Articles By: Tomi L. Wiley

Free Charlie Daniels Ringtone Now Available at GEICO Website

Free Charlie Daniels Ringtone Now Available at GEICO Website

Fans of legendary fiddler Charlie Daniels can now download a free ringtone of the music heard in Daniels’ popular GEICO commercial at www.geico.com or www.charliedaniels.com. The ringtone features the electrifying fiddle solo Daniels plays in the restaurant during the commercial. The ad is one of four spots currently airing as part of GEICO’s “Rhetorical Questions” […]

Johnny Cash Project

Johnny Cash Project

Johnny Cash moved, connected with, and inspired people all over the world through both his music and his personal life: his personal battles and demons, his unlikely rise to fame, and his lifelong love for June Carter Cash. Now you can use that inspiration as part of an artistic project that connects people across the […]

Change is Good: Ponderosa Stomp Announces a New Season

Change is Good: Ponderosa Stomp Announces a New Season

…and the First Round of Headliners for a Tremendous 2010 There is much to celebrate as the 9th Annual Ponderosa Stomp Festival kicks into action in 2010 with a new fall weekend to present another rocket-fueled cavalcade of American music stars. After eight years of spring events, fans are marking their calendars on the 24th […]

Dolly Parton opens first retail store in Nashville March 12

Dolly Parton opens first retail store in Nashville March 12

She’s an icon, whether it’s for her singing, her movies, or her… curves. And now country music queen Dolly Parton has opened her first-ever retail store in Nashville, Dolly Parton’s Trinkets & Treasures, and plans to be on hand and in person for the official grand opening and pink ribbon cutting on Friday, March 12. […]

Bret Michaels teams up with Miley Cyrus on new single

Bret Michaels teams up with Miley Cyrus on new single

You may know him best as the lead vocalist for Poison, or maybe as a reality TV star on “Rock of Love,” or even as a solo artist, having just released the single “Nothing to Lose.” But now Michaels is tapping into his melodic prowess and knack for writing epic ballads to deliver a song […]

Levon Helm Documentary to premiere at 2010 SXSW Festival!

Levon Helm Documentary to premiere at 2010 SXSW Festival!

Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm, directed by Jacob Hatley, finds the musician thrust into the spotlight after a Grammy nomination and increasing popularity, but he is also now forced to confront the dark times after The Band’s demise. He’s haunted by throat cancer, bankruptcy, drug addiction and the tragic […]

Dierks & Patty create “A Beautiful World”

Dierks & Patty create “A Beautiful World”

One of the hottest names in country music has teamed up with a folk legend, and the result is nothing short of, well, beautiful: Dierks Bentley and Patty Griffin seem right at home and natural in the video for “A Beautiful World.” The video, simply shot and authentic, matches the organic and easy lyrics, melody, […]

Alt-country’s Farmer Jason earns second Emmy nod

Alt-country’s Farmer Jason earns second Emmy nod

Alt-country legend and 30 year entertainment industry veteran Jason Ringenberg, or Farmer Jason, as he’s known to his fans, earned his second Emmy nomination for Best Children’s Program Mid South Region recently. The nominations were announced at a BMI reception in Nashville late November. “I am humbled and honored to receive another Emmy nomination,” Ringenberg […]

Cayamo 2010: A Journey Through Song

Cayamo 2010: A Journey Through Song

What’s better than a five-day cruise from Miami to Belize and Costa Maya? A cruise that includes performances by Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Brandi Carlile, John Hiatt, Steve Earl! All aboard for Cayamo 2010: A Journey Through Song, an experience by Sixthman. The cruise leaves Miami on February 21 and returns on February 26. For […]

Ponderosa Stomp

Ponderosa Stomp

According to Ira “Dr. Ike” Padnos, rock and roll is an American export that paved the way for many different types of music, laying a base for performers to experiment with rockabilly, R&B, jazz, blues, garage, soul, funk, and swamp pop. Even some renowned country guitar greats such as Keith Urban and Brad Paisley can […]

Pop or Not? Johnny Cooper's "Follow" – Review

Pop or Not? Johnny Cooper's "Follow" – Review

Though listed as a country release, Johnny Cooper’s second effort, Follow, is peppered with enough pop and rock to be considered mainstream and playable on a wide spectrum of radio – and it’s a super fun album. Cooper recently turned 21 years old, and both his music and lyrics reflect that carefree, hopeful spirit, including […]

Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ – Kevn Kinney Interview

Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ – Kevn Kinney Interview

As with so many great projects, the inspiration for The Great American Bubble Factory, Drivin’ N Cryin’s first new album in 12 years, came from an unexpected place: the dollar store. “I was at the dollar store with my granddaughter buying some bubbles, and I saw on the label where the bubbles are made in […]