Show Dog Universal recording duo Native Run might be up & coming, however, on Dec 21st, they were big stars while performing at the Tally Ho Theatre in Leesburg, Va.
Frankie Ballard's "Light Em Up" tour made a stop on November 15th in Silver Spring, Maryland just outside of Washington D.C. and I was curious to see if there was anything special about this particular artist. Well, I got more than I bargained for.
Brad Paisley's "Country Nation Tour" rocked the DC area on Sept, 20 2014 at Jiffy Lube Live. Opening acts Leah Turner and Randy Houser started the show off right. Leah…
On September 9th, 2014 107.7 WGTY hosted a performance that everyone at the York County Fair was sure to remember. Chase Rice took the stage and immediately all the older…
Last weekend, I had the honor of watching my very first Kenny Rogers concert when he came to Boise, Idaho.
And it's a concert I don't think I will ever forget.
I remember being a kid in the 80s and my mom love, love, loving her some Kenny Rogers, so I was pretty happy when I was able to score two tickets and bring her along for the fun ride. I have four singers/groups who stand out strongly from my really young days: Bob Seger, which I remember because my mom went to his concert while I was in the hospital having my tonsils removed; Rod Stewart because I was in love with his highly-inappropriate-for-a-youngster Do Ya Think I'm Sexy; and The Gatlin Brothers because All The Gold In California was my favorite song and I sang it constantly. But then there was Kenny Rogers who I had a special place in my heart for because he was my mom's favorite singer, which definitely rubbed off on me, and I grew up thinking that he and I were related. See, my maiden name was Rogers and so in my young mind Kenny Rogers was some sort of a long lost uncle of mine.
On April 24th, 2014 Toby Keith's Bar & Grill in Woodbridge. VA was expecting a special guest. Rodney Atkins was in town and was ready to perform some real country music.
Opening act Wesley Spangler took the stage first. Wesley is a local musician who prides himself not only on his original songs but on well-known cover songs as well. He performed songs by Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge and Colt Ford. His stage presence is strong and he knows how to get the crowd going. The band was incredible also. It was the perfect way to start the night.
The rain was pouring down hard in Charlottesville, VA on March 29th. That didn't seem to stop country music fans from gathering outside the Jefferson Theatre awaiting the arrival of…
Jennifer Nettles and Brandy Clark took the stage at the Ryman last month in Nashville. The photos above and the review below were given to me by NashvilleGab friend @Sugarlandaholic. …
Nashville returned on Wednesday night after a 3 week hiatus, to an episode both exciting and darkly dramatic. Rayna is getting things together with her label and Scarlett’s new music, but Teddy arrives to tell her that Lamar is dead, and slips in a few white lies about how he tried to help but it was too late. They tell the press and begin preparations for a private family funeral (which strangely Juliette is invited to), and Rayna is faced with telling Tandy, who erupts into hysterical sobs, while her sister remains cold and hard-faced, still furious at her father for the lies and betrayal. Deacon is alerted by Maddie, who cries to him down the phone at the news, and he tries to get through to Rayna who acts pissy with him and puts the phone down. He comes over to her house because he’s worried at how she’s bottling things up and she tells them about her father’s involvement in her mother’s death, and despite being blindsided by the revelation Deacon insists that she’s not okay and she needs to process this, which Rayna snaps at. She’s sick of all the lying and doesn’t want to forgive anyone for it. After continuing to be cold-faced at the funeral however, alone in Lamar’s office and pouring some whiskey she freaks out and has a breakdown, throwing things and sobbing hysterically, as Tandy and Teddy watch, part in sadness, part in horror.
If Chase Rice isn't a country name that you're familiar with, you should be! On February 6th 2014, Chase played to a sold out crowd at The Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan. He took the stage full of energy, ready to party, with what I can only assume was a Jack and Coke in his hand. Girls in the crowd went crazy over Chase, which I can relate to. He is a very confident, very good looking up and coming new country artist.
For all of you country music fans who are thinking about seeing Chris Cagle live, you totally should! On Feb 7th, 2014 Toby Keith's Bar & Grill in Woodbridge, VA…
I don't know if you know, but Canada's country music scene is on FIRE these days and Codie Prevost is definitely a burning spark among the flames. Codie is a Multi-Award winner and three time Canadian Country Music Association nominee. He is currently getting ready for the worldwide release of his FOURTH studio album "All Kinds of Crazy" set to release on March 1st! Based on his interaction with me and from the other reviews I've read, I'm putting Codie on my list of "Acts I'd Love To See Live". You're gonna have to wait until March to get the new album but until then here's a little sample review for ya!
1) I'll Be Your Whiskey
Any track with 'whiskey' in it is a good one.
"I'll be your whiskey
Lay that bottle down and just kiss me"
It's a catchy upbeat song that makes you sway along, with the ties between alcohol and love…where can you go wrong? The vocals are strong with a female backup singer that chimes along beautifully. It's got the feel of Luke Bryan's 'whiskey makes my baby feel a little frisky' with just a tad more innocence.