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Chayce Beckham Interview!


I was lucky enough to get to chat with “Amercian Idol” Season 19 Winner and Country Star Chayce Beckham, and seriously, SUCH a nice guy, and he’s got quite a future ahead in the industry, especially coming off of his first #1 hit “23”:

I absolutely LOVE that song, which, by the way, he was the solo writer on it.

We talk about that and more in the interview below:

Aaaah! Week = Made.

Also, in case you haven’t heard it yet, here’s Chayce’s latest single “Everything I Need”:

Get more info on Chayce, his new album “Bad For Me” and tour dates at https://www.chaycebeckham.com/welcome/


Emmy Russell Performs Benson Boone’s “Beautiful Things” on “American Idol”

Ok, I still don’t watch “American Idol” as I used to. I’m just going to throw it out there.

But, I can’t help but check out some of the trending videos from this season, and Hot Damn, Loretta Lynn’s Grandaughter Emmy Russell is on heck of a talent.

The show is now onto it’s Top 24 contestants as of this week, and Emmy just pretty much owned this version of Benson Boone’s current hit “Beautiful Things”:

First of all, I love this song, as it embodies how I feel about being a mother, and really, all of the good things in my life. I have been blessed, and in having been so, there is always that feeling that I have everything to lose. This song captures that feeling perfectly, as does Emmy’s verson of it.

Her voice and style is incredibly unique, and she’s one heck of a songwriter as well. Then again, she has some pretty solid genetics helping her out.

She is her own artist, and I’m sure her Grandmother is cheering hard in Heaven.

Fun fact, Benson Boone was a contestant on Idol a few years back, and he quit because he wanted to do his own thing.

I have a feeling that no matter her placing on the show, you will hear from Emmy for years to come. I’m seriously impressed by her.

Find out more about her at https://www.instagram.com/emmyroserussell/

Emmy Russell Slays Once Again on “American Idol”


“American Idol” Season 1.267 (or something like that) is well underway.

Honestly? I haven’t watched since 2011 when Scotty McCreery won.

BUT every now again, a video from the show surfaces, and I’m all like, “Damn, that’s pretty good.”

Like the legendary Loretta Lynn’s grandaughter Emmy Russell…

She wowed in her audition with an original song called “Skinny” about her former srtuggles with an eating disorder. She’s now in the Hollywood Round, and she slayed with another super-personal original song called “Like That.”


Both original songs are so relateable, and something a lot of young women go through.  Her songwriting is on point, and her voice is super unique… and her bloodline? Well, I’m sure Loretta is cheering her on up in Heaven.

She almost makes me want to check out “American Idol” again.

Want to know more?

Hit her up on insta @https://www.instagram.com/emmyroserussell/

Loretta Lynn’s Grandaughter Emmy Russell Auditons on “American Idol”

“American Idol” Season 22 is back in full swing!

One of the big stories from last night’s auditions is Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter Emmy Russell took to the stage to perform an original song that she wrote about eating disorders.

Of course, she was fantastic, because she’s got Loretta Lynn’s legendary blood running through her veins.

Ok, I know “American Idol” is totally staged, like all “reality” shows.  Believe me, I know these things. But still, I always enjoy watching great talent and stories, and I just find Emmy very likeable. It’s refreshing to see someone seemingly authentic, unlike so many out there. Plus, Emmy was a Christian missionary travelling the world before returning to music, whcih I have mad respect for.

Of course, she made it to the next round. I might actually have to tune in now and see how she does!

Find out more about Emmy on her instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emmyroserussell/

“American Idol” Season 5,876 or whatever they’re on now is Sunday and Monday nights on ABC.

Jelly Roll Feat. Lainey Wilson “Save Me”

Jelly Roll has surprisingly become one of the hottest acts in Country music lately, and it’s well-deserved!

Let’s be honest, no one looks at Jelly Roll and says, “yo, that dude’s COUNTRY”.  But thankfully, Country isn’t just about the look. It’s about the music and the stories and life behind it, and Jelly Roll has one of the best stories to tell.  His song “Save Me” was already great, but add Lainey Wilson to it?  Freaking stellar.

And they performed it on the “American Idol” finale last night with Oliver Steele, and crushed it.

It’s just such a good song with incredible vocals, and a theme that, sadly, many can relate to.  Also, with it being “Mental Health Awareness Month” it’s definitely one I want to share.

By the way, Jelly Roll’s first full-length Country album “WHITSITT CHAPEL” comes out June 2nd.