For a few months now, one of the bands generating a buzz in Nashville is The Cumberland Collective. This cheerfully-chaotic cluster of songwriters was a hit at Folk Alliance 2012, and is just weeks away from releasing their debut album, In the Room. One of the writers at the core […]Read more ›
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Continuing my mission to help spread the word about new and/or independent artists, this edition of Nashville’s Saturday Night Live will introduce you to singer-songwriter Hugh Mitchell. Raised in Birmingham, AL (but born in California) Mitchell grew up influenced by all the diverse musical stylings his hometown has to offer. […]Read more ›
When an interview is allowed to flow naturally, often a theme develops organically. When sitting down with singer-songwriter DeeAnn Dominy, again and again, the topic of conversation went back to a quality she embodies: honesty. The reason for our get-together was her independently released (and brilliantly titled) album, Based on […]Read more ›
Outlaws Like Me – Justin Moore (Valory Music Co., 2011) Repeatedly throughout Justin Moore’s sophomore album, he desperately tries to convince us he is really, really country … and not only is he really, really country … but he is also an outlaw – a country outlaw! In his attempt to drive this […]Read more ›
I started all this as a music fan so of course I love the country stars but, for me, the songwriters are stars shining at least as bright. Closing procedures at the Hard Rock Café stage on Friday, June 10, was Dave Pahanish with his band The Rust Belt. Pahanish […]Read more ›
A week after its release, I told co-writer Dave Pahanish that ‘Without You’ would hit #1. This week, Keith Urban takes the song to the top of the Mediabase Country Singles Chart. Congratulations to writers Pahanish and Joe West! Brad Paisley‘s ‘Old Alabama’ goes from #1 to #2, and Blake […]Read more ›
Get Closer – Keith Urban (Capitol Nashville, 2010) Keith Urban recently said that if you stick to your own sound some people will praise you for being consistent, while others will call you out for being repetitive. While his sixth studio album, Get Closer, might not persuade the latter group […]Read more ›