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Levi Lowrey Announces National Fall Tour

Levi Lowrey brings his years of experience from playing in bands and performing onstage and embarks on a national tour this fall in support of his debut album, I Confess I Was A Fool. After breaking out this year on his own as a singer/songwriter, Levi will be performing songs from his debut, which has […]

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“Randy Montana” – The Album and The Artist Debut a Vocal, Lyrical and Musical Masterpiece

Randy Montana and Mercury Nashville release an artist, a sound and a self-titled debut album July 26, 2011 that might “cling to the rough edges of country’s musical highway” but holds on strong as a singer, a songwriter and a signature sound to scale the heights and hit the summit. Born to famous songwriter Billy […]

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You Can’t Cheat This Small Town Singer

Mark Cooke is a singer songwriter from the small town of Longview, Texas. His debut single “Can’t Cheat in a Small Town” charted at number 54. His current single is “I Love It.” CMP writer Paige Colgin had a chance to interview Mark and find out more about him, and what makes him so different […]

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An Interview with “Whispering” Bill Anderson

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing the legendary songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member “Whispering” Bill Anderson. He talked candidly about songwriting, gave advice to aspiring songwriters, and answered questions about who inspired and mentored him in songwriting. Anderson has been writing songs since he was ten or eleven years old and now at […]

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One On One With Celebrity Songwriters At Tin Pan South 2011

To really love and appreciate country music is, in my humble opinion,  to know the songwriter who created the words you chant in your car or in the shower.  Mind you, this fascination only came to me in recent months, but I’m hooked!  I packed a bag and headed thousands of miles to Nashville–that’s how […]

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Ty Herndon opens up about drug addiction, new album

Ty Herndon’s Country music career has seen its share of ups and downs, a fact the No. 1 hit singer and songwriter discusses frankly in the Aug. 16 issue of Country Weekly magazine, on stands now. With a new album titled Journey On released in June, Herndon reveals to Country Weekly that the subject matter […]

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Book Review: Rosanne Cash – Composed (a memoir)

Rosanne Cash, firstborn child of country music icon Johnny Cash and his first wife Vivian, was a writer long before she became a musician, singer and songwriter. A light went on with the assignment of a seventh-grade English project for which she created an original metaphor. When revisiting that moment in time Cash writes, “I […]

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The Higgins – Dreamers Like Us

Talented trio of John, Eileen and Kathleen Higgins offer a pleasing array of new material on Dreamers Like Us, released June 8, 2010 on Open Road Recordings. The Higgins have teamed up with some very skilled writers on this album, including Liz Rose, who wrote “White Horse” by Taylor Swift, and cowrote Swift’s cleverly-phrased fan […]

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Jim Lauderdale – Patchwork River – (Thirty Tigers)

Jim Lauderdale is a musician’s musician, an artist’s artist, a songwriter’s songwriter. In short, he’s not a household name. That is unless your household contains music by Elvis Costello (Lauderdale sang all of the harmony vocals on Costello’s superb Secret, Profane and Sugarcane from 2009), Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Shelby Lynne, John Mayall, George Strait, […]

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