About Leslie Armstrong

Leslie Armstrong began as Editor on the NCC's site when the website began in 2008. She reports, reviews, and interviews country music artists from Nashville, TN.

The Grand Ole Opry celebrated its birthday month along with their Annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids

The Grand Ole Opry continued its birthday month celebration as it partnered once again with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for a night in honor of Country Cares for St.Jude Kids® featuring superstar group Alabama, John Berry, Chase Bryant, Mickey Guyton, Jackie Lee, Connie Smith and others. Throughout the night’s two shows, videos of inspirational moments from Country Cares for St. JudeKids® played, and St. Jude patients Mabry and Tyler took [...]

Lee Brice performed his latest hit “What Keeps You Up At Night”

Lee Brice spent the morning in New York City where he performed his latest hit, “What Keeps You Up At Night” on NBC’s "TODAY."  Here’s a link to see the full performance of "What Keeps You Up At Night," a track off his self-titled album (11/3/2017) — On set today were hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda [...]

By |October 24th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Chris Lane kicked off his headlining tour over the weekend

CHRIS LANE ignited his headline LAPS AROUND THE SUN TOUR this weekend, taking the stage for hyped-up crowds in Milwaukee, WI (10/18), and Indianapolis, IN (10/20), as well as a SOLD-OUT night at Joe’s Live in Rosemont, IL (10/19). View photos from Chris Lane's LAPS AROUND THE SUN TOUR here. Keeping summer alive, Lane performed his breakout [...]

By |October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Cole Swindell takes the lead with his hit song “Break Up In The End”

On the heels of his third album, All of It, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts and No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200, multi-Platinum selling No. 1 hit singer/songwriter Cole Swindell hits the top of the charts again this week with the All of It lead single “Break Up In The [...]

Luke Combs sits at #1 with his song “She Got the Best of Me”

Luke Combs’ “She Got the Best of Me” is #1 this week on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. This is Combs fourth-consecutive #1 single—following 3x platinum “Hurricane,” 2x platinum “When It Rains It Pours” and platinum “One Number Away”—which all appear on the deluxe version of his platinum-certified debut album, This One’s For You, released on [...]

The Swon Brothers deliver new music for the fans

With support for their current single and video, “What Ever Happened,” unwavering, the Swon Brothers, Season Four, Team Blake, finalists of the hit NBC  series “The Voice,” are gearing up to release a new single for their enthusiastic fans. The brothers took to Facebook LIVE last night to announce the impending midnight release of the [...]

By |October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Morgan Evans celebrates his new album on NBC’s TODAY

MORGAN EVANS celebrated the release of his debut album, THINGS THAT WE DRINK TO, with a performance Thursday morning on NBC’s TODAY. Chatting with hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb about his recent life-changing moments, Evans showcased his one of a kind flair during his morning television debut with the chart-topping single “Kiss Somebody,” using his signature [...]

By |October 20th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sara Evans gives fans an acoustic performance of “All The Love You Left Me”

Multi-platinum entertainer Sara Evans is offering a vulnerable, acoustic performance for her haunting hit, “All The Love You Left Me.” Following her headlining run on CMT’s Next Women of Country Tour earlier this year, the “artist in full musical flight” (Associated Press) visited CMT’s 330 Studios in Nashville to film a live performance music video [...]

Chris Lane debuts his brand new single’s music video “I Don’t Know About You”

Big Loud Records star CHRIS LANE is bringing his brand new single to life this weekend, with the “I Don’t Know About You” music video premiering on CMT Hot 20 Countdown this Saturday (10/20). The anticipated premiere will extend to multiple platforms over the weekend, including MTV Live, MTVU and Directed by Justin Clough and filmed outside of [...]

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Jimmie Allen continues to rise as “Mercury Lane” becomes a quick fan favorite

Pictured: Jimmie Allen, NYC iSchool Students, David Wish (Founder/CEO Little Kids Rock), Josh Paris (iSchool teacher) Hot off a busy album release with Mercury Lane, Jimmie Allen’s star continues to soar as his debut single continues to rocket up the charts. Garnering widespread attention from both fans on digital platforms and radio, “Best Shot” has [...]

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments