Posts Tagged ‘Country music’

44th Annual Country Music Award Highlights

In awards, Country Music Association Awards, Industry News, Know This, Music, Music Business, Music History, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, Singing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on November 11, 2010 at 11:42 am


The 44th Annual Country Music Awards went off without a hitch.  The buzz around town is that the performances were some of the best ever.  The winners delivered the expected heart-felt acceptance speeches and then it was off to the after parties… Read the rest of this entry »

The Truth

In Industry News, Lyrics, Music, Music Business, People that Rock, Songwriting on February 8, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Jason Aldean’s song, The Truth, has climbed the charts and taken over the number one spot.  This isn’t Jason‘s first trip to the #1 rodeo – he has seen the view from the top with these songs – Why (Jason Aldean), She’s Country (Wide Open), and Big Green Tractor (Wide Open). Since earning his title of “Top New Male Vocalist” at the 2006 Academy of Country Music Awards, Jason has successfully toured, released projects, and earned #1 hit singles.  What is this Broken Bow recording artist doing right??

To gain some insight, let’s hear how he describes his third album – Wide Open.  “As the title implies, Wide Open celebrates the unlimited opportunities life offers, while recognizing the all-too-familiar speed bumps along the way… Read the rest of this entry »

Recording Artist = Marketing Machine

In Best Practices, Industry News, Know This, Money, Music, Music Business, Music History, nashville on January 27, 2010 at 10:12 am

After a quick study of Country Music recording artist Tim McGraw, one may find that he has branched out into the stratosphere of media marketing and performance mediums.  From the country music charts, to men’s cologne, to well attended tours, and even the movie box office, Tim McGraw is everywhere.  Last year’s Christmas presents could have had a “McGraw” theme: Read the rest of this entry »

The Sweet By and By

In Best Practices, Know This, Music, Music Business, People that Rock, You HAVE to on January 13, 2010 at 10:00 am

The Sweet By and By is the first of a four novel series centered around Jade Fitzgerald, a woman that left the pain of her past in the dust when she headed out for college a decade ago.  Now she’s thriving in her career and glowing in the light of Max Benson’s love.  But then Jade’s hippie mother, Beryl Hill, arrives in Whisper Hollow, Tennessee, for Jade’s wedding along with Willow, her wild younger sister.

Their arrival forces Jade to throw open the dark closets of her past–the insecurity of living with a restless, wandering mother, the silence of her absent father, and the heart-ripping pain of first-love’s rejection.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sara Evans: The New Author

In Best Practices, Industry News, Know This, Music, Music Business, People that Rock, You HAVE to on January 12, 2010 at 2:01 pm

On the evening of January 11, 2010, multi-platinum recording artist  Sara Evans made her debut appearance as an author at Davis-Kidd Booksellers in Nashville, TN.  Sara took the stage as the seats were filled with fans ready to hear about this next chapter in her life.  Local newspapers and TV channels were there eager to capture the event.  She expressed her nervousness to speak on microphone.  She jokingly asked the crowd if she could sing her way through the events of the night.  Voices amongst the people could be heard agreeing with her need to sing instead of speak.  She quickly agreed speak instead of sing and the night was off. Read the rest of this entry »

43rd Annual CMA Awards: To All A Good Night

In Industry News, Music Business, nashville, People that Rock, See this, You HAVE to on November 13, 2009 at 11:19 am

After a long rewarding week of CMA awards being hoped for and given, here is a little something I wrote (using The Night Before Christmas for inspiration).  Hope you enjoy!

c and b

Hosts of the evening: Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood

(Click “read more” to view the poem) Read the rest of this entry »

Did Our Predictions Match?

In Best Practices, Industry News, Music, Music Business, nashville, People that Rock on November 12, 2009 at 2:23 am

taylorThe night has come and gone and the 43rd Annual CMA Awards went off without a hitch.  This week the readers of the Nashville Music Buzz have been voting all week and making their opinions known.  How did our votes compare to the actual?  (the bullet percentages show what we here at the blog thought)


Taylor Swift

On The Road Again

In Best Practices, Musician, nashville, Road Musician, Studio Musician on October 9, 2009 at 12:06 pm
Talk about life on the road!

Talk about life on the road!

Musicians come in all shapes and sizes.  They normally fall on a continuum between being primarily a live musician and being a studio player.  In the lifetime of a musician, they can certainly be both.  But each major category has its characteristics.  One of which is accuracy.  When you see a live show, if the lead guitarist misses a note, by the third song you may forget this and be rocking out to his encore at the end of the concert.  In the studio, time is money and the more accurate the better. Read the rest of this entry »

World's LARGEST Number 1 Party

In Music Business, Music History, nashville, Networking, People that Rock, Songwriting, You HAVE to on September 22, 2009 at 1:58 pm

no1_2009Yesterday I had the chance to attend the WORLD’S LARGEST #1 PARTY hosted by Nashville Songwriters Association International.  Once a year Nashville’s music industry gathers together at NSAI under a big white tent, complete with food and drinks, to honor and celebrate the songwriters of the past year that have written a number one hit.  As we see the decline of cds and the increase of mp3s, we find people really have to write #1s to get cut by an  artist.  Well, these people have done it! Read the rest of this entry »

Sweetest Gift

In harmony/BGVs, Music, Music History, nashville, Networking, Ponder this, Singing, Studio, You HAVE to on September 19, 2009 at 6:00 am

The sweetest gift on this date in 1964 for Gwen and Jack Yearwood was the birth or their daughter Patricia Lynn.  Born in Georgia, Trisha Yearwood grew up in a farming community with deep southern roots.  She developed a love for country music from the likes of Hank Williams and groups like the Eagles rounded out her musical tastes.

Trisha came on the Nashville scene by transferring to Belmont University after a short stay at the University of Georgia.  This began her roots in Music City.  Her story is a lot like many musicians who make the early decision to try out their musical dream by first attending a college in town. Read the rest of this entry »

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