Who’s Crystal Taliefero?… Only the biggest name in backup singers on the planet! Here’s everything you could possibly want to know about Crystal Taliefero. She has performed on hundreds of albums and toured with legendary artists including John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Faith Hill, Brooks & Dunn, Michael McDonald, Bob Seger, Foreigner, Meat Loaf, Garth Brooks, Montgomery Gentry, Van Zandt, and dozens more! See how one girl (me) from Bloomington Indiana now living in Nashville Tennessee has become strangely “connected” to Crystal Taliefero (also from Bloomington and now living in Nashville).
Music And Songwriters
We’ve seen so many live music performances since moving to Nashville in 2001! Here you'll find photos and highlights from our favorite live music venues and in-the-round songwriter shows, plus unusual places to find singers & songwriters in Nashville.
A collection of videos of people singing… badly! Call it online karaoke. Call it a desperate cry for help. Call it their 5 minutes of fame. Most will call it FUNNY!
Napster has become the first legal digital music service to offer free, on-demand listening to over 2 million major and independent label tracks five times each! Yep… FREE!…
Have you ever stopped to think about the fact that you never really know what someone else is going through? Here are some hit songs that prove this point, plus my take on giving people the benefit of the doubt.
If you haven’t heard James Otto’s music yet, you’ve gotta give him a listen! His voice is SO strong, very bluesy with just the right amount of Southern Rock and even some Country. As a founding member of the Muzik Mafia, his upcoming album ‘The Otto Show’ is being produced by John Rich.
Nashville’s Lari White performs Johnny Cash songs on Broadway in ‘Ring of Fire’. Plus, she’s producing Country music albums, including Toby Keith’s latest album called ‘White Trash With Money’.
If you’re from Tennessee, and you like Survivor, The Apprentice, American Idol, The Bachelor, Nashville Star, The Biggest Loser, and other reality TV shows, then you’ll want to pull for these hometown favorites on popular reality TV shows. Check out all of these Reality TV contestants from Tennessee!
Sometimes it’s actually better to be a loser than a winner. At least on Reality TV shows like American Idol and Nashville Star that seems to be the case. Do you think these guys were losers?… Miranda Lambert, George Canyon, Matt Lindahl, Josh Gracin, Clay Aiken, Kimberley Locke, Diana DeGarmo, Bo Bice… to name just a few.
Opening night highlights for Nashville Star season 4. We were there… Here’s what we thought of the contestants: Jared Ashley, Shy Blakeman, Jewels Hanson, Nicole Jamrose, Monique LeCompte, Matt Mason, Kristen McNamera, Casey Rivers, Melanie Torres, and Chris Young.
Take a step back in time… what songs come to your mind when you think about your childhood? Here are mine. (Thanks, mom & dad.)
You’ll have to act fast, but iTunes is counting down to the one billionth song download… and YOU could be the lucky winner!!! The prize?… an iMac, iPods, and iTunes music download cards. Here’s the scoop.
Not sure what the name of a song is? Use your computer keyboard to tap the thythm of the song and SongTapper will help you find the name of the song!
Candace Corrigan knows the Nashville that nobody else knows. It’s more than just Country music.
Here are some photos from last night… We went to see Scott Holt perform at BB King’s in Nashville. He brought a number of fellow musicians on stage to perform on this night too!
Scott Holt Band has a new album called Revelator and can be heard locally in the Nashville area this December.
The biggest thing I’ve learned about The White Stripes is… Looks can be deceiving! Jack and Meg are two of the most down-to-earth people. Quite contrary to my initial perception of the band. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at The White Stripes band, including some of their songs and videos.
I tend to think that most people look silly when they’re dancing. Me included… and here’s proof! Just for laughs, here are some funny videos of people dancing. Or, TRYING to dance anyway.
Flight of the Conchords and their biggest fan site, ‘What The Folk?’ are explored here. Flight of the Conchords is a musical comedy duo from New Zealand. Their biggest hit in this country is called Business Time. Listen to Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement perform ‘Business Time’ and more here.
Paul Harvey is one of the most well-respected voices on radio… here’s ‘the rest of the story’ about Paul Harvey — the man.
Nancy Wilson of the rock group Heart is married to Cameron Crowe, the director of the movie ‘Elizabethtown‘. She was quite charming at the movie premiere, which took place in Franklin, Tennessee. Jim and I went to this event at the historic Franklin Cinema. We saw lots of Hollywood celebrities among the local music […]
Have you heard the song by Chris Rice — a Dove award-winning singer/songwriter — where he’s singing ‘Hallelujah’ in a variety of different cartoon characters’ voices? This cute little song has become somewhat controversial. It’s called ‘The Cartoon Song’ a.k.a. ‘Cartoons’.
Were it not for seeing her at the movie premiere of “Elizabethtown” in Franklin, Tennessee, I might not have found Patty Griffin’s music on my own. Patty is a singer with soul, and she has a fan club that…
Thanks Cameron Crowe… for introducing me to the band I Nine! Here are a TON of photos we took ‘front & center’ when I-Nine kicked off the premiere of ‘Elizabethtown’ at Franklin Cinema the other night…
The premiere of the movie ‘Elizabethtown’ took place last night here in Franklin, Tennessee. We ended up taking over 400 photos! Here are ‘the best of the best’…
Over the course of several weeks, we kept passing Brooks & Dunn’s tour buses on random roads outside of Nashville.