The LACS

The LACS

“People still can’t figure out what to call the music we do,” said Brian ‘Rooster’ King, looking at his longtime collaborator Clay ‘Uncle Snap’ Sharpe. “We just get in there and write about what we want.”

Sharpe nodded in agreement before comparing The LACS latest and most radio-friendly album Outlaw in Me to a mix CD of their favorite music burned on a laptop.

The duo has been together since 2000 and Outlaw, which is their fifth album since signing with Average Joe’s Entertainment, is a watershed effort from The LACS that sonically broadens their musical scope and blends together every genre from traditional country and southern rock to rap and spoken word. (more…)

Montgomery Gentry rock Cowboy Spring Break

Montgomery Gentry rock Cowboy Spring Break

At the onset of the 2000s there were two constants in the burgeoning career of Montgomery Gentry.

They earned the first of 11 consecutive Vocal Duo of the Year nominations from the Country Music Association and Top Vocal Duo by the Academy of Country Music. There was also a string of performances in Las Vegas every October in conjunction with the PBR World Finals.

“We used to be, I reckon, their head band,” said co-founder Eddie Montgomery. “We used to play the event every year in Las Vegas every October. We used to hang out with them guys a bunch. Knew them all.” (more…)

Ruta Sepetys talks about ‘Shades of Gray,’ tears of joy

Ruta Sepetys talks about ‘Shades of Gray,’ tears of joy

Each year, the Nashville Reads project brings the greater Nashville community together through literature. This year, the award-winning “Between Shades of Gray” was selected as the book of choice.

It’s the first novel from Nashville author Ruta Sepetys. (more…)

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