Megan Pacella has been writing about all genres of music since 2007. Her work has been published in Fringe, Brite, Paste, Nashville Lifestyles and American Songwriter. Aside from spending a summer in New York City (where she met her fiance!), Megan has been living, working and playing in Nashville, Tenn., since 2003. When she's not blogging about country music, you can find her gardening, kayaking, hiking, drinking lots of coffee, and--most importantly--cuddling with her golden retriever, Gibson.
Carrie Underwood’s ‘The Sound of Music’ to Air This Winter
News about Carrie Underwood's role in the upcoming NBC adaptation of the musical 'The Sound of Music' has been swirling for months, and now, we have a premiere date.
Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina + More Step Up for CMA Fest Celeb Softball Game
Every year, country music kicks off CMA Fest by giving back. Before the acts and their hordes of fans descend on Nashville to indulge in great food and even better music, dozens of stars participate in the City of Hope's annual Celebrity Softball Challenge to raise money for cancer research.
Academy of Country Music Honors George Jones With Heartfelt Tribute Video
In honor of George Jones' illustrious country music career, the Academy of Country Music put together a short reel of the Possum's best moments at the ACM Awards. The clip honors Jones' ACM wins and most memorable performances from the 1970s and 1980s.
Shania Twain Continues Her Vegas Residency
After a nearly decade-long hiatus, Shania Twain returned to country music as a resident performer in Las Vegas. And now, the 'Any Man of Mine' hitmaker has added 22 new dates to round out the first year of her two-year stint as a Las Vegas headliner.
Sheryl Crow Lives Out the Ultimate ‘Staycation’ in ‘Easy’ Video
Summer is just around the corner, and most of us are dreaming of beach vacations--except for Sheryl Crow, that is. Crow's latest hit, 'Easy,' sounds like a summer tune, but it's a country song all about cozying up at home with the object of your affection.
Wade Bowen Announces 2013 Celebrity Golf Classic, Concert to Benefit West, Texas
Wade Bowen is gearing up to host his 15th annual Wade Bowen Celebrity Golf Tournament and Concert on June 2-3. The event will take place in Bowen's hometown of Waco, Texas, and it will benefit the Bowen Family Foundation.
Blake Shelton and Shakira Perform ‘Need You Now’ on ‘The Voice’
This week on 'The Voice,' Blake Shelton proved that he's more than just an all-star coach on the reality television show -- he's an all-star performer, too. The country crooner teamed up with pop star Shakira to put on a smashing rendition of Lady Antebellum's 'Need You…
Keith Urban Voted Best ‘American Idol’ Judge Ever
Even though Keith Urban has only been a judge on 'American Idol' for one season, which is winding down as we speak, his quiet and kind demeanor has already made him a fan favorite.
Alan Jackson Pays Tribute to George Jones at Tour Stop
Still reeling from the news that George Jones passed away on Friday, April 26, Alan Jackson took some time to pay tribute to The Possum last weekend. During a stop on his current tour, Jackson covered 'He Stopped Loving Her Today' for a mesmerized crowd in Birmingham, Ala.
Kelly Clarkson Films Appearance on New CBS Show
For Kelly Clarkson, 2013 has been the Year of the Jam-Packed Schedule. From singing at President Obama's inauguration to attending award shows to filming segments for television, it seems like the country crossover star hasn't had a minute to stop and rest.
Aaron Tippin, Joe Diffie & Sammy Kershaw Set Release Date for New Album
Aaron Tippin, Joe Diffie and Sammy Kershaw joined forces earlier this year when they hit the road together for the Roots and Boots Tour. Playing together for their diehard fans went so well that now the three country music legends are going to release an album together.
Willie Nelson Auditions for ‘The Hobbit 2′ in Hilarious Clip
Willie Nelson is celebrating 80, and it doesn't seem like he's slowing down one bit. Shotgun Willie took some time to create a hilarious audition video for Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit 2,' stating that he really wants to play the role of "the wizard Ganda."