Dakota Danielle~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!


Singer/songwriter Dakota Danielle is making herself known in the country music world with her debut single “One Church.” The highly relevant and sentimental song is self written and produced by Mookie & Evan with Michael Clouse (Jeff Buckley, The Rolling Stone’s Nicky Hopkins, Thin Lizzy’s Marco Mendoza). Some artists that have influenced Danielle are Dolly Parton, Chris Stapleton and Aretha Franklin.

Danielle is original from Illinois but now lives in Nashville. She has a college degree in Commercial Songwriting from Middle Tennessee State University. Danielle has also had the chance to play at many popular Music City’s venues. If you would like to find out more about Dakota Danielle then check out her own website <https://www.dakotadanielle.com. >


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Top 5 Favorite Songs of the Week: May 14, 2018!!!

  1. Cole Swindell “The Ones Who Got Me Here”: Cole Swindell’s sentimental new song is devoted to the individuals who helped get the country musician to where he now. “The Ones Who Me Here,” contains of influential lyrics, which is a thank you to his country music family and elsewhere.
  2. Drake White “Grandpa’s Farm”: “Grandpa’s Farm” was a song that musician David Nail recorded first. Drake White guitar playing and his outstanding vocal skills make it is own. This is not White’s outstanding vocal skill. I think it is great to see how White can a cover song and truly make it is own.
  3. Madeline Merlo “Neon Love”: Madeline Merlo new song “Neon Love” is about a night out either at a bar or club. If you are not into going out at night, this song can be also enjoyed outside in a background or around a fire.
  4. Lori McKenna “People Get Old”. Lori McKenna’s new song “People Get Old,” was enthused by McKenna’s hardworking father, who took care of six kids all by himself after McKenna’s mother passed.
  5. Jo Dee Messina “Bigger Than Us”: has shared a brand new single, “Bigger Than This,” and it was inspired by her battle with cancer.

Wildee’s (Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Chicken Dip~ Recipe)!!!

This robust creamy Buffalo Chicken Dip tastes like Buffalo Chicken Wings but without the mess! Serve hot with celery sticks or veggies.

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  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 (8 oz. pkg.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup FRANK’S RedHot® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce or FRANK’S RedHot® Buffalo Wings Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dressing
  • 1/2 cup Treasure Cave ® Blue Cheese Crumbles


PREHEAT oven to 350°F.

COMBINE all ingredients and spoon into shallow 1-quart baking dish.

BAKE 20 minutes or until mixture is heated through; stir. Garnish with chopped green onions if desired and serve with crackers and/or vegetables.


Wildee “Q&A”!!!


1.   Hi Wildee, can you tell me a little bit about yourself, before you became a country singer/songwriter?

I was born and raised in Temecula, CA with 3 brothers, mom, and stepdad. I’ve always grown up around music. My grandfather was a huge influence for me and he was where I gained my love for country music. He was born and raised in the sticks of Louisiana very poor and picking cotton as soon as he could walk. He always was playing his guitar and singing the old country songs from Merle Haggard, George Jones, to name a couple, and I was always drawn to it and knew from a young age that my mission in life was to have a career in music. My mom always encouraged me to follow my dreams as well and really helped pave the way by putting me in voice lessons when I was 9 years old.

I grew up a playing basketball, joined student government, participated in school choir, and all the while getting straight A’s. I got my bachelors degree in business at the University of California in Riverside as well. Although I was a busy kid, I never stopped pursuing music and I never will!

2.   Who are some of your musical icons?

My musical icons are Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, Cam, and too many more to list!

3.   What is the background story behind your newest single “Burn?”

My latest single Burn came from a place of pain but also being able to find strength through the hurt. When you’re in a relationship and somebody does you wrong, sometimes it’s best to just burn the pictures, burn the gifts, and burn the memories. It’s a starting point of moving on from somebody that just wasn’t right for you.

