country music

Music Spotlight: Emily Ann Roberts

Jan 17, 2023 at 01:28 pm by Bethany Bowman

When I think of what country music ought to sound like, a voice very much like Emily Ann Roberts’ is what comes to mind. I suppose part of the reason she sings and talks.... Read More

Tom Wopat Releases ‘Simple Man’

Jan 02, 2023 at 09:39 pm by Bethany Bowman 5

NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Long before Luke Duke was sliding across the hood of the General Lee, Tom Wopat was making music. He has been singing since he was a child and thought o.... Read More

Brenda Lee and Ray Stevens Honored With the Cecil Scaife Visionary Award

Dec 16, 2022 at 07:05 am by Bethany Bowman 3

NASHVILLE, Tennessee - On a Sunday night that was years in the making, Brenda Lee and Ray Stevens were honored with the Cecil Scaife Visionary Award which raises money for the.... Read More

Kimberly Dawn Releases New Song for the Holidays, ‘Life Changing’

Dec 01, 2022 at 08:19 am by Bethany Bowman 2

Music Spotlight artist Kimberly Dawn has always been a huge fan of Christmas and Christmas music. In fact, in 2015, she released a full album, Christmas on My Mind, comprised.... Read More

Music Spotlight: Mackenzie Carpenter

Nov 30, 2022 at 10:47 am by Bethany Bowman 3

NASHVILLE, Tennessee  - Those who follow my column know I find a lot of my new artists from the Song Suffragettes or Sirius XM’s The Highway. On the Highway, they f.... Read More

Music Spotlight: Jo Smith

Nov 28, 2022 at 10:10 am by Bethany Bowman 6

When I heard that Jo Smith was releasing a new independent record, I knew her name sounded familiar to me. In the past, it turns out that Smith has worked with RCA Records and.... Read More

Daniel Borge Releases ‘Backseat Backroad’

Nov 04, 2022 at 03:24 pm by Bethany Bowman 8

NASHVILLE, Tennessee - One of my previous Music Spotlight artists, Norwegian-born Daniel Borge, has one of the most interesting ‘how I got to country music/Nashville&rsq.... Read More

Music Spotlight: Ian Munsick

Oct 14, 2022 at 07:57 pm by Bethany Bowman 2

An authentic singing cowboy, Ian Munsick comes from a musical ranching family. They were and are real-life singing cowboys. Under the tutelage of their fiddle-playing fat.... Read More

Music Spotlight: Noah Hicks

Oct 03, 2022 at 06:56 pm by Bethany Bowman

If there is one thing that means something to me in country music, it is authenticity. Are you singing your truths or just latching onto the newest country fad? Noah Hicks is.... Read More
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Music Spotlight: Chase Wright

Sep 22, 2022 at 09:01 am by Bethany Bowman

In the past few years, a name that kept showing up in my feed was Chase Wright. (Not to be confused with another country singer/songwriter, Chase Rice.) Recently, as I was dri.... Read More

Music Spotlight

Sep 12, 2022 at 04:00 pm by Bethany Bowman 3

I get hundreds of emails each week regarding new music/artists. I know I’ve overlooked some gems accidentally. But one that did catch my eye (ears) was Drake Milligan. W.... Read More

LOOKING BACK: The Songwriters who Visit a Place Called Hippie Hill - On the Outskirts of Rutherford County, TN

Aug 28, 2022 at 08:17 pm by Voice Wire 3

by Scott Walker / SmallTownBigWorld.com  (RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN) While at Hippie Hill on a cool October day (Oct. 13, 2016), I ran across a man named Wayd Battle. In a s.... Read More