• Video: Rodney Crowell On Nashville's Evolution

    July 17, 2014 12:05 PM ET

    "Poet" is an elusive term that, arguably, any songwriter would eagerly aspire to. However, ironically for such a creative pool, very few musicians actually can claim – or even merely accept – this title.  Although Rodney Crowell, who despite four critically acclaimed decades in the music business exudes a remarkably down-to-earth personality, may not trumpet the claim that he is in this coveted category, fans of his work certainly are quick to affirm that he is. Th...  | More »

  • Video: Natalie Stovall and the Drive Live

    July 10, 2014 11:25 AM ET

    "It is an interesting thing when you're called a new artist...when you’ve been doing it for a really long time," smiles new-but-not-really-new Nashville phenomenon Natalie Stovall. "I keep hearing that it takes 10 years to become an overnight success and we’ve been at this for about nine years, as a band together. So I keep hoping that that’s true because that means in one more year we're an 'overnight success.'" If this is the first you've heard of...  | More »

  • Video: Lucy Hale On Acting And Music

    June 5, 2014 11:25 AM ET

    Lucy Hale is, perhaps unfairly, one of the last people most would expect to record a country music album – just for the simple reason that she is a bona fide Hollywood star, and, let's face it, you don't see too many of those creating heartland-style hits. But that's a big part of what makes this newcomer to the Nashville scene so interesting. Hale, of course, is best-known for her starring role as Aria Montgomery on the smash TV show "Pretty Little Liars," but as it tur...  | More »

  • Wanna See George Strait’s Final Show? It’ll Cost You

    May 28, 2014 5:20 PM ET
     |  Paul Grein

    Want to see George Strait's sold-old final concert next month, but don't have tickets? You're in luck — if you're loaded. The average ticket price is $681, according to secondary ticket marketplace Vivid Seats. The median price is $426. If you're on a budget, general admission tickets are more affordable. The average there is $228. The median is $186. Of course, if money is no object, you might as well go all out. Floor-level seats have an average ticket price...  | More »

  • Video: Carlene Carter Plays 'Carter Girl'

    May 21, 2014 11:10 AM ET

    Carlene Carter has one of those personalities that make it difficult to be somber when she's in the room. The singer's infectious laugh and lighthearted banter fill the studio where she is performing songs from her latest album, Carter Girl. However, when it comes time to discuss the project, which features her fresh takes on a variety of classics from her family catalog, the daughter of June Carter Cash settles down and becomes serious (albeit with a smile). "It was always in my m...  | More »

  • Video: Hunter Hayes on 'Storyline'

    May 14, 2014 5:50 PM ET

    Hunter Hayes is not an artist of few words...or few of anything, for that matter. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter is prolific in every area of his career, be it the number of instruments he plays, the vault of songs he's composed, or the interesting feats he's accomplished (most recently, for example, he broke the Guinness World Record for most concerts played in multiple cities in 24 hours). The young musician has just released his sophomore album, Storyline, and sat down w...  | More »

  • Video: Josh Thompson Tells It Like It Is

    May 7, 2014 3:10 PM ET

    Okay, okay. So it must be totally disconcerting when a musician walks into an interview expecting to discuss his art...and ends up fielding questions about his hair. However, Josh Thompson is a pretty good sport when it comes to explaining why he chose to chop off his famous ponytail, which can be seen on the cover of his latest full-length, "Turn It Up." As it happens, Thompson has no explanation deeper than he had been thinking about making a change. (Hey, even Willie Nelson cut off his fa...  | More »

  • Video: Eric Paslay Covers 'I Shall Believe'

    April 24, 2014 5:42 PM ET

    Eric Paslay knows a thing or two about songwriting: In addition to his self-titled debut album, released in February and which boasts every single song written or co-written by himself, the country musician has written for fellow luminaries including Jake Owen, the Eli Young Band, Rascal Flatts, and Lady Antebellum. Paslay recently stopped by the Ram Country studios to deliver not only his latest single, the moody/infectious "Song About A Girl," but also his cover of a favorite Sheryl Crow t...  | More »

  • Easton Talks New Album, Florida Country, and 'Clockwork'

    April 17, 2014 5:05 PM ET
     |  Wendy Geller

    Florida may not be the first place that comes to mind when one considers southern living, country music, and farming lifestyles. However, native son Easton Corbin is quick to point out that his Sunshine State goes far beyond Miami and Orlando. "I think a lot of people when they think of Florida, they think of palm trees and beaches; or Miami, you know that whole thing," he says. "It's so much more than that! "You go up near Northern Florida or Central Florida and the Pan Handle, and...  | More »

  • Video: Dan + Shay Perform '19 You + Me' Live

    April 10, 2014 4:50 PM ET

    Hot country duo Dan + Shay are starting off the month of April with a string of accolades: The pair released its debut, "Where It All Began," on the first of the month...then followed that up with a trip to Las Vegas for the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards, where they were nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year. They also had a little time amid all that fun to stop by the Ram Country studios to perform this exclusive acoustic rendition of their single "19 You + Me." Oh wait, they weren...  | More »

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