Author: Brennen Kelly

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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It’s all coming together. Last night at the 59th annual ACM Awards, Chris Stapleton and Lainey Wilson were big winners, taking home Male Vocalist and Album of the Year and Female Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year respectively. However, Texas-native, Post Malone, arguably stole the show when he debuted a brand new song. Post, fashionably dressed with his entire backing band in Dallas Cowboys jerseys, took the stage and debuted a brand new song, seemingly titled “Never Love You Again.” If there were any doubts that Post was not going to deliver traditional country music on his upcoming album, “Never…

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