4.   Is there anything new coming up with your music for the rest of 2018?

I have a few tours throughout New England and Southern California including opening for Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Josh Turner, and Love & Theft, I am currently in the studio working on my EP that is set to release in the Fall of 2018, I am playing all around Nashville, and I will continue to work very hard to make the most of 2018 and make some magic happen.

5.   Where do you see your music career in the next 5 to 10 years?

I see myself with a record deal, touring and sharing my music around the world, living in Nashville, and writing and recording new music.

6.   If you could sing a duet with a famous singer/songwriter who would it be and why?

I would sing a duet with Eric Church. I absolutely love his style and his down to earth/relatable music. I feel like our voices would compliment each other as well.

7.   How did you get chosen to be a part of Keith Urban’s Graffiti U World Tour?

I lived in Rhode Island prior to moving to Nashville and had the opportunity to open for Eric Church, Billy Currington, Carly Pearce, Runaway June, Michael Ray, Billy Gilman, to name a few. After doing so many opening shows last year, the venues have asked me back and I’ll be opening for Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Josh Turner, and Love & Theft. It’s an incredible feeling to have these moments of accomplishments and it assures me that I’m moving in the right direction.

8.   What is one of your favorite quotes?

“If you don’t jump, you’ll never know if you can fly.”—Miranda Lambert

9.   Is there anything else you would like to share?

I was a contestant on the current season of NBCs The Voice and my current single “Burn” has been on rotation throughout New England radio stations. I believe in hard work and pushing all boundaries in this life. It only comes around once. The link to my single “Burn” on Spotify is here: https://open.spotify.com/track/1zXOehFUrwgJx0U7cCe1Vb?si=f4_0xPfpQyWoXgUfmNydBA

Instagram: @wildeemusic

Website: Wildeemusic.com

Facebook: Wildee music

Twitter: @wildeeofficial

Wildee “Artist Spotlight”!!!


Wildee is a country music singer and songwriter. She was born and grew up in Temecula, California. She is now living in Nashville, Tennessee. Her roots trace back to Southern Louisiana where she established her love for country music from her grandpa and was given her middle name “Wildee,” after her Native American great-grandma. No matter where she goes, her middle name contributes her an appreciation of where she came from. Wildee has played all over the U.S. and shared the stages with country artists like Eric Church, Billy Currington, Runaway June, Michael Ray, William Michael Morgan and Billy Gilman.

She will be joining Keith Urban GraffitiU World Tour in 2018. Wildee has also got the chance to performed the “National Anthem” in front of audiences of 30,000+ for sport teams like the LA Lakers, LA Clippers, SD Padres, NASCAR, LA Kings, Anaheim Ducks and LA Dodgers. She was also nominated for “Best New Artist” at the International Portuguese Music Awards in Massachusetts for her song “Words”. Also Wildee has written songs with Nashville professional songwriters such as Jeff Cohen (Sugarland, The Band Perry, Big & Rich), Jayce Hein (Gretchen Wilson and Jason Aldean) and Steven Williams (Craig Morgan).

On April 20, 2018 Wildee new single “Burn” came out and it is available on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to learn more about Wildee then check out her website (https://www.wildeemusic.com).


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CMT Awards 2018 Nominations!!!

mgid-ao-image-cmt.com-649925.jpg       Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean and Flordia Georgia Line lead the CMT Awards nominations with four each. Other singers with more than one nomination in 2018, includes Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton, Lauren Alaina and Thomas Rhett. Bebe Rexha, Blake Shelton, Brothers Osborne, Carly Pearce, Dan+Shay, Danielle Bradbery, Justin Timberlake, Kane Brown, Keith Urban, LANCO and Ludacris are all nominated with two CMT Awards.

Also for the first time in CMT Awards history, the Video of the Year group showcases pop artists in 2018. Timberlake’s “Say Something,” is a duet with Stapleton, and Bebe Rexha’s duet with FGL “Meant to Be,” are both nominated this year.

