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Interviews

Delivering Country Soul: An Interview With Ryan Kinder
3 months ago

Delivering Country Soul: An Interview With Ryan Kinder

With his latest single, Stay, Ryan Kinder has delivered one of the most powerful songs of the year. Originally written for a friend’s wedding by Kinder, Luke Sheets and Fred …
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Enjoying The Ride: An Interview With American Idol’s Caleb Lee Hutchinson
7 months ago

Enjoying The Ride: An Interview With American Idol’s Caleb Lee Hutchinson

It wasn’t that long ago that American Idol Top 7 finalist Caleb Lee Hutchinson was playing small gigs around his hometown of Dallas, Georgia. “I’ve been playing for years, even …
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Soaring Like An Eagle: An Interview With American Idol’s Gabby Barrett
7 months ago

Soaring Like An Eagle: An Interview With American Idol’s Gabby Barrett

Gabby Barrett’s journey has taken her from her hometown of Munhall, Pennsylvania to the Top 7 of American Idol. And this 18-year old powerhouse vocalist is just getting started.


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Finding Their Sweet Spot: An Interview With Towne
8 months ago

Finding Their Sweet Spot: An Interview With Towne

Steevie Steeves and Jon Decious of the Nashville-based duo Towne were in New York recently to perform at Rockwood Music Hall. It had been about a year since we last …
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Taking A Stand: An Interview With Kalie Shorr
8 months ago

Taking A Stand: An Interview With Kalie Shorr

Blending and blurring the defined lines of pop, rock and country, Kalie Shorr is carving her own path as an independent artist. Her music, which has been described as ‘punk …
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Rockin’ It On Their Own: An Interview With Smithfield
9 months ago

Rockin’ It On Their Own: An Interview With Smithfield

It’s been a busy start to the new year for Smithfield. The duo, comprised of Texas natives Jennifer Fielder and Trey Smith, are currently on tour opening for Granger Smith, …
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Interview With Hunter Hayes: Staying True To ‘Kid Self’
10 months ago

Interview With Hunter Hayes: Staying True To ‘Kid Self’

Hunter Hayes writes 150 to 200 songs per album he releases. His exceptional work ethic and interested personality make this episode one of my favorites. Our conversation made me think …
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RaeLynn Talks Overcoming Obstacles, The Changing Music Landscape and What She’s Learned From Blake Shelton
10 months ago

RaeLynn Talks Overcoming Obstacles, The Changing Music Landscape and What She’s Learned From Blake Shelton

WildHorse is one of my favorite albums from 2017. Five years. Longer than it takes to start and graduate college. That is how long it took for this album to …
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Reaching New Heights: An Interview With Christian Lopez
1 year ago

Reaching New Heights: An Interview With Christian Lopez

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Christian Lopez released his sophomore album, Red Arrow, in late September. It had been two years since his debut LP, the Dave Cobb-produced Onward. During that …
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Taking A Ride With Jerrod Niemann
1 year ago

Taking A Ride With Jerrod Niemann

Jerrod Niemann, the artist of songs like Lover, Lover and What Do You Want, has soothed and inspired country music fans for years. Leading up to the interview, I started out with a list …
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David Fanning Finds Freedom With His Latest Genre-Bending EP Dreamers
1 year ago

David Fanning Finds Freedom With His Latest Genre-Bending EP Dreamers

David Fanning is carving his own path with a unique style of country music. “We’re callin’ it ECM: Electronic Country Music,” he said with a laugh as we sat …
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Exclusive Premiere of Lucas Hoge’s Powerful Who’s Gonna Be There
1 year ago

Exclusive Premiere of Lucas Hoge’s Powerful Who’s Gonna Be There

Lucas Hoge is getting ready to release his new album, Dirty South, on July 28th and we have the exclusive premiere of one of the most powerful tracks on the …
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Kylie Hughes Talks About Her New Album And Her Love for Nashville
1 year ago

Kylie Hughes Talks About Her New Album And Her Love for Nashville

Last month California native Kylie Hughes released a 12 track self-titled album – her first full length record. “It feels like victory,” she told us. The album took her over two …
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Brian Falduto Talks About His Debut EP Love One Another
1 year ago

Brian Falduto Talks About His Debut EP Love One Another

At the age of eleven, Brian Falduto was cast alongside Jack Black in the movie School of Rock where he delivered the infamous line: “You’re tacky and I hate you!” …
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Interview With Frankie Ballard At The Paramount
2 years ago

Interview With Frankie Ballard At The Paramount

Frankie Ballard recently performed at The Paramount on Long Island. Before his set he sat down to chat with DJ Sandra Dee. The two talked about his wedding, his latest …
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Interview with Dave Kennedy at NYC’s Gramercy Theatre
2 years ago

