2012 Rewind: No. 9 – ABC’s Nashville Showcases Music City & Country Music

In May, The Hollywood Reporter reported that ABC had picked up the pilot of the music industry drama series Nashville. Largely filmed in Nashville, the primetime show stars Hayden Panettiere as breakout country star Juliette Barnes and Connie Britton as Rayna James, 40-year-old superstar and mother of two who is forced to tour with Juliette [...] Read More

Greg Bates Recalls His Best Moment of 2012

2012 will go down as a year to remember for Greg Bates. He not only landed his first Top 10 hit with his debut single, “Did It For The Girl,” he also made his Grand Ole Opry debut. Getting the invitation to perform on the historic stage and sharing the news with his family a [...] Read More

Brantley Gilbert Makes Bonding with Tour Mates a Priority

Brantley Gilbert is currently headlining his Hell on Wheels Tour with special guests Uncle Kracker and Greg Bates. Bonding with them as well as his own band and crew while on the road is a priority of Brantley’s. He learned how important those bonds are while touring with Toby Keith and Eric Church. “The camaraderie [...] Read More

Florida Georgia Line & Greg Bates Recall Favorite Halloween Costumes

The costume is one of the most important parts of celebrating Halloween. Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard remembers one Halloween when money was tight so he got creative with what he had on hand. He ended up as a convincing Flavor Flav, the rapper known for wearing a big clock around his neck. “I mean [...] Read More

Eli Young Band’s Music Featured In Opening Scene of Nashville

ABC’s Nashville debuted Wednesday, October 10 and opened with Eli Young Band’s No. 1 hit “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.” Filmed entirely in Nashville, the show stars Hayden Panettiere as rising star Juliette Barnes and Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, a superstar who’s spotlight is fading. Sights in the first episode of Nashville included [...] Read More