Taste of Country Staff hasn't taken a day off since he/she was born in December 2010. Staff is an avid fan of country music and country music only although he/she has a soft spot for artists like Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson. Other interests include live music, cold beer, pizza at midnight and photos of country music babies.
Taste of Country Staff
Brett Eldredge, ‘Wanna Be That Song’ [Listen]
Brett Eldredge's "Wanna Be That Song" speaks to a higher audience. The country crooner is willing to pass poetry off as country music, and his fans and country radio are better for it.
Cole Swindell, ‘Middle of a Memory’ [Listen]
Cole Swindell stands all alone wondering what could have been in his new single “Middle of a Memory.” The ballad from the You Should Be Here album describes what happens when the spark of love is rudely interrupted.
Country Artists Who’ve Died in 2016
2016 has already been a difficult one for music, and it's not over yet. This year we've said a tearful goodbye to several country singers, songwriters and musicians.
2016 American Country Countdown Awards Winners
The 2016 American Country Countdown Awards winners were announced live from the Forum in Los Angeles, on Fox on Sunday night (May 1), including some of the biggest names in country music.
Parmalee, ‘Roots’ [Listen]
Parmalee dig a little deeper with "Roots," their first single from an upcoming sophomore album. The rock-infused power ballad is the song you think it: a personal reflection of what makes a man a man.
Blake Shelton, ‘Friends’ [Listen]
Blake Shelton’s "Friends" is a huggable country addition to The Angry Birds Movie soundtrack. The uplifting lyric will be featured prominently in the film. It’s a catchy melody that would sound perfect over the end credits.
2016 ACM Awards Predictions
The 2016 ACM Awards are right around the corner, and you know what that means — it's time for Taste of Country readers and staff to square off and predict the winners in one of the biggest country competitions of the year.
You Think You Know Reba McEntire?
Reba McEntire really is the hardest working woman in country music. The legend grew up in a rancher's household, meaning she often got more done before sunrise than some do in a week. There were some jobs that weren't for the squeamish ... OK, there's one job in particular that will m…
You Think You Know Kenny Chesney?
Kenny Chesney is one of country music's biggest stars, but do you know where he got his start in Nashville?
Kenny Chesney, ‘Noise’ [Listen]
Kenny Chesney says “Noise” is his first song with real social importance, and the timing couldn’t be better. Without being political, he takes on politics. Without sounding like a luddite, he challenges technology. Without smelling curmudgeonly, he recalls how things once were.