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Austin Webb – Close Up – May 29 – Grand Marlin

Posted on: May 20th, 2015 by brent

It’s another Cat Country Close up with Austin Webb.  

When: May 29th

Where: Grand Marlin

What Time: 430p – Doors open all Day.

Tickets: Free / All Ages (Just be there)

Come and meet a rising star in Country Music. Get up close and personal and then tell your friends you saw him when…


Austin grew up in Greenville, S.C. listening to healthy doses of Motown, R&B, rock, and retro country from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. He also loved authors like Oscar Wilde, 0 . Henry, Walt Whitman and Dylan Thomas, and started writing poetry at nine years old. He knew he was going to be a writer of some sort, and at 16 when he picked up a guitar, he began pouring out his emotions into songs.

Austin’s Martin guitar has been with him through thick and thin since he was 16 and is his most prized possession. He keeps signed photos of two of his heroes, Guy Clark and Kris Kristofferson, on the back of it.

“I really love that guitar,” he says. “It never talks back, it never pisses me off, it never gets mad.”

For a time after high school, he went to Atlanta and played gigs up and down the East Coast. He worked twenty-five different odd jobs during his quest to make it as a singer/songwriter, including working on an assembly line building cars at a BMW plant.

“I’ve always had to work hard for everything; nothing was ever handed to me,” says Austin. “My family is not very rich. They’re just regular people, so I had to do a lot of things for myself, and so I’ve always had a pretty good work ethic.”

Austin’s first trip to Nashville was completely spontaneous after a bad breakup. He turned his car towards Tennessee and drove all night to Music City, stopping at Johnny Cash’s grave about four in the morning to pay his respects to the country legend with a few songs on his guitar. On his way back home from the trip, he stopped at a Waffle House, put Patsy Cline on the jukebox, and met a charming older couple. The husband turned out to be none other than Charlie louvin- (another influence of Austin’s)- and the two soon became friends. Charlie invited him to play onstage with him that night at the Smokehouse in Monteagle, Tennessee, and when he introduced him, he told the crowd that Austin reminded him of none other than Kris Kristofferson himself!

After winning a local South Carolina songwriting competition, ironically called the Nashville Connection, Webb moved to Nashville. The demo he made through the contest made its way into the hands of Grammy award-winning producer Byron Gallimore, who immediately offered him a publishing deal. His debut album on Streamsound Records is due out later this year, and it features his recent Top 40 single, “Slip On By.” The song is a sentimental ballad that stresses the value of time and not living in regret. Country Weekly named Austin as “One To Watch in 2013.”

Austin describes his music as “country soul” and strives for honesty and relevance in his lyrics. His top three musical influences are Joe Cocker, Otis Redding and Bill Withers, but he also has tons of songwriting heroes such as Townes VanZandt, Bob Dylan, and Guy Clark as well. From the upbeat “It’s All Good” to the gut-wrenchingly honest “Getting Even,” his songs convey the real emotion of everyday life in fresh and rousing new ways.

For some examples of the things Austin loves, check out his arm. His sleeve of tattoos includes pictures of his beloved basset hound, Archie, who passed away, a vintage radio, an ex-girlfriend, a ship’s wheel, and many more.


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Posted on: May 16th, 2015 by brent

Gallery Night 2015

Posted on: May 16th, 2015 by brent

Stroll through the charming brick walkways of Downtown Pensacola to experience an eclectic array of music, art and cuisine. Explore galleries and businesses featuring the works of dozens of local artists. Soak up the sounds of local musicians and the aromas of local cuisine as the energy of the evening carries you from venue to venue. Gallery Night is a free event and many businesses provide light refreshments.

Friday May 22 on the Cat Country New Artist Stage meet John King:


2015 Gallery Night Schedule 
January 16th
February 20st
March 20th
April 17th
May 22th
June 19th
July 17th
August 21st
September 18th
October 16th
November 20st
December 18th


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Special thanks to our 5pm-9pm street closure sponsors, Stella Artois!






Tim McGraw To Take TV Role?

Posted on: May 12th, 2015 by Chris

Tim McGraw may be down-sizing in screen size. Rumor has it he’s heading to a TV show.

Deadline reports Tim will star in the new TNT drama series ‘Robbers’, based on the 2000 book of the same name by Christopher Cook.

It tells the story of a cop, two “running buddies” on a crime spree across Texas, and the girl who becomes the complication in a very unique love triangle. Everyone has a story. Everyone is a mystery. Tim would play one of the two drifters, Ray Bob, described as being worst of the worst.

