“Loud and Heavy” by Cody Jinks

cody-jinks-photoCody Jinks’ songs are an ode to older country music. His sound can be compared to that of Sawyer Brown. He follows a slew of Texas country artists who are on the fast track of making a name for themselves. Check out “Loud and Heavy” from his album “Adobe Sessions” below. It’s an awesome musical treat. Follow him on Twitter at @codyjinksmusic 

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Stephanie Quayle hits a high with “Sugar High”

Stephanie Quayle is an upcoming artist whose song “Sugar High” has been successful in streams in the national market. On August 14th, 2014 Quayle released the music video for Sugar High which had over 5,000 views within the first hour. If that isn’t successful, I don’t know what is. 

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As I listened to “Sugar High” she reminded me of a new aged Deana Carter. Check out her video to “Sugar High” below and continue to check back for our interview with Stephanie Quayle. 

Behind The Tours: Entertainment Crews

You hear chatter all the time from friends and family about the price tag on a concert ticket but have you ever wondered why the tickets cost so much? After thinking about all of the possibilities of why these famous musicians put such high price tags on their tickets I’ve come to the conclusion that it takes a lot of money to produce the quality show that all fans are looking for. You have to pay for the venue, the vendors who sell concessions and alcoholic beverages, you have to pay security, oh and lets not forget the one’s who help make the show happen, the entertainment crew/drivers. I mean what would a concert be without the sound systems, the lighting, the instruments, and the staging? Just imagine if a driver didn’t do their job…..you would be paying for a ticket that is lacking quality. 

I recently have friended an individual who drives commercial trucks for some of the biggest names in country music and he has really opened my eyes to the fact that crews behind the scenes do not receive the recognition they deserve.  Next time your at a concert don’t just think about the price tag your paying, just think about those who are making it possible to see your favorite stars and allowing you to have a good time. Those are the sidekicks of any major tour! 

Let us know what you think, Do you think ticket pricing is fair? Feel free to responded to our poll and leave a comment below with your views on ticket pricing and the contribution the entertainment truckers have to our overall experience at a concert. 

Tyler Boone performs at The Music Farm

The “College of Charleston Gives Back Rock Concert” is a benefit concert that is held in order to help raise money for Carolina Studios. Carolina Studios is a non-profit organization that provides a safe after school program for Charleston County students who are taught how to express themselves in the form of music. The concert featured local artists such as Shannon Vogt, The Dunder Chiefs, Tom Mackell, Donnie Dies, Tyler Boone and The Sun-Dried Vibes but there was only one I was interested in seeing. That guy was Tyler Boone. 

Tyler and his band came on stage around 10:45 right after the band Donnie Dies. Their music was upbeat and the crowd was definitely getting it with their…let’s just say “weird” dance moves but you could definitely tell they were having a good time. I really enjoyed myself and I would have to say “Don’t Forget My Name” and “Home” were my two favorite songs that he played. If you would like to have a new artist to listen to, definitely consider Tyler Boone! 

Below is the interview I did with Tyler Boone a little over a year ago. 

Me: Who inspired you to become a musician?

Tyler: My first experience of wanting to be a musician was me coming home from FYE music record store at the mall and buying all the Blink-182 records and reading all the liner notes just wanting to be Tom Delogne. Blink-182 will forever hold a special place in my itunes. 

Me: What do you like about Charleston?

Tyler: I moved to Charleston when I was 6 years old and have moved to Columbia, SC and Washington State and have always came back. I am so engulfed with the music scene here and how beautiful South Carolina is, especially in the lowcountry. My family lives in San Diego, California and I can’t even imagine moving out there and leaving this town I call home. Charleston has been great to me and just can’t seem to be leaving it yet. I hope to call this place always my home.

Me: If you could play at any venue in the world where would it be and why?

Tyler: If we could ever get the chance to play on a stage at the annual Eric Clapton Crossroad’s festival, I could die immensely happy. 

Me: Favorite song right now?

Tyler: 3000 Miles – The Dirty Guv’nahs

Me: Have you ever had a crazy dream? If so explain it

Tyler: I’ve had crazy dreams after taking Nyquil night-time cough medicine…I’m not aloud to take anymore of it. Ha!

Me: Have you ever been walked up to and asked for an autograph?

Tyler: Yes, and one of the most amazing times was when I was in Charlotte at The Chop Shop in Noda and I had someone approach me and ask for my autograph and also explain to me how “All Of This” got them through hard times in their life. One amazing moment I will never forget.

Me: If you could travel the world where would be your first destination?

Tyler: If I could go to Germany and Ireland and come straight back to Charleston, that would be awesome.

Me: Do you like sports?

Tyler: Oh yes, love Carolina Football and the Saints. “Who Dat”

Me: How do you describe your personality?

Tyler: I would say I am always in the best of moods and I am always looking to keep myself with a smile on.

Me: Have you met a celebrity before? If so who was it and how did you react?

Tyler: When I got to meet Ed Sheeran early this year, that was one awesome handshake. He was such a nice and humble guy, it really did make you appreciate him even more.

Me: What do you want out of life?

Tyler: I want to be able to call myself a full time musician and be successful enough to even take time off and still be able to pay my bills.

Me: If you could describe yourself in one word, what word would that be?

Tyler: Weird. 

Take a look at some photos and video “I’m All Ears” was able to capture! 

