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.

Chris Lane gives us his favorite food items at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery’s new menu launch

Photo: Chris Lane; ahead of the CMAs, Lane performed at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery in Nashville to launch their new menu Before Country Music's biggest night in Nashville took place at the CMAs, we hung out with Chris Lane at the VIP event on the rooftop of the Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery. The downtown [...]

By |November 17th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Garth Brooks sells out his St. Louis show at The Dome

Garth Brooks has sold out his upcoming concert at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis. Over 70,000 tickets were sold. This sets a record for any concert in the history of The Dome at America's Center. The concert is Saturday, March 9th at 7:00 PM. The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour is presented by [...]

By |November 17th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Roy Clark passes away at the age of 85

Roy Clark, the legendary 'superpicker', GRAMMY, CMA and ACM award winner, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member and co-host of the famed 'Hee Haw' television series, died today at the age of 85 due to complications from pneumonia at home in Tulsa, Okla. Roy Clark’s decade-defying success could be summed up [...]

By |November 15th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Sara Evans to cohost The Talk next week

Multi-platinum entertainer Sara Evans will guest cohost on “The Talk” next week, joining hosts Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, and Eve for the live talk show airing Tuesday, November 13 at 2pm ET / 1pm CT on CBS. The appearance takes place weeks before the return of Evans’ popular, limited-engagement “At Christmas Tour,” with [...]

By |November 10th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Good Morning America to reveal CMA Awards winner early Wednesday morning

In celebration of “The 52ndAnnual CMA Awards,” Country Music’s Biggest Night™, ABC’s “Good Morning America” will reveal early CMA Awards winners in the Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year categories during its Wednesday, Nov. 14 broadcast live from Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in downtown Nashville. Bentley, a three-time nominee this [...]

By |November 10th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Kenny Chesney and David Lee Murphy to give a special performance at CMA Awards

People who know their country music know David Lee Murphy as the Illinois-born and –bred songwriter who defined an era of modern country with the chart-topping “Dust On The Bottle” and 1995’s most-played song, “Party Crowd.” And people who don’t know their country quite that well still know David Lee Murphy—he’s the man who’s written Blake Shelton’s “The More I Drink,” [...]

By |November 10th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Austin Burke chats music plus how Garth Brooks changed his life

Upcoming artist, Austin Burke sat down with us to chat about his music including the new song "Slower," which is personal for the young singer. His previous buzzworthy song "Whole Lot in Love" had more than 44 million streams on Spotify along with his song "One Summer." Find his song "Slower" on Spotify here. You [...]

By |November 10th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Queeva chats with us about her musical journey

Queeva answered our questions about her music, and life as an up-and-coming female singer. The young songstress recently celebrated her 15th Birthday and released her song, "Stand Out."  Read more down below: NCC: Talk about your previous single "Live Like a Song" and the story of how the song came to you. I really wanted [...]

By |November 6th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert and more join the CMA Awards

Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert, Garth Brooks, Luke Combs, Midland and Brett Young join the exciting lineup of performers for “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” hosted for the 11th consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will air live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.   Previously announced performers for the CMA Awards include Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan [...]

Brantley Gilbert teams up with SpeedKore Performance Group for a new Ford F-150 Project

BRANTLEY GILBERT has teamed up with SpeedKore™ Performance Group for a new Ford F-150 project to debut this week at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The collaboration formed when SpeedKore President, Jim Kacmarcik, who is also a partner in Given Music Publishing with Cindy Owen, was introduced to Scott Borchetta, President & CEO of Big [...]

By |October 30th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments