Kimberly Kelly~ Q&A (New Music)!!!

 

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        About:

Kimberly Kelly is a country musician and she was born in Lorena, Texas.  Lorena, Texas is a small town right outside of Waco. Her grandfather Sterling Kelly started a band named Sterling Kelly and the Hearts and was a fixture in the Texas music division. Kelly’s father was a mechanic who played anything from Steve Nicks to Lynyrd Skynyrd in his truck as they drove into town. Her mother is a hairdresser, and she introduced both Kelly and singer/songwriter sister to Patty Loveless and Gary Stewart, as the three of them would racked up many miles in their old Honda hatchback. Also, there are not many memories from Kelly’s childhood that did not involve music.

Kelly’s song “There’s Daddy’s 8 Track,” is sentimental reflection on her dad’s musical taste and inspiration from her formative years. And “Put Some Lipstick On It,” is a powering retaliation anthem for the heartbroken. There also Kelly’s love songs, like “Don’t Blame It On Me,” which is a romantic ballad.

If you would like find out more Kimberly Kelly then check out her website https://www.kimberlykellymusic.com. Her latest EP and all the rest of songs are available to listen on Spotify and ITunes.

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Q&A:
1.    Hi Kimberly, how have you grown as country singer/songwriter in the past year?
My confidence in my style and brand of country has grown. I went back “home” so to speak, and realized people still want to hear the more traditional sounding country I make, enough to help me fund a campaign for a project.
2.    How did you come up with the name “Some Things Have A Name” for your new single?
I chose “Some Things Have a Name” to come out first before the rest of my ep “Don’t Blame It on Me,” because the song just hits you in the face honestly. It’d been so long since I’d heard something that country I knew people would feel the same as I did when they heard it the first time. I wanted the song to have it’s moment, and it felt like the perfect introduction to what else would be following a couple weeks later.
3.    What is the background story behind your new song?
I didn’t write “Some Things Have a Name” it was pitched to me, but when I heard it I fell in love with the melody and story of the song. I’ve been in that situation before, and it felt like something I would’ve written myself and how I would’ve delivered the message to “the cheater.” I loved the sass.
4.    Is there something you wish your fans would take away from this song?
Stand up for yourself maybe? You can tell somebody how it is and still have some class while doing it. I mainly just wanted to give people something they could dance to! : )
5.    Was there any other artists or producers that helped to create this song?
The song was written by Bob DiPiero and Troy Johnson. Brett Tyler produced my entire project, and he did a great job of encouraging me to push for the best songs I could find (whether I wrote them or found them). The musicians in the studio I think also had an impact on how the recordings came out. There was a lot of joy and freedom for creativity in the room, and I think it translated in their playing. For this song in particular, when the keys player had the idea to add a “string” section the song really came alive!
6.    Is there anything coming up with your music for the rest of 2018?
I’m going to continue pushing the ep, have plans to record another video for one of the songs, and I am panning on doing a Christmas house concert tour with my friend and fellow artist Erin Enderlin.
7.    Is there anything else you would like to share?
Just want to say thanks to people listening and sharing the music- it means a lot and helps a ton! I also have a video in the running for the CMT 12 pack if they want to vote for it! “Don’t Blame It on Me” haha

 

Soul Revival Boutique~ “Bio”!!!

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Brooke Carmean is the founder and owner of Soul Revival Boutique. Carmean is a southern girl and was born and raised in Athens, Georgia. She lived in Georgia until she was 25 years old. She move to Oklahoma City and after living there for a whole year, her life was changed in a very good way. She started dating her now husband and he relocated her to Ohio. Carmean started a career as a Registered Nurse, which then led her to a new adventure.

After attending a medical missions trip to Nicaragua with Church of the Nations in 2014, she saw how so many people live in poverty. Carmean was heartbroken over this experience and wanted to make a better impact and try to help these people. When she started brainstorming Soul Revival, she chose to give back a fraction of the proceeds to many missions.

Here is a short summary of how Carmean feels about giving back to people who are in need: “For me it was a done deal. God has given us so much and the least I could do was make a way to honor, share, and glorify His name. Also without y’all, our gorgeous customers, we wouldn’t be able to do that. With every single order, I pray over those who have placed a sale with us. That the Lord can do amazing things in your life and to never take anything for granted. All the glory goes to God and I’m just so thankful we get to give back and make a positive impact in others lives. That is what He longs for us to do – LOVE others and SERVE. Tell the world, y’all. (Mark 16:15). (BC’s own words)

 Revival: Means to bring life and also an awakening.