Little Big Town are going to host the 2018 CMT Awards, which will on air on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 8pm ET/PT on CMT. The CMT Awards are chose by fan voting, which is open from now until 12:01 am ET on Monday June 4. The top 5 Video of the Year nominees will be broadcasted the morning of the show and fans will be able to vote all day and throughout the show on Twitter before the award is reveled that night.

Video of the Year

Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton, “Say Something”
Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”
Blake Shelton, “I’ll Name the Dogs”
Brett Young, “Mercy”
Brothers Osborne, “It Ain’t My Fault”
Carrie Underwood feat. Ludacris, “The Champion”
Dan + Shay, “Tequila”
Jason Aldean, “You Make It Easy”
Kane Brown feat. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs”
Luke Combs, “When It Rains It Pours”
Thomas Rhett, “Marry Me”
Kelsea Ballerini, “Legends”

Female Video of the Year

Carly Pearce, “Every Little Thing”
Carrie Underwood feat. Ludacris, “The Champion”
Lauren Alaina, “Doin’ Fine”
Maren Morris, “I Could Use a Love Song”
Miranda Lambert, “Tin Man”
Kelsea Ballerini, “Legends”

Male Video of the Year

Dustin Lynch, “Small Town Boy”
Jason Aldean, “You Make It Easy”
Blake Shelton, “I’ll Name the Dogs”
Jon Pardi, “Heartache on the Dance Floor”
Luke Bryan, “Light It Up”
Thomas Rhett, “Marry Me”

Duo Video of the Year

Big & Rich, “California”
Brothers Osborne, “It Ain’t My Fault”
Dan + Shay, “Tequila”
Florida Georgia Line, “Smooth”
High Valley, “She’s With Me”
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, “Speak to a Girl”

Group Video of the Year

Lady Antebellum, “You Look Good”
Lanco, “Greatest Love Story”
Little Big Town, “When Someone Stops Loving You”
Midland, “Make a Little”
Old Dominion, “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart”
Rascal Flatts, “Yours If You Want It”
Zac Brown Band, “My Old Man”

Breakthrough Video of the Year

Carly Pearce, “Every Little Thing”
Danielle Bradbery, “Sway”
Devin Dawson, “All on Me”
Lanco, “Greatest Love Story”
Russell Dickerson, “Yours”
Walker Hayes, “You Broke up With Me”

Collaborative Video of the Year

Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”
Carrie Underwood feat. Ludacris, “The Champion”
Cole Swindell feat. Dierks Bentley, “Flatliner”
Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton, “Say Something”
Kane Brown feat. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs”
Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris, “Craving You”

CMT Performance of the Year

Andra Day, Common, Little Big Town, Lee Ann Womack and Danielle Bradbery, “Stand Up for Something” (From 2017 CMT Artists of the Year)
Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line, “Everybody” (From CMT Crossroads)
Charles Kelley, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker and Derek Trucks, “Midnight Rider” (From 2017 CMT Music Awards)
Earth, Wind & Fire and Lady Antebellum, “September” (From CMT Crossroads)
Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town, “I Won’t Back Down” (From 2017 CMT Artists of the Year (From 2017 CMT Artists of the Year)
Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood, “The Fighter” ( From 2017 CMT Music Awards)



Kyle Daniel~ “Mama D’s Beef Tips & Noodles” Recipe!!!

What you’ll need:
  • 1 package of wide egg noodles
  • 3 packages of au jus gravy mix
  • 9 cups of hot water
  • 3 medium onions cut into 1/4 or smaller
  • 1 1/2 TBS of cornstarch
  • Several pounds of sirloin steak tips (usually 3-4 lbs). Trim fat and cut into 1” cubes
In a large stock pot: Combine
  • 3 packages of au jus gravy mix and 9 cups of hot water, whisk together until dissolved
  • 3 medium onions cut into 1/4 or smaller
  • Sirloin steak tips
*Add all ingredients to the stock pot with the gravy mix. Add a few drops of cooking oil and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature to low and let this cook for several hours until the meat is tender. 
*After the meat is cooked and tender, mix 1 1/2 TBS of cornstarch in a 1/2 cup of water to thicken and slowly stir. If it gets too thick, add more water until the desired thickness is reached. 
*In a separate pot, cook wide egg noodles as directed on package until tender.
*You can serve over the noodles or add the noddles to the beef mixture and serve with mashed potatoes. 

