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There Ain't Nothin' Like the new Big City Cowgirl Single "Love on the Open Road"

The lovely and talented Sondra Toscano, better known as the artist, Big City Cowgirl, just released her vintage sounding new single, "Love on the Open Road"! According to her, "The song is a story about a couple in love who jump in a truck and go off on an adventure together. They aren’t going anyplace in particular, but they are with each other and enjoying the ride". A beautiful and innocent love song about adventure, this tune feels like the epitome of summer freedom! Big City Cowgirl is true to her persona, hailing from New York and making old-soul cowgirl tunes that would impress even the most die-hard of old-school country fans. She's an excessively busy lady, making music while workin

With a Name like "Rodeo Cold Beer" You Already Know You Need to Check out this New Chancey

From the ranches of Wyoming, down the path of saddle bronc rider, and then to, finally, a killer country music artist, Chancey Williams has created quite the accomplished life for himself! His latest studio effort, with his band The Younger Brothers Band, is called Rodeo Cold Beer. If you can't already tell just from the name, this album is a fun and CRANKIN good time! The band's roots trace back to the simple goal of Chancey and long-time friend, Travis DeWitt (drummer) playing in their high school talent show. One thing led to another, and they went from playing in high school auditoriums to opening up for some of country's biggest names, like Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, and even the

Lady Antebellum - "Somebody Else's Heart" - Single Review

Ladies and Gentleman, Lady Antebellum is BACK and better than ever! Their newest single, “Somebody Else’s Heart” showcases the good ‘ole Lady A we know and love, while also incorporating new and fresh elements into their style. “Somebody Else’s Heart” Is the third track released from their soon to be released album, Heart Break. Cowritten by Dave Haywood, Kelley, Scott, busbee and Shane McAnally, this tune is a mid-tempo ballad with driving instrumentation and syncopated rhythms. The premise of the song is an emphasis on the need for a relief from a tough breakup. With a break up comes many highs, lows, and emotions in between. The writer wants to trade their heart for someone else’s for a n

"Just Sayin'" You Should Definitely Check out the New James Barker Band Album

The debut seven song EP from Ontario, Canada's latest and greatest country music band, James Barker Band, is here perfectly in time for all of your summer time fun! This band captures all of the laid-back and carefree summer vibes in seven songs that'll put in full on kickback mode. James Barker Band formed in 2013 with members James Barker (vocals and guitar), Taylor Abram (guitar and backup vocals), Bobby Martin (bass), and Connor Stephen (drums). They first came into the public eye in 2015 when they won the Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Competition and earned a spot opening for Thomas Rhett. The win also grabbed them a record deal with Universal Music Group and a trip to Nashville to r

Levi Hummon Performs an Electrifying Set at the High Watt!!!

Born and raised in Nashville, Levi Hummon returned to his hometown on Tuesday, the 16th, to play his first show here in over a year! And what a show it was. Although he grew up in Nashville with his Grammy-winning songwriter father, Marcus Hummon, Levi wasn't always sold on the idea of playing music for a living. Instead, he chose to pursue a different medium of expression (painting) and left Tennessee to study visual arts at Eckerd College in Florida. After getting dumped and "feeling it", Levi began to express himself via songwriting. Accepting the songwriting talent that had been in his DNA all along, Levi transferred to Belmont University back in Nashville to hone his craft. After less t

Rick Monroe has a "Gypsy Soul" and a Lovin' Heart

Traveling over 100,000 miles for shows in the last year and having performed in 17 countries, Rick Monroe is a man true to the title of his latest EP, Gypsy Soul. This EP shows off the adventurous spirit and heart of its creator, who is enthusiastic about traveling the world and finding love. Monroe's "Gypsy Soul" probably stems from his upbringing, growing up all over the country in California, Connecticut, Kansas, North Carolina, and even out of the country in England! His nomadic background comes through in both his writing and musical styles, proving him to be a musical force to be reckoned with! “I'm not so linear in my approach to music; I'm more diversified. My influences range from A

Shock Rocker Alice Cooper Reps Nashville Predators Jersey at TPAC Performance!!!

The hype surrounding the Nashville Predators during this playoff season has been wild! All of the Nashvillians have been rallying around their team and WOOTING along as they push their through the playoffs! One fan of the team you might not have expected is rock n roll legend, Alice Cooper! Last night, Alice Cooper brought his brand of horror and theatrical rock to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. It was a special night for music, with Alice playing the majority of the show with his new band, and then the lineup for his original band making an appearance to play the last few songs. In the frenzied finale of his anthem, "Schools Out", Cooper came out rocking his own custom Predators jers

Nashville's Food and Arts Culture is TOP NOTCH in the Nation

Everyone knows Nashvegas as a big hub for loud country music. When people think of Nashville, visions of neon lights on Broadway and honkey tonks galore race through their heads. While Nashville definitely prides itself on this image that made it the community it is today, the city has grown to offer so much more in the realm of arts and culture than just this singular idea. On Wednesday, I had the privilege to attend the Music City Food + Wine lunch that was hosted at Gray & Dudley's inside of the 21c Museum Hotel in Nashville. This was a great way to experience all of the different culture that Nashville has to offer. Most of the people that I chatted with there were not in the business of

