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Pistol Annies Say New Album “Interstate Gospel” Was Built On Love and Trust

PIstol Annies behind the song

The Pistol Annies recently released their third studio album, “Interstate Gospel,” and in a new video the three women share the evolution of the project. The follow-up to 2013’s “Annie Up” and debut project “Hell On Heels,” the trio explain that the new music featured on “Interstate Gospel” showcases their growth as individuals and as … Read more

Sara Evans Gives Us the Story Behind Her New Single “Marquee Sign” [Exclusive]

Sara Evans is back with a brand new single, “Marquee Sign.” The songstress tells One Country how she wrote the song with Jimmy Robbins and Heather Morgan. “They came to the writing session with a couple of ideas,” Sara says. “They had the idea of ‘Marquee Sign’ but no melody, nothing to go along with … Read more

12 Reasons Cam is the Best Thing in Country Music Right Now

We’re a fortunate bunch of people right now because we get to live in a world with Cam, while she’s not only writing and singing beautiful and profound music, she’s living life and being incredibly awesome. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Cam several times and every time I get to talk to … Read more

Billy Currington’s “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To” Wasn’t Planned (But, It’s Really Good)

Billy Currington’s single “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To” wouldn’t exist if he hadn’t stopped by to hang out with some buddies. “I just stopped by to see a couple of buddies, Cary and Shy one night,” Billy said. “Cary and I picked up guitars at the same time and played basically the same … Read more

Chris Janson Recorded “Buy Me A Boat” in His House

Country music sensation Chris Janson has seen a lot of success since the debut of his single “Buy Me A Boat.” The song took off after radio personality Bobby Bones played the track on the radio twice in one day. After that, Chris was immediately contacted by a slew of agents and, like Chris said, … Read more

Old Dominion Explains the Difference Between ‘Meat and Candy’ Songs

As individual songwriters, the five members of Old Dominion are no stranger to success. The group has written hit songs for artists such like Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Tyler Farr and The Band Perry, so it should come as no surprise that they wrote every song on their debut album, Meat and Candy. The first … Read more

Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind” Will Make You Cry

When Tim McGraw heard “Humble and Kind” he knew it was a song that needed to be heard. And he’s right. Tim recently shared his feelings on the song, but it’s best to just read the lyrics and listen for yourself. You know there’s a light that glows by the front door Don’t forget the … Read more

“Girl Crush” Songwriters Tell Us The Story Behind The Song

The Love Junkies– Hillary Lindsey, Liz Rose and Lori McKenna are the hottest trio in country music right now and you didn’t even know it. The trio is responsible for writing the most talked about song in country music this year, “Girl Crush” and the CMA Single and Song of the Year. We caught up … Read more

Stories Behind Carrie Underwood’s ‘Storyteller’

Carrie Underwood‘s much-anticipated fifth studio album, Storyteller, has finally arrived and Carrie sat down backstage at the Grand Ole Opry to talk about how all of the album’s pieces fit together. Carrie doesn’t just make albums with a few good songs and the rest serve as a filler. She wants every single song to be … Read more

Charles Kelley Shares Story Behind New Solo Single, “The Driver”

Joking that he took a break from one trio to record a song with a “trio of dudes,” Charles Kelley sat backstage at “The Tonight Show” to share the story of how he wrote “The Driver.” Kelley had the idea for almost a year before pairing up with Eric Paslay and Abe Stoklasa to finish … Read more

Premiere: Mickey Guyton Shares the Story Behind the Song “Pretty Little Mustang”

Mickey Guyton grew up wanting to be a songwriter and for her the perfect country music song is all about the melody. If the melody draws her in, she knows the words will come along with it. Before a recent performance at the Grand Ole Opry, Mickey sat down in the Opry Lounge to discuss the … Read more

Kelsea Ballerini’s Story Behind “Love Me Like You Mean It”

Kelsea Ballerini‘s debut album, The First Time, is out now featuring 12 original songs, each written or co-written by Kelsea. No small feat for a brand new artist. Kelsea‘s debut single, “Love Me Like You Mean It” just hit the Top 10, making her not just a hot up-and-coming artist, but one of the hottest females … Read more