Crystal Brown's Profile

PUT ON YOUR BEST, BOYS, AND GIRLS WEAR YOUR PEARLS

Out of the sweaty and mosquito filled summers of Mobile, Alabama, Perry siblings, Kimberly (lead vocals/guitar/piano), Reid (bass/vocals), and Neil (mandolin/drums/accordion/vocals) make up The Band Perry. Put to bed with the Rolling Stones and woken up to Loretta Lynn, they inherited the love of a...

LIVE THE LEGENDARY LEGACY

Who sold more records than any other artist of the ‘80s?  Who had 21 straight number one singles?  Who had ten multi-platinum albums?  Alabama is arguably one of the most popular country groups in history.  Formed in Fort Payne, Alabama in 1969, cousins, Randy Owen (lead vocals, rhythm...

THOMPSON SQUARE IS A COUPLE TO BE ADMIRED

The husband and wife duo Keifer and Shawna Thompson make up Thompson Square. Keifer, from Oklahoma, and Shawna, from Alabama, both growing up in rural small towns, moved to Nashville the exact same week, met at a singing competition, and have been inseparable since.  In 2010, they released their...

BOBBY MACKEY: MORE THAN A GHOST STORY

Before there was the infamous haunted Bobby Mackey’s Music World in Wilder, there was Robert Randall Mackey, the country music singer.  Otherwise known as “Bobby,” Mackey was born in Lewis County, Kentucky in 1948, instantly cherishing music of Hank Williams on the Jukebox and the Grand Ole...

ERIC PASLAY WANTS TO BE YOUR FRIDAY NIGHT

If you are a fan of Jake Owen’s Barefoot Blue Jean Night or Eli Young Band’s Even If It Breaks Your Heart, then you are already a fan of Eric Paslay’s work – he co-wrote them all.  Growing up in Texas, with plenty on the radio such as the influences of Rich Mullins, Rodney Crowell, and...

Travel Back in Time with The Tillers

Leave behind the fast-paced, busy today, and travel to a time when people played music on their back porches for the simple love of music, and family and friends entertained each other through sing-alongs.  Since 2007, the Tillers have been doing just that.  Beginning on Ludlow Street in Clifton,...

WHEN IT GETS LOUD, NEW POLITICS TURNS IT UP

Reining out of Denmark, traversing an ocean, trading their home continent for ours, David Boyd and Soren Hansen made their music dreams become their reality.  Picking up Louis Vecchio here in the U.S., the trio makes up New Politics.  With much talent and a bit of luck, in just a few short years,...

Fall In Love with the Many Sides of Fall Out Boy!

Straight out of the streets of Wilmette, just north of Chicago, Fall Out Boy emerged from the underground hardcore punk scene with vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist/lyricist Pete Wentz, drummer Andrew Hurley, and guitarist Joe Trohman in 2001, with their melody-soaked pop-punk.  Two years...

New Album by Buckle Up Folks, Old Crow Medicine Show

If you are looking for a remedy to ail your music needs, Old Crow Medicine Show is the answer.  The quintet (Critter Fuqua, Keven Hayes, Morgan Jahnig, Ketch Secor, and Willie Watson), all from different states, formed in New York fifteen years ago.  After busking on the streets of New York and...

Foxy Shazam: THE NEXT GREAT PHENOMENON?

Kids of all of ages grow up wanting to be one of the greats like Michael Jordan.  That’s exactly the same goal of the Cincinnati rock band, Foxy Shazam.  They want to be the greatest band of all time.  In 2004, straight out of the streets of Cincinnati, Eric Sean Nally (lead vocals), Loren...

THIRD EYE BLIND: THE FULLY-CHARMED LIFE

With two multi-platinum albums, and three singles that charted in the Billboard Top 10, Semi-Charmed Life, Jumper, and How’s It Going to Be, the alternative rock band, Third Eye Blind has lived nothing short of a semi-charmed life.  The San Francisco band, led by front man, singer, and...

GRAB YOUR SKATES, SKELETONS, AND GHOST DOGS

IT’S TIME FOR THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS!  The Northern Kentucky Black-N-Bluegrass Rollergirls presents their annual end of the season party, a Nightmare Before Christmas themed party at the Southgate House Revival in the Sanctuary.  Although costumes are optional, you may want to become a...