Author: Brennen Kelly

Unexpected… Just days after Nashville Councilmembers denied a sign that would bear Morgan Wallen’s name at the entrance of his brand-new venue in downtown Nashville, “This Bar & Tennessee Kitchen,” the “Last Night” singer is facing another setback. As reported by WSMV, This Bar & Tennesee Kitchen’s opening, scheduled for this weekend has been delayed. Scoop Nashville originally reported that the delay can be attributed to “This Bar & Tennessee Kitchen” being denied both a catering permit as well as a temporary permit for the location by the Nashville Beer Board. Since then, a rep for This Bar has reached…

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With Morgan Wallen’s brand-new, six-story venue, This Bar, set to open this weekend, Nahville’s council decided to step in and reject the “Last Night” singer’s name from being on the bar’s sign. According to The Tennessean, today, the council voted 30-3 to deny the construction of a 20-foot sign bearing Wallen’s name. Many council members cited Wallen’s past history of arrests, primarily his recent April arrest after throwing a chair off of Eric Church’s rooftop bar Chief’s. Metro Councilmember Jordan Huffman had some extremely strong words for Wallen and his past controversies. “He gives all of us a bad name.…

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Might need some tissues for this one. Sad songs. They’re a staple of what makes country music the most relatable genre in music. From Hank Williams back in the forties to Zach Bryan and Jason Isbell today, you don’t have to look far in the genre to find some of the most gut-wrenching lyrics ever recorded. Art is typically at its purest when it’s coming from a place of torment and vulnerability; these songs are no exception to this. From lost-love and mental health to addiction and cancer, these forty tracks do not hold back in terms of subject matter.…

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A culture shock for sure. Being a security guard at concert venues exposes you to a lot of different music from all genres. From rap to rock to country, typically, you at least know what you’re getting from each show. It’s clear, however, that this security guard had absolutely no idea what he was getting into with Wheeler Walker Jr. For those unaware of who Wheeler Walker Jr. is, he is a character/singer created by Ben Hoffman, an actor and comedian who has written with the likes of Norm McDonald and starred in shows such as Arrested Development. Lately, however,…

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It’s been two years since Zach Bryan made his major label debut with American Heartbreak. To say the album was a success would be an absolute understatement. It debuted at #5 on Billboard’s US Top 200 chart, selling well over one million units as of May 2023. Since American Heartbreak’s release, Bryan has been an absolute powerhouse, dominating the country landscape and selling out shows worldwide. However, it’s very likely that he wouldn’t have reached superstar status without the success of this record. The question that remains is: “Why did American Heartbreak capture the hearts of so many listeners?” Simply…

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Newly crowned ACM Entertainer of the Year, Chris Stapleton hardly needs an introduction. The Grammy winner has already reached legendary status in the genre with hits such as Tennessee Whiskey, You Should Probably Leave, and Starting Over. Many recognize those hits as staples of the Broken Halos singer’s discography. However, many might not know the sheer number of hits Stapleton has written for other artists. This list does not scratch the surface of his deep history of co-writes throughout the last twenty years of his career. Instead, it will highlight some of the most notable releases from fellow artists. Here…

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