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

 

Willie Morrison Talks Solo Career, Favorite Venues And What The Future Has In Store…

It has been a few months that I have been trying to catch up with the Morrison Brothers. We just happened to meet up at the Jake Owen show at Hudson Fields in Delaware. First off, the venue was amazing and we actually got the exclusive on some news. We hope you in enjoy the interview and stay tuned for more. Be sure to share and pass this along.

 

Willie Morrison

@iamwilliemorrison

 

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

 

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

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!

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.

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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Country Artist Katie Dix, Found By Country Royalty, Carving Her Path To Stardom…

One of the best parts of my job is looking for new up and coming talent. I can truly say that looking for artists and finding Katie Dix is one of the best finds yet. Her sound is unrivaled and she is well on the way to an excellent career. We appreciate the time she spent with us and enjoy the interview ! Make sure to give her a like and a follow so you can follow along her journey.

B Chord: So Katie, tell us a little about your background in music. I know you have a great story and a big name in the mix.

Katie Dix: The big name that you mention, most of the younger generation doesn’t quite know who he is. I was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA. The town has always been a big music community. There was always a place to go to listen and dance to live music, so Bakersfield was really wonderful for that. Buck Owens had opened up what he called the Crystal Palace which was half museum, half restaurant and live music venue as well. It was a two story restaurant museum and theatre; it was amazing how he came up with it. I remember being 16 years old and telling my parents that I was going to sing with Buck Owens. They said go for it! I applied to work there and no one would let me get close to him because I was just a little hostess at the time. Then as the years went by, I slowly went back and every single Monday night I would go to karaoke night in the hopes that he would be there by chance. He never was but I thought I would give it a shot. Then one day, I was on the treadmill in this deep 3 mile stint and I get this phone call from Buck Owens and he said he wanted me to come down and sing for him. He said “You have 30 minutes to get here!” He was in the middle of a sound check with the Buckaroos. I’m looking around my car trying to find anything presentable to wear down there. I was pinching my cheeks and trying to find lip gloss….anything to look presentable. I get there and the whole band is there and he asked me “what would you like to sing for me?” I knew so many country songs from hearing them sing and I was so nervous and the only one that I could remember the words for was Crazy by Patsy Cline. I sang that for him and he said “Great, you are going to sing with me tonight!” I got really nervous, because it was a two story concert hall, but it was broadcasted on his radio station KEZZ in Bakersfield and some of the surrounding counties. So all of the people tuning in were going to hear me too. I went and got my hair and makeup done so I would look really good. I should mention at this time I was a waitress at his place and I was in the middle of serving a table some mashed potatoes and gravy and he said “Where is my friend Katie?” I remember shoving the plates to the people and saying “I’ll be right back!” It was so much fun. When I returned to the table, the people said “Did you just go sing?” Every Friday and Saturday from that point on, I got to go to sound check with Buck and the Buckaroos. He served me lunch and he would tell me stories about Hee Haw. I got to meet all of his friends as well….Toby Keith and Brad Paisley as they were regulars. That was always a really fun thing to look forward to. I learned so much music. I was only 19 at the time and I was just so in awe. The stories and how music works, it was so much information.

B Chord: What is it like to be a country artist in the California? It seems like more and more talent is being discovered there!

Katie Dix: Again California is really great for music. No matter where you go, you can find just about everything. Just walk down Hollywood and Sunset and you can find everything. Just in the past couple of years, country music has really grown. In Southern California in Huntingdon Beach and San Diego their country music is really growing. My band and I just performed at the Viper Room. It was amazing to get to say that I got to play there. They just started doing what they call Nashville Nights. That was a nice way to get people that don’t normally see a country act to experience it. The Hotel Café has country shows there several times a month.

B Chord: So let’s talk a little music! I love Wanted It To Be With You. I love the range in your voice and your unique sound. It is all you. Can you tell us about the song writing process?

Katie Dix: I normally write about my best friend and one of these days she is going to realize it is about her. She kind of sparks the inspiration for me. It is really funny to follow the situations she has been in and some of the dates she has been on and how terrible they were. I kind of find it fun to write as if I were her from that standpoint. That last one was about her and she really likes this guy and kind of thought he liked her too. It turned out he was seeing someone else. She wanted him to be the one that settled down with her but it didn’t turn out that way. We were at lunch one day and she was just heartbroken about it.

B Chord: You have a song like that and then you have Second Best. Country with a rock twist to it that I absolutely love! Tell us a little about that.

Katie Dix: That’s one of my favorite songs to play with my band. It’s kind of rock in your face and really fun to play. I wrote that one in about 30 minutes. I was driving home from an event in Palm Springs around 3 a.m. and I thought up the melody and started singing into my phone. I was probably pissed off about something, ha. By the time I got home, there were all these crazy voice memos. I put them together the next day and went into production with it.

B Chord: Where do you usually record?

Katie Dix: I am in love with a producer named Scott Frankford in Woodland Hills, CA. He has got such an ear and a way of bringing out what it should sound like. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. That’s how I like to record, I sing line by line. We will be in the studio for about 8 hours sometimes. I will think it sounds amazing and Scott will say “Well let’s do it again. Was that really your best?” He truly pulls the best out of me. I highly recommend Scott Frankford to everyone.

B Chord: What are your goals for 2018?

Katie Dix: Well after just getting Thanksgiving and Christmas out of the way, just going back into the studio. I have two new songs that I would like to put into production. One is a very fun female kind of rock anthem and the other one is about a one night stand.

B Chord: Where do you usually play if your fans want to see you perform Live?

Katie Dix: I think my favorite spot is The Cowboy Palace in Chatsworth, CA. It is also featured in Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar video. It is just one of those last honky tonks. It’s really small and bare. They have line dancing. There is another place called Borderline. It’s newer and they have all kinds of bells and whistles and they even have a mechanical bull.

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

Katie Dix: It would have to be a guitar. I really love how versatile a guitar can be.

Please check out the links below to all of Katie’s social media. Thank you so much Katie and keep up the great work!!

Website – http://www.katiedix.com/

http://www.facebook.com/KatieNDix

http://www.instagram.com/KatieDixMusic

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