SFCM Featured Artist Brittney Lawrence recently performed the National Anthem in Tampa before a baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox. She did a great job, check it out!
SFCM Featured Artist Lauren Elise will be opening up for Craig Morgan and Dustin Lynch this Saturday, June 22nd at Country Rocks the Beach in Fernandina Beach, FL! Also on the lineup are The Lacs, Aaron Taylor, and Jamie Davis. Lauren is fresh off a big week in Nashville where she was invited to sing with Sara Evans at her Fan Club Party as well as performing at Gretchen Wilson’s Fan Club Party during CMA Fest!
Check out this video of Lauren performing recently at Maverick’s in Jacksonville!
We recently took a trip to Nashville to cover the 2013 CMA Music Fest. Here is a list of links to our stories from the trip that are posted on our new parent site, Hometown Country Music!
- 2013 CMT Awards – Winners
- Craig Campbell Wins Celebrity Cornhole Challenge
- Day 1 Recap – Sunday, June 2nd
- Day 2 Recap – Monday, June 3rd
- Day 3 Recap – Tuesday, June 4th
- Day 4 Recap – Wednesday, June 5th
- Day 5 Recap – Thursday, June 6th
- Day 6 Recap – Friday, June 7th
- Day 7 Recap – Saturday, June 8th
- Day 8 Recap – Sunday, June 9th
- Enter to Win Autographed Prizes – Hometown Country Music Website Launch/CMA Fest Contest!
- Interview: Craig Wiseman
- Interview: Joe Diffie
- Interview: Sarah Darling
- Interview: Lee Greenwood
- Interview: Lynn Anderson
- Interview: Hannah Bethel
- Interview: Maggie Rose
In case you haven’t heard, we have launched a new website! Thanks to the success of South Florida Country Music, we decided to expand with a national site which will become the parent to South Florida Country Music. The new site, which can be found at hometowncountrymusic.com, will be the new home for our coverage of country music news at a national level. South Florida Country Music’s site will now be used to cover all things country music-related in the state of Florida, with non Florida-related news being fed to SFCM’s network of social media by the new site.
We hope you will join us at hometowncountrymusic.com, where we will be publishing all of our coverage of the 2013 CMA Fest in the coming days. We also encourage you to check out the Contests Tab on hometowncountrymusic.com, where we have some great contests going on right now to help promote the launch of the new site.
Hank Williams Jr. has announced his Old School, New Rules Tour, and it includes two Florida dates!
- 07/12 Pensacola, FL- Pensacola Civic Center
- 07/13 Orlando, FL- UCF Arena
The tour will be in support of his most recent album, Old School, New Rules, which was released last year.
The Palm Beach County Library System has launched a new program that allows its members the ability to download free music!
Here is the info from their website on how it works:
How Freegal Music Works:
- Library users have a weekly download limit. You will be able to keep track of your downloads in the upper right corner of the site. Every song has a sample clip you can listen to before you download.
- The downloads on this site are all in the MP3 format with no DRM. This service will work with any MP3 player, including iPod, and can be loaded into iTunes. It works on both PCs and Macs. Check out our new mobile apps for iOS and Android devices!
- Be sure to check out the browsing areas, especially Artists A to Z (on the “see all genres” page) and the genre lists (menu bar). Click on see all genres to view dozens of categories.