Soul:Is the spirit within us.

 Soul Revival: Is what our world so badly needs and we try to make a good impact on others less fortunate than us

Carmean was raised in church and not until she was in her early 20’s, did she really start to understand the love that our Father has for us. She always had a relationship with Christ, since she was a child, but did not really knew the concept of what it meant to be loved by God.

She enjoys bringing her fun and different mix of fashion sense to everyone who visits her boutique. Growing up around horses, rodeo and the western/country lifestyle, and being a offspring of Cherokee Indian heritage, she wanted to offer rare one of kind clothing with a southern chic feel and western flair that you could not find at other stores. If you would like to find out more about Brooke Carmean and Soul Revival Boutique then check out this website https://www.shopsoulrevival.com.

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“Born Southern” ~ (Clothing Line)

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The “Born Southern 74” is a clothing brand that is made up by three different morals. These morals are God, family and friends. Eric Smith is the owner, founder and is from North Carolina. Smith feel blessed by being rasied with such strong values.

“Southern 74,” is a tribute to Smith parents who got married in 1974. During the last 40 years, his parents encouraged these values in Smith and his three siblings and are now passing their Southern legacy to their grandchildren.

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Q&A: 

1.    Hello can you tell me a little bit of background about your apparel line?  Born Southern was founded in June of 2017.  The name, “Born Southern 74”, is a tribute to my parents who were married in 1974 and have raised our family with southern values and a “God, family, friends” example since birth.  I wanted to develop a line that would appeal to those who hold the southern way of life as part of their core values.

2.    How did you decide on the name “Born Southern,” and was there any other names you were going to choose instead?  I knew I wanted “southern” in the name from the start.  One other option was “Southern Raised”; however, this was not available.  “Born Southern” appeals to those who were raised with our core values.  Born Southern doesn’t mean you have to be born in the south; you just have to ascribe to the southern way of life.

3.    Where do you see “Born Southern,” in the next 5 to 10 years?  I see Born Southern growing into a household name/brand.  Anyone wearing a BoSo or Born Southern hat or shirt will be recognized as someone who holds dear the same Southern way of life.

4.    Have any famous celebs worn any of your items before?  Yes, Jacob Young (star on the Bold and Beautiful and the Young and the Restless and is also a up-and-coming country artist) and Morgan Ashley (up-and-coming singer/songwriter out of Texas), and Steve Freeman (multi-platinum album producer in TN).

5.    Is there anything new coming up with the company for the rest of 2018?  Yes, will launch our new fall apparel line in early October.

6.    What is the first item you made for “Born Southern?”  The first item created was a white t-shirt with the initial BS logo.  Since then, we’ve offered both men’s and women’s tees, hoodies, sweatshirts, performance fishing shirts, tank tops, hats, and decals.

7.    What advice would you give to an up and coming apparel company?  Starting an apparel company is hard work; it’s not as easy as just making a shirt or hat and selling it.  You need to brand yourself and identify your target audience.  You need to identify, research, and trademark your name, review market trends, look at supply/demand, and a host of other factors to get started.  Social media is very important; it helps to get the word out about your brand.  And, lastly, have some patience…Rome wasn’t build overnight.

8.    What is one of your favorite quotes?  “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.”  ~Vince Lombardi

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Website: https://www.bornsouthern74.com

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2018 CMA Awards Nominees!!!

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The 2018 CMA Awards will be shown live from Nashville on November 14, 2014 (Wednesday). The award show will air on channel ABC AT 8PM ET. Country singers Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are returning to host once again. This will their 11th year hosting the show together. Down below are the categories and nominees for each award that will be given out that night.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Luke Bryan
  • Jason Aldean
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Chris Stapleton

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Kacey Musgraves

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Luke Combs
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • LANCO​
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Maddie & Tae
  • Sugarland

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Luke Combs
  • Lauren Alaina
  • Chris Janson
  • Brett Young
  • Midland

