Christmas came early this year- two months early, in fact, because we got the amazing gift of Kacey Musgraves’ Christmas album! Released on October 28th, it is already the 27th most downloaded album on iTunes. People are ready to get into the Christmas spirit early this year, and we have Kacey to thank! With eight covers and four original songs, Kacey still makes each and every one sound brand new. The album features all of your favorites, including “Feliz Navidad” and “Rudol
There is a phenomenon I see among writers, particularly younger people, in what I refer to as “Songwriter tunnel vision.” These are usually very emotional songs from a personal point of view, usually negative experiences that are so wrapped up in their own vision that it doesn’t translate to the general public listening to their songs. It also rarely translates to anyone else, industry people, potential co-writers, artists, or anyone. It is very much like poetry, done for the
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, will be opening a new exhibit on November 18th, and who else would be the perfect focus other than Brad Paisley? The exhibit will go back as far as Paisley’s first performance at the age of 13 to his present-day success. Some of the artifacts that will be apart if the exhibit will be instruments, clothing from performances, pictures, mementos, etc. It was only a matter of time that Paisley was recognized in a
Aaron Goodvin, a Warner Music Canada artist, just recently came out with a new music video for his song "Woman In Love". The video is packed full of footage of his own wedding in Franklin, Tennessee. It gives a personal look into his relationship with his wife and gives the song an even more beautiful meaning, if that was at all possible! We are loving his soft country vibe- and who doesn't love a good love song? Make sure to check out more from Aaron on his website!
Thomas Rhett’s single, “Star of the Show”, was released just a few weeks ago, but is already a huge fan favorite, and not only because of how insanely catchy and adorable it is. Rhett had written this song a few years ago about his wife, Lauren, shortly after their wedding day (we know-just when you thought Thomas Rhett couldn’t be any more charming), and has played it at multiple of his live shows. It feels like an add-on to “Die a Happy Man” with a more personalized, charmi
For the majority of songwriters and artists these days, the dreams of the big payoff, becoming stars, are not really achievable goals. It is always lofty to shoot for, of course, but there are other reasons to be involved with music. Sharing what is “indie ourselves, with as many people as possible as one. “Legacy writing”, or writing to “leave something behind to let people know who we were” is another. Mostly it is just being involved with the creative process, for most peo
We are getting an enormous amount of people coming here weekly that are interested in being involved in the music business. And on Facebook and many other places, people are "quitting their jobs" (bad idea), to pursue their dreams. Well, there are ways to pursue your dreams but not go insane or broke. In my experience I thought I'd drop a few suggestions for anyone trying to do this. or interested people who are loved ones or supporters of those people. In the overall busines