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  • 00:29

    The Making of an Artist (part 1)

    in Music

    Today we are talking about the writing process of the rap artist. How Ideas are formed and transfered from thought to action.

  • 01:03

    New Country Artist: Blaire Hanks

    in Country Music

    Blaire Hanks is a young, new up and coming singer/songwriter in Nashville, TN. He grew up in a small town in north east Florida, had a great appreciation for many genres of music and began writing songs by age 15. Blaire developed a small fan base that encouraged him to pursue his love for music; he performed for many local events and fell in love with the idea of making a living doing what he enjoyed so much. Like many artists, Blaire knew if he was going to make a career in Country music, he had to move to Nashville. At only 19, he made that move, determined to find his way in Music City and make a name for himself. Blaire met some writers and made a connection with an singer/songwriter named Johnny T. They collaborated on a few songs and Johnny decided to cut a song they wrote together, 'Buzzin'. Blaire then released his first single as an artist to iTunes in January, 'Show You Off'. His debut EP recently released in May. Blaire has had the opportunity to open for Florida Georgia Line, and most recently opened for Dustin Lynch. 

  • 00:38

    Rising Country Artist: Matt VanFossen

    in Country Music

    The passage of time is a common theme in the lyrics of several of Matt VanFossen’s songs. He touched upon it on his debut release several years ago, but really drives the point home on the newly released I Didn’t Come Here to Lose album.

    Matt currently has a regional hit with the album’s first single, “A Woman’s Words.” The single has been added to country station Froggy 103.5 in Pittsburgh and regularly hits the Top Request list. It was also listed as one of the Top 25 fan voted songs on Nashville based Internet radio station NIXA.

    His newest release, "Boom" is gaining momentum & already getting much airplay. 

  • 00:47

    Rising Country Artist: Amanda Daughtry

    in Country Music

    It doesn't get more country than a 7 year old little girl hearing Randy Travis' "Diggin' Up Bones" on the radio and finding herself in Nashville with a tidal wave of a career poised to hit the shore sooner than later.

    Ladies and gentlemen, meet Amanda Daughtry.

    Originally hailing from Johnston County, North Carolina, Amanda has spent the past few years solidifying her status as a must-see performer in all areas of the state that built her into the woman she is today. Her roots can be seen through the lens of her family musical influence, which can be traced back to her grandmother, who led the 1st soprano section of the church choir. Eventually, once she was old enough to drive, Amanda was able to go off and sing as a part of many theatre and country variety shows in the area. Eventually, she put together a full band of her own and spent a number of years booking and managing the outfit herself as they traveled.

    Amanda has built a solid reputation of performing a vast array of current and classic country music, classic rock, and mainstream pop alongside songs of her own that she shares with those who are willing to listen. Any given night, there's not a chance that someone walks out of the show without having a great time. Amanda's success has been validated with opportunities to open for top country acts like Chris Young and Justin Moore.

  • 00:38

    Hot New Female Country Artist: Breelan Angel

    in Country Music

    Striking a chord on a grand scale, native Texan Breelan Angel landed on the country music scene in true Lone Star fashion; launching independent label, MisBhavin’ Records, she released three singles, all of which have impacted the MusicRow Country Breakout Chart and, and released her debut album, "Dirty Little Secrets,"  to much critical acclaim on June 24th.

    Breelan's anthemic debut, “It’s My Turn,” sealed her spot as “One To Watch” (CMA Close-up) and, hot on its heels, she wasted no time in getting her sophomore effort, “Halfway To Wasted,” out to fans and radio. Celebrating as it soared to the Top 40 (MusicRow) and Top 50 (Billboard Indicator) spots on national charts, the heartfelt and emotionally charged tune earned the praises of critics and fans alike (Robert K. Oermann of MusicRow recognized it with a “Discovery Award” honor). Breelan's third radio single, "Double Standards," is quickening its pace as it climbs the charts.

