Artist of the Month

Brandon Lay | Artist of the Month

The Country Clones’ Artist of the Month for August is Tennesseean, Brandon Lay. Growing up in a typical Southern household in Jackson, TN, Brandon’s childhood was centered around playing sports, attending church and listening to country music with his family. Despite growing up and playing a variety of sports, Brandon’s first love has always been… Continue reading Brandon Lay | Artist of the Month

Record Roundup

Record Roundup | August 2017

Whether you're headed back to school or still enjoying summertime, we've got the perfect country music playlist for you! August's Record Roundup features some music from some of longtime favorite country artists like Joe Nichols and Billy Currington. We've also loaded this month's country playlist with a TON of newcomers like July's Artist of the… Continue reading Record Roundup | August 2017

Country Style

Summer Country Concert | What to Wear

Stumped on what to wear to your upcoming country concert or festival? Well, you've come to the right place! The Country Clones have put together a quick checklist of country concert essentials to ensure you've got the perfect western-inspired outfit for your next hootenanny. Step 1 | Top. You can style almost any tank, crop… Continue reading Summer Country Concert | What to Wear

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes | Steel Guitar Player

Hailing from Blakley, Georgia, a town of only 5,000, Kyle Everson has turned his love for steel guitar into a successful career. Kyle graduated as Salutatorian in high school where he went on to earn his Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Auburn University. Shortly after college, Kyle moved to Nashville to pursue a career in… Continue reading Behind the Scenes | Steel Guitar Player

Festivals & Concerts, Travel Tips

Carolina Country Fest | Myrtle Beach, SC

South Carolina has a new summertime destination on the coast! In June, the beaches of Myrtle Beach come alive as Carolina Country Music Festival (CCMF) takes over this popular beach town. For four days, country music fans from all over the United States flock to the Atlantic Coast for live music, zip lining, good food… Continue reading Carolina Country Fest | Myrtle Beach, SC

Festivals & Concerts, Travel Tips

Country Festival | Planning Guide

From South Florida to the Pacific Northwest, country music festivals are popping up all over the country. Traveling to a country festival is a great way to explore different regions of the United States and meet new people. Each year, we aim to attend a new festival, outside of Southern California. We've been to country… Continue reading Country Festival | Planning Guide

Artist of the Month

Adam Craig | Artist of the Month

Washington native, Adam Craig, realized his gift of having a real singing voice, at a very young age. As a kid, he would sing along to songs from legends like Martina McBride, Travis Tritt, and Tim McGraw. According to Adam’s website, his mother actually discovered his talent, “The windows were down, Martina McBride and Heart… Continue reading Adam Craig | Artist of the Month

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes | Touring Photographer

We want to give country music fans an inside look to life on the road. While it may seem fun and glamorous, there is a lot to be done before, during, and after each show. From concessions to meet and greets, and trash cleanup, it takes teams of people to put on a smooth, successful… Continue reading Behind the Scenes | Touring Photographer

Country Style, Festival Must Haves

Koozies | Tailgate Must Have

Koozies are designed to keep your beer can insulated and your hands dry. Otherwise known as beer jackets or stubby holders, koozies are a must have for any country concert tailgater. Koozies come in a wide range of colors and designs, and allow you to show off a little bit of your personality.  We have… Continue reading Koozies | Tailgate Must Have

Country Style, Festivals & Concerts

Fan Clubs | Benefits of Joining

Want access to great tickets and meet and greets with your favorite country music artists? Join the fan club! Fan clubs also allow country music fans to connect with others who have similar interests and love country music. The average cost of a fan club membership about $30 per year. Not all fan clubs have… Continue reading Fan Clubs | Benefits of Joining

Record Roundup

Record Roundup | June 2017

The Country Clones Record Roundup has quickly become one of our favorite monthly posts! This is our chance to share some of our favorite country music songs with you guys, and also gives us the opportunity to discover new music. Here are the 12 songs we can't stop listening to this month. “All On Me”… Continue reading Record Roundup | June 2017

Artist of the Month

Jon langston | Artist of the Month

Born and raised in Loganville, Georgia, Jon Langston has always had a knack for country music. He had a band with his friends in middle school, but never pursued country music as a career until after college. A football star on scholarship at Gardner-Webb University, Langston later abandoned his dreams of playing professionally after he… Continue reading Jon langston | Artist of the Month

Festivals & Concerts, Travel Tips

CMA Fest | Nashville, TN

Looking for a reason to visit Music City this summer? CMA Fest is one of our favorite festivals of the year! It's so much more than just a music festival. There's so much happening all over Nashville, that it can be overwhelming if you're visiting CMA Fest for the first time. We've used our past experience… Continue reading CMA Fest | Nashville, TN