“Shotgun” First Country Pop Song for Chuck Adams

Chuck Adams was once known as Range and he was aspiring to become a mainstream rapper but now his heart is going into a different direction. Country music has always been a part of Chuck Adam’s playlist and it took several years to realize that his career as a rapper was not what he wanted.  His debut single “Shotgun” proves to be nothing but success and he will soon began a U.S tour. I was able to have a conversation with Chuck last night and I’m happy to be able to share it with you.

Taylor: What changed in your life for you to transform from a rapper to a country pop artist?

Chuck: Well I have always been a singer, country music is where my heart has been my whole career. It always let me express myself the way I like to without having to act and for the most part it encourages a lifestyle I would rather represent than what urban music encourages. One of family, god, and still the ups and downs of life. 

Taylor: Who is your biggest inspiration when it comes to country music? Anybody who you would eventually like to Collaborate with? 

Chuck: Charley Pride, Trisha Yearwood, Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum are some of my biggest inspirations. I’ve written with Brandy Clark who is another super talented country artist. I’d eventually would like to work with Tim McGraw and talented writer Brent Anderson

Taylor: Is there a special someone you wrote “Shotgun” for? 

Chuck: I didn’t…. Shotgun was a feeling, more of a poem based on what I see a real relationship being like.

Taylor: Do you have an album coming soon? or Maybe new songs?

Chuck: Yes, definitely. I have an EP of 3 songs dropping first soon. Finishing the album over the next couple months. Looking forward to a lot of shows. 

Taylor: Have you ever been to Nashville? If so would you ever move their for your career?

Chuck: Yes, I’ve been there and worked with some great people there as well. I would move there but my team and I are going to get this done from NYC

Taylor: If you could play a show in any venue in the U.S where would your dream show take place?

Chuck: Madison Square Garden 

Taylor: Who would you compare your music to?

Chuck: I think I’m going to like to hear that from you (laughs), that’s a hard questions since I’m so involved in my music along with my producer Catalyst. 

Taylor: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

Chuck: On an International Tour 

Taylor: If you were put on a deserted island what five items would you take with you?

Chuck: I would bring my guitar, my saxophone, a knife, a lighter, and some whiskey. 

Taylor: What are you thankful for this thanksgiving?

Chuck: I’m thankful for family and friends staying healthy, and the grace of God allowing me another day and continuing a career in music. 

You can find Chuck Adams on Facebook and Twitter by following the links below.

http://www.facebook.com/imchuckadams

http://www.twitter.com/imchuckadams

Emily Ridenour, Winner of the Ty Herndon CD

Hey guys, I’m happy to announce that we have found our first winner of our very first contest here with “I’m All Ears” Emily Ridenour you have won the new album by Ty Herndon. 

I’d like to thank everyone who entered to win, and I would like to encourage all of you to keep a look out for more sweepstakes!! 

Thanks for your continued support.

Taylor “Editor in Chief” of “I’m All Ears” Music Magazine/Blog

ABC’s Nashville “Music That Tops The Charts”

"The Best Songs Come From Broken Hearts"-Performed by Rayna James (Connie Britton)
“The Best Songs Come From Broken Hearts”-Performed by Rayna James (Connie Britton)

When you look at the iTunes Country Charts you don’t usually find songs that were featured on TV Shows but this year things are changing. ABC’s Nashville has two songs in the top 20 in little less than three days after their release. “This Town” sang by Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten) and Scarlett O’Connor (Clare Bowen) and “The Best Songs Come From Broken Hearts” sang by Rayna James (Connie Britton) are sitting firmly at #12 and #19. 

These are not the only songs that are buzzworthy. “A Life That’s Good” which was originally sung by Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten) was featured in season two, episode five in which Deacon’s biological daughter Maddie (Lennon Stella) plays an acoustic rendition alongside her sister Daphne (Maisy Stella) at the end of the episode. “Tears So Strong” by WIll Lexington (Chris Carmack),
“Be My Girl” by Avery Barkley (Jonathan Jackson), Gunnar Scott (Sam Palladio), and Zoey Dalton (Chaley Rose),  and “I’m A Girl” Juliette Barnes(Hayden Panettiere) are all fan favorites. 

 

"A Life That's Good" performed by Maddie and Daphne (Lennon and Maisy Stella)
“A Life That’s Good” performed by Maddie and Daphne (Lennon and Maisy Stella)

I’m pretty adamant that the new season will bring more great music that will continue to rise the top of the iTunes country music charts. I also can’t give enough credit to the musicians who originally wrote the songs featured on Nashville, and those who produce the music for the show. If we didn’t have them there would be no Nashville. If you would like to share your favorite song of either season one or season two leave a comment below. Also don’t forget to check out the cast’s twitter pages, on Wednesday nights they conduct a fan tweet chat known as #asknashville! 

Cast Twitter Pages:

Sam Palladio- http://www.twitter.com/sampalladio

Clare Bowen- http://www.twitter.com/clarembee 

Chris Carmack- http://www.twitter.com/realcarmack 

Lennon and Maisy Stella- http://www.twitter.com/lennonandmaisy

Charles Esten- http://www.twitter.com/charlesesten

Eric Close- http://www.twitter.com/ericrclose

Judith Hoag- http://www.twitter.com/heyjude629 

Hayden Panettiere- http://www.twitter.com/haydenpanettier 

Jonathan Jackson- http://www.twitter.com/jonathanjackson

Chaley Rose- http://www.twitter.com/chaleyrose 

Aubrey Peeples- http://www.twitter.com/aubreypeeples

Kimberly Williams-Paisley- http://www.twitter.com/kimwilliampais 

You guys are welcome to follow me and chat about the show on twitter.  I would also love for you guys to leave input about what I should feature next on my blog post. Thanks for reading. 

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