• Entertainment,  People

    Meghan Linsey: More Than The Voice

    When Meghan Linsey reemerged on our television screens this spring as a contestant on NBC’s latest season of The Voice, many balked at the singer’s decision to tryout for the singing series. Her resume already included a win on a reality singing competition, CMT’s Can You Duet, and three Top 20 singles with her country duo Steel Magnolia. But what many seemed to forget was that, though her previous endeavors in music were thrilling, she was starting this journey on the same playing field as the many others hoping to turn a chair. Sure, she may have been a seasoned television starlet with opportunities to tour with major acts, including Reba, Brad Paisley and even her Voice coach Blake Shelton, but…

  • Entertainment

    Cassadee Pope Returns To ‘The Voice’

    Cassadee Pope returned to The Voice stage tonight to perform her new – now hit – single “Wasting All These Tears“. The single spent its release day climbing the chart, landing at #1 on the Country Singles Chart this afternoon and is quickly making its way to the top of the overall singles chart – currently sitting at #3. If you missed her stunning and flawless performance, you can watch it now below. The series, now in its fourth season, is beaming with pride as its first success story returned home. Next up, Pope heads to Nashville for CMA Fest and to perform on the CMT Awards tomorrow night before heading…

  • Entertainment

    Cassadee Pope is ‘The Voice’

    As I predicted yesterday, Team Blake [Shelton]’s pop-rock diva Cassadee Pope was named the winner of NBC’s ‘The Voice’ during last night’s finale. Pope was a frontrunner throughout the course of the series’ third season with smooth vocal delivery and mainstream beauty. As promised, the finale was a star-studded spectacle with performances by Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, The Killers, Avril Lavigne and more. Each of the final three contestants took the stage with the stars in the 2-hour episode, as well as some of their fellow cast mates. Watch the Season 3 winner take on Imagine Dragons’ “It’s Time” with Liz Davis, De’borah and Melanie Martinez below and then head over…

  • Blog,  Entertainment

    The Voice: Season 3 Finale

    Last night the final 3 contestants on NBC’s hit reality competition ‘The Voice‘ had one last chance to win over America’s vote. Ultimately it was a one-horse race as season frontrunner Cassadee Pope separated herself from the other two with her epic performances of Faith Hill‘s “Cry” and a rerun of her season breakout “Over You” – a track that coach Blake Shelton penned with his wife Miranda Lambert. Shortly after the former Hey Monday frontlady performed the Lambert hit on the show, radio stations across the nation picked up her version as a single. The first time a contestant from the series has had this kind of mass appeal before…

  • Entertainment

    Interview with The Voice’s Liz Davis, Part II

    On Thursday, I posted the first part of my Nashville interview with The Voice‘s Liz Davis. If you missed it catch up here and then enjoy the conclusion below. Interview with Liz Davis (continued)Chris: The show is shot in Los Angeles and you spent a significant amount of time there this year. Which do you prefer: LA or Nashville? Why? Liz: I love L.A., but I’ve got to say Nashville. Nashville is my home, I’ve been here for seven years. I actually see some parts of L.A. in Nashville, but overall I prefer a small town. I’m a country singer and this feels more me. I love the beach and weather in…

  • Entertainment

    Interview with The Voice’s Liz Davis, Part I

    Living in Nashville and working within the music industry, it’s not uncommon that I meet, befriend or work with a lot of the artists who I end up featuring on this site. Over the next few months, I will be rolling out a ton of new content allowing you more personal introductions and access to the hottest emerging acts in music. This first artist is no exception. Earlier this week in a local Music City coffee shop, I got the chance to sit down with Liz Davis, the feisty country crooner who showcased her powerful pipes on this season’s hit NBC series The Voice.  Read part one of my interview with…

  • Cassadee Pope

    Cassadee Pope Looks Forward with her New Single

    Cassadee Pope is no stranger to infectious melodies with pop-punk hooks. That’s why it’s no surprise that her new single, “People That I Love Leave,”  has all the makings of smash hit that will nestle deep in your eardrums for years to come. An ode to past lovers or relationships that have left her scarred from getting too close to those in her life, fearful that when she gets close they’ll “move on and forget about me.” The new track is Cassadee’s first to kick off her return to her punk rock roots, where she once fronted the popular pop-punk band Hey Monday.   Hey Monday released their debut album “Hold On Tight”…

  • The Dryes

    The Dryes Release “Who Needs To Hear This”

    Husband-Wife Duo, The Dryes, Release Their New Single Following Time on NBC’s The Voice Hot off their run with NBC’s The Voice, The Dryes — comprised of husband and wife duo Derek and Katelyn Drye — teamed up with chart-topping songwriter Corey Crowder (“Im Comin’ Over,” “Famous Friends,” “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen” among others) to pen their new impassioned single, “Who Needs To Hear This.” This song of empowerment is for those who might be in need of a reminder that, no matter the moment and level of adversity they might be facing, everything is going to be okay.  “It’s about being at peace with what you’re feeling and not rushing…

  • BRELAND & Friends 2023

    2nd Annual “BRELAND & Friends”  Concert

    “BRELAND & Friends” To Benefit The Oasis Center with Star-Studded Lineup at Ryman Auditorium on April 4th Platinum recording artist BRELAND is readying for the second annual “BRELAND & Friends” concert to benefit Nashville’s Oasis Center on April 4 at Ryman Auditorium. With tickets on sale now, proceeds will help support the organization’s mission to aid local at-risk youth. Joining BRELAND for this one-night-only event are previously announced special guests Alana Springsteen, Ashley Cooke, Avery Anna, Danielle Bradbery, Gary Levox, Ingrid Andress, K. Michelle, Nate Smith, Temecula Road, Tenille Townes, X Ambassadors, with more to be revealed soon. Purchase tickets to this one-night only “BRELAND & Friends” event, which are…

  • Cassadee Pope Take You Home

    Cassadee Pope Talks New Single “Take You Home”

    CASSADEE POPE TALKS TO LISTEN! IT’S VETRANO ABOUT HER NEW SINGLE “TAKE YOU HOME,” OUT NOW, RETURNING TO NBC’S ‘THE VOICE’, AND GETTING THROUGH ONE OF THE HARDEST YEARS OF HER CAREER. Those that are long-time readers, know that Cassadee Pope is a regular on Listen! It’s Vetrano. The singer, who started her rise to the top in the pop-punk band Hey Monday and later won the third season of NBC’s The Voice as a solo vocalist, also happens to be my best friend and the maid-of-honor in my upcoming wedding.  Cassadee Pope Take You Home  So when she dropped her new [sexy] single “Take You Home,” last Friday, I knew her loyal fans…

  • Cody Alan

    Nashville Notables: CMT’s Cody Alan

    It wouldn’t be Music City without the city’s rich history in country music. And there’d be a lot less of it if not for CMT’s Cody Alan, delivering the week’s best country music and videos on his radio show, weekly video countdown series and other online platforms. A long time host on CMT and a staple in the country music genre for years, Alan shocked fans when he came out publicly early last year in People magazine. It was a monumental  step for a high profile face in country’s conservative music scene to talk about being openly gay. A step he doesn’t regret taking. I got a chance to chat…