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4 Songs for the 4th by Independent Artists

Since moving to Nashville 15 years ago, I've come to believe that many of the best songs never make it through the major label system to get heard by the masses. But today I'm changing that! 

In the…

Michael Noble: Hard Work Never Goes Out of Style

Michael Noble Backstage at the Opry

 

Michael Noble is a hit songwriter, session guitar player and member of the Grand Ole Opry band. His story is a fascinating and weaves in names like Roy Orbison, Kenny Rogers…

The Other Side of #TimesUp

Today women are marching and shouting it from the rooftops: Times Up.

First of all, I want to be clear that I fully support and cheer for women like Katie Arminger and the Song Suffragettes (who released a…

AmericanaFest Round-Up for Artists

Berklee Americana Showcase at The Family Wash with my Band
Michael Boris, Me, Bill D, and Nick Arbuckle

Nashville is now officially in recovery mode from the 17th Annual AmericanaFest extravaganza. The event brings thousands of fans and artists to…

VIP Album Preview Hosted by WSM's Charlie Mattos

Shantell Ogden with Charlie Mattos, WSM at VIP Album Preview Event
Nashville-based artist Shantell Ogden held a VIP Album Preview event to celebrate her fifth studio album The Road That Drives Me at 3rd and Lindsley this week. Attendees…

From a Tuba to the Opry: Meet Larry Paxton (Part 1)



Multi-instrumentalist and arranger Larry Paxton talks about his musical beginnings, being a "tuba dropout", gigging and how he got started in the studio. Paxton (pictured above with me) now plays bass in the Grand Ole Opry house band in Nashville…

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Backstage with Eddie Bayers: Part 2

     

A 40 year veteran in the music industry in Nashville, Eddie Bayers is Nashville royalty. Beyond playing in the Grand Ole Opry as the house drummer, Bayers has played on hundreds of hit records (300 Gold and…

Proud to Be #2!


Break out the chocolate!

I just found out "Blossom in the Dust" from my new album Ghosts in the Field hit #2 on the Americana/Country Song Chart by the Roots Music Report! It's the highest rising single I've ever had…