Sometimes you witness a moment and quickly realize it will become a part of history. That’s exactly what happened when Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake teamed up for a pair of songs last night at the CMA Awards. Performing Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey” and Timberlake’s “Drink You Away” the duo brought the Bridgestone Arena to their feet and had them cheering throughout the commercial break. There aren’t even words to do the performance justice, you just have to watch in amazement.
Here’s who took home some hardware at the CMA Awards tonight:
As one of country’s hottest young songwriters, Georgia native Cole Taylor is slowly but surely making a name for himself as an artist. From the Sirius XM release of “Drop Top,” a track off of his debut eponymous EP, to his fast growing fanbase in the south, Taylor is one of the most promising young talents in Nashville. Continue reading Cole Taylor Drops “Seniors in Love”
This isn’t a new song per se, rather one that’s newly available for download. The Cadillac Three have quietly become one of the most respected young artists in Nashville. Lead singer, Jaren Johnston, is one of the hottest song writers in all of country music having penned tracks like Jake Owen’s “Beachin'” Tim McGraw’s “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” Frankie Ballard’s “Sunshine & Whiskey” and now this track. They’ve been performing the track live for the better part of the past year, but it’s release to iTunes gives it the potential to be the band’s first mainstream hit. “The South,” despite it’s numerous vocal event nominations, was more of a novelty track to get their name out there, “White Lightning” is different. It’ll make you feel something, make you step back and think about the special person in your life who’s your white lightning.
When Brett Eldredge’s career kicked off then quickly fell flat on it’s face back in 2010, few would have thought he’d be releasing what has the potential to be his fourth straight number one hit. Now with the release of “Lose My Mind” that’s exactly where we stand. Eldredge has developed a unique sound that shines through perfectly here. The chorus is reminscent of Gnarles Barkley’s “Crazy” from way back when, but the verses are clearly Brett. There’s added production here, which is a good sign for his upcoming album. His debut, Bring You Back, was as simple as debut albums come and it paid off, but it’s nice to see that Brett and his team aren’t afraid to push the boundaries as he looks to make the leap from rising star into permanent star.