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Album Review: Ashley Monroe’s ‘Sparrow’

Ashley Monroe combines her captivating sound and daring writing style on her new full-length project, Sparrow.

Cillea Houghton • April 17, 2018

Home Free Dazzles Sold-Out Crowd With Headlining Show at the Ryman

One of the members set the tone for the evening when he thoughtfully said that the show was about “love” and unity,” a facet they honorably carried throughout the evening.

Cillea Houghton • April 9, 2018

The Fans Help Parmalee Choose Their Songs

When it comes to picking songs to record, Parmalee has no rules and will record anything that feels good to them.

Cillea Houghton • April 4, 2018

Album Review: Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Golden Hour’

Kacey Musgraves bares her soul in the most fascinating of ways across the 13 captivating tracks of new album, Golden Hour.

Cillea Houghton • March 29, 2018


Trace Adkins on the ‘Great Experience’ of ‘I Can Only Imagine:’ ‘It Doesn’t Stop’

Trace Adkins was blessed beyond belief after scoring a role in the hit indie film, I Can Only Imagine, based on MarcyMe singer Bart Millard.

Cillea Houghton • March 29, 2018

Trace Adkins Lends Musical Support to Mental Health Community

Trace Adkins and his musical friends gathered in the Ryman Auditorium to help raise money for Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee.

Cillea Houghton • March 23, 2018

Kane Brown Approaching Second Album With a ‘Different Strategy’

Kane Brown is expecting his sophomore projected to either be a hit or a miss with his far-out strategy of making music.

Cillea Houghton • March 23, 2018

Mo Pitney Offers Insight Into Thoughtful New Songs

Mo Pitney has been anything but idle since his debut album Behind This Guitar in 2016 as he’s been working hard on heartfelt new music.

Cillea Houghton • March 20, 2018


Lauren Alaina is Excited to Show Jason Aldean How Much She’s Grown on 2018 Tour

“I want to be able to thank him for that growth because he set that up for me to be able to grow and learn how to be on the road and how to be on stage,” said Alaina.

Cillea Houghton • March 19, 2018

Album Review: Scotty McCreery’s ‘Seasons Change’

For Scotty McCreery, the growth isn’t on the production side of his new album, Seasons Change… it’s in the lyrics.

Cillea Houghton • March 13, 2018

Sadie Robertson Chronicles Her Journey to Peace in ‘Live Fearless’

After struggling with debilitating anxiety, Sadie Robertson was able to channel her inner peace and share her journey in the book, Live Fearless.

Cillea Houghton • March 5, 2018

Lauren Alaina Knows Luke Bryan Has What it Takes to be an ‘American Idol’ Judge

“He’s kind and honest and he’s Luke Bryan, so those are three really good things I think he has going for him,” she shared.

Cillea Houghton • March 5, 2018


Jimmie Allen Embodies Perseverance in Music and Life

“Chase what you’re chasing, don’t quit, be a good person,” says Allen. “That’s all it’s about.”

Cillea Houghton • March 2, 2018

15 Things You May Not Know About Kelsea Ballerini

From working in a cupcake shop to hoping to collaborate with Macklemore, there are quite a few things that you may not know about Kelsea Ballerini.

Cillea Houghton • March 2, 2018

Kane Brown Celebrates ‘Real Feeling’ of Hitting No. 1 With ‘What Ifs’

It was a day of triumph for Kane Brown on Tuesday (Feb. 20) as he celebrated his first No. 1 single, “What Ifs,” an accomplishment that gives Brown a sense of validation within the country music industry. “It feels amazing, I feel like Nashville finally let me in, country radio finally let me in. It’s…

Cillea Houghton • February 23, 2018

Keith Urban Invites Chris Janson to Join Grand Ole Opry During Electrifying Sold-Out Show

Chris Janson was surprised by Keith Urban when the singer invited him to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Cillea Houghton • February 6, 2018


Devin Dawson’s Nashville Favorites

Where does Devin Dawson like to hang out? The “All On Me” singer shares that among his favorite places is Belmont University.

Cillea Houghton • February 4, 2018

Album Review: Montgomery Gentry’s ‘Here’s To You’

Though Montgomery Gentry’s Here’s To You album wasn’t recorded as a tribute to Troy Gentry, its release certainly is.

Cillea Houghton • January 31, 2018

Keith Urban, Little Big Town + More Bring Unique Talents to Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Keith Urban and Little Big Town were among the several country acts to help honor the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year, Fleetwood Mac.

Cillea Houghton • January 28, 2018

Dolly Parton Passes the Torch as Pigeon Forge Parade Grand Marshal

After 32 years, Dolly Parton is stepping aside.

Cillea Houghton • January 28, 2018