Alanna Conaway’s love for music began at an early age, but it wasn’t until her mother began freelancing for country music magazines that she was thrown in the midst of her future career. At age 11, Conaway received praise from Billy Ray Cyrus after seeing her work as an amateur photographer, encouraging her to follow in her mother's footsteps. She then started freelancing for multiple publications as a photographer, before she began dabbling with writing. By the early 2000s, she was an published journalist for many music magazines on the market. At 29, she has established herself as a well-respected writer in the field of music entertainment and has built strong friendships along the way. Conaway currently resides in Nashville, Tenn. where she freelances full-time for Taste of Country, PopCrush, Ultimate Classic Rock, LoudWire, Guy Speed, Country Weekly and Full Access Magazine.
Jason Aldean’s ‘Take a Little Ride’ Tops Country Singles Chart
Jason Aldean is starting off the week back at the top slot on the country singles chart with his latest hit, 'Take a Little Ride.' The tune takes over the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts, leaping from No. 3 where it was positioned last week.
Florida Georgia Line, ‘Cruise’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Country music fans have been eating up the debut single from Florida Georgia Line, 'Cruise,' thanks to its catchy lyrics and infectious melody. It doesn't hurt that the duo's Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard are single and good looking, either.
Thomas Rhett Getting Married in October
The clock is ticking on Thomas Rhett's bachelorhood. The 'Something to Do With My Hands' singer reveals exclusively to Taste of Country that he will tie the knot with fiancee Lauren Gregory in October.
Trisha Yearwood’s ‘Southern Kitchen’ Returns to Food Network October 20
Trisha Yearwood's hit cooking series, 'Southern Kitchen,' will make its next premiere on the Food Network in October, returning for a second straight season after a successful first run.
Brantley Gilbert Admits He Shot the ‘Kick It in the Sticks’ Video in Day-Old Clothes
It's no secret that music video shoots make for a long day. But in Brantley Gilbert's case, shooting his 'Kick It in the Sticks' video was a really, really long day.
Kip Moore Raises a Little Cain in Party-Inducing ‘Beer Money’ Video
If there's one thing thing Kip Moore knows all about, it's having a good time. Naturally, in his new 'Beer Money' video, Moore and company do just that.
Keith Urban, ‘For You’ – Lyrics Uncovered
When Keith Urban was approached by the big-wigs behind the epic film, 'Act of Valor,' to create a song for its official motion picture soundtrack, he was honored, but knew he had a big job on his hands to come up with the perfect 'For You' lyrics.
Dolly Parton Gets Her Own Slot Machines in Las Vegas
Dolly Parton is used to having many things named after her -- like her theme park, Dollywood. But now, the country music is being made into a new slot machine in partnership with International Game Technology (IGT).
Lee Brice’s ‘Hard to Love’ Is Certified Gold
Lee Brice's streak of success is not showing any signs of slowing, and he is now celebrating a little more. His latest single and the title track to his current album, 'Hard to Love,' has been certified gold for digital downloads exceeding 500,000 copies sold.
Luke Bryan, ‘Drunk on You’ Writers Celebrate Song’s Success in Nashville
Not even a little rain could dampen the spirits inside the CMA building in Nashville on Monday afternoon (Sept. 17), where Luke Bryan was celebrated for his recent multi-week No. 1 hit, 'Drunk on You.'
Hunter Hayes Gets What He ‘Wanted’ With First No. 1 Single
There is something oh so sweet about experiencing the very first No. 1 single of your career as an artist. This week, the honor goes to Hunter Hayes, who tops the charts with only his second single, 'Wanted.'
Little Big Town Still Rockin’ at No. 1 With ‘Pontoon’
It's been dubbed the "summertime song," and since there is still a bit of summer left, it's only fitting that Little Big Town continue to hold down the No. 1 position on the country singles chart with their smash, 'Pontoon.'