The 2017 Country Music Television Awards did not disappoint with the live performances, there was so much talent within those Music City Center walls. Here are the top 4 performances from one of country music's biggest nights.Read More
Alaina admitted, "I don't know what to do," as she clutched her shiny new CMT award. "Reba McEntire just gave me an award!" The excitement and emotions that bubbled through Alaina's voice touched Reba who shed a few tears of her own as she watched Alaina addressing the audience. The camera caught one quick glimpse, however being in the audience, I was able to see just how touched Reba was by the moment, and the tears that followed.Read More
"When I wrote this one, I thought this one feels different. I don't know what it is about it, but this one feels special. Fast forward years later, and it's our first single that went to country radio, and it ends up being the song that changed my life."
The night was a sweet one, thanks George Dickel for the hospitality, and Dustin Lynch for the tunes, proving no matter what stage you play there's just something about returning to your roots. An attribute that George Dickel and Dustin Lynch both know well.
Todd O’Neill recently won the Nash Next competition, which delivers an impressive prize package. O’Neill won a record deal with Big Machine Label group (the same label who has Taylor Swift, Thomas Rhett, and Reba on their roster), radio air play from Cumulus, and his single was produced by Rascal Flatts, Jay DeMarcus. Learn how he snagged his single from Brett Young, how his dad inspired him to go after his dreams, and how his life has changed since winning Nash Next!Read More
"The ugliest experiences can form the most beautiful things about us as human beings."Read More
Nikki Yanofsky is a rising star who's worked with everyone from Quincy Jones to Stevie Wonder. She's been featured in She's been featured in the NY Times, Billboard, People, CNN, InStyle, Yahoo Music, Huffington Post.
Yanofsky encourages young artists, "It's always darkest before the dawn, and if you can overcome that, and let the passion for music drive you, you're going to break it."Read More
"So, I just jumped into the rollercoaster, and realized this was a journey. It definitely beat me up at times, but I knew it was what I wanted to do. I just knew it."Read More
"I just want people to know it’s okay to go for your dreams, and it’s okay to feel the way that you feel, and that you’re not alone. We’re all human, we’re all here to relate."Read More
Best advice for following your dreams?
"...don't let anyone else try to define that or to do it differently, just trust yourself and trust your heart."Read More
"You’ve got to know who you are, you’ve got to appreciate who you are, you’ve got to know your limitations if there are any, or to know that there are none, you have to really know who you are, what you’re willing to sacrifice, how hard you’re willing to work. So, if you can know you, and you can really connect with who you are, and be comfortable with that, then you usually can connect to other people."Read More
Chris Tomlin went from once being on a path to study sports medicine to being an award winning musician. Tomlin opens up about his riskiest dream yet, the challenges along the way, new projects, and advice to other dreamers out there!
"There were no record companies beating down my door, there was no publishers, there was no album. I didn't have a band, there was none of that. It was me, an acoustic guitar, and my 4-runner."
It's been small steps. it's A to B, B to C, C to D, not A to Z. It's just small steps, and being faithful in those steps.Read More
Cole Swindell pens emotional letter to Nashville, fans, and all who have supported him on his journey, especially with the release of his song "You Should Be Here," written in honor of his dad, who passed away in 2013.Read More
Songs Against Slavery is an incredible organization based in Nashville helping end sex trafficking through music. Lauren Lancaster and Grace Theisen co founded SAS when they were just 19 years old! The dynamic duo have already put on 22 concerts in 6 different states and have helped over 10 non profits.Read More
Danae Thompson was one of my first friends when I moved to Nashville just a few months ago.Read More