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Artists to Watch – Mary Heather Hickman

Mary Heather Hickman, known for her song "Treasure" (released in February 2021), is our latest choice to be featured in our "Artists to Watch" article. Although born and raised in El Dorado, Arkansas, Mary Heather lived in Frisco, Texas as well as Fayetteville, before moving to Nashville in 2018 to pursue her career in country music. The 26 year old, who has been described as having a "classic country" sound […]

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Country Music Icon Naomi Judd Dies at Age 76

The country music community received heartbreaking news on Saturday afternoon. Naomi Judd, matriarch of legendary country duo The Judds, passed away. Her daughters, Wynonna and Ashley Judd released the news in a statement: “Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness,” the statement said. “We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was […]

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Riser’s Recap – April 27th, 2022

This Week's Winner "SomeBody's Gonna" Jordan Riley This week Jordan Riley continues his reign on top. Exited the chart this week "Burnout" Jacob Stelly and Slade Coulter "Nothing's New" Garrett Jacobs "Runnin' From Me"Kyle Daniel "Good Liar"Joey Green "These Cigarettes"Jacob Charles New songs available for voting "New Bartender"Eric Dodd "Staying Over" Sam Grow "Little Less Brokenhearted"Lost Saints "Break Up Goin' Down"Reid Haughton "I Let Her Lie"Matt Kennon Presented by: About […]

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Stapleton Hosts Kentucky State of Mind

Kentucky’s son, Chris Stapleton, raised over $1 million dollars in one night for his home state. Stapleton, with Willie Nelson and Family, Sheryl Crow, and Madeline Edwards, put on “A Concert for Kentucky” on Saturday, April 23 to raise money for Outlaw State of Mind Hometown Fund. Kroger Field at the University of Kentucky was host to tens of thousands at its first concert on Saturday night. Fans waited for […]

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Artists to Watch – CJ Solar

Welcome to one of our newest features - our "Artists to Watch", where we provide you with the name of an up and coming country artist that we think you're going to love. In this write up, you're going to learn a little bit about the artist we've chosen, such as where they were born and raised, artists they've worked with (if it applies), and any songs by them that […]

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Jordan Riley on Dirt Road FM – The Podcast

Somebody's gonna listen to this week's episode because... This week, Canadian Country artist, Jordan Riley joins us for Dirt Road FM - The Podcast. We discuss his journey into country music, his new single "Somebody's Gonna" and we hit Jordan with rapid fire questions. It was really Gary Allen that turned the page for me and (helped me) realize that "hey, country music doesn't have to sound old school". When […]

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Riser’s Recap – April 20th, 2022

This Week's Winner "SomeBody's Gonna" Jordan Riley Jordan Riley's fans have spoken and made it clear he plans to stay on top. Exited the chart this week "I Miss You Bad" Matt Kennon "Eventually" Wes Shipp, Jess Wall "Let Me Down Easy" Southern Brave "Speed Limit" Chandler Stephens, Kaleb Austin "Move Along" Big 50 New songs available for voting "Sunshade" Cole Whittlesey "Somebody Tell That Girl" High Valley, Anne Wilson […]

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Singer-Songwriter and Suicide Prevention Mentor

In 2010, country music artist, Matt Kennon, took the world by storm with his hitmaker song “The Call”. The song tugged a lot of heartstrings, as it talks about suicide and how sometimes all someone needs is for you to pick up a phone and make “the call” to check on them. Matt has always voiced his opinion on “making a permanent decision on a temporary problem”. To date, “The […]

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Guitar in One Hand, Glove in the Other

The fields are groomed, the smell of hot dogs and popcorn is in the air, and as the National Anthem ends the umpire yells the words baseball fans have been waiting for since November. “Play ball!” It can only mean one thing. Today is Opening Day for Major League Baseball! When kids dream about what they want to be when they grow up, a singer or a professional athlete is […]

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