Sarah Davidson talks ‘Drink You Up,’ reality TV & channeling pain into music: Exclusive

Singer-songwriter Sarah Davidson wasn't afraid to open up her life on TNT's Private Lives Of Nashville Wives—going as far as to highlight her very-public breakup from Nashville songwriter Dallas Davidson.…

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Texas singer Ali Dee talks ‘Broken Heart,’ Miranda Lambert influence & happiness: Exclusive

For Texas powerhouse Ali Dee, rock is just as important country tradition. On her latest Sweet Southern EP, the singer peppers in enough mainstream appeal to stretch the widest demographic,…

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Daniel Lee discusses his ‘Roots,’ Brantley Gilbert & grandmother’s influence: Exclusive

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Daniel Lee, set to release his Average Joes debut Roots on Tuesday (July 22), offers up a bit of diversity in a crowded marketplace. As Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line deliver breezy summer anthems, Lee digs a bit deeper for a 13-track project that sweeps from the emotional ("For Sale Sign") to the gritty (his current single "Backwoods Tobacco") and every red-dirt stop in between. With years of club circuit performances and songwriting sessions with some of Nashville's finest, he is ready to make a bold statement about his life and character.

Possessing a bit of self-awareness, the singer-songwriter hopes to change people's pre-conceived notions. "I’m a walking, talking contradiction. I really just want people to understand that I am a songwriter as well as a singer," he says in an exclusive interview with NashvilleGab.

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Granger Smith talks failure, songs he’ll never release & his 100-mile walk: Exclusive

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Granger Smith has come a long way since his first record arrived in 1999, a pop-country set titled Waiting On Forever. He was a wide-eyed 19-year-old and a freshman at Texas A&M. Navigating the industry at such a young age was a daunting task, which is probably why he didn't choose to leave college until three years later, then a junior. Of course, signing a publishing deal with EMI clearly pursuaded him to revisit the idea. He then relocated to Nashville and began the club circuit and later released several equally remarkable albums.

But it wasn't until last year's Dirt Road Driveway that everything fell into place. "I’ve always been excited to put out a record, always. I don’t think I’ve ever put out a record and thought, ‘this isn’t that great. So, I’m not excited about it.’ This album really worked, more than all the rest did," he shares in an exclusive interivew with NashvilleGab.

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