  • 02:05

    Country Music Artist Kris Allen!

    in Paranormal

    Please join Sanjay as he welcomes country music star Kris Allen to Beyond The Forest Radio on BlogTalkRadio.com!  Kris Allen is a truly world-class country music artist and avid researcher, who balances his work, his life and his passion with his faith in God and his desire to share his life story with his fans.

    Outside of Kris Allen's musical career, legendary in the history of country music not only in the United States but around the world, he has focussed much of his personal time on the search for our favourite forest friends, with many possible, real sightings.  Not only has Kris encountered this shy, elusive cryptid, but his children have also shared these experiences with him!

    In 2012, Kris Allen launched Kris Allen's Monster Theatre, an enormously successful Internet radio programme with thousands of followers; I myself was one of his guests on this broadcast, and was thrilled to be there!

    In tonight's broadcast, Kris Allen will be making a truly special announcement; please join us, and hear more about Kris Allen's background and adventures in the realm of the paranormal!

    Please note that the chatroom will be hosted, once again, by AJ Milhorn and the Haunted Forest team!

    In a new browser window, enter http://swiftirc.net/?page=chat&client=qwebirc

    Where it says #SwiftIrc in Channel box, erase that and type #hauntedspots

    Where it says Nickname SwiftIRC, erase that and type in a nickname of your choice, ie JohnDoe, JaneDoe, et al

    Hit the Enter Chat button

    After that it will ask you to connect again and hit "yes"

  • 00:30

    Chop Country Radio Episode 1: Opening Day Edition!

    in Baseball

    The first episode of Chop Country Radio - a live podcast dedicated to the discussion of the Atlanta Braves and their fans.


    The Chop Country forums were established as a viable alternative to keep a close-knit group of Atlanta Braves fans together. The roots of this online fanbase of the Atlanta Braves can be traced all the way back to 2002, and in some cases, even earlier.

    Although our beloved Braves are rebuilding, there is surely hope for the future!

    But either way, we won't suffer alone!

    Enjoy the show. 

  • 00:39

    Interview w/ Alyssia Dominguez - Amazing Country Artist :)

    in Indie Music

    Alyssia Dominguez 1. Sing From The Heart 2. Drag Me Down 3. Dying For Love 4. I Want You More 



  • 00:23

    The Making of an Artist (part 3)

    in Music

    you have dropped your mix tape/album

    what do you do now?

    how do you promote it?


    How do you do a show?

    How much does it cost?

    all your questions will be answered tonight. 

  • 00:30

    The Making of an Artist (part 2)

    in Music

    Talk about the many mini-steps needed to go from a song on paper to an audible track,

    such as

    1: Beat selection

    2: Introspection


    4: Studio time. Welcome to your new day job

    5: Do you look the part

    6: Finalize the production.

    Then you are recorded mix mastered and produce, whats next? Part 3

  • 00:56

    LizyT talk to Dorian Sean international country artist

    in Country Music

    Born July 16, in Caldwell Texas, Dorian Sean is the son of a singer/pianist and a school teacher. Music has always been an inspiration in his life. “Hearing my mother play influenced me to take to music at a very young age. During my academic years, I shared the classroom with the eclectic Erykah Badu and actor Lou Diamond Phillips. Seeing both of their careers take shape,strongly encouraged me to pursue my dream to be a singer and songwriter.”
    At the age of 18, Dorian wrote and recorded his first single “Say It”. But surprisingly his first aired single was not one that denoted his love of country music, but one that exemplifies his love for God. The song was titled “Son of Man. Many radio stations denied the airplay of the song, but DJ AJ Whiteside decided every man needed a chance to prove himself and released the song over the airwaves. That day the fate of Dorian Sean Music was forever changed.
    After many years of sharing his talents in various markets with other labels and artists, Dorian decided it was time to return to his first love, country music. The new single “She Loves Me” was originally written for George Strait but Dorian decided to release it.