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Brodie Stewart – MCE Interview

Brodie Stewart Band (http://www.examiner.com)

Brodie Stewart is not your typical up-and-coming country artist.  He wasn’t born and raised in Nashville or Texas, and he didn’t have his heart set on being a country star from the very beginning.  But he has two important attributes necessary to succeed in this industry – talent and determination. Growing up in Sacramento, CA, Brodie got his feet wet ... Read More »

Joe Nichols – MCE Interview

Joe Nichols (http://www.countrymusicislove.com)

Attention country music fans!  Joe Nichols is back! It’s been awhile since the country crooner was a household name in country music.  He is one of the more traditional artists still on the mainstream circuit.  He has scored four #1 hits and eight Top 10 singles in his career, including “Brokenheartsville,” “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off,” and “Gimmie That ... Read More »

JJ Lawhorn – MCE Interview

JJ Lawhorn (http://www.theboot.com)

Rural Virginia native JJ Lawhorn loves to hunt, fish, and work on his truck.  If you need proof of that, just spend a week with the 19 year old southerner, or listen to his music. “All of my music is about things that I know – whether it’s sitting on a tailgate, driving trucks in mud, huntin’, or fishing.  Average, ... Read More »

Ashton Shepherd – MCE Interview

Ashton Shepherd (http://www.billboard.com)

It’s been an up and down rollercoaster for Ashton Shepherd since the release of her last album in 2011.  She’s changed labels, worked through professional and personal obstacles, all while maintaining the constant that has always been a huge part of her life – music.  Now, after a couple years of hard work, she has released her brand new album, ... Read More »

Lizzie Sider – MCE Interview

Lizzie Sider (http://www.palmbeachpost.com)

Finding success in the country music business is never easy.  Just ask the thousands of singer-songwriters who pick up and move to Nashville with hopes and dreams of becoming a national recording artist, performing in front of droves of fans every night.  The overwhelming majority of these aspiring artists never make the “big time,” but they simply continue doing what ... Read More »

Joe Bachman – MCE Interview


Many things in the music industry are unpredictable.  For instance, Joe Bachman, formerly a cover artist who played an average of nearly 250 shows per year, has been creating a buzz in and around country music with his originally written material.  Or…who could have possibly guessed the technical difficulties we would have had when we recently spoke to Joe from ... Read More »