This Week’s Honky-Tonk Headliners: Gibson, Nash, Prevost


Honky-Tonk Headliners is a weekly review of 3 up-and-coming Country Music Singers.  These artist may or may not actually hit the Honky-Tonks but they’re talented singers who haven’t quite made it big in Nashville. Today we’re going to look at Andy Gibson, Melody Nash and Codie Prevost.

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Andy Gibson is well on his way to success with his new hit single “Wanna Make You Love Me” and a recent debut on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. He also co-wrote “Don’t You Want To Stay“, the country ballet that Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson performed live at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards show this past Sunday.

Andy first got noticed in an unassuming place- a Mexican restaurant.  “I knew a lot of Spanish songs and got three different gigs in Mexican restaurants around town”. “ John Rich heard me at this place called Las Cazuelas. He liked my songs and signed me to write for his publishing company…”,Luckily he had learned Spanish back home in Las Vegas.

Keep up with Andy’s tour and new album on twitter at @andygibson or checkout his website at http://www.andygibson.com, and don’t forget to download his new single and leave a review on itunes.

From MelodyNash.com

Melody Nash is a Las Vegas Native but was born a country girl at heart. She used the entertainment Mecca to find and polish up her vocal skills. She currently lives in Nashville and is ‘doin her time’ creating a musical foundation and following her dream. Melody currently has 6 songs on itunes including: “What Could Be” and “Broken”.

Check out Melody’s music at her website http://www.mandynash.com, you can purchase it on itunes or at http://www.amazon.com

Our third Headliner isn’t necessarily a household name but he has an occult like following and a pile of Country Music awards-in Canada. Codie Prevost is an extremely talented and handsome country star with 3 SCMA Entertainer of the Year Awards. He was also nominated as the CCMA “Rising Star” for 2011.

Codie just released his latest album called “Get Loud”. If you think he’s not worthy of being a Country Music star because he’s Canadian, we have two words for you…Keith Urban. Nashville should take notice, Codie Prevost has talent and success. Head over to www.codieprevost.com to listen to one of his Canadian hits like “Honky Tonk Groupie”. Listeners find it hard to believe Codie’s not  from the South because of  his authentic and mature Country sound.

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Grammy Night 2012- The Nominees


It’s another year and another Grammy Awards show. Make sure you tune into CBS at 8/7 Central to represent and cheer on your favorite country music artists. Take a look at the country music nominees below to see if they match your picks.

There are four categories in Country Music:

Best Country Solo Performance

Dirt Road Anthem, by Jason Aldean and Broken Bow Records

I’m Gonna Love You Through It, by Martina McBride and Republic Nashville

HoneyBee, by Blake Shelton and Warner Brothers Records

Mean, by Taylor Swift and Big Machine Records

Mamas Song, by Carrie Underwood and Arista Nashville

Best Country Duo/Group

Don’t You Wanna Stay, by Kelly Clarkson/Jason Aldean and Broken Bow Records

You and Tequila, by Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter and BNA Records

Barton Hollow, by The Civil Wars and Sensibility LLC

Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not, Thompson Square and Stoney Creek Records

Best Country Song

Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not, Thompson Square

God Gave Me You, Blake Shelton and Warner Brothers Records

Just Fishin, Trace Adkins and Show Dog Universal

Mean, Taylor Swift

Threaten Me With Heaven, Vince Gill MCA Nashville

You and Tequila, Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter

Best Country Album

My Kinda Party (Jason Aldean and Broken Bow Records)

Chief (Eric Church and EMI Records)

Own the Night (Lady Antebellum and Capital Records Nashville)

Red River Blue (Blake Shelton and Warner Bros.)

Here for a Good Time (George Straight and MCA Nashville)

Speak Now (Taylor Swift and Big Machine)