Thunder On The Mountain and CMNB Host Special Interview Series Featuring Matt Enik! We can hardly believe its almost here, but Thunder On The Mountain is next week (June 6-8 in Ozark, AR)! With the festival just around the corner, we are wrapping up our interview series featuring artists from the star studded line-up! This week, we’re sitting down via Google + to talk with Matt Enik. We’ll be chatting with Enik on Thursday, May 30th at 3:00pm CST! You can watch below and follow us on G+, Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest news and updates! Thunder On The Mountain Presents Matt Enik. Be sure to check out our previous hangouts with Rose Falcon, J.T. Hodges, Easton Corbin, Colt Ford, Clayton Anderson and JJ Lawhorn!
Live Google + Interview with Thunder On The Mountain and Kristen Kelly. Thunder On The Mountain is next week, June 6-8 on Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, AR, and as we prep for the exciting brand new festival, we’ve been taking time to talk with some of the talented folks in the line up! In our final live Google+ hangout interview, we’ll be chatting with the talented, Texas native, Kristen Kelly! You’ll be able to watch below on Friday, May 31st at 3:00pm CST, and stay connected via G+, Facebook and Twitter for updates! Thunder On The Mountain Presents Kristen Kelly! Be sure to check in with out previous hangouts including J.T. Hodges, Rose Falcon, Easton Corbin, Clayton Anderson, Colt Ford, and JJ Lawhorn.
Your Chance to Win Some Cool Jessta James Merch! Yesterday (Tuesday, May 21st) Jessta James released his album Time To Get Right, and in celebration of the new record, we’re giving our readers the chance to win some cool Jessta-themed merch including a T-shirt, album copy and decal! All you need to do is follow the very simple directions below. After you enter, be sure to give James’ new music a listen. You’ll be glad you did…promise! Giveaway Guidelines: Step 1: (If you aren’t already!) Follow us @CMNBlog and @JesstaJames on Twitter! Step 2: Send out the following tweet: “I entered to win a country prize pack from @JesstaJames via @CMNBlog! You can too! Details here: http://ow.ly/kyZbB #CountryMusic” Step 3: When we receive your tweet, you’re entered to win! Important Info: Winners will be randomly selected and notified individually via Twitter. Prizes provided by Girlilla Marketing. Tweets must be received by 12:00pm Wednesday, May 29th. Winners will not be eligible for another prize drawing until 90days after this one. Check out the Jessta James Merch for Giveaway!
Exclusive Pre-Festival Google + Interview with JJ Lawhorn Hosted by CMNB and Thunder On The Mountain! Thunder On The Mountain is just around the corner, and amidst all our excitement we’re hosting a series of interviews with some of the very talented artists featured in the festival line-up! This week, we’ll be “hanging” out with JJ Lawhorn, and he can fill us in on what’s new in his neck of the woods! Tune in on Wednesday, May 22nd at 11am CST! We’ll feature the video below, and you can find more details on Google +, Facebook or Twitter! Thunder On The Mountain takes place June 6-8 on Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, AR! For more info on the line-up, tickets, accommodations and more, head over to their official website. Thunder On The Mountain Presents…JJ Lawhorn! Be sure to check out our previous hangouts with folks like Rose Falcon, J.T. Hodges, Colt Ford, Easton Corbin and Clayton Anderson!
Darius Rucker New Album, True Believers, Available Now! Darius Rucker has released his third country album, True Believers, and it is available via iTunes and Amazon now! The album features Rucker’s cover of “Wagon Wheel” which made it to the number one spot on Billboard’s Country Singles Chart this week. “I am so excited that today is finally here and I can share True Believers with my fans. Having ‘Wagon Wheel’ reach No.1 this same week is amazing to me. I’m very proud of this album, and hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do.” -Darius Rucker Rucker will be stopping by ABC’s late night show “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” He will also be hosting a live twitter chat via iTunes. Use #AskDariusRucker to follow along. True Believers Track Listing: 1. “True Believers” (Darius Rucker, Josh Kear) 2. “Miss You” (Darius Rucker, Frank Rogers) 3. “Wagon Wheel” (Bob Dylan, Ketch Secor) 4. “Love Without You” (Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally) 5. “Radio” (Darius Rucker, Luke Laird, Ashley Gorley) 6. “Lost In You” (Darius Rucker, Mark Nesler, Phillip White) 7. “I Will Love You Still” (Darius Rucker, Josh Kear) 8. “Take Me Home” (Darius Rucker, Frank Rogers, Monty Criswell) 9. “Shine” (Darius Rucker, Frank Rogers) 10. “Heartbreak Road” (Darius Rucker, Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins) 11. “Leavin’ the Light On” (Darius Rucker, David Lee Murphy, Phil O’Donnell) 12. “Lie To Me” (Darius Rucker, Rodney Clawson, Bob DiPiero)