There’s no word yet on the show’s premiere.

Miranda And Blake Building New Home

Posted on: May 7th, 2015 by Chris

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton have decided to undertake a summer project. She tells the June issue of ‘Country Living‘ they are building a new home in Oklahoma. But, it’s not just for them.

“I’ve been saving inspiration on Pinterest. A friend of mine recently said, ‘I can see your Pinterest boards, and all you have on there are dog rooms.’ My husband and I have 15 rescue animals, and I spend way too much time planning our pets’ spaces,” she explains.

In the meantime, during her days off the road, she plans on spending her summer getting in touch with her agricultural side. “My dad taught me to live off the land. I now have my own garden, but Blake is really the gardener,” she shares. “This year, we’re planting tomatoes and strawberries to make jam.”

Source: Taste Of Country

Greg Bates Gets Married

Posted on: May 7th, 2015 by Chris

Greg Bates is a married man. He wed singer-songwriter Shelley Skidmore on Saturday (May 2) in her hometown of Stanton, KY.

Saturday was perfect. I can't believe I'm a husband. I love you @shelleyskidmore

A photo posted by Greg Bates (@gregbatesofficial) on

He and Skidmore got engaged on Valentine’s Day in 2014, proposing in a chapel decorated with candles and a heart of rose petals. Basesd on this picture posted yesterday, they’re honeymooning at a beach.

Hello happy :) #honeymoonin

A photo posted by Shelley Skidmore (@shelleyskidmore) on

Brothers Osborne Get Revenge On Eric Church

Posted on: April 30th, 2015 by Chris

Brothers Osborne got revenge on Eric Church in a prank war to wrap up their tour.

The brothers have been on the Outsiders would tour, and Eric gave them a parting gift to remember their time together on their last day on the tour. Well, John and TJ weren’t going to let it go without retaliation.

Now that The Outsiders tour has wrapped, they are preparing to head back out on the road as part of Darius Rucker’s summer tour. But, before that, they will be in Cat Country at Juana’s Pagodas on Navarre Beach next Wednesday (May 6) for a Cat Country Close Up.

Brett Eldredge’s First Kiss Was Watching ‘Toy Story’

Posted on: April 27th, 2015 by Chris

Brett Eldredge, who usually keeps his personal life to himself, opened up to People magazine about his first “heavy-duty” encounter with the opposite sex.

“I got my first kiss during some sort of animated movie — it might have been ‘Toy Story’. Probably when Buzz Lightyear came to the rescue, because, you know, I like to rescue people,” he joked. “I was rescuing her heart, I was stealing it away.”

When asked what advice he’d give his 13-year-old self, “lay a smack on those lips and sing her a song,” although he says his technique may not have been quite up to par at that age. “You’re so nervous on that first kiss, you know, I don’t think it went too well, but you’ve got to start somewhere.”

Brett admits serenading the ladies is still one of his “favorite sports,” name-checking John Mayer’s “Your Body Is a Wonderland,” as his go-to tune.

Brett is working on his second album currently.

Eric Paslay Marries

Posted on: April 27th, 2015 by Chris

Eric Paslay is a married man. He tied the knot with his fiancee Natalie Harker yesterday. 

People magazine reports the couple said “I do” at Charlotte, Tennessee’s Front Porch Farms in front of 200 guests. 

Natalie described the reception as “sprawling and casual.” The newlyweds shared their first dance to Frank Sinatra’s “Moonlight Serenade.” The song was a tribute to Eric’s grandfather, who played in a band named after the song.

The couple is spending their honeymoon in Italy. 

Jason Aldean On Wife: “She Keeps Me Grounded”

Posted on: April 22nd, 2015 by Chris

Jason Aldean just took home another Male Vocalist of the Year at the ACM Awards on Sunday (April 19), and where a lot of people may be riding high on the moment Jason says his wife, Brittany Kerr, keeps him grounded.

He told People Magazine in the press room after the show, “She keeps me a little more focused and grounded, which is what I need in my life for sure.”

As for the timing of the show, it fell a day after their first month of being husband and wife, most of which has been spent on the road. “Yesterday was a month in. It’s been great, we’ve been on the road pretty much the whole time since we got married. We’ve gone all over the country and Europe for 10 days.”

The two were married in a surprise ceremony in Mexico this past March.

Source: Taste Of Country