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Album Review: Morgan Evans’ Things That We Drink To

There’s a youthful, vibrant spirit that runs throughout album in a way that feels celebratory.

Cillea Houghton • October 12, 2018

How Fatherhood and Two Strong Women Inspire Jimmie Allen

The wonderful folks in his life helped inspire many of the songs on his debut album.

Cillea Houghton • September 25, 2018

Scotty McCreery Found Strength in Seasons Change: ‘You’re Stronger Than You Think You Are’

“Writing about yourself and writing about life in general, you’ll figure out things about you that you didn’t already know,” he explains of the album.

Cillea Houghton • September 25, 2018

Kristin Chenoweth’s Nashville Favorites

From her favorite local neighborhood to one of the city’s most famous restaurants, here are Kristin Chenoweth’s Nashville Favorites.

Cillea Houghton • September 24, 2018


Five of the Most Inspiring Moments from Nashville’s WeWork Creator Awards

The 2018 WeWork Creators Awards brought out some of the most innovative people in Nashville.

Cillea Houghton • September 17, 2018

Kristin Chenoweth to Shine Spotlight on Her Country Roots With Nashville Symphony Show

Chenoweth will put her appreciation for Music City on display when she performs for the third time with the Nashville Symphony, offering fans a night of famous theatre numbers.

Cillea Houghton • September 14, 2018

Lee Brice Bares his Soul on ‘Rumor,’ Self-Titled Album

“Even though I wrote it about a small town, maybe it’s more about the whole world,” Brice shares of “Rumor.”

Cillea Houghton • September 5, 2018

Five of the Coolest Things We Saw at Billy Reid’s Annual ‘Shindig’

Fashion designer Billy Reid hosted his tenth annual shindig with the help of Kacey Musgraves, Joshua Hedley and a new fashion collection.

Cillea Houghton • September 4, 2018


Tyler Farr Gets Personal on Upcoming Third Album

The project is incredibly special to the singer/songwriter.

Cillea Houghton • August 22, 2018

Raleigh Keegan Plans a Charming Date Night in Debut Video, ‘Lookin’ Like That’

“I think, for me, it was important not to ruin it or people’s perception of a song that has been getting great traction for what we’re doing,” he explains.

Cillea Houghton • August 16, 2018

Little Big Town Reflect ‘Happiness’ in New Songs

“I feel like there’s a lot of happiness in these songs. It’s very reflective of where we are in our lives personally,” said Phillip Sweet.

Cillea Houghton • August 2, 2018

Drake White Seeks True Fulfillment on ‘Pieces’

What’s your favorite song?

Cillea Houghton • July 20, 2018


Chris Lane’s Laps Around the Sun Reflects Growth, Clarity

“It feels good to know where you want to go,” he says. “You always have to continue to grow and evolve or else you’re going to get left behind.”

Cillea Houghton • July 19, 2018

Cole Swindell on Title Track of Forthcoming Album All of It: “I Had to Have It”

Cole Swindell’s new album was missing something, so when he heard “All of It” for the first time, he knew he had to record it.

Cillea Houghton • July 13, 2018

Album Review: Chris Lane’s Laps Around the Sun

There’s a sunny disposition that Chris Lane captures on Laps Around the Sun.

Cillea Houghton • July 12, 2018

Little Big Town Talks Touring with Miranda Lambert: ‘It’s a True Collaboration’

“It’s going to be a big jam,” Phillip Sweet describes. “The best thing about Miranda is that she’s such a lover of music. We can sit on a patio and open a bottle of wine and just have a great jam session with her, so that’s what this party is going to be.” …

Cillea Houghton • July 5, 2018


Devin Dawson Opens a Line of Communication in ‘Asking For a Friend’

Devin Dawson sought inspiration from real life when it came time to co-writing his new single, “Asking For A Friend.”

Cillea Houghton • June 26, 2018

Morgan Evans Chronicles Love Story With Kelsea Ballerini, Journey in America on New Album

Australia native Morgan Evans has been working hard on his U.S. debut album, which features songs about his wife Kelsea Ballerini.

Cillea Houghton • June 19, 2018

Album Review: Dan + Shay’s Self-Titled Album

Dan + Shay’s self-titled project demonstrates not only how they’ve evolved musically, but also proves the purity in their songwriting.

Cillea Houghton • June 19, 2018

Randy Travis Receives Inaugural Cracker Barrel Legend Award: ‘It’s a Great Honor For Him’

“It’s a great honor for him,” said his wife, Mary.

Cillea Houghton • June 14, 2018