Jay Allen Releases Debut Album, ‘Des Moines’

Jul 08, 2024 at 11:21 am by Bethany Bowman

Music Spotlight artist Jay Allen has released his debut album, Des Moines, named after his hometown. Inspired by a moment that happened 11 years ago, Allen takes listeners t.... Read More

Music Spotlight: Britnee Kellogg

Jun 28, 2024 at 02:45 am by Bethany Bowman

Britnee Kellogg grew up listening to all the good stuff: Waylon, Willie, Dolly, and 90s country. But it was when she was just six years old that her life was profoundly impa.... Read More

Music Spotlight: MaRynn Taylor

May 31, 2024 at 04:30 am by Bethany Bowman

When I met MaRynn Taylor at CMT’s Next Women of Country 2023, I knew I would love her music because I immediately loved her personality. And while I covered her at CRS.... Read More

Smithfield Releases Debut Album, ‘Country With Heart’

May 24, 2024 at 04:00 am by Bethany Bowman

I first heard the duo, Smithfield, in 2018 on Sirius XM’s The Highway when their song “Hey Whiskey” was a big hit. Compr.... 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: 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

Song Suffragettes Celebrate Tenth Anniversary

Apr 02, 2024 at 07:08 pm by Bethany Bowman

In a historic event at Belmont’s Fisher Center, the female collective known as the Song Suffragettes celebrated their tenth anniversary to a packed-out crowd on March 27.... 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

Music Spotlight: Scotty Hasting

Feb 09, 2024 at 06:00 am by Bethany Bowman

I often run across veterans while writing about country music. And while only a few veterans also become performing musicians, there is something about having served that ma.... Read More

Music Spotlight: Krystal King

Jan 26, 2024 at 06:00 am by Bethany Bowman

Krystal King has had country music in her soul practically since birth. Her parents told her that when she was two or three, they were scanning the radio stations and when i.... Read More

Spotlight Artist Grace Leer Costars in Hallmark Movie

Nov 29, 2023 at 03:19 pm by Bethany Bowman

Music Spotlight artist Grace Leer made her acting debut in a Blake Shelton produced new Hallmark Movie, Time For Her To Come Home For Christmas. Leer costars.... Read More

Music Spotlight: Onoleigh

Oct 06, 2023 at 06:00 am by Bethany Bowman

Onoleigh is a Nashville singer-songwriter from Mohomet, Illinois right outside of Champaign. Growing up, she was involved in her school band and choir. She sang in musi.... Read More

Music Spotlight: Erin Kirby

Sep 19, 2023 at 12:43 pm by Bethany Bowman

Erin Kirby is a country music singer/song from the small town of Jasper, Georgia, just north of Atlanta. She got her start in music by being in pageants, the kinds that h.... Read More

Music Spotlight: Radney Foster

Jul 27, 2023 at 11:13 am by Bethany Bowman

Not being raised in the world of country music, I missed out on knowing about a lot of key players who are part of the foundation of what Nashville has become. Radney Foster i.... Read More

Music Spotlight: Jordana Bryant

Jul 10, 2023 at 11:18 am by Bethany Bowman

Even though I am a bit older and have a certain style of music that I gravitate towards, when a young artist blows up, I am smart enough to pay attention. The younger set are.... Read More