5GB With Levi Lowrey; Playing Peachtree Tavern, Friday Sept. 21st

Levi Lowrey may be a guitar-toting troubadour today, but he began as a fiddle player. No surprise, since his great-great-grandfather, the late Gid Tanner, was also a fiddle player and today stands as a towering figure in country music history. Tanner and frequent rival “Fiddlin’ John” Carson were among the first “hillbilly” musicians to take […]

5GB With Andrew Combs; Playing The Earl 12/14

By Eileen Tilson/ @tktalt_tn Now I know what you’re saying, “Why am I showing any love to a singer/songwriter from Nashville?” I know that even saying “he is making country sexy again,” sounds cliche, but just hear me out. Andrew Combs has a lot more connection to our sweet state then he might lead on. […]

CD Review: Coy Bowles – Love Takes Flight

Coy Bowles Love Takes Flight Southern Ground Records By Amanda Miles When an integral player from a well known band launches a solo project, the artist knows they are taking a calculated risk. Coy Bowles of the famed Zac Brown Band is proving some risks are worth taking. Coy’s debut album on Southern Ground Records, […]

Smith’s Olde Bar Gears Up for 500 Songs For Kids, April 28 – May 7

Smith’s Olde Bar Gears Up for 500 Songs For Kids, April 28 – May 7

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ~Berthold Auerbach This quote really sums up the mission behind Songs For Kids Foundation. The Songs For Kids Foundation brings musicians to children’s hospitals and special needs camps. For a brief moment of their day, these children get to forget what ails them and […]