Alanna Conaway’s love for music began at an early age, but it wasn’t until her mother began freelancing for country music magazines that she was thrown in the midst of her future career. At age 11, Conaway received praise from Billy Ray Cyrus after seeing her work as an amateur photographer, encouraging her to follow in her mother's footsteps. She then started freelancing for multiple publications as a photographer, before she began dabbling with writing. By the early 2000s, she was an published journalist for many music magazines on the market. At 29, she has established herself as a well-respected writer in the field of music entertainment and has built strong friendships along the way. Conaway currently resides in Nashville, Tenn. where she freelances full-time for Taste of Country, PopCrush, Ultimate Classic Rock, LoudWire, Guy Speed, Country Weekly and Full Access Magazine.
George Strait, ‘Give It All We Got Tonight’ – Lyrics Uncovered
The writer's behind George Strait's 'Give It All We Got Tonight' lyrics proved that hits can come from just about anywhere. Phil O'Donnell, Mark Bright and Tim James knocked out the tune, which is now a hit for the King of Country, over multiple writing sessions.
Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban + More Tapped for Country Thunder Festival 2013 in Wisconsin
The year may be winding down, but now fans in Wisconsin have something to look forward to, as the lineup for the 2013 Country Thunder event has been announced. The festival is set for July 18 through July 21, 2013, and like years past, it will feature a full schedule of A-list country artists.
Thompson Square to Release ‘Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?’ Romance Novel
Fresh off their win for Vocal Duo of the Year at the 2012 CMAs, Thompson Square's Keifer and Shawna Thompson are now preparing for another exciting career mark to check off their bucket list... first time authors!
Taylor Swift, ‘Begin Again’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Much like the rest of her songs, Taylor Swift's 'Begin Again' lyrics all come from a special place in the singer-songwriter's heart.
The Bellamy Brothers Aiming to Release Autobiography in 2013
Given that they've just released their second gospel album, one would think the Bellamy Brothers would be winding things down on their work load. But that isn't the case. The brothers are quietly chipping away at recording even more new tunes, as well as penning their first autobiography, …
LoCash Cowboys’ Chris Lucas Gets New Tattoo to Celebrate Tim McGraw’s Gold-Selling Hit ‘Tr…
Chris Lucas of the LoCash Cowboys is sporting some new ink this week after a trip to the tattoo parlor. The hit country songwriter went under the needle in order to celebrate the success of the gold-selling Tim McGraw single 'Truck Yeah,' which he helped write.
Lee Brice Scores Back-to-Back No. 1 Hits With ‘Hard to Love’
What's sweeter than scoring your first No. 1 song? How about having the follow-up single also top the charts? If that's sweet, then Lee Brice is feeling cavities. 'Hard to Love,' the second single from Brice's sophomore album of the same name, has been in a steady climb to t…
Darius Rucker Announces ‘True Believers’ Album Track Listing, Release Date
Darius Rucker has been teasing fans long enough with tidbits of what to expect on his highly-anticipated third studio album. The wait is almost over. Rucker has announced that the album, 'True Believers,' will hit stores on January 22. The 12-track album was produced by Rucker's …
Carrie Underwood’s ‘Blown Away’ Tops Country Singles Chart for a Second Week
Carrie Underwood knows how to release a song that will literally dominate the country charts, and she has done it again this week. Her latest chart-topper, 'Blown Away,' locks in the top slot on both the Billboard and Mediabase / Country Aircheck charts for the second consecutive week.
Daryle Singletary and Wife Welcome Baby Nora Caroline Two Weeks Early
Daryle Singletary and his wife, Holly, are proud parents once again. On Sunday (Oct. 21), the couple's new baby -- a girl officially named Nora Caroline -- decided she was ready to meet the world, arriving nearly two weeks earlier than expected.
Tim McGraw’s ‘Truck Yeah’ Goes Gold
Tim McGraw is basking in the joy of scoring yet another gold-selling single with his latest hit, 'Truck Yeah.' The song has exceeded 500,000 digital downloads sold. The amped-up tune is the first release from McGraw's highly-anticipated debut album on Big Machine Records, the one he h…
Dierks Bentley Ignores Severe Weather Warnings to Make Good on Performance for Dedicated F…
Dierks Bentley didn't let down his fans who drove and flew from cities and states away to be part of his annual Miles and Music for Kids charity event in Nashville on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 14). After pulling the plug on the motorcycle ride and the outdoor concert due to severe weather warnings…