If you’re one of those fans who loves Justin Moore’s “beer-drinking songs,” as he calls them, don’t worry. His brand-new album serves up a few of them, and a lot more including his new hit song, “Stray Dogs”.
Michael Hardy was raised in Philadelphia, Mississippi, somewhere in the endless sea of pine trees and magnolias north of I-20 between Meridian and Jackson. Look it up on Google maps, and you’ll have to click three times before you see a city name you recognize.
After standing on stage for more than 2,500 shows, Whiskey Myers’ frontman Cody Cannon admits to approaching life on the road with blinders on. No matter where the band stops, Cannon has one job: rock out for two hours and give the fans a high-energy performance before heading to the next town to do it all over again.
Joe Nichols looks out at his smiling audiences these days and sees lots of lips moving. It’s a great feeling to see his fans singing along with his latest hit song, which is basically a three-minute reminder that it’s OK to enjoy life. His upbeat “Good Day for Living” has a simple message that even Nichols seems to be taking to heart.
Drake White -the optimist- proves that second chances are sometimes the best kind. When he was 12 years old, Drake White was faced with a choice: Hit the Coosa River with his grandfather for the crappie bite or join his buddies for a birthday party and video games.
With such a big, booming voice answering with a hearty hello, it was natural for callers to assume they had the man of the house on the other end of the line. Thinking back on it still makes Trace Adkins smile. “I think I was about 14,” Adkins recalls.
Even casual listeners of Riley Green’s music know how much he loves his home state . He pretty much wears Alabama on his sleeve, and it seems like there’s a good chance he always will. Riley Green feels at home in the Black Belt.
There was a time when Nick Hoffman seemingly reached the apex as a musician, spending 12 years as Kenny Chesney’s fiddle player playing in sold-out stadiums before tens of thousands of fans. It was a wild ride.
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