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.
Jason Aldean Turned Down ‘Drunk on You’ by Luke Bryan
It's hard to imagine anyone but Luke Bryan making 'Drunk on You' one of country music's 2012 summertime smashes, but according to Jason Aldean, he had first dibs on the sexy mid-tempo track. Aldean ultimately turned down the tune because it didn't fit the sonic direction of …
Blake Shelton Reacts to Grammy Nomination for ‘Over’
Blake Shelton's 'Red River Blue' album has spent a healthy 73 weeks at the upper-reaches of the Billboard Country Albums chart, but that doesn't mean the gold-selling record is finished garnering Grammy nominations for the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year.
Brandi Glanville Calls LeAnn Rimes ‘Unstable,’ Accuses Her of Having ‘Severe Eating Disord…
As if LeAnn Rimes didn't have her hands full already following a fiery string of Twitter comments from Brandi Glanville which questioned Rimes' parenting skills, the 'Borrowed' singer now has a lot of explaining to do after an interview between her husband's ex-wife and Us Weekly. In the detailed st…
Carrie Underwood Adds International Dates to 2013 Blown Away Tour
Carrie Underwood is heading back overseas in promotion of her platinum-selling 'Blown Away' album. The singer has added additional 2013 dates in Ireland and the United Kingdom for the popular tour outing of the same name.
Love and Theft’s Eric Gunderson Expecting Baby Boy!
It's a boy for Love and Theft's Eric Gunderson, who is expecting his first child with his wife, Emily, next spring.
LeAnn Rimes Slammed on Twitter by Eddie Cibrian’s Ex-Wife, Brandi Glanville
While fans may appreciate LeAnn Rimes' frequent check-ins from her official Twitter account, the ex-wife of her husband, actor Eddie Cibrian, is less than amused by the 'Borrowed' singer's life updates.
Scotty McCreery Thinks Keith Urban Is an ‘Interesting’ Addition to ‘American Idol’
When it comes to Keith Urban's position as a newly-appointed judge on Season 12 of 'American Idol,' Scotty McCreery believes that there is no better man for the job.
Toby Keith Offers Another Tease of New ‘Hope on the Rocks’ Music Video
Toby Keith has offered up a second teaser for his upcoming 'Hope on the Rocks' music video -- a clip that is sure to tug at the heartstrings of those who can't resist a good old-fashioned sad country song.
Dolly Parton Makes Stephen Colbert’s Dream Come True With ‘Love Is Like a Butterfly’ Duet
Dolly Parton may be making her media rounds in support of her new book, 'Dream More: Celebrating the Dreamer in You,' but the country icon herself is the one making unlikely dreams come true for others.
Hunter Hayes Joins Growing List of Grammy Nominations Concert Performers
Hunter Hayes has been added to the list of performers for this year's 'The Grammy Nominations Concert LIVE — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night,’ the televised music event that kicks off the Grammy Awards voting season.
Lady Antebellum Feud With Charles Kelley’s ‘Estranged Aunt’ in Hilarious New Webisode
The holiday season is all about spending time with family -- unless you're Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley. This week, the 'Wanted You More' frontman used the band's popular Webisode Wednesday feature to shed light on the ongoing feud between the band and Kelley's estr…
Kimberly Williams-Paisley Signs on for More Episodes of ‘Nashville’
The drama seems to be mounting on 'Nashville,' with news that Kimberly WIlliams-Paisley will reprise her role as the devious Peggy Samper for at least three of the final nine episodes of the ABC series' first season.