Talking to Easton Corbin

Easton Corbin is one of the hottest new acts in all of country music. Since debuting in 2009 with his self-titled album, which reached as high as number four on the country album charts, he has been gaining great recognition. His first two singles, “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It” skyrocketed to number one in country music. He has been nominated for 11 awards in his short career, taking home three of them, all at the 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards.

Amy spoke with Easton about the new success. They discussed the new tour life and how he is affected by being up on stage in front of thousands of fans. Easton Corbin is on tour with Rascal Flatts and will be coming to Cincinnati for a show at Riverbend Music Center on Friday, July 22nd.

Amy: You’ve had kind of a big year this year. How has your life changed in the last 12 months?

Easton: You know, for me, I travel a lot more. I’m not home a lot. And, of course, a lot more people recognize me. Those are probably the biggest changes you know. Once you’re big, there’s a lot of stuff going on with the schedule. It’s good and it’s a blessing. It’s always better to be busy than not.

For the rest of the interview head over to TheFirst3Songs.com!

Shannon Larkin from Godsmack Sets the Record Straight

Interview by Amy Harris
Godsmack is in your face, kick you in the ass heavy metal. Not only do they not apologize for this, but they embrace it. They are touring and promoting their fifth studio release, the 2010 album, The Oracle.

As part of our 2011 Mayhem Festival coverage Amy spoke with Godsmack drummer, Shannon Larkin to promote the upcoming tour stop with the Mayhem Festival  in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center on July 20th. In the interview Shannon discusses the band’s writing process and is happy to set the record straight about crazy rumors with a famous rock star groupie.

Amy: I wanted to start with the important questions, I know you love football. What do you think is going to happen with the lockout?

Read the rest of the interview with Shannon at TheFirst3Songs.com.