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.
Jason Aldean Continues to ‘Ride’ the No. 1 Slot on Country Singles Chart
After spending last week at No. 1 on Billboard's Country Singles Chart, Jason Aldean slides into the top slot on the Mediabase / Country Aircheck chart this week, in addition to holding his position on Billboard with his single 'Take a Little Ride.'
Darius Rucker Invited to Become Newest Grand Ole Opry Member by Brad Paisley
October 2, 2012 is sure to be a date that Darius Rