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.
Be a good hang. Don’t bring dark energy into the room and be kind to people. Love the music so much, it loves you back.– Bobby Tomberlin
We’re kicking off 2022 with a trip to Curb WORD on Nashville’s famous Music Row. This iconic songwriter’s think-tank is owned by music industry giant Mike Curb and we’re here for a rare conversation with Bobby Tomberlin, one of the most successful songwriters in country music today. Curb WORD is a place where the energy is always flowing and as a songwriter on staff there, Bobby is expected to bring his A-game every single day, to stay connected and inspired, so that he can write songs on demand for superstars. And that’s just what he does. A lifelong singer and guitarist, this Grammy, CMA & ACM nominee got his start in the music business when he was only 11 years old as a DJ for WLVN, his little hometown radio station in Luverne, Alabama. Bobby’s interview is full of entertaining stories about his move to Nashville in 1990, how he taught himself to play guitar like a pro, the stories behind hits like“One More Day”and heartfelt wisdom about what really matters when it comes to success in country music, and in life.