country music

Music Spotlight: Matt Oakley

May 20, 2024 at 02:11 pm by Bethany Bowman

Matt Oakley grew up around all kinds of music. His dad was a DJ in the military in Germany. He recalled, “We always had those little boomboxes going and those old.... Read More

The Dryes Release ‘Dear Heart’ for Mental Health Awareness Month

May 17, 2024 at 05:15 am by Bethany Bowman

Last July, when NBC The Voice alums, Katelyn and Derek Drye announced their lead single “Sawdust” off their forthcoming EP, I was keen to feature them because I.... Read More

Music Spotlight: Zach Top

May 13, 2024 at 03:49 pm by Bethany Bowman

Anybody who follows me or my column knows that I have a type. Traditional country music stirs my soul. When I find someone young who can do the same thing, I do my best to t.... Read More

Music Spotlight: Skip Ewing

May 03, 2024 at 10:52 am by Bethany Bowman

Donald Ralph "Skip" Ewing is a musician’s musician. To say that his singing and songwriting are brilliant is an understatement. And he can play almost any stringed ins.... Read More

Music Spotlight: Nicolette & The Nobodies

Apr 23, 2024 at 11:58 am by Bethany Bowman

I’ll confess. Sometimes I get so many emails I can’t read them all. The downside to that is I am sure I have missed several great artists. But thankfully, I did.... Read More

Music Spotlight: Presley Tennant

Apr 19, 2024 at 04:30 am by Bethany Bowman

One thing I have learned about TV singing shows is that the finalists are nearly always as good (if not better) as the actual winner. So, I try to interview as many country.... Read More

Music Spotlight: Cody Webb

Apr 12, 2024 at 03:30 am by Bethany Bowman

In September of 2023, my brother sent me a video of a country song called “If Daddy Didn’t Have a Truck” by Cody Webb. At the time, TikTok wouldn’t p.... Read More

Music Spotlight: Cicely Mason

Mar 28, 2024 at 09:36 am by Bethany Bowman

Cicely Mason is an American singer/songwriter from Milan, Tennessee. She comes from a singing family and is the youngest of six children. One of her earliest memories is sin.... Read More

Music Spotlight: Bryce Leatherwood

Mar 25, 2024 at 11:13 am by Bethany Bowman

When I heard the buttery twang that encapsulates Bryce Leatherwood, I knew exactly why he won Season 22 of NBC’s The Voice. Even before he sang a word, you knew h.... Read More

Movie Review: The Neon Highway

Mar 15, 2024 at 06:00 am by Bethany Bowman

More than 30 years in the making, the movie The Neon Highway had its debut on the silver screen this past Wednesday in Nashville. Originally written by Phillip Bellury and t.... Read More

Music Spotlight: Flat River Band

Mar 07, 2024 at 02:32 pm by Bethany Bowman

Flat River Band consists of three brothers Andy, Chad, and Dennijo Sitze, who grew up in a multi-generational family band. Performing alongside their parents and grandparents,.... Read More

Country Radio Seminar 2024 Wrap-Up

Mar 04, 2024 at 08:59 pm by Bethany Bowman

After a packed three days of musical performances, informative panels, and engaging sessions, Country Radio Seminar (CRS) has concluded. This year’s event was a su.... Read More