Royal Wade Kimes – A Legend In Independent Country – Episode 17

Royal Wade Kimes

Royal Wade Kimes In The Nashville Rocks Studios

Royal Wade Kimes - episodeartDisclaimer. Nashville Rocks in Nashville, TN is graced with the presence of a real life independent country music legend. Royal Wade Kimes sits and chats with host, Jason R. Coleman about his history and future in the music business.

Royal shares his tracks Cut The Line and Wayward Wind and talks about how these songs came about.

Royal performs an acoustic version of his song Hello Lonely in the Nashville Rocks Studios and is making it available for a free download on the website! Get it HERE!

For the full episode and more information on Royal, click the button below to see the artist page and show notes.



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Trisha Yearwood Releases Prizefighter – Hit After Hit

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PrizeFighter – Hit After Hit

Trisha Yearwood - Prizefighteris the first album from Trisha since her 2007’s Grammy-nominated “Heaven Heartache and the Power of Love.” ” It’s a song on the album that is about beating the odds and winning and fighting no matter what,” Yearwood said of the album’s title track. “I think it’s a message we all need to hear.”

Yearwood’s latest album, “Prizefighter: Hit After Hit,” features a mixture of re-recorded and new songs. In addition to a new album, she’s touring with husband Garth Brooks and working on the next season of her Food Network cooking show.


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Best Selling Country Music

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Country Music Best Sellers

From the greatest act of all time to the newest release from an old friend. This list should help you start coming up with some great ideas for your friends and family Christmas ideas. Yeah, I know it’s early, but if you’re like me, you need to get your ducks in a row so you’ll be financially ready to make your way through the holidays
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Personally, I love anything Darius Rucker touches. The guy is just that good. I remember hearing him in Norfolk, VA before Hootie blew up singing acapella. It blew me away how good he was back then and he’s even better now.

I have great memories of the Garth Brooks albums that went multi platinum. Heck who doesn’t? This is a long awaited album so you should get your hands on it early.

Another preorder is from Carrie Underwood. This girl just won’t do you wrong and I’ve already heard a few of the tracks and this one will not disappoint. Trisha Yearwood has a preorder as of today as well and will be well worth investing in.

Let’s not forget the 800 pound gorilla in the room, Taylor Swift. Yes, she has made the crossover, but I day say it is for the best. I like her new stuff way better anyway.

Last and certainly not least, Elvis is on this list. It amazes me that after all this time, he still stirs in the hearts of America. Man I used to love his movies. [Singing] “Clam Bake, Goin’ on a clam bake….da da da da duh da.”

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Lee Brice Finds His Footing on I Don’t Dance

Lee Brice

Lee Brice Releases I Don’t Dance

Lee Brice“I grew up loving songs that moved me,” said Lee Brice. “I grew up in church. So for the most part, you’re singing songs that are trying to put across a message.

“Then as I started to play in college, I did the parties and played in the bars,” he continued. “I started hearing music like (Garth Brooks’) ‘Ain’t Goin’ Down (Till the Sun Comes Up)’ and Hank Jr. That became more of who I was, along with Guns N’ Roses and Aerosmith. There are two sides to me. I wanted to be able to show both of them.”

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Brice’s affinity for both the soulful ballad and the uptempo rocker is evident on his third Curb album, I Don’t Dance, releasing Sept. 9. Read more →


Angie Johnson – New Artist Spotlight

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Angie Johnson

– New Artist Spotlight
Apparently, it’s not enough for Missouri-born Angie Johnson to have served as an intelligence analyst in the United States Air Force; she also sang and toured with The Air Force Band. Then, following an initial attempt to find a break in Nashville, she studied psychology at Columbia State Community College in Franklin, Tenn., to help children and veterans struggling with PTSD.

When a soldier posted his video of Staff Sgt. Johnson performing Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” for troops in a spirited acoustic performance on YouTube, it eventually drew more than 3 million views. Millions more watched her during Season 2 of “The Voice.”

That’s only the beginning. On May 21, Sony Music Nashville released her debut EP, Sing for You, produced by Josh Leo. On these four tracks, she doesn’t just sing the lyrics – she inhabits them. On “Grandpa’s Farm” (written by Brent Cobb, Adam Hood and Jason Saenz), a slide guitar shimmers like heat from a sun-baked field as Johnson evokes a lazy day, which transforms on the bridge, as the drums drop out, into a whispered promise, as if behind Grandpa’s back, to turn up the temperature in a different way.

In dramatic contrast, the deep feeling of the title track (Johnson, Catt Gravitt and Leo) chills the listener. Here, Johnson offers a different gift, a soft and soothing song, to a young man bloodied and broken most likely in battle. Never mind her impressive technique; Johnson has a gift for bringing beauty to a story, even one of unfathomable sadness.



“Garth Brooks or Keith Urban. I have harmonized with both of them repeatedly via the CD player in my car, and I can already tell you that we sound fabulous together!”


“I can’t name just one. The people who inspired me early on and made me really want to pursue a career in music were Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Reba McEntire and Wynonna Judd, in that order.”


“First, carbs. Next, carbs. And then probably carbs. Did I mention carbs?”


“My CMA notebook that I got in my CMA membership package!”

On the Web: www.OfficialAngieJohnson.com

On Twitter: @AngieJohnson