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

  • “Broke Halos”-Chris Stapleton
  • “Drowns The Whiskey”- Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert
  • “Drinkin’ Problem”- Midland
  • “Tequila”- Dan + Shay
  • “Meant to Be”- Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • “Body Like A Back Road”- Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
  • “Drowns The Whiskey”- Brandon Kinney, Jeff Middleton, Josh Thompson
  • “Broken Halos”- Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton
  • “Tequila”- Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers
  • “Drunk Girl”- Scooter Carusoe, Tom Douglas, Chris Janson

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

  • “Burning Man”- Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne
  • “Drowns The Whiskey”- Jason Aldean Feat. Miranda Lambert
  • “Dear Hate”- Maren Morris Feat. Vince Gill
  • “Meant to Be”- Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
  • “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”- David Lee Murphy & Kenny Chesney

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Sugarland Feat. Taylor Swift- “Babe”
  • Chris Janson- “Drunk Girl”
  • Carrie Underwood- “Cry Pretty”
  • Dan + Shay- “Tequila”
  • Thomas Rhett- “Marry Me”

 

 

“Dammit Boy” Clothing Company!!! (Background/ Q&A)

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“Dammit Boy” Products started when this saying was directed to owner of the company Nick Buckwell.  It all began when Buckwell was fishing with his friend, Kent. It was July 4, 2015  and they were fishing on a boat in Lake Tillery. Buckwell is no professional fisher, but Kent has fished in a few professional events. As the morning was fading out, Kent was puling in a Largemouth, like it was not big deal, Buckwell caught a few dinkers.

Eventually they reached Kent’s favorite spot to fish at. Buckwell’s first cast landed in some huge brush on the bank and Buckwell’s spool bird-nested. Kent yelled out “Dammit Boy!” Buckwell after that fishing trip started using the phrase in his every day language. The more he used it, the more his family and friends used it.

Kent’s daughter, Karley is good friend of Buckwell. She is artistic and has a great imagination. So Buckwell came to her in summer of 2017 with the idea of making Dammit Boy a real thing. They both had set early goals and ideas that they would only play around with. When Buckwell decided to move from North Carolina to Denver, he made a couple shirts for friends who came to a bonfire as a test run. The shirts were a winner, and this inspired Buckwell and Karley to go further with doing an apparel line.

If you would like to find out more “Dammit Boy” then check out the website at https://dammitboyproducts.com.

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Q&A:

1.    Hello can you me a little bit of background about your apparel line?

It all began… with a poor cast. I was fishing with a good friend of mine – Kent – an older gentleman well seasoned in art of bass fishing. Kent also happened to be the father of the girl I was dating at the time, so, naturally, I was out to impress. I’d fished from banks and ocean vessels but never on a professional bass boat with someone who actually seemed to know what he was doing. Kent lent me one of his best lures for my first cast. I was stoked to use some professional gear and wanted desperately to prove to both of us that I was a capable fisherman. I targeted a clear spot near the bank in the hopes of landing an impressive first cast. I unlocked the reel, drew back, and threw. My lure didn’t come close to hitting the water. Instead, that shiny new lure lodged itself in a pine tree rooted on the bank about 15 feet up. My heart sank. I kept my back turned and prayed Kent hadn’t seen me tangle his best lure in the branches. I quietly gave the line a few yanks, but that only made it worse; the line wrapped a few more times around the limb on which it dangled. Facing defeat, I slowly turned toward the front of the boat where Kent was fishing. To my incredible embarrassment, he had witnessed the whole ordeal. He stood quietly, reeled in his lure, and shook his head. Before turning the boat toward the shore to fetch my lure, Kent turned to me, a cheeky grin on his face, and said, “Dammit boy.”

2.    How did you decide on the name “Dammit Boy,” and was there any other names that you were thinking about instead?

The above story became one Kent would tell anyone who would listen or needed a laugh. “Dammit boy” became part of our everyday lingo. It spread to our families, our friends, and our co-workers. When Karley (Kent’s daughter) and I finally decided to pursue it as a company, we went through a few different variations. Being a high school English teacher, my original plan was for it to be grammatically correct. I wanted it spelled correctly and with a comma. Friends, family, and Karley helped me see the light and let go of my grammatical stronghold. After all, Dammit Boy isn’t about perfection, it’s for the ordinary mishaps, extraordinary screw-ups, and unexpected thrills.

