Gregory “Tiger” Ries Honors His Musical Brother and Forges His Own Path

By Andrew Ellis, Editor https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=X6xnAr-Nfk8&feature=emb_logo ​Gregory “Tiger” Ries had just finished his New Years gig at the Guilty Goose in Zumbrota. He turned his phone back to phone mode from sound…

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Midwest CMA Songwriter Forum: Nashville Mentors Choose Brooke Lynn and Julie Eddy for Nashville Mentoring Sessions

By Andrew Ellis, Editor ​For the second year in a row the Midwest CMA Songwriter Forum concluded with the Nashville mentors choosing not one, but two songwriters for mentoring sessions…

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“Live Your Life”: How Hailey James Found Her People and Wrote the First Midwest CMA-Inspired Song

By Andrew Ellis, Editor Hailey James' heart was pounding out of nervousness. It was night one of the Midwest CMA – SongTownSongwriter Forum, her first event as a Midwest CMA member, and she…

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