by Jessica Northey 

I haven’t done a blog post here for few months, my excuse is that I been a little busy over here.  I also discovered Google Plus Hangouts and have been spending more time doing Video Conversations, LIVE event coverage and integrating Live Streaming “Hangouts on Air” with Country Music Chat on Twitter aka #CMchat. 

According to Hashtracking.com, #CMchat has made over 1.5 Billion impressions since it started May 9th, 2011, just on Twitter. That blows me away, and is proof of how mainstream’ers are falling in love with Country Music, and not just as genre but as a lifestyle brand. Reality Shows, Primetime TV, pop music crossovers, clothing, musicians migrating to format from other genres, you don’t have to be a fan to see that this happening.

Recently Country Music Chat teamed up with the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN for “#CMchat LIVE at the Ryman. This was a first ever showcase of LIVE STREAMING interactive VIDEO interviews with some of today’s hottest Country Music Stars.  During the event we asked all our guests why they thought Mainstream Media is so in love with Country Music these days?  It’s a very insightful video, and really interesting to hear their perspectives on this subject.  You can watch what they had to say below.

Artists featured in this video:
Scotty McCreeryRachele LynaeRose FalconJerrod NiemannTyler FarrChase RiceLove and TheftLogan MizeSunny SweeneyJT HodgesTracy LawrenceJoel CrouseMeghan LinseyJJ LawhornElla Mae BowenLoCash CowboysBrent Cobb and Dylan Taylor