3.    Where do you see Dammit Boy in the next 5 to 10 years?

In 5-10 years, we would like to have expanded into a multitude of Dammit Boy product options. For the majority of the things we do each day, Dammit Boy can be applied. We want it to become more common in our lingo and lexicon. We want to be able to walk through tailgates and see people hoisting our flags, wearing our shirts, drinking our beer with our koozies holding it.

4.    Have any famous people worn your items before?

The most famous person to wear our gear is Miss North Carolina United States Marcie Trivette. Nashville singers/songwriters Sarah Jones, Priscilla Block, and Dustin Herring have all worn our gear for shows. Darrell Harwood, a country artist in North Carolina, will be getting his gear this week and sporting it in his shows, as one of his favorite quotes just happens to be our brand name. One of our best friends who is a Cpt in the military and flying Black Hawk missions in Afghanistan has been sporting his Dammit Boy gear.He may not be famous, but he’s a damn good guy and we appreciate him.

5.    What was the first item you made for Dammit Boy?

Karley always laughs at this because I designed it with minimal artistic ability. I moved out to Colorado in July of 2017 to get a change of pace in life. Before I left, we had a little bonfire with some friends I wouldn’t be seeing for a while. My dad helped me make a few grey t-shirts that read DAMMIT BOY in that Comic Sans font and Royal Blue font color. I’d like to bring the font back one day, but most likely not soon.

6.    Is there anything new coming up with your company for the rest of 2018?

We’re pushing for a fall line. Baseball tees, sweatshirts, and hats. Our goal is to get some graphics on the shirts as well to depict certain common Dammit Boy moments.

7.    What advice would you give to an up and coming apparel company?

Don’t be quietly desperate. If you truly want to be successful, be loud about it. Attack it with enthusiasm and don’t let your wishful thinking satisfy you.

8.    What is one of your favorite quotes?

Live the life you love and you’ll love the life you love. It’s simple and accurate.

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Nick Buckwell:

  • Owner & CEO
  • Social Media Advisor

Karley Reed

  • Co-Owner
  • Creative Cat/Design Guru

 

CMT Awards 2018 Nominations!!!

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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)

 

 

Buck Wild Rags “Bio”!!!

 

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About Buck Wild (https://www.buckwildrags.com) :

Hi there! My name is Sharon and I am Buck Wild! My story begins in 2010 when my daughter, Sarah, suggested I sew some wild rags for a local charity ranch rodeo. I thought she was crazy as it had been 20 years since I last made any wild rags for my girls. But, it wasn’t too long before my creativity was jump started into high gear and I began sewing and shipping my “beauties” all over the country!

I have always had a love for agriculture and livestock. I am a huge advocate of 4-H, FFA and Junior Rodeo. I have raised all my children with this same passion for what makes this country strong ~ An honest day’s work for an honest day’s dollar. Some of the very best people I know make their living riding horseback and a business deal is always sealed with a handshake, not a contract~ The Code of the West.

My grandmother taught me how to sew at the age of 9, and quite honestly, I have been sitting behind a sewing machine ever since. I love the thrill of the hunt when looking for that perfect fabric design! I pride myself in the selection of Non Traditional Wild Rag fabrics. Ask any of my customers and they will tell you my favorite saying while out on the road selling my rags…”Life’s too short for a solid colored wild rag!” I hope you enjoy browsing through my creations and selections as much as I enjoy selecting them and sewing them.

History of the Wild Rag

A “cowboy wild rag” is a cowboy or Western scarf worn around the neck. They are worn by both cowboys and cowgirls, for both work and for play.

Cowboy wild rags are worn for warmth in cold temperatures, and for protection from sun, wind, and dirt anytime. In many regions wild rags are a standard part of cowboy dress whether it be for work or social occasions. They come in a wide variety of COLORS, sizes, and fabrics, with silk and polyester being some of the most popular fabric choices. Wild Rags date back as far as the mid 1800’s. Cowboys were known to use old flour sacks cut into squares when fabric such as a cotton was either too expensive are hard to come by while living on the range.

Some of the many uses for a wild rag include:

  • Protection from the elements
  • A Potholder by the campfire
  • Strain drinking water
  • Temporary saddle rigging or a rope
  • Arm sling, tourniquet or bandage (for man or beast)
  • Flagging a race
  • Nose blower

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