Author Archives: Alanna Conaway

Go Behind the Song: Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind”

Go Behind the Song: Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind”

Song: “Humble and Kind” Artist: Tim McGraw Written by: Lori McKenna Her kids were already at school and Lori McKenna had nothing to do on May 2, 2014, other than dig into some songwriting. As she sat daydreaming at her dining room table, finding an idea wasn’t a challenge. She knew she had waited long…MORE

Chase Bryant Talks His First Country Crush, Tour Bus Must-Haves & More

Chase Bryant Talks His First Country Crush, Tour Bus Must-Haves & More

You may know him from his debut single, “Take It On Back,” or his recent Top 5 hit “Little Bit of You,” but Chase Bryant wants you to get to know him just a little bit more. The nephew of Ricochet’s (“Daddy’s Money”) Jeff and Junior Bryant, Chase has been getting tips on the road from some heavy hitters…MORE

Behind The Song: Blake Shelton’s “Came Here To Forget”

Behind The Song: Blake Shelton’s “Came Here To Forget”

Song: “Came Here To Forget” Artist: Blake Shelton Written by: Craig Wiseman and Deric Ruttan Inspiration can strike at any given moment for a songwriter, regardless of their surroundings and circumstances. For Deric Ruttan, a quick run to Walgreens was all it took for the title “Came Here to Forget” to enter his mind. As he sat…MORE

Backroad Anthem’s Craig Strickland Found Dead

Backroad Anthem’s Craig Strickland Found Dead

After a week of searching, Backroad Anthem’s Craig Strickland was reportedly found dead Monday morning (Jan. 4). According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Craig’s body was recovered along the shoreline of Kaw Lake in an area known as Bear Creek Cove, near where his boat was found capsized one week ago. Craig, 29, and friend Chase Morland, 22,…MORE

Tracy Lawrence Celebrates 10 Years of Annual Charity Turkey Fry

Tracy Lawrence Celebrates 10 Years of Annual Charity Turkey Fry

Tuesday morning (Nov. 23), Tracy Lawrence braved the chilly temperatures in Nashville to once again host his annual “Mission Possible” turkey fry, where 500 birds were cooked and over $63,000 was raised for the Nashville Rescue Mission to feed the hungry this Thanksgiving. Tracy started the turkey fry 10 years ago, always bringing along some of…MORE

Story Behind the Song: Jake Owen’s “Beachin’”

Story Behind the Song: Jake Owen’s “Beachin’”

Performed by: Jake Owen Written by: Jaren Johnston / Jon Nite / Jimmy Robbins Before he was having hits with his band The Cadillac Three, Jaren Johnston was making a name for himself as a songwriter, having penned hits like Keith Urban’s “You Gonna Fly” and Tim McGraw’s “Southern Girl.” That success helped Jaren quickly build…MORE

Tom T. Hall Talks Retirement and Living the Simple Life

Tom T. Hall Talks Retirement and Living the Simple Life

While he has been out of the music spotlight in the recent years, Hall of Famer Tom T. Hall has been keeping himself quite busy with life at home. “Me and my wife, Miss Dixie, write songs all the time,” Tom T. tells Country Weekly. “When we retired, she was the head of the Humane…MORE

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New Albums

New Albums

New albums dropping on Nov. 16 include Montgomery Gentry’s 20 Years of Hits and Kip Moore’s Room to Spare: The Acoustic Sessions.