Category: Artist Spotlight

Lindsey Ell: The Project

After breakthrough artist Lindsay Ell released her debut EP titled Worth the Wait just three months ago, fans were already begging for more. After a lot of hype and much anticipation, Ell’s full length album entitled The Project was finally released on Friday, August 11th, and people are freaking out over it. Social media has exploded the last few days with status updates, tweets and Instagram photos expressing only the most positive feedback and highest praises for Ell’s grand slam of a first album. Adoring fans, fellow peers, and major artists, including Blake Shelton and Brad Paisley, have all...

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All Time Low’s Last Young Renegade Tour is Proof Pop Punk Survives!

Like every genre, pop punk has certainly experienced its share of changes over the years. Since its heyday back in the 2000’s when I was a teenager and young adult reveling in the scene, pop punk has seen a major shift in the bands that make up the sub-genre of punk rock. Bands that once dominated the scene have since disbanded, faded away, dropped off the face of the earth, or altered their sound so much that they’ve lost their core fans. Yes, there are still a few veteran pop punk rockers left that are hanging on with the...

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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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