Cory Stromblad's passion for country music spurred his decision to move to Nashville in 2003 to study the music industry at Belmont University. After graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts minor, Cory began his career as the Creative Office Manager for Tom-Leis Music, as well as a personal management assistant for Lyric Street Recording artist Sarah Buxton. In 2011, Cory began working with AOL Music as a writer for The Boot, before signing on as a freelance writer for Taste of Country in 2012.
Gretchen Wilson Prepping the Release of Two EPs in 2013
The wait is finally over for new Gretchen WIlson music! According to the 'Redneck Woman' singer, she is prepping the release of not one, but two new projects in 2013.
Scotty McCreery Balancing College Finals With Being a Country Star
Finals week is a challenging time for your average college student, but Scotty McCreery is far from your average university co-ed. North Carolina State University's most famous student recently took to his official Twitter account to effectively demonstrate the drastic difference in his double …
Taylor Swift Spends Quality Time With Harry Styles in England
Taylor Swift may or may not be romantically linked to One Direction's Harry Styles, but that doesn't mean that the country music superstar can't spend her birthday with her favorite British boyband member.
Tate Stevens Performs Clay Walker’s ‘Fall’ in ‘X Factor’ Semi-Final Round
'X Factor' contestant Tate Stevens may have performed Clay Walker's 'Fall' during Wednesday night's (Dec. 13) race for a spot in next week's finale, but the country hopeful did anything but stumble during his own rendition of the emotional power ballad.
Keith Urban’s ‘For You’ Earns Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Nomination
Keith Urban is up for a 2013 Critics' Choice Movie award, landing the nomination for 'For You,' his Top 10 single that appears on the 'Act of Valor' soundtrack.
Kenny Chesney a Perfect Fit for Inaugural Tortuga Festival
Who better to headline a tropical music festival than Kenny Chesney? The seasoned beach bum has been tapped as the country closer for the first-ever Tortuga Music Festival, which is set to to place in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on April 13 and 14, 2013.
Thomas Rhett’s ‘Beer With Jesus’ Sparks Controversy, Singer Defends Intentions
When Thomas Rhett penned 'Beer With Jesus' nearly three years ago, the country newcomer most likely had no idea he was brewing what would become one of the most controversial songs released to country radio in 2012.
Lady Antebellum Cancel Shows in Light of Hillary Scott’s Pregnancy
Lady Antebellum have begun the daunting task of cancelling their summer 2013 tour dates in anticipation of the arrival of Hillary Scott's bundle of joy -- the first baby that will be born into the Lady A clan.
Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood Set to Headline London’s First-Ever Country to Country Music …
Country music is going international with the C2C: Country to Country, the first-ever two day country music extravaganza to be held at London's historic O2 Arena. Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood have been announced as the headlining acts for the superstar-heavy event, which is set to take place…
Taylor Swift Declines Inclusion on Spotify
Popular music streaming platform Spotify is the most recent addition to Billboard's methodology in determining their all-encompassing Hot 100 chart, but that hasn't enticed Taylor Swift from allowing her platinum-selling 'Red' album from being streamed on the platform in its enti…
Taylor Swift’s ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ Lands on Time’s Top 10 Songs of 2…
Taylor Swift has managed to land on Time's all-encompassing Top 10 Songs of 2012 countdown with 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' -- and she's the only country artist to appear on the rather diverse collection of artists.
Martina McBride Donating Portion of Proceeds From New Jersey ‘Joy of Christmas’ Concert to…
Martina McBride has graciously promised to donate a portion of the proceeds from her Dec. 9 Joy of Christmas holiday tour stop in West Long Branch, N.J. to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, a gesture that is truly the embodiment of the Christmas spirit.