Spotlight:  Ingrid Andress

Spotlight: Ingrid Andress

Earlier this week, hundreds of Country radio programmers, music executives and artists convened in Nashville for the annual Country Radio Seminar. Daytime sessions on various issues facing the industry were discussed, and at night, stars performed at the "invitation...

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Love at First Sight.  Country Style.

Love at First Sight. Country Style.

  13 years ago, Jimmie Allen left Delaware, moved to Nashville, did the usual dues paying  i.e. sometimes so broke he lived in his car,  got his big break, and voila, “Best Shot,” a Country hit in 2018. And, now, he’s got his second Top10 and still ascending hit:...

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What If I Never Get Over You?

What If I Never Get Over You?

It's supposed to hurt, it's a broken heart But to movin' on is the hardest part What if time doesn't do what it's supposed to do? What if I never get over you? Good question. Ronnie Milsap pondered the same topic, in 1981, with his huge hit "No Gettin' Over Me."  His...

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Long Blond Hair, Black Leather Pants & Stilettos…

Long Blond Hair, Black Leather Pants & Stilettos…

There must be a good reason that stories are still told, and songs still sung, about men who cheat on their women…fertile ground for tough, take-no-prisoners Country singers who are pissed-off big time. Carrie Underwood set the bar when the video to her mega-hit...

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This is a V-E-R-Y “Country” Song

This is a V-E-R-Y “Country” Song

Country singer/songwriter Dustin Lynch knows small towns 'cause he grew up in Tullahoma, Tennessee,  population just under 20,000. In 2017, his "Small Town Boy" went to the top of the Country  chart, and now,  two years later, he's back with "Ridin' Roads" a song...

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Paying Your Dues in Nashville Can Be a Very Rough Gig

Paying Your Dues in Nashville Can Be a Very Rough Gig

What's it like paying dues to make it in the highly competitive Nashville music scene? Ask newcomer Caylee Hammack. She's 25-years old, and has been singing and writing songs since she was 13.  At 19, she moved to Nashville, kicked around, lived a few weeks out of her...

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Pop Star Justin Bieber & Country Duo Dan + Shay Have a Hit.

Pop Star Justin Bieber & Country Duo Dan + Shay Have a Hit.

Music genres sometimes blur, and here’s a doozy:  Justin Bieber, one of the world’s top Pop stars, and Country duo Dan & Shay, have a hit:  "10,000 Hours” is romantic, so-sweet, upbeat, charming, clever and just a little bit Country, with a cutesy-catchy hook. I'd...

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A Little Gem with a Wise Message

A Little Gem with a Wise Message

  "More Hearts Than Mine" by Ingrid Andress is currently one of the most played songs on Country radio, charting top #25 and climbing. It's a lyrical gem, achingly tender and sweet, sung with sensitivity and emotion, with a plaintive story-line that's a far cry...

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