Austin Burke's Single "Sleepin' Around" is HOT

This latest single from Austin Burke is definitely NOT what you're expecting from the title. "Uptown, downtown, everybody's sleeping around", Burke laments in the chorus of "Sleepin' Around". This song is something that really stands out in the music scene today where everyone is singing about partying and trying to get lucky. Burke on the other hand seems to be an old soul, and sees this behavior as something he doesn't need to be a part of; instead, he "wants a girl worth waking up to". As an older brother to two sisters, Austin seems to know what it means to be a protective male role model as well as a gentleman. He sees the faults in the ways that both parties act and rather then just a

Chris Stapleton Pays Homage to his Bearded Roots as ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons in Jimmy Fallon Skit

Is there anything Chris Stapleton can't do?? On Monday night, in addition to being the musical guest on the Tonight Show, he also appeared in one the show's skits, "First Drafts of Rock". Stapleton showcased his mighty beard as ZZ Top's guitar player Billy Gibbons, with host Jimmy Fallon dawning a false beard as bassist Dusty Hill, and guest Kevin Bacon playing the bands ironically beardless drummer, Frank Beard. They played a fiery rendition of the classic Eliminator single, "Legs", with a lengthy twist. Fallon has always had a knack for musical impression, and sounds almost identical to Dusty Hill. Chris Stapleton's raw voice cuts through powerfully as always, adding extra intensity to thi

You'll Wanna "Fix a Drink" After Hearing Chris Janson's New Single

Get ready to ring in summer with good vibes and good music. Chris Janson’s newest single, “Fix a Drink” is one of the most cleverly worded songs we have ever heard. Cowritten with Chris DuBois and Ashley Gorley, Janson told Nash Country Daily that he “wanted to be a part of something, with my co-writers, that made people feel good.” And he did just that. Chris emphasises the need to just say “oh well” to the things that are out of our control. “The world’s in the toilet / And the market’s in the tank / Well I can’t fix that / But I can fix a drink.” “You say you gotta broken phone / And a broken heart / Your boss is on your back / And your truck won’t start / None of your friends want to lis

Life is "Better Now" with the Release of the New Jericho Woods EP!

The Kentucky Americana/Roots band, Jericho Woods, just released their self-titled EP on Cinco de Mayo and it is already charting at #15 on the iTunes Country Chart! After giving it a few listens, I know that it's only gonna be climbing higher from there. Jericho Woods has been jamming out on the Kentucky scene for a while now, and was voted Best Kentucky Band of 2016 by Kentucky Living Magazine. This self-titled EP follows their successful debut album Same ‘Ol Dirt that reached the Top 25 on the iTunes Country Album chart. Their musical prowess and eclectic sound has gained them support from acts like Dwight Yoakam, Sturgill Simpson and The Cadillac Three. The EP begins with the track "Monda

Get Ready to be "Flying High and Falling Fast" For Your New Favorite Artist

Every once and a while, a voice comes along that will give you the shakes all the way through to your core. For real, have y'all heard this girl's voice yet?? If you have yet to hop on board the April Kry train, her latest single "While We're Young" is a great place to start. April is a rockin' country singer who's got a voice that stands up against powerhouses like Shania Twain and Carrie Underwood. Originally from Connecticut, April moved to Nashville when she was 20 to pursue her dream of country music. However, music had been in her blood all of her life. She began her musical career at the young age of five, singing in church services led by her father. When she was just 13, she perform

You're Gonna Wanna Be Listening to "More of That" New Single from Kaylee Rutland

Earlier this year, Country Living Magazine named Kaylee Rutland "Artist to Watch in 2017". After hearing some of her recent singles, we couldn't agree more. This is definitely an artist you're gonna want to put on your radar right away, as we're expecting big things from her in the coming months! Following the release of her successful single, "Pick Me Up", accompanied by a music video that's being played on Country Music Television (CMT) and Great American Country (GAC), Kaylee has recently released a follow-up single, "More of That", and news of an EP to be arriving in the latter half of the summer! Kaylee's musical debut came from a solo in her church's Christmas musical when she was only

Scott Brown Nominated to be Ambassador to New Zealand. Have You Checked Out His INSANELY Talented Da

On April 20, President Donald Trump nominated former Massachusetts Senator, 35 year Army National Guard veteran (retiring in 2014 with the rank of colonel), and former MODEL???, Scott Brown, for the position of Ambassador to New Zealand; a decision that appeased both Republicans and Democrats alike. WOW. Quite the hefty list of accomplishments for this guy. It seems like anyone would be pretty proud to achieve just one of these feats within their lifetime. But have you checked out his equally talented and stupidly well-rounded daughter, Ayla Brown??? I recently had the privilege to interview Scott's beautiful and accomplished daughter, Ayla Brown (check out our interview on Crank It's home p

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