Kyle Daniel~ “Q&A”!!!

Kyle-1.jpg1.    Hi Kyle, can you tell me a little bit about yourself, before you started your country music career.
Before music took my world by storm, I was heavily involved in baseball. As a kid, I was on every traveling baseball team I could play on, pretty much all year long. I used to eat, sleep and breathe it. I’ll pass by a park, or go see a major league game and start reminiscing from time to time. I sure do miss it, but I wouldn’t trade my guitar strings for that baseball glove ever again.
2.    How did you become a country music fan and when did you know you wanted a career in it?
My Dad used to watch CMT before bed when I was a kid, and it was always something that was just kind of in the background. Maybe subconsciously I grew to love it because it was so familiar to my childhood. I think I knew that I really wanted to pursue a career in country music specifically, when I got the honor of playing on the Grand Ole Opry with Casey James. It was an absolutely surreal moment in my life, and hands down the most memorable gig I have played. 
3.    Who are some of your musical icons?
My hero will always be Gregg Allman. He really shaped who I am as an overall musician, at an early age. I feel like I went to the “Eat A Peach Songwriters Camp” because I religiously studied the Allman Brothers. Something about his approach, his growling vocal melodies and vivid lyrics just drew me in and wouldn’t let go. I am also a fan of Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Brent Cobb and Chris Robinson. 
4.    What is the story behind your song “Hangover Town?”
Well there is no direct story, per-say. It is more-so about the life of a touring musician. My life. It’s really easy to catch a hangover out on the road, but it can be really difficult to find love. This song kind of outlines that type of lifestyle and the trials that go with it. 
5.    Is there anything new coming up with your music for the rest of 2018?
There are lots of “new” things coming up, but you’re gonna just have to wait and see what all we get into this year. We are really excited to get out on the road and play all of the new material out live. 
6.    Where do you see your music career in the next 5 to 10 years?
Hopefully I am still recording songs that I can tour with and continue to travel the world playing music.
7.    If you could sing a duet with a famous singer or group who would it be and why?
I would absolutely LOVE to do a duet or sing a song with Grace Potter! She is fierce, and I think we’d be a dynamic little duo.
8.    What is one of your favorite quotes?
“I love being alive and I will be the best man I possibly can. I will take love wherever I find it and offer it to everyone who will take it. . . seek knowledge from those wiser and teach those who wish to learn from me.” – Duane Allman
9.    Is there anything else you would like to share?
I’d like to thank all of my friends, family and fans for their continued support! It would not be possible to do what I do without each and every one of you, and I cannot thank you enough!

Kyle Daniel~ “Artist Spotlight”!!


Kyle Daniel is a country singer/songwriter and is from Bowling Green, Kentucky. As a child Daniel grew up listening to legend southern rockers like Gregg Allman. Some of his favorite singers today are Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell and Brett Cobb.

When he was sixteen years old, Daniel won the Southern Kentucky Blues Society Blues Challenge. A year later, he was a finalist at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. He has also made a name for himself in Music City and also was name “Nashville’s Best Guitarist” at the 102.9 Buzz Rock Awards.

After many years of being happy just writing songs and playing a backup role for some of the top performers in music, Daniel discovered his own voice and saw he had his own story to tell. Daniel had also been an opening act for country artists like Anderson East, Casey James, Clare Dunn and Jericho Woods.

Daniel’s self-debut EP came out on March 30, 2018. This five song EP is an intimate look at his life over the past two years. The songs share stories about life, love and the ability to do. The songs are written from personal emotions and life changing events. The EP is available both on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about Kyle Daniel then check out http://www.kyledanielmusic.com.


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