Jessica Nicholson's passion for country, bluegrass and Christian music led her to Nashville in 2002. In 2006, she graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in music business (with a minor in writing), and began her career as a public relations and marketing coordinator at Resonate Records. She has written for Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) Magazine, countrystandardtime.com and worked as a staff writer for Country Weekly Magazine for nearly three years. She currently resides in Nashville.
Eric Church Recalls Embarrassing Opry Performance
No one would argue that when Eric Church steps onstage, he positively owns the room (and the crowd) with his confident swagger, growling vocals, party-hard lyrics and those ever-present sunglasses, which lend "Chief" a mysterious air.
Taylor Swift: ‘I Don’t Drink Much Alcohol’
Taylor Swift was a precocious and talented teen on the verge of superstardom when she made her debut her first single 'Tim McGraw' back in 2006. Now of legal drinking age, her fans and the music industry have watched this singer-songwriter grow from sugary-sweet love songs such as 'Love Story' and 'Sparks Fly' to more adult material like 'Mine,' 'Better Than Revenge' and her second single from 'Re
Little Big Town Cancel Concerts Following Death in the Family
Little Big Town announced on Monday (Nov. 26) that they have been forced to reschedule two upcoming concerts in Riverside, Calif. and Los Angeles after a sudden death in their immediate family. The group broke the news to fans via their official Facebook page.
Trace Adkins to Join Pop Stars for Annual ‘Christmas in Rockefeller’ TV Special
Trace Adkins will help usher in the Christmas season as part of the 15th annual 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center' television special, which will also feature performances from artists Mariah Carey, Cee Lo Green, Victoria Justice, Chris Mann and Rod Stewart, among others.
Martina McBride to Perform During CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade
Martina McBride is slated to perform as part of CBS' 52nd annual Thanksgiving Day Parade celebration. Portions of the parade will be featured in the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. In addition to the performance from McBride, the Broadway casts of 'Once' and the musical 'Newsies' will perform, according to wnypapers.com.
Martina McBride’s Fans Raise Over $25K for Cancer Research
It's no secret that the right song can inspire healing and action, and Martina McBride's recent ballad 'I'm Gonna Love You Through It' is a prime example. The powerful and emotional song -- which describes one woman's journey through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment -- inspired McBride's fans to raise over $25,000 for cancer research.
Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera ‘Just a Fool’ Duet Hits the Web
'The Voice' judge and pop star Christina Aguilera recently previewed tracks from her latest album, 'Lotus,' including a soaring, passionate ballad titled 'Just a Fool' with fellow reality show coach Blake Shelton.
Luke Bryan Defends Buddy Jason Aldean Following Tabloid Hoopla
The dust seems have settled on the recent incident involving Jason Aldean. In September, the 'Take a Little Ride' singer was photographed kissing former 'American Idol' contestant Brittany Kerr in a Los Angeles bar. Aldean has since apologized, acknowledging that he "screwed up."
Zac Brown Goes on a Raw Food Diet
During his two performances at the CMAs last week, Zac Brown Band frontman Zac Brown put his musical prowess on display, but fans might have also noticed that the 'Goodbye in Her Eyes' singer has been looking trimmer and healthier these days.
Brantley Gilbert Talks Songwriting, Collaborating With Girlfriend Jana Kramer
Life is good for Brantley Gilbert. At the CMA Songwriters Series in Nashville last week (Oct. 31), Gilbert showed off his vocal and songwriting prowess alongside a stellar lineup of fellow hit songwriters, including Sugarland's Kristian Bush, Bob DiPiero ('Southern Voice,' 'Blue Clear Sky') and Brett James ('Cowboy Cassanova,' 'Blessed').