NEWS HOOKS I Ain’t All Country

“I was country when country wasn’t cool.” I didn’t say that, but it is a lyric from a famous country song and if you know that song, you’re probably ‘country-enough.’ I uttered the words, “I ain’t” growing up in Louisville, KY and my dad would remind me that, “Ain’t ain’t a word.” Even though I was born and raised in the South, part of the G.R.I.T.S. (Girls Raised in the South) family, I ain’t all country.

But if you are all country, today’s news cycle is all for you. The 2015 Country Music Awards is buzzing on the news feeds.

This includes:

> fashion

> notable celebrities

> food

> farms/outdoors

> home decor

> country lifestyles and of course,

> music.

I ain’t all country, but I do live in the Southeast and do eat grits. Like they say in the South, “If you expect sweet tea by simply ordering tea, you a Southerner baby.” Uh, that would be most of my family, so … . Come back y’all. I’ll have some more news tips for y’all soon enough. And tea is served on the back porch by the chickens, sweetie. Bluegrass will be playing, too. Y’all come back now, ya hear?!

By |2016-10-13T16:37:58+00:00June 11th, 2015|

About the Author:

Good Morning America Producer Mable Chan calls Michelle Tennant a “Five Star Publicist.” Tennant, a partner and executive publicist with Wasabi Publicity Inc., calls herself a “storyteller to the media.” Her passion is telling “truly good stories” and “exclusively representing people who make a positive difference in the world.” For 25+ years, media friends have solicited her help in crafting news stories by requesting sources, sound bites, and statistics. An award-winning writer, Michelle peppers campaigns with insight from her master’s degree in human development, BFA from a top 25 drama school, and expertise seeing PR transition from typewriters to Twitter. She’s either spinning stories or spinning at the gym. After hours, she savors the Smoky Mountains with her husband, Siberian Husky, and backyard chickens. Learn more about her work through her column at The Huffington Post. Check out the clients she's currently pitching at

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