Camp House Friendly

Welcome to the 'Camp House Friendly' page!  We have many friends in the industry and would like to share them with you.  You will find various categories from Blogs, Associations, Artists, Music Resources and much more!  We hope that you enjoy our compilation of links from around the web.

Blogs We Like

Camp House ConcertsSharing country music news and much more!

Country Music Life - CML gives you short descriptions in a way similar to Twitter.  This allows you to skim through quickly without missing anything!  Give this blog a whirl.

Country Music News BlogFirst off, we’ll start this list with CMNB.  You’ve got to admit, they have the best name for this topic.  This blog covers everything from Musician’s Birthdays to up-to-date press releases from the country music industry. 

Country SchatterOver 40 different categories to choose from on countryschatter.com.  They offer country music news as well as artists interviews and much more.  There is plenty of great reading material here!

Country Music Tattle TaleInterviews, Reviews & Lists… I’ll let them introduce themselves.  CMTT, “Not some corporate entity, CMTT is a website for the fans by the fans. We write and share country music news because we love country music. From the low crooning of Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn to the honky-tonkin’ rhythms of Travis Tritt and Alabama up until the current mega-stars like Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert.”

Everything But The Music - Blog from Sheena Hayden, the wife of musician, Rodney Hayden.

NPR All Songs Considered - This NPR blog is perfect for not just finding new music, but it also provides some brief background on the bands.

Outlaw MagazineThe Outlaw Mag is quite a bit more than just a magazine.  Their website has tons of great articles, news, reviews, columns and more.

Saving Country Music BlogSaving Country Music’s purpose is spelled out in its name. It offers news, opinion, reviews, artist profiles, music history, and the always-popular off-color pop country bashing. Saving Country Music primarily focuses on country, but also covers roots, rockabilly, bluegrass, blues, and folk music. First and foremost, Saving Country Music is a consumer advocate and an industry watchdog.

The Boot - Ahhh The Boot!  This blog keeps you in the loop with your mainstream country music.  This site rocks!

TwangvilleTwangville….just sounds nasty! This is one of my favorite websites as the guys over at Twangville share the same mission as we do, which is sharing our love for country music to friends from all over! So what is Twangville? Well, it’s a music blog featuring Alt-Country, Americana, Indie, Rock, Folk & Blues.

Discover New Music & Services

GNOOSIC - A service that will generate bands you might like based on your selected preferences.  Enter 1, 2 or 3 different artists that you enjoy and GNOOSIC will spit out multiple artist that you might like! Check it out.

Musictonic - Musictonic is a amazing!  You can type in an artist and it auto-populates every YouTube video that artist has.  Give it a try!

Music Map Music Map is known as the Tourist Map of Music!  This is an excellent service.

Pitchfork Pitchfork delivers everything music!  They are not necessarily focused on the country music genre but rather open to all types of music and musicians.

 

Artists Directory

Dallas Wayne - Official Website

James Steinle - Bio | Official Website

Jilee ParkerOfficial Website

Josh Martin - Facebook Page

Peterson Brothers Band - Official Website

R. L. Hayden - BioOfficial Website

Raelyn Nelson Band - Official Website

Sylvia Kirk Band - Bio | Facebook Page

Waitin' On Hayden - Official Website

Venues

PoleCatsStockdale, TX - Polecats is a venue in south Texas and they often have live music as well as great drink specials.  Check out their Facebook page for more information.

Music Resources

Billboard's Country ChartsBillboard has the latest and greatest songs from every music genre you can think of.  The best part is, they have ranked them placed them in a chart for everyone to see!

Ditto Music Blog - Ditto Music Blog has numerous resources for getting your feet wet in the music industry. Ditto has hundreds of great reads that will give you a behind the scenes look at what it takes to make it in the music industry

Resource: How to Write a Record Label Business Plan (Free Template)

Resource: How Independent Record Labels Make Money

Press Release Point - This is your go to site for any official press releases regarding country music.  However, why stop at country music?  Press Release Point offers up to the minute press release feeds for many different interests including: Technology, Labor, Business.

Country Music Associations

Texas Country Music Association - The TCMA's goal is to aid in the success of not only artists, but also professionals, venues, media, businesses and individuals who work diligently behind the scenes to make it all happen. By building relationships we can accomplish much. The TCMA's vision is to be the most effective resource to protect and enable the music and artists who are from and entertain in Texas. Historically our state has produced a unique genre which transcends from shore to shore and around the world.