Interview with Dave Kennedy at NYC’s Gramercy Theatre

East Tennessee native Dave Kennedy was in NYC recently as an opener for Drake White on the Spark Tour. After his solo acoustic performance he sat down to chat with DJ Sandra Dee. The two …
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Shining A Light On Denver Based Trio Edison
2 years ago

Shining A Light On Denver Based Trio Edison

At the end of John Green’s novel Looking For Alaska he wrote, “Thomas Edison’s last words were ‘It’s very beautiful over there’. I don’t know where there is, but I …
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Brent Cobb Interview in Brooklyn
2 years ago

Brent Cobb Interview in Brooklyn

Americus, Georgia native Brent Cobb was in Brooklyn recently as an opener for Nikki Lane on her Highway Queen tour. After his performance he sat down to chat with DJ …
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Sarah Darling Shows Us the Beauty of Dream Country
2 years ago

Sarah Darling Shows Us the Beauty of Dream Country

With her recently released album Dream Country, Sarah Darling sought to create something that made her feel fulfilled; something that was a true reflection of her inner self. Having parted ways …
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An Interview With Michael Tyler On His Debut Album 317
2 years ago

An Interview With Michael Tyler On His Debut Album 317

We recently caught up with Michael Tyler by phone while on his way to a show in Pittsburgh where he was performing with Tucker Beathard and William Michael Morgan. Tyler …
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Get To Know Country Artist Addison Johnson
2 years ago

Get To Know Country Artist Addison Johnson

Greensboro, NC native Addison Johnson recently called in to the Sweet Beatz Show to chat with DJ Sandra Dee. The two talked about his latest single, touring and fishing.

Have …
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Get to Know Country Artist Molly Adele Brown
2 years ago

Get to Know Country Artist Molly Adele Brown

As a kid, Molly Adele Brown loved to be the center of attention. One of her first memories is being at a family party at 5 years old, taking the …
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Luke Combs Sells Out NYC’s Mercury Lounge
2 years ago

Luke Combs Sells Out NYC’s Mercury Lounge

After his sold-out performance at NYC’s Mercury Lounge, Luke Combs sat down to chat with DJ Sandra Dee. The two talked about how Luke got started in music, his upcoming …
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Get to know country artist Megan Golden
2 years ago

Get to know country artist Megan Golden

Growing up in Nashville, Megan Golden found herself constantly surrounded by incredibly talented people, and couldn’t help but fall in love with music. With her family by her side, Megan had …
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She’s Got A Way: An Interview with Kelsey Waldon
2 years ago

She’s Got A Way: An Interview with Kelsey Waldon

It was a chilly December afternoon when I met up with Kelsey Waldon in New Haven, Connecticut. She had just finished a set at Cafe Nine, one of several shows …
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A Day In The City With Towne
2 years ago

A Day In The City With Towne

Spending time with Steevie Steeves and Jon Decious, you immediately notice the chemistry between these two, as if two perfect halves to a whole. The story of how they …
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Christmas Cheer with Jessica Lynn
2 years ago

Christmas Cheer with Jessica Lynn

New York country music fans braved the cold weather to head out to the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater recently to see Jessica Lynn’s Country Christmas Party. We last caught up …
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Let’s Go Back To Your Place: An interview with country music duo Native Run
2 years ago

Let’s Go Back To Your Place: An interview with country music duo Native Run

Earlier this summer we were fortunate enough to host Rachel Beauregard and Bryan Dawley of Native Run at our home for a very special acoustic performance as part of their …
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Life In The Fast Lane: An interview with country artist Olivia Lane
2 years ago

Life In The Fast Lane: An interview with country artist Olivia Lane

If you’ve had the chance to see Olivia Lane perform, you know she’s full of energy and incredibly outgoing. No one’s ever going to call Olivia shy. And if …
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Get to Know American Road
3 years ago

Get to Know American Road

We recently caught up with country rockers American Road to learn a little more about the band, its origins and what’s up next for the Jersey natives.

TCS: Hey guys, …
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Jessica Lynn Shines In Headlining Debut at Ridgefield Playhouse
3 years ago

Jessica Lynn Shines In Headlining Debut at Ridgefield Playhouse

The last two years have been busy for rising country star Jessica Lynn. She’s had two nationwide television specials on PBS, toured with Jo Dee Messina, signed a publishing deal …
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Get to Know Jersey’s Country Rocker Nikki Briar
3 years ago

Get to Know Jersey’s Country Rocker Nikki Briar

Nikki Briar has performed in venues large and small, from Nashville to Jersey. We recently had the chance to talk with Nikki to get to know her and her story …
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Get to Know Lauren Davidson
3 years ago

Get to Know Lauren Davidson

Emerging artist Lauren Davidson is starting to make a name for herself on the New York City country music scene. We recently had a chance to chat with Lauren to …
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