I believe that when you have a dream and a calling is put on your life, no matter what you have to endure to pursue it, God will give you the strength to do it.– Brennley Brown
We’re back at the Glen Campbell Museum for CMA Fan Fest to interview emerging artists from the Rhinestone Stage. When Brennley Brown arrived for soundcheck with her guitar and a smile as big as the room, we knew we were in for a great interview. Raised on a ranch in Apple Valley, California, Brennley’s first performance was at a kindergarten talent show where she sang Faith Hill’s Mississippi Girl, complete with a pink cowboy hat and a pink guitar. She’s been focused on a career as a singer/songwriter in country music ever since. In this interview, she talks about her experience on season 12 of The Voice, her successful voice-over career with Dreamworks, Disney, and Nickelodeon, her mother’s unwavering support, her recent move to Nashville, and the power of her faith. Brennley wows the crowd with her vocals from the Rhinestone Stage including her original song One More Halleleuja and stunning takes on Dolly Parton’s Jolene and Waylon Jennings Good Hearted Woman.
Welcome to a very special episode of our podcast, taped on the Rhinestone Stage at the Glen Campbell Museum…the jewel of Broadway. There is so much talent in Nashville and we wanted to introduce you to some uber-talented emerging artists who are this close to making it big. First up, our interview with Darin and Brooke Aldridge, a married couple who were born to sing together. Darin’s superb musicianship as a guitarist, along with his rock-solid baritone are the perfect combination for Brooke’s angelic voice. Their harmonies and phrasing have set them apart from the rest and fueled the couple’s rise to the top in the world of bluegrass music. In fact, Brooke is a 4-time winner of vocalist of the year from the International Bluegrass Music Association and together they were nominated as vocal group of the year in 2021. Darin and Brooke dreamed of performing at the Grand Ole Opry as children and that wish has come true 35 times and counting! Their song Grand Ole Circle is featured on their latest album This Life We’re Livin’ and you’ll here it in this interview, along with Brooke’s description of what it feels like to step out onto that iconic stage for the very first time.
The Glen Campbell Museum’s Rhinestone Stage was also the perfect place for our interview with Dustin Collins, a rising star from a little town in Kentucky. He’s been honing his craft and getting a ton of experience touring with superstars like Tanya Tucker, Colt Ford and Kane Brown. In this interview, Dustin shares his love of Kentucky bourbon and the fact that at one time, he wanted to work for the department of fish and wildlife, but was told that it was harder to do that than become a country singer! Dustin’s honest, humble style combined with his rock star voice are on full display in his song Workin’ Man. For a look inside the heart and soul of emerging artists on the verge, hit that download button!