Posts tagged "Cover Story"

Cole Swindell: The Cover Story

Cole Swindell just might be county music’s biggest fan. In fact, he admits that he was just as excited about Eric Church releasing his new single, “Desperate Man,” as the Church Choir.

“My fans are the reason I have a career. If they didn’t show up, if they weren’t excited about the music,…

Array • August 20, 2018

Sugarland: The Cover Story

When Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles walked on stage together at the 2017 CMA Awards to present the trophy for Vocal Duo of the Year, the country world was abuzz. Their first joint appearance since 2012, the moment had many wondering if Sugarland was finally reuniting after their five-year hiatus. While the duo had hinted…

Annie Reuter • May 24, 2018

Brothers Osborne: The Cover Story

When TJ and John Osborne moved to Nashville they never intended to become a duo. The Deale, Maryland, natives grew up playing music together and once they both relocated to Music City they’d frequently find themselves writing together and sitting in with each other’s bands.

Following a show billed as TJ Osborne at…

Annie Reuter • April 19, 2018

Craig Morgan: The Cover Story

Upon first meeting Craig Morgan, it is obvious why he is the star of two television shows — his boundless energy is infectious and his presence lights up a room. His friendly demeanor and unbridled honesty are also inviting, while his booming laugh and positive outlook make him instantly feel like an old friend.

Annie Reuter • March 23, 2018

Carly Pearce: The Cover Story

Carly Pearce had big dreams of a music career from a young age. The Kentucky native says she had aspirations to move to Nashville as early as elementary school. As she explains, she always felt her destiny was to sing country music.

In January 2017, that dream became reality when she signed a…

Annie Reuter • January 16, 2018

Brett Young: The Cover Story

Brett Young is living proof that when life doesn’t go the way you plan, sometimes it can turn out even better than you dreamed. As he looks back on a very busy 2017 that included touring with Lady Antebellum, scoring a No. 1 hit with “In Case you Didn’t Know,” and embarking on his first…

Deborah Evans Price • December 13, 2017

Reba: The Cover Story

At the 51st Annual CMA Awards on Nov. 8, Garth Brooks accepted his Entertainer of the Year trophy from Reba McEntire, who he called “the entertainer of a lifetime.” An accurate description, Reba has proven herself a mainstay in the country genre throughout the past four decades having released over 30 albums, 27 of which…

Annie Reuter • November 13, 2017

Shania Twain: The Cover Story

Everyone has heard the old adage “absence makes the heart grow fonder.” Well that certainly seems true with Shania Twain fans as her new album, Now, tops the all genre Billboard 200 chart this week, making it the first female country release in three years to achieve that feat. The 16-song collection, Twain’s first album…

Deborah Evans Price • October 10, 2017

Dustin Lynch: The Cover Story

If Dustin Lynch fans think they got to know the Tullahoma, TN native through the songs on his first two albums, he admits the songs on his new album, Current Mood, are about to take their relationship to a whole new level.

“This collection of songs is a peek behind the curtain,” Dustin…

Deborah Evans Price • September 12, 2017

Brett Eldredge: The Cover Story

When it came time for Brett Eldredge to decide on a title for his new album, the highly personal content of the songs he’d written really made the decision an obvious one.

“This album is my heart and this is why it’s self-titled,” he says of his third studio album, Brett Eldredge, which…

Deborah Evans Price • August 8, 2017

Kelsea Ballerini: The Cover Story

It has been a whirlwind two years since Kelsea Ballerini released her debut album, The First Time. The project had the singer/songwriter simply writing songs with friends, never envisioning the countless records she’d eventually break. Ballerini made history with the album as she became the only female artist within the country genre to have her…

Annie Reuter • July 12, 2017

Lady Antebellum: The Cover Story

Sometimes the best way to start a new chapter is to get back to your roots. With a fast-rising new single and a hot new tour, it’s obvious the strategy is working for Lady Antebellum. After a decade of hits, 18 million units in sales and numerous accolades, Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood

Deborah Evans Price • June 12, 2017

Brad Paisley: The Cover Story

Brad Paisley released one of his most ambitious projects to date with the audio and visual album Love and War. The compilation is a who’s who in music as it boasts genre-bending collaborations with everyone from John Fogerty and the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger to Bill Anderson and Timbaland. Additionally, it includes a co-write with…

Annie Reuter • May 8, 2017

Jon Pardi: The Cover Story

Jon Pardi’s star power continues to rise after a year of back-to-back No. 1 singles and a big win at the ACM Awards where he took home the trophy for Best New Male Vocalist. At his home in Dixon, Calif., though, he was always the star.

An adorable 1991 clip of a young…

Annie Reuter • April 24, 2017

Josh Turner: The Cover Story

It has been nearly five years since Josh Turner released an album and this fact is not lost on the country singer.

“Well, I definitely feel five years older,” he tells Sounds Like Nashville with a hearty laugh, settling into a chair inside the studio at Audio Productions off Music Row in Nashville.

Annie Reuter • March 10, 2017

Kip Moore: The Cover Story

Kip Moore is learning to take life one step at a time. The singer/songwriter has been moving full speed ahead since the release of his debut album Up All Night in 2012 with little to no time off. In late 2016, he announced he’d be taking a much needed break from the road. This doesn’t…

Annie Reuter • February 10, 2017

Rascal Flatts: The Cover Story

For many, 2016 was a year of significant loss. Music legends including Merle Haggard, Prince, George Michael, Glenn Frey, Leonard Cohen and David Bowie, among others, died last year. Many of these artists directly influenced country music’s biggest entertainers, Rascal Flatts included.

Personal loss hit close to home for Rascal Flatts, too. In…

Annie Reuter • January 12, 2017