After People Magazine released that this year’s “Sexiest Man Alive” was country music’s, Blake Shelton, we started thinking of other men in country music that would be a good fit for next year’s “Sexiest Man Alive” nomination.
Here are our thoughts People Magazine: Continue reading Here Is Our Take on Country’s Sexiest Men
It is the most wonderful time of the year! Where Christmas lights are going up, shopping is being done, and Christmas Specials are making their way back to our TV screens!
CMA revealed this years line-up for the CMA Country Christmas TV Special that will be filmed at the Grand Ole Opry House on Tuesday, November 14th. The show will air on ABC, Monday, November 27th at 8/7c.
Reba McEntire will be this year’s host and we can not be more excited about it! Below is the line-up of this CMA Country Christmas 2017. You will not want to miss it. Continue reading ICYMI: CMA Country Christmas Line-Up Revealed!!!
After great success with our first album giveaway, we decided to do it again! Please Enter the information below (nobody will have access to it but us). We will then check and make sure that you have done the following listed below and put your name in our drawing to win Chris Young’s new album, Losing Sleep!
This giveaway is only available to US and Canada residents at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience!
Rules of the Giveaway:
The giveaway closes on Monday, November 13th at 11:59pm CST! Good luck!
We are not affiliated with Chris Young or his management company. This is just to thank all of our readers!
Meet Katie MAC, a girl from Kansas, who is getting ready to take Nashville by storm with her new single, “Nice Guys”.
OTVN: Tell us a little about yourself. Why did you want to pursue a career as an artist?
Katie: Well, I’m originally from a suburban town in Kansas and I went to small Catholic schools, so I don’t have a particularly musical background, other than fronting a pop-punk band and high school choir. I started playing guitar when I was a sophomore and songwriting came super naturally. It just sort of clicked and I knew that this was what I wanted to do. I made the move to Nashville in 2014, and I’ve been making music here ever since!
OTVN: Describe your musical style.
Katie: I would call my style, Female Power Pop. I want my listeners to have fun when they listen to my music, but I also have a lot to say! Some of my songs are upbeat and empowering like, “Nice Guys”, but some are super delicate and vulnerable.
OTVN: Where do you get your inspiration for your music?
Katie: Literally everywhere. “Nice Guys” came from personal experience, but I’m constantly writing down ideas from things I hear in conversation, in movies/TV, or read in books.
OTVN: Who are your musical influences and why?
Katie: My earliest memories of music are tied to older groups like The Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac, and the Dixie Chicks, but I grew up listening to Top 40 pop, so it’s super broad! The sound I’m going for now is definitely influenced by other pop artists like Taylor Swift, Astrid S., and Mo.
OTVN: What can we expect to hear from your single, “Nice Guys”?
Katie: I think people can expect to bop along to “Nice Guys”, and I also hope that people can relate to it. I think anyone who has fallen for someone and then discovered that person was totally not who they thought can relate to parts of “Nice Guys”.
OTVN: What has been your favorite part of the music creating process?
Katie: Definitely taking an idea and then seeing it evolve into a fully produced song. There is so much work that goes into it, and it’s amazing to see how the right team of producers, writers, and musicians can take something simple and create something that people all over the world can relate to.
OTVN: Who is your dream musical collaboration?
Katie: Ryan Tedder. Hands DOWN.
OTVN: What are 5 things you can not live without?
Katie: 1) Coffee, 2) Headphones, 3) My amazing family and friends, 4) Time alone, 5) Time spent creating
OTVN: What has been the best advice that you have received when it comes to working in the music industry?
Katie: I used to be extremely self-conscious going into co-writes, shows, meetings, etc. One time, I was having a talk with a professor and explained to her how I felt like I didn’t belong because I was never the best guitar player or piano player in the room. She sort of laughed and said, “Katie, be comfortable being good at things you’re good at and be comfortable not being the best at the things you’re not the best at”. Basically, she taught me the value of collaboration and that advice she gave me transformed the way I interact with my team.
OTVN: Is there anything other projects that you would like us to keep our eyes and ears out for?
Katie: There will DEFINITELY be more music coming out very soon, but for now, I hope people continue to jam out to “Nice Guys”!
Below we have linked Katie MAC’s social media(s) and website if you would like to learn more!
Ashley McBryde’s debut single, “A Little Dive Bar In Dahlonega” is having quite the success on the radio.
Ashley McBryde has had a very successful year from touring to Eric Church, to making her Opry Debut, to having a Number 1 Radio Single on Sirus XM, and it looks like this is only the beginning for her. She was recently signed to Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville, where she able to get the platform to release her single, “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega”.
The New York Times stated that “What makes ‘A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega’ transcend is songwriting, songwriting, songwriting… It’s intelligently constructed and casually delivered, full of rich imagery… potent singalong moments… and words throbbing with outright lustrous feeling.” You can definitely feel all of the emotion when listening to Ashley McBryde’s music, and this is what helps set her apart from other artists in the Nashville music industry at the moment.
McBryde is scheduled to perform on Sirius XM Presents: The Highway Finds Tour in late October through early November with other upcoming country artists including High Valley.
You can also find her upcoming tour dates on her website: Ashley McBryde
On October 10, The Grand Ole Opry was the place to be in Nashville. If you were lucky enough to get a ticket that night, your line-up of artists included Brooks & Dunn, Keith Urban, and Chris Janson!!
What the audience didn’t expect though was an impromptu duet with Keith Urban and Chris Janson, and we are SOLD on this performance!
Watch Keith and Chris sing “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)” by John Michael Montgomery: