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Mel Waiters Finds “True Love” With New Release

Mel Waiters is one of Southern Soul’s biggest and best-loved stars, and his hits rule clubs and juke joints from coast to coast, from “Got My Whiskey” to “Hole in The Wall.” Now he is coming with his latest album, entitled True Love, featuring 11 all-new tracks, in stores February 3, 2015.

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Doyle Lawson Performing Live at the Museum of Appalachia

Bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson was the one of the highlighted artists at the Tennessee Fall Homecoming in October at the Museum of Appalachia in Norris, Tennessee, and if you weren’t fortunate enough to witness it in person, you can enjoy it by clicking on the video above. Lawson and his band Quicksilver will release their latest album Reading, Riting & Rhythm on the Mountain Home label in January of 2015.

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4 Dos and Don’ts When Writing Songs


via BMI.Com
By Cliff Goldmacher

“Which do you write first, the music or the words?” This is the classic question that all songwriters get asked. In my experience, there’s no easy – or correct – answer to this one. Sometimes it’s the music, sometimes it’s the lyrics, and, often, it’s some mystical, organic combination of the two. More importantly, there is no one way to write a song.

Some of the best – and worst – songs ever written were created using the same techniques. To that end, I’m going to cover four different ways to approach writing a song and some of the “dos” and “don’ts” you’ll want to keep in mind as you go through each one.

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New Video “The Bottom” From Mobile, AL Artist @SONNYBAMA


Mobile, Alabama rap artist Sonny Bama shot the video for his most recent single “The Bottom” at Orange Beach on the first weekend in June. The song is taken from his debut album The Long Way Home which comes out nationally on June 25, distributed by Select-O-Hits Music Distribution. The full album is available for download on iTunes here.

The @locashcowboys Stay Focused for the Long Haul


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The LoCash Cowboys have been down on their luck more than a few times during their 10-year career. But the high-energy, fun-spirited duo is still betting that the odds are in its favor as it prepares to release its first album.

Preston Brust and Chris Lucas met when they were working as DJs at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon. Soon, they landed additional work at Tootsies Orchid Lounge. But when they were offered the coveted Friday night gig at Tootsies, having signed with the booking agency Buddy Lee Attractions, they elected to hit the road.

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For @SonnyBama, ‘The Long Way Home’ means gimmick-free hip-hop fusion


By Lawrence Specker (

It’s taken Sonny Bama a while to make all the connections, but he thinks his new album “The Long Way Home” will be a big step forward.  (Photos courtesy of Sonny Bama)

MOBILE, Alabama – Sonny Bama has a hard time pinning down a handy genre label for his music. But he has no trouble at all pinning down the reason why some people seem to like it so much.

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Shannon McNally (@McNally) Kicks Off A Cold, Wet First Night at Beale Street Music Festival

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Mississippi-based Shannon McNally has had a big year, garnering a lot of national attention for her new album Small Town Talk , which consists of covers of some of the superb songs by the late Louisiana songwriter Bobby Charles. This year she kicked off Beale Street Music Festival 2013 just as the rain ended, warming the hearts of a freezing but enthusiastic cadre of fans.

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