A Thousand Horses, Michael Hobby Is “Preaching To The Choir”

We had such a great time talking with Michael Hobby about A Thousand Horses. We discussed life on the road, Bridges EP, songwriting and also new projects. I definitely recommend seeing them in concert the next time they are in your town. The guys are some of the nicest people I have ever met. Enjoy…

A Thousand Horses Links

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https://www.instagram.com/athousandhorses/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/a-thousand-horses/id386196688

 

William Michael Morgan Had All The “Beer Drinker”s Wanting More In Annapolis….

We had the chance to sit down and talk with William Michael Morgan about growing up in Mississippi to the new music he is currently working on. We discussed some of his hit songs and also talked about where his first Gold record is hanging up. We would like to thank William for his time. Go and download his album “Vinyl” today!! Enjoy and spread the word……

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/william-michael-morgan/210860079

 

Candi Carpenter Talks New Music, Career, Dolly And CMA Fest

We had the opportunity to go to CTK Management and catch up with one of our favorite female artists, Candi Carpenter. Candi is such an amazing person and has a personality that will take you by storm. We are so excited for her new music to be released soon. Join us as we talk to her in the beloved studio that Dolly Parton has recorded in for years. This was such a terrific experience. Thank you so much Candi!!

 

 

Andrew Robear “King” Of The Acoustic Stage…

We had an amazing time talking to Andrew Robear at Tin Roof Baltimore. The venue is absolutely amazing from the setting to the food and location. I definitely recommend going to see some Live Music. Andrew and I discuss his early days in music to his new album getting ready to come out. Andrew has such an amazing sound that pulls from soul, country, hip hop and R&B. We are so excited to have him playing our B Chord Bash on June 23rd in Annapolis, Md. Enjoy and check out the links below:

Andrew Robear’s Links

Instagram – @andrewrobear

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/andrew.robear

SoundCloud – https://soundcloud.com/andrew-robear

B Chord Bash Ticket Link – https://www.ticketweb.com/event/1st-annual-b-chord-bash-union-jacks-annapolis-md-tickets/8134275

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

Give us a follow at @BChord615!

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

 

Taylor Lightcap Discusses The Life of A Songwriter

Sometimes it is funny how you make connections in the music business. I was sitting at home before our trip to Nashville and received a message from Taylor Lightcap discussing the B Chord hats. It segued into, how about we meet up and discuss them to let’s do an interview! Let me tell you I am so glad that I did. Not only did I meet an amazing songwriter I feel like I made a true friend. Taylor is one of the kindest people and he is always looking to help someone get a step ahead in the business. Please enjoy our interview as we talk about the life of a songwriter, his career and his new venture of K + Q Entertainment.

 

 

Thank you so much for spending time with us and please go and follow Taylor Lightcap on social media @taylorlightcap or @kqentertainment

Also give us a follow @BChord615 we have more coming up including an interview with Taylor’s wife Cali, who is one of the best makeup artists in Nashville.

Lyssa Coulter Will Be Playing “After Midnight” On Her Path To Becoming A Country Star …

We had the chance to sit down with Lyssa Coulter, up and coming country artist out of New England. Lyssa told us about her new EP to her song writing process as well as inspiration to young dreamers. We hope you enjoy and Lyssa thank you so much. Your passion is overflowing and we see big things in your future!

B Chord: “After Midnight” is out, congratulations!! This is your new Ep that can be purchased on your website. You also just released your single “Whiskey in the Twilight” so let’s talk about it! I know you have to be excited!

Lyssa Coulter: I wrote “Whiskey in the Twilight” with my friend Roger Hagopian who is an amazing songwriter out here in New England. He came up with the idea just talking and said let’s do something fun and summer related and that’s how the song came about. It’s probably one of my favorite songs off the EP and I recorded it in Nashville with Chris Parker at Digital Timbre Studios. I am just so excited because it really shows everyone what my music really is. This is so exciting because I have only been doing this for a year and it’s so incredible that I’m letting people know what my music is and where I am coming from and my emotions throughout this entire thing.

B Chord: Tell us a little of your background and how you got into country music.

