Meet Country Music’s Hottest Traditional Newcomer: William Michael Morgan

Newcomer William Michael Morgan nets the No. 1 song in country music this week (on the Mediabase chart, at least) with “I Met a Girl,” a song written by Sam Hunt, Trevor Rosen and Shane McAnally. His long-awaited debut album, Vinyl, arrived last week to much acclaim — the set is distinctly traditional, harkening to … Read more

Get to Know Levi Hummon

Levi Hummon grew up in Nashville, under the same roof as one of the all-time great songwriters of the country music genre. His dad, Marcus Hummon is responsible for countless hits, including the legendary tunes, “Ready to Run” and “Cowboy Take Me Away” from the Dixie Chicks, plus “Bless the Broken Road” from Rascal Flatts. … Read more

Get to Know: Pete Scobell

After years of fighting for his country and making a name for himself as a competitive skier, Pete Scobell has returned to his first love: music. The former Navy SEAL’s first single “Wild” is an amalgamation of the man himself. The tune, which appears on his debut album Walkin a Wire, recounts the times in … Read more

Get To Know: Newcomer Canaan Smith

Hailing from Williamsburg, Virginia newcomer Canaan Smith hopes to bank off the success of his current smooth-groove Top 10-charting single “Love You Like That.” Pulled from his self-titled debut EP and brand new full-length Bronco, the romantic track is ripe on the vine to become one of the summer’s biggest and most impressive hits. It’s … Read more

Get to Know: GRAMMY-Nominated Will Hoge

Will Hoge has a lot of miles underneath his boots, and in 2015, that’s all this gritty singer-songwriter could ask for. With 10 studio albums (and a series of EPs) under his belt, he details his journey across America’s heartland on his just-released new album Small Town Dreams. He’s always shown a deep understanding for … Read more

Get to Know: Striking Matches

There’s nothing quite like the sizzling ferocity of Striking Matches. On their just-released debut LP Nothing But the Silence (produced by T Bone Burnett), the duo—comprised of Sarah Zimmerman and Justin Davis—bring the high-octane energy and vocal prowess of their live shows straight to record. For the past several years (or so), this budding band … Read more

Get to Know: Haley & Michaels

Have you ever wondered what happens to all those songs couples declare as “our song” after they break-up? (Shannon) Haley & (Ryan) Michaels wondered, too and now they’re turning that curiosity into a crazy good song with, “Just Another Love Song.” When the two sat down with Richie McDonald of Lonestar to write “Just Another Love … Read more

8 Reasons You Should Get to Know Austin Webb

Austin Webb is gearing up to make a run up the country music charts with his latest single, “All Country On You,” but that that’s not the only reason you need to get to familiar with the singer-songwriter from South Carolina. 1. He made Carrie Underwood a verb.  Austin sings, “going all Carrie Underwood on … Read more

Get to Know: Aaron Parker

Aaron Parker is a guy’s guy, a real country music fan, a serious songwriter and one of the most talked about voices in Nashville today. Growing up in Alabama, Parker got his start in the church choir. Actually, he was more of a solo artist. His mother played the piano for the small congregation and … Read more

Dallas Smith: A Girl Like You

His name is Dallas Smith, he’s Canadian born and bred and sings country music. He likes Johnny Cash, the Cubs and “A Girl Like You.” This may fall under the category of “anomaly,” but his music (especially this little diddy) is pure fun and pretty true to country music. It’s a little more uptempo than … Read more

Get to Know: Old Dominion

Here’s the thing: you’ve been listening to Old Dominion for a while now and you probably didn’t even know it. Over the past 10 years, group members have written hits for The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Chris Young, and Craig Morgan. Including the mega-hits “Chainsaw;” “Wake Up Loving You;” “Better Dig Two;” … Read more

Get to Know: The Secret Sisters

The Secret Sisters aren’t going to be a secret for much longer. After a recent performance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and the deluxe reissue of their second album, Put Your Needle Down, these (actual) sisters are taking their Southern-country-soul vibe mainstream. If you like old-school, rattle your bones country music, you’ll like … Read more