Meet Evie Schaffer, a rhinestone cowgirl from Parkersburg

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV “A lot of country music is kinda male-dominated,” observes Evie Schaffer. “Not a lot of people expect you showing up in a rhinestone dress and pulling out the music I do.” Evie is 18 years old and lives in Parkersburg. She is a full-time country music singer who books her own […]

Meet the 21-year old from Logan who’s turning heads in Nashville

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Brayden Williamson started playing the guitar when he was 11. He received no formal training; it just came naturally to him as a young man growing up in Logan, West Virginia.  He wrote his first song at age 16. Titled “Watching’ the Grass Grow,” it shot to #1 on the bluegrass […]

Brad Paisley previews new music video shot in West Virginia

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Native son Brad Paisley is back with his first new album since 2017, and it’s showcasing his home state of West Virginia. “Sons of the Mountains” releases in full this fall. Four tracks, along with a new music video show on location in southern West Virginia, release this Friday.  Paisley plans […]

Drayton Farley: Rising star sings blue collar country music

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV My dad always said that when you heard a song for the first time but it sounded familiar, it was going to be a hit. If that’s true, then Drayton Farley is bound to be a huge country star.  My first time listening to his music was last month when I […]

Caden Glover: A young man with an old soul

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV January 31, 2023 Caden Glover is blazing his own trail on the music scene. Or as he puts it, “I’m just going where the music takes me.”  After graduating from James Monroe High School in 2022, Glover planned to move to Nashville. “That went in my favor when it ended up […]