Interview

Jennifer Nettles

Interview: Jennifer Nettles Roams Free on Debut Solo Album ‘That Girl’

“I didn’t want to do a solo project out of a dislike for Sugarland. I love that music. And yet there’s something else that I think I need to prove to myself and share something different with my fans, too.”

01/30/2014

Eric Paslay

Interview: ‘Friday Night’ Singer Eric Paslay Swings for the Fences on Debut Album

“A lot of times when people talk about the other No. 1s I’ve had, they’re always like, ‘Man, stop giving away all of your hits!'”

01/30/2014

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How Hunter Hayes Scored a GRAMMY Debut for New Single ‘Invisible’

“The GRAMMYs actually heard the song and they stepped up right beside me, saying, ‘Hey, we hear you. We get it. We’re with you.”

01/27/2014

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Q&A: GRAMMYs Exec Producer Ken Ehrlich On Big Surprises & Beatles

GRAMMYs exec producer Ken Ehrlich on how Kendrick suggested a collabo with Imagine Dragons and what goes into getting Beatles together.

01/24/2014

Tim McGraw (Courtesy of Nigel Parry)

Behind the Song: Tim McGraw’s ‘Highway Don’t Care’

It’s a moody anthem that serves as the closing song on his 2013 album’ Two Lanes of Freedom.’ McGraw was drawn to it’s “timeless” quality.

01/23/2014

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Behind the Song: Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Merry Go ‘Round’

“When we were about to pick the first single I really lobbied for ‘Merry Go ‘Round’ because I’m out there every night and I can tell you, hands down this is the one people are connecting with. I’m really glad that was my first thing to say to the world.”

01/21/2014

Jennifer Nettles

Jennifer Nettles Enjoys ‘Digging Around in the Shadows’

“I enjoy exploring the topics less explored,” Nettles said of the songwriting on her brand-new solo album “That Girl.” She also spoke about Sugarland’s future: “we left it open-ended.”

01/15/2014

Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes Describes His ‘Storm Warning’ Parking Lot Party

“There’s something magical about somebody else endorsing your music that way, believing in you like that.”

01/15/2014

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Behind The Song: Vampire Weekend’s ‘Diane Young’

Frontman Ezra Koenig on about how their hit single from the GRAMMY-nominated ‘Modern Vampires of the City’ went through a rough ugly duckling stage until they figured out that vocal effect—you know the one.

01/14/2014

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Behind the Song: Darius Rucker’s ‘Wagon Wheel’

“When I heard ‘Wagon Wheel’ at my daughter’s high school talent contest, I just thought, ‘Man some day I’m going to cut the song for a record.’ It was one of those lightning bolt things that I can’t even explain.”

01/09/2014

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