The Shotgun Seat: The cleverly-named Shotgun Seat features all the country music you love. They sum it up best on their Twitter, writing, “Take a ride in the shotgun seat with your favorite artists & songwriters – we’re just the vehicle through which they share their stories.” The Shotgun Seat features a great mix of country’s biggest names and country’s future superstars, and we always love checking out their interviews and reviews.
Nashville Gab: When it comes to Nashville news with an epic mix of sass and gossip, look no further than Nashville Gab. The ladies behind Gab are a clever bunch, mixing serious interviews, news snippets, and the hottest Nashville gossip. If you’re looking for a quality Twitter follow during the next country music broadcast, you can always count on Nashville Gab to bring the sass.
The Country Scene: Like NYCountry Swag, The Country Scene focuses heavily on the country music happenings in and around New York City. They excel at taking readers up-close and personal with their favorite artists, covering the hottest shows in the tri-state area. Recent reviews include Dierks Bentley at Madison Square Garden, Luke Bryan in Washington D.C., and Kenny Chesney in East Rutherford.
Morning Hangover: The Morning Hangover isn’t your typical country music website. It’s a one-stop recap for country music lovers everywhere, covering the biggest events, news, industry goings-on, and so much more. In addition to being a website, Morning Hangover stands out with its daily email newsletter, Today in Country Music, which is a tip sheet of everything you need to know about the genre that day. The emails include sections, such as “Sound-check,” highlighting TV appearances, “Tailgate Watch,” highlighting tour news, and “Cheers,” featuring birthdays and other exciting news.
Whiskey Riff: The guys of Whiskey Riff describe their site as “The most entertaining country site ever,” and quite frankly, they’re not lying. With an unrivaled sense of snark and humor, Whiskey Riff doesn’t take itself or country music too seriously. Like yours truly, the site features some pretty awesome merchandise, mixed with reviews, news, and a whole lot of sarcasm. They’re also a must-follow on Twitter, and for God’s sake, can someone please verify them already?
Sounds Like Nashville: Sounds Like Nashville describes themselves as “the definitive destination for country music fans everywhere,” and that’s a worthy definition of this uber-informative country site. SLN is one of the premier country music news sites, and we know that we can always visit them for any important country news. We also LOVE their monthly Spotify playlist, 10 Songs You Should Be Listening To, as they point out the latest and the greatest in country music.
Nash Country Daily: Nash Country Daily is part of Cumulus Media, which also includes many of our favorite country radio shows, including the morning show, Ty, Kelly, and Chuck and Kick Some Nash. The website serves as the perfect companion to Cumulus’ brand of Nash radio stations, highlighting news and performances heard on the radio shows. The site also features the “Writers Room with Jim Casey” podcast, which includes in-depth conversations with country’s biggest names, including recent broadcasts with Kane Brown, Walker Hayes, Cole Swindell, and Jordan Davis and “Women Want to Hear Women” podcast with Elaina Smith which includes interviews with the biggest female country stars in the business.
Taste of Country: Taste of Country brings fans “country music served fresh daily,” and have become a huge success story in the industry, hosting their own music festival, (one of our absolute favorite festivals by the way), in upstate Hunter Mountain, New York. While ToC covers important news, they also feature exclusive interviews with country superstars and unique cover stories, making them stand out from the pack.
The Boot: The Boot is straight up country, and straight up news. It’s a no-nonsense site, describing itself as “country music with a kick,” and we love a good play on words. Visit The Boot for the latest country news and a mix of unique and interesting features, such as “These Artists Have Never Won a CMA Award,” “Willie Nelson Through the Years,” and “Vince Gill and Amy Grant’s Sweetest Moments.”
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NYCountry Swag: Duh, we couldn’t leave our site off this list! We’ve got reviews of New York’s hottest shows along with exclusive Nashville events, album reviews, country music news, ticket giveaways, meet & greet contests, and some of the best swag in country music. In addition to hosting our own LIVE Swag Sessions with rising artists, we also plan and produce several ticketed events a year including Country Night on the Water, Brunch Events and more. We are dedicated to being the ‘go-to’ source for all New York country fans and beyond. Plus, NYCountry Swag has The Hero Collection, which is inspired by the men and women of the Military, Fire & Police Departments and honoring their service and remembering their sacrifice. Additionally, a portion of all sales from this special collection goes to different charities each month that support our heroes. Make sure to follow NYCountry Swag across social media to get inside New York’s hottest country shows and exclusive events.
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