Interview: Jessta James Shares About His Brand New Album and The Fresh Hybrid Sound It Features. Jessta James hails from Montana originally, and his brand of country features clear influences that reach far beyond the bounds of Nashville, TN. The music you’ll hear on his debut album, Time To Get Right, skillfully blends country with rock and hip hop. Now, there really are a lot of folks out there putting these seemingly unrelated genres together, but James stands apart in that there is a naturalness to his songs that I haven’t heard from others representing this sound. He currently records and produces his music out of a studio in Atlanta, and this new album will be featured on his own label. It is currently available, having released Tuesday, May 21st, and I highly suggest you give it a listen! Before you do though, hear from Jessta himself on why his music is the way it is, and where it comes from. So, you’re working on this new album, what is your creative process like? My creative process is really anything and everything. Usually, typically speaking, I will sit down with my producer and my guitar player and I’ll have an idea, a concept, different musical elements I want to incorporate. And we’ll sit there and mess around with a riff, and I’ll come up with a chorus and once we have a solid start we’ll go from there. I’ve learned that its best that I finish an idea once I start. I read that you didn’t start writing till your early 20’s, what inspired you to get into it? I was raised on country and rock music all my life. I had never written any songs or sang but my friends and I would freestyle when we were just hanging out. Another artist heard me, and told me I really needed to write it down. When you’re writing, where do you pull the most inspiration from? The title track is about my brother Matt. I wrote that song to him, all the things I never got to say to him. That was a very deep, personal song. The song “Better Man” is to my whole family, about my Dad, the relationship with my son, my wife…It strikes a chord with people everywhere, when we perform it live. “Rock N Roll Angel” is for my wife. There’s no way I could be doing this without the support of my wife. You have actual experience in the hip-hop genre, what lead you to that scene? I got into hip hop because it was new to me. I would just find myself listening to whatever was different, whatever caught my ear. There weren’t really any artists that I could relate to because I couldn’t relate to the content in the material. But I like the sounds, it was appealing to my ear and I wanted to take it and hone it into something that fit me. When I started to make music, I Continue reading Interview: Jessta James Talks New Album and Fresh Sound
Thunder On The Mountain and CMNB Bring You an Exclusive Interview with Easton Corbin! In this week’s installment of our on going Google + Hangout interview series with Thunder On The Mountain, we are talking to the talented and on the rise Easton Corbin! We will be getting his insight into the upcoming and brand new country music festival, as well as checking in with him and what’s new for him! So, don’t miss it at 2pm CST on Tuesday, May 21st! Thunder On The Mountain Presents…Easton Corbin!
CMNB and Thunder On The Mountain Bring You a Live Google + Interview with Clayton Anderson! The highly anticipated Thunder On The Mountain country music festival is quickly approaching (just a couple more weeks!), and this week we’re taking a few minutes to chat with another one of the amazing artists from the 3 day line-up! Coming up, we’ll be doing a Google + Hangout with Clayton Anderson on Thursday, May 16th at 3:00pm central to get his inside opinion on this brand new country fest, what’s coming up for him this year and more! You can watch the interview live below, or come back and catch it later. Also be sure to check in on our Google + page and Facebook for updates and details. Then make sure you’re following us (@CMNBlog) and the great folks at Thunder On The Mountain (@THUNDERontheMTN) on Twitter to make sure you hear all the latest news! Watch our previous hangouts with Colt Ford, J.T. Hodges and Rose Falcon on our YouTube playlist! Thunder On The Mountain Presents…Clayton Anderson: Thunder On The Mountain will take place June 6-8 on Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, AR. For ticket info, artist line-up, lodging and event details visit their official page!
Kellie Pickler Gives Insight Into Her Emotional Connection to New Song “Someone Somewhere Tonight.” Most often, when I see Kellie Pickler, she is being low key, silly and a whole lot of fun. She is obviously a laid back kind of gal with a really great sense of humor. That being said, it’s interesting to see the flip side of that, and hear her being more serious and insightful. In a recent video posted on her YouTube channel, Pickler is filling in fans on her emotional connection to new song “Someone Somewhere Tonight,” and the story behind the lyrics. It hasn’t been released yet, but this will definitely make you excited to hear more. Check it out below! Kellie Pickler on “Someone Somewhere Tonight.” [youtube:www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6zplOgzCvg]
CMNB and Thunder on the Mountain LIVE Interview with Colt Ford! Continuing our interview series with upcoming country music festival Thunder On The Mountain, CMNB will be interviewing Colt Ford via Google + hangout on Wednesday, May 8th at 4:00pm CST! This brand new festival boasts an amazing line up, and we’re taking you behind the scenes with these fun chats getting the low down on the fest, how artists prep for their live shows, what they have in the works for 2013 and more! You can watch the interview below as soon as its live at 4pm on Wednesday, and you can get involved by submitting questions in the comment section below, by tweeting us at @CMNBlog, finding us on Google+ or commenting on the event page on Facebook! Basically, no matter what social channel you prefer, you can reach us. Thunder On The Mountain Presents…Colt Ford! Thunder On The Mountain takes place June 6th-8th on Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, AR! For ticket info and details head on over to their official site! Be sure to keep up with them on Twitter (@THUNDERontheMTN) using the #Thunder2013 hashtag.