together and they did play a … Read more

The First Time We Met Miley Cyrus (“Hannah Montana” Audition Tape Edition)

Yes, technically, we met Miley Cyrus long ago when she was a toddler roaming around on stage with Billy Ray Cyrus. But, when Billy Ray was getting all achy breaky on us, Miley was just his daughter. Now, Billy Ray is totally just Miley’s dad. View this post on Instagram Here we go! Go get … Read more

The First Time We Met Adam Levine Was on “Beverly Hills, 90210”

You thought the first you met Adam Levine was around 2002 when Maroon 5’s debut album, Songs About Jane, dropped and its lead single, “Harder to Breathe” couldn’t escape you. Wrong. Adam and his band appeared on “Beverly Hills, 90210” as an act at the Peach Pit After Dark. On the show, the band was … Read more

The First Time We Met Jason Aldean

Today, Jason Aldean is a household name in every genre of music, much less country music. Aldean‘s rise to fame wasn’t as quick as it seems. He was dropped from his first record deal in 2000, played a few shows in Nashville hoping to catch the eye of music scouts and eventually signed with Broken Bow … Read more

The First Time We Met Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw didn’t exactly start out as a superstar. His self-titled debut album, released in 1993, didn’t chart, nor did any of its singles. To this day, it is his only studio album to not achieve…well, anything. With the release of his second album, Not A Moment Too Soon, in 1994, he broke through with … Read more

The First Time We Met Eric Church

Eric Church is one of those guys that just seems like he’s been around forever. He’s an absolute mainstay in the world of country music– with fans and critics alike. Church signed a record deal in 2005 and released Sinners Like Me in 2006, which produced four singles on the Billboard country charts including Top … Read more

The First Time We Met RaeLynn

The first time we met RaeLynn on season two of “The Voice,”  she was singing a Pistol Annies’ song. She may not have planned it, but that night she got Blake’s attention and Miranda’s. RaeLynn just finished up a tour leg with Miranda Lambert. What a small world. Blake’s smile at the beginning of RaeLynn’s performance seemed … Read more