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11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Trae Sheehan

Photo by Misty Sheehan Trae Sheehan will soon release his third full-length album, “Postcards from the Country” on Half Moon Records. You can watch and feel the loneliness he sings about in the video to its first single, “To Be Alone” right here. Trae is a storytelling songwriter at heart who writes songs packed with emotion. He says […]

Looking for Records – Half Price Books – Nashville, TN

Music City Mike goes record shopping at the new Half Price Books in Nashville, TN. Watch and see what he finds. Also – learn a great tip on how to safely remove price stickers from your records!        

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Juni Ata

Well, what can I say? Maybe it’s all in the numbers. Juni Ata (a fresh new moniker for this debut project by Jesse Daniel Edwards) had an awful lot to say in response to my 11 Questions. I’m sure glad that he did since it’s a scintillating read that I know you will enjoy. Likewise, […]

Ranking Records—The 10 Best LPs of 1976

Continuing on with recapping years, here is a look back at another amazing one in rock music history. It’s hard to believe that this was 44 years ago! These are my favorites from back then and would love to hear what yours were. Please support my Music City Mike YouTube page by clicking the “Like” […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: The Love-In (Laurel Sorenson)

In this golden age of Americana music (not that there is anything wrong with that), it is refreshing to hear that Nashville has not forgotten how to rock. For some real-time evidence, go give some repeated listens to “As it Lays,” the new single from East Nashvillians The Love-In and get recharged right now! The […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: South for Winter

Nashville’s South for Winter is the folk trio of Nick Stone (guitar and vocals), Dani Cichon (mandolin and vocals) and Alex Stradal (cello). A band you may have heard on Lightning 100, they are currently wrapping up a new LP titled “Luxumbra” here in town with producer Matt Leigh. South for Winter has just released […]

Looking for Records – The Great Escape – Nashville TN

Music City Mike goes record shopping at The Great Escape in Nashville, TN. Watch and see what he finds.  

Looking for Records – Luna Record Shop – Franklin TN

Music City Mike goes record shopping at Luna Record Shop at The Factory in Franklin, TN. Watch and see what he finds.

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Suzi Ragsdale

Photo by Angela Talley If musical success was measured by the number of other artists that respect and want to work with you, then Suzi Ragsdale has made it in spades. Having a long list of her songs covered by others and singing behind many on stage and record, she’s long proven her value. It’s […]

Muscle Shoals Alabama Musical Journey

Having had enough of being stuck at home during this pandemic, I made a Saturday getaway and escaped to the Northern Alabama area known as the “Shoals” to check an item off my musical bucket list. With safety protocols in full force, the time seemed right for this two-hour drive from Music City to visit […]