Tyler Childers gets it right on country and perils of Nashville

Carolina cotton field. (Photo by Indie Art South)
Carolina cotton field. (Photo by Indie Art South)

Tyler Childers, in an interview posted on Spotify, pegged the new Nashville in a perfect way. He said of the city that is “the largest growing and developing city in the nation”, one traditionally known for country music, “Once you’re immersed in that, then there’s just a disconnect to the reality of what country life is.” In my opinion, Childers gets it right. Continue reading “Tyler Childers gets it right on country and perils of Nashville”

CMA Music Fest Artists: Work for attention instead of money

Cream of Crop stage Thomasville GAAn article about the CMA Music Festival came across my desk, and I was glad to see approximately 300 lesser known artists had the opportunity to perform on “less publicized smaller stages.” The festival is heavily attended, with estimates in the 80,000-100,00 range. Fans pay for tickets. The article at Music LinkUp mentioned something I didn’t know. Artists don’t get paid to perform there. Continue reading “CMA Music Fest Artists: Work for attention instead of money”

Nashville blowout: Eric Church sets record despite last year’s brouhaha

Eric Church 'Double Down Tour' promo photo from https://www.facebook.com/ericchurch/
Eric Church ‘Double Down Tour’ promo photo from facebook.com/ericchurch

Nashville star Eric Church must be on top of the world right now. Church, the come-from-behind guy who was once dropped by Rascal Flatts during a tour, set records for audience totals on May 25 at Nissan Stadium in the city famous for country and now country pop.

Defying critics’ predictions, Church managed to deflect a lot of criticism leveled at him after a Rolling Stone piece featured some of the singer’s political pronouncements less than one year ago. Continue reading “Nashville blowout: Eric Church sets record despite last year’s brouhaha”

‘Buckshot’ film hits on the great debate in country music

At present there’s an informal debate going around many country music sites and message boards. Bro country is all the rage, and there’s no denying pop has encroached on country in a way thought impossible a decade ago. Now the film Buckshot takes on the issue, and one thing is apparent just by watching the trailer.  Continue reading “‘Buckshot’ film hits on the great debate in country music”

Queen of country Miranda is 15th artist in residence at ACM

Miranda Lambert is the queen of country music, and now she’ll become the 15th artist in residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.  Continue reading “Queen of country Miranda is 15th artist in residence at ACM”