Lyssa Coulter: I actually lived in Medway, Massachusetts for a while and we ended up moving out here to Westborough, Mass where I ended up changing schools in my senior year of high school. I found this local voice coach in my town that exposed me to not only improving my voice but becoming an artist. This was so important to me. I never thought I could ever be a Carrie Underwood or Kelsea Ballerini, which was just a fairytale to me at the time. Once I started taking voice lessons and learned how to book gigs it just grew from there and by the fourth month in, I was recording my first single in Nashville. When I found out that I could do it, I was on a roll. I tell young people to do what you love, my message to them is “ Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t.”

B Chord: What are Lyssa’s goals for 2018?

Lyssa Coulter: I think I am getting ready to move out of New England and start playing in the southern states like Florida where I have lots of family and friends and Nashville. I’m just trying to branch out of New England right now. I think that it is really important to break out of your hometown. It is incredibly different when you book a show in a place other than New England. Looking forward to 2019, I am hoping that I can work something out with the CMA Festival and getting a new album out.

B Chord: I love the song “By My Side!” I know you got some airplay and accolades on that song, can you tell us a little about writing that one?

Lyssa Coulter: So “By My Side” was the first song that I ever wrote. It’s a little crazy because you don’t see many artists putting out their first song that they ever wrote. I was doing a song writing seminar and I came home and said okay let’s just try to write a song. So I took everything that I was feeling at that moment put it together. My family and I are very close and people say it is a great relationship song. It’s very family oriented and that’s where I got the idea from…. just being with people that you love, your friends and family. As long as I am with my friends and family I am happy. That’s where I pulled my inspiration from.

B Chord: What are some of your favorite spots to play up in the Boston area?

Lyssa Coulter: A few of my favorite spots… I think that my number one favorite spot is the Smokehouse BBQ where I will be playing on January 26th. The staff is so friendly and they have speakers outside and the food is incredible. Another one would be Indian Ranch they do a lot of big concerts but I had the chance to play in their first ever local country fest. It’s a very fun place. One more….I really like playing Patriot Place which of course is the home of our New England Patriots. They usually have a lot of outdoor things going on and I just love the venue. I had my name on their big marque sign that they have in front of the shopping center. It was really cool.

B Chord: What is the typical writing process like for you?

Lyssa Coulter: My writing process is really different each time that I go to write. A lot of it is if I’m in a really bad mood, I will write a song. I don’t know why but you tend to write the best stuff when you are not in the best moods. I guess that’s when the emotions get flowing. I start playing around with chords on my guitar and then I just go for it. Co-writing is a little different, we come up with an idea and then we go off of that idea and see where it brings us. You have two brains working which is really great.

B Chord: Let’s do a get to know Lyssa:
B Chord: Favorite food?

Lyssa Coulter: Ice Cream

B Chord: Favorite artist?

Lyssa Coulter: Kelsea Ballerini

B Chord: Favorite vacation spot?

Lyssa Coulter: Disney World

B Chord: Favorite store to shop?

Lyssa Coulter: Walmart is like my store. It is so great people watching.

B Chord: Favorite spot in Nashville?

Lyssa Coulter: I actually have two. One is Love Circle because it is so beautiful and then the other is Broadway. I love all of the neon lights. Sparkles and lights are my thing.

B Chord: You are stranded on an island and you can take only one instrument with you. What would the instrument be and why?

Lyssa Coulter: Probably my guitar. I have an Ibanez. It’s really pretty and my dad gave it to me. Whenever I have an idea when I’m in the car, I am always like “why don’t I have my guitar.”

I want to thank all my family friends and fans for being so supportive. I know that is why I have been able to continue with this goal. Becoming a musician is a very difficult thing in general and without them we wouldn’t be able to do it.

Please check out all of Lyssa’s social media links below and make sure to download “Whiskey In The Twilight” today. Photo and Video Credit: @justinmayotte

Lyssa Coulter’s Links:

Website – https://www.lyssacoulter.com/

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

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/lyssacoulter/?hl=en

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/track/61GKGzqZTi5oiCMA3OGuDE

ITunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/lyssa-coulter/id1247595874

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