Author: "MADD" Manda Walsh

CMA Fest Takeover – The Top Five Lists

It’s been over a month since I returned from CMA Fest in Nashville, and I feel like now that I’ve fully recovered and let it all sink in, I can officially try to accurately describe in detail just how incredible of an experience it really was. Of course, it’s going to be impossible to give you a full, in-depth review in just one article. So, consider this part one of my two-part CMA Fest review. I feel like the best (and most fun) way to introduce you to just a fraction of what CMA Fest has to offer is...

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Get to Know Up & Coming Country Act Jericho Woods

Voted Kentucky’s Favorite Musical Group in 2016, Jericho Woods are bringing a fresh sound to country music while still maintaining the traditionalism that often feels MIA in the current state of the genre. With their roots planted in bluegrass and folk, and their influences ranging from punk and indie rock to Americana, southern rock and even jam band, these Kentucky natives have created a sound that is truly all their own and will not be heard anywhere else on country radio right now. In an email interview with Josh Mitchum (guitar & vocals) and Paul Priest (bass & vocals),...

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Artist Spotlight: Eli Young Band Return to their Roots on New Album ‘Fingerprints’

It’s been 15 years since Eli Young Band released their very first album. The group made up of Mike Eli, James Young, Jon Jones and Chris Thompson met while they were students at the University of North Texas and have been together since 2000. 17 years later and they’re still going strong, as they’re currently scheduled to release their sixth studio album on June 16th. With fans anxiously awaiting the release of Fingerprints and all of the hype surrounding it online, I sat down for a phone interview with Eli Young Band bassist Jon Jones to discuss the new...

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Artist Spotlight: Local Rockstar Marty Casey Dominates His First Solo Debut with The Ground You Walk On

“I just couldn’t imagine a more perfect place that I’m at in my life for this record and for these songs,” Marty Casey expressed to me while we were discussing the upcoming release of his debut solo album during our phone interview on a Saturday afternoon. Many may remember Marty as the enigmatic lead singer of Chicago based alternative rock band, The Lovehammers, while others may remember him as the guy who sang “that ‘Trees’ song” on Rockstar INXS back in 2005. “I don’t mind being the “Trees” guy,” Marty told me. “I think it’s an honor and awesome...

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