Interview

Tim McGraw (Courtesy of Nigel Parry)

Behind the Song: Tim McGraw’s ‘Highway Don’t Care’

It’s a moody anthem that serves as the closing song on his 2013 album’ Two Lanes of Freedom.’ McGraw was drawn to it’s “timeless” quality.

01/23/2014

(Courtesy of Mercury Nashville)

Behind the Song: Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Merry Go ‘Round’

“When we were about to pick the first single I really lobbied for ‘Merry Go ‘Round’ because I’m out there every night and I can tell you, hands down this is the one people are connecting with. I’m really glad that was my first thing to say to the world.”

01/21/2014

Jennifer Nettles

Jennifer Nettles Enjoys ‘Digging Around in the Shadows’

“I enjoy exploring the topics less explored,” Nettles said of the songwriting on her brand-new solo album “That Girl.” She also spoke about Sugarland’s future: “we left it open-ended.”

01/15/2014

Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes Describes His ‘Storm Warning’ Parking Lot Party

“There’s something magical about somebody else endorsing your music that way, believing in you like that.”

01/15/2014

(Alex John Beck/XL Records)

Behind The Song: Vampire Weekend’s ‘Diane Young’

Frontman Ezra Koenig on about how their hit single from the GRAMMY-nominated ‘Modern Vampires of the City’ went through a rough ugly duckling stage until they figured out that vocal effect—you know the one.

01/14/2014

(Courtesy of Capitol Nashville)

Behind the Song: Darius Rucker’s ‘Wagon Wheel’

“When I heard ‘Wagon Wheel’ at my daughter’s high school talent contest, I just thought, ‘Man some day I’m going to cut the song for a record.’ It was one of those lightning bolt things that I can’t even explain.”

01/09/2014

David Nail

David Nail Enlists Little Big Town, Lee Ann Womack for New (and Different) Album

Known for his emotional piano ballads, Nail’s new album is less piano-based and more guitar-heavy than his previous two releases.

01/07/2014

(James K. Lowell)

Behind The Song: Lorde’s ‘Royals’

“I think one of the first lines I wrote from that song,” Lorde told Radio.com, “which was, ‘We’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams,’ was in a diary that I had when I was like 11 or 12, so young.”

01/07/2014

Brett Eldredge

Brett Eldredge Makes His Super Bowl Predictions

While his beloved Bears were knocked out of the playoffs by the Packers, the country star still dreams of the Chicago team winning the Super Bowl.

01/03/2014

Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line Talk Game Plan for 2014

Florida Georgia Line have had quite the year. In 2013, they garnered four consecutive No. 1 hits with the first four singles off their debut album, ‘Here’s to the Good Times.’

12/31/2013

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