C J Garton, Singer-Songwriter, Talks Life, Writing And “The Gun”

We had so much fun talking to the talented CJ Garton in Nashville. He told us some amazing song writing stories as well as his new music coming out soon. Please enjoy!!

 

 

CJ Garton Website – https://www.cjgarton.com

 

MacMillan Guitars And B Chord Vintage Dreadnought Build

As you may know I purchased a Vintage Dreadnought from MacMillan Guitars. The day I interviewed Marty MacMillan and heard the crisp clean sound of his guitars I was sold. We are going to take you a long the build process with pictures. The featured image is the material that will eventually become the amazing Vintage guitar. In the meantime we wanted to take you on a tour of how he makes each guitar. We hope you enjoy!!

 

Jimmy Charles “Tennessean of The Year” Talks Music And Hometown of MD.

We had a great time talking to Maryland Native Jimmy Charles at his house in Nashville. His career is on a great path and has many exciting things in the works. Jimmy will be playing with Josh Turner and Mo Pitney at the Ocean City Convention Center in Maryland on March 23rd. Tickets are still available but going very fast. Thank you Jimmy for the interview and we have provided links below.

 

Jimmy Charles Links

Josh Turner, Mo Pitney and Jimmy Charles OCMD Ticket Link – https://www1.ticketmaster.com/josh-turner-ocean-city-maryland-03-23-2018/event/1500537D834516B4?artistid=897305&tm_link=tm_homeA_header_search

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/jimmycharlesmusic/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jimmycharlesmusic/

Smithfield Is Country Music’s Hottest Rising Duo

I traveled up to Baltimore to sit down and talk with Jennifer and Trey who make up the duo Smithfield. We had an amazing chat about how they met to their inspirations in music.  I met a gentleman who told me a story about how he had just met Jennifer and Trey on a plane from Nashville. He had a conversation with them as they were getting on the plane and when he got to his seat he looked them up. Mid flight he went and showed them that he had download all their music. Here is the best part, they caught up with him as the plane landed and arrange for him to come to the show. How cool is that!

I was very excited to see Smithfield live, I can tell you they did not disappoint. They opened the show with “We Make Our Own” and as soon as they started singing the crowd was pulled in. Their harmonies are some of the best I have ever heard. It is a true art to be able to sing almost as one person and they are truly amazing at it. Jennifer then went into a cover of “Slow Hands” and then crowd was singing every word. They even did a medley of 90’s music from Shania Twain to The Goo Goo Dolls. The way that Trey and Jennifer worked the crowd looked like they have been on a stage their entire lives. As they came to the end of the set they played “Hey Whiskey”. It was at this moment that I swear every cell phone was in the air and had the flashlight on. It made for an amazing backdrop. I truly recommend going and seeing Smithfield if they come to a venue near you. I am sure they will be household name in the country music world in 2018. They have so much potential, Jennifer and Trey are two of the nicest people in the world.

Please enjoy the interview and below you will find all the links so you can download and follow Smithfield on their musical journey!

Smithfield Links

https://www.smithfieldmusic.com

Emmy Award Winning Producer, Kenny Royster, Takes Us Behind The Scenes At Direct Image Studio….

We ventured a few steps off Music Row to meet up with Kenny Royster at Direct Image Studios. He took us behind the scenes and showed us the working process of recording an album. Kenny is so skilled and knowledgeable in the music industry that he not only knows how to work the equipment but how to turn your song into a hit record. It was such a privilege to sit and talk to him and hear his wealth of knowledge. Please enjoy the interview and if you are a singer or songwriter looking to  record definitely reach out to Kenny!

Direct Image Studio

Website – http://www.directimagestudio.com

 

Walker Hayes ….. BOOM!

We spoke to Walker Hayes just before his show at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Md. We spoke about life and his new album “Boom”. Walker is well on his way to a number one song with “You Broke Up With Me” and also getting ready to head out on tour with Kelsea Ballerini. We wish Walker all the success in the world and thank him so much for taking the time to interview with us. We hope you enjoy!

If you haven’t already give Walker Hayes a follow on all social media at @walkerhayes. We have attached his website and links below.

Website – http://walkerhayes.com

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Marty MacMillan Pours His Heart And Soul Into Each Guitar…

I hopped in a Uber and headed from Nashville to Mt. Juliet, TN. I was so excited the entire ride to get to MacMillan Guitars and see their amazing shop. As I pulled up and walked in I felt like a kid at Christmas. Marty has his shop set up in sections where each step in the process is completed. Marty is an amazing person with such a passion for what he does. The end product is just amazing. I truly recommend if you are an artist, guitar lover or just a collector you have to see and hear the MacMillan Guitar. They are simply amazing and one of the best sounding guitars I have heard! Enjoy this interview as we take a look into Marty’s background and his career.

I was so impressed with the work that Marty does the moment I got back to my hotel room I messaged him that I needed to get a guitar. I am going to bring you step by step photos of the guitar on social media along the way. This is going to be a B Chord Original! Please follow @macmillanguitars and @BChord615 to make sure you can follow along…

Website – http://macmillanguitars.com

Jenna Renae – American Idol To Nashville And She Is Bound For Greatness….

While in Nashville we got the phone call to do an interview with the very talented Jenna Renae. As I started doing my research on her I realized even though she is new to Nashville, she is far from new to music. During our interview the main thing that struck me was she is so personable and her voice is amazing and will have you in awe. Jenna Renae thank you so much for taking the time to talk with us. B Chord can not wait to follow your incredible journey. We hope you enjoy our interview with Jenna.

Thank you so much for watching the interview! Please follow Jenna @jennarenaemusic on social media. Also, check out Jenna Renae and Taylor Lightcap perform “Drunk Girls” LIVE at the Crazytown. Link below!! Give us a follow @BChord615

 

Phillip Michael Parsons – Owned The Stage At The Fillmore

 

We had the privilege of talking to Phillip Michael Parsons on the day he opened up for Chris Janson at The Fillmore Silver Spring, Md. This was such an amazing treat and Phillip completely won over the crowd. His fans showed up in full force and had the entire place rocking. He walked away with a ton of fans and showed everyone he means business. His hard-hitting rock country feel opened the show and he showed the sexy style of his music as well. Phillip is on a great path right now and bound for some amazing things. Thank you Phillip for the time and we look forward to talking with you soon.

 

Please go follow Phillip @PhillipMichaelParsons. Also please give us a like and a follow for more amazing stories and interviews. Thank you so much for your time.

Cali Lightcap, One of Nashville’s Top Makeup And Hair Stylists Tells All….

We branched out from the normal singer songwriter and went deeper into the industry. Most don’t realize that there are people doing hair and makeup for every award ceremony and photo shoot. We had the privilege to talk to the amazing Cali Lightcap who has a resume that would make anyone starstruck. She is one of the sweetest people in the world and would do anything for anyone. Please sit back and enjoy her story and follow her on all social media. Cali has also has partnered in a brand of eye lashes so make sure you check out that site.

Please follow Cali Lightcap at the following on instagram and we have also attached the link to her “Cali Lashes”.

Instagram – @calijeffries

Cali Lashes Website – https://www.viragobabe.com/product-page/cali

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