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Restless Heart Offers Advice to Upcoming Artists


Hit country band Restless Heart got its start more than 30 years ago and is not only still together, but back on the road performing this year. Not many artists are able to sustain that longevity, and lead singer Larry Stewart has some advice for new artists hoping to have similar success.

He was recently featured at a Nashville songwriters’ night, hosted by upcoming country trio Brassfield Aly. Larry performed hits like “That Rock Won’t Roll,” “When She Cries,” and had Brassfield Aly join him to perform “Bluest Eyes in Texas.”

New artists like Brassfield Aly are coming into a music industry that is vastly different than it was when Restless Heart got their start. Larry was a student at Belmont University when he met his bandmates, and during the course of a year, the band was able to land a record deal and release their first single. Artists today don’t typically have that fast-track to success.

“It’s a different day and time now than when we started, because things happened so much faster. Little Big Town stayed at it for so long… they’re the perfect example of believing in what you do and stick to it and don’t give up. They wrote the book on that.”

Even though it’s a different landscape today, Larry still encourages aspiring artists to continue to work at their craft and be persistent.

“If you feel like you have talent and feel good about the people around you that believe in you like you believe in yourself… you just gotta stick with it. And it’s hard. I would never want to discourage, but it’s just a grind.”

Restless Heart will be touring throughout 2015, including some shows with fellow hit country band Diamond Rio. To see their full schedule of shows, visit


5 Quick New Year’s Questions with Meghan Linsey and Ray Scott


CMTT caught up with Meghan Linsey and Ray Scott at the American Country Countdown Awards earlier this month and they answered our 5 Quick New Year’s Questions.  Check it out!

Lucy Hale Talks Country Music, Sports and More with CMTT

Last month, Country Music Tattle Tale caught up with Lucy Hale at a private show hosted by NASH FM 94.7 in their NYC studios. Hale played an acoustic set for NASH FM’s winning listeners. Songs included Hale’s debut single, “You Sound Good to Me,” and current single, “Lie a Little Better.” Watch the video above to see our exclusive interview, and what Hale had to say about NYC, sports, and country music.

Check out Lucy’s video for “Lie a Little Better” here.


Easton Corbin, Josh Thompson, Frankie Ballard and More Tell You Their Favorite Summertime Memories and Songs


To celebrate and make our way deep into summertime we caught up with Easton Corbin, Josh Thompson, Natalie Stovall, JT Hodges, Meghan Linsey, Will Hoge, Dustin Lynch, Parmalee, Frankie Ballard and Maggie Rose on the 2014 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet and asked them their favorite summertime memories growing up and their favorite summer jam song.

Check out the video and then leave us a comment to tell us your favorite country music summertime jam!


In the spirit of summer,we’ve chosen our favorite summertime jams of 2014!!!  Here’s our top 9!!!

9.  Kenny Chesney “American Kids”

8. Sam Hunt “Leave the Night On”

7. Dustin Lynch “Where It’s At”

6. Brothers Osborne “Rum”

5. Dierks Bentley’s “Drunk on a Plane”

4.  Jake Owen‘s “Beachin'”

3.  Brett Eldredge‘s “Beat of the Music”

2.  Joe Nichols’ “Yeah”

1.  Little Big Town‘s  “Day Drinking” … a perfect follow-up to our favorite from last year, “Pontoon”

If you missed our CMT Music Awards Red Carpet interviews make sure to check them out here.

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