A Conversation with Alexander Jean

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a thrill to welcome Alexander Jean to Jake’s Take. Formed in 2012, Alexander Jean is composed of acclaimed singer-songwriters BC Jean and Mark Ballas. Both of these incredible musicians achieved amazing accomplishments in their solo careers. BC Jean co-wrote Beyonce’s “If If Were A Boy,” a song that charted […]

Jake’s Take On: The Road to the 2016 CMT Awards

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Howdy country music fans! The 2016 County Music Television (CMT) Music Awards is seven days away! This year, The CMT Music Awards has added a brand new category in its line-up: the #SocialSuperstar Award.  The award honors country music artists who are pioneering social media as a tool to regularly interact […]

Jake’s Take Music Reviews: Week of May 20, 2016

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to another exciting edition of Jake’s Take’s Music Reviews! This week, we have a lot of material to chug through! So let’s get this party started. Thank You by Meghan Trainor Last year, Meghan Trainor took the world by storm with her smash single: “All About That Bass” and self-titled […]

A Conversation with Dalton Rapattoni

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Two months ago, I received the opportunity to cover one of American Idol’s final live shows and interview the remaining Top Five finalists at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. One finalist that had the pleasure of meeting was Dalton Rapattoni. From his first audition of an acoustic cover “Phantom […]

A Conversation with Ricky Jarman

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to officially welcome singer & model Ricky Jarman to Jake’s Take! I first met Ricky online when he followed me on Twitter on March 16, and he sent me over to check out his social media channels. This is where I got to listen to his single: […]

Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton & Florida Georgia Line make sweet music as “The Voice: Season 10” Top 9 perform

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This season started out with so much promise. We had Christina Aguilera return to the show and in return, the NBC singing competition gave us the incredible talent that had so much promise to join past alums Chris Mann, Gwen Sebastian, Cassadee Pope, the Swon Brothers, Sawyer Fredericks and Jordan […]

Jake’s Take’s Music Reviews: Week of May 6, 2016

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to the second edition of Jake’s Take’s Music Reviews! This week, several of our favorite artists returned with new material. Plus, for the first time in 2016…Two albums will receive Jake’s Take’s coveted Album of the Week award.   We got a lot of ground to cover…so let’s get this […]

A Conversation with Nick de la Hoyde

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last week, I introduced you to Nick de la Hoyde. This rising singer-songwriter-rapper from Sydney, Australia blends elements of hip-hop, rock, alternative, R&B and spoken word into spectacular songs. His first single, “Changing,” not only caught the attention of Australian radio stations, but it spent eight weeks on the Billboard Top […]

Jake’s Take’s Music Reviews: Week of April 29, 2016

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a new day as New Music Reviews has evolved into Jake’s Take’s Music Reviews! To commemorate this special occasion, Jake’s Take has gathered some of the best new music from our favorite artists and two friends of the blog. So without further ado…let’s get this party started! Lemonade by […]

Jake’s Take on Cyndi Lauper’s “Detour”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Emmy, Grammy and Tony-winning singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper is heading to Nashville for her latest record. Detour is the “True Colors” singer’s eleventh studio album, and it also marks her first full-length country music record.  To celebrate this particular project, Lauper recruited one of recording industry’s most illuminated figures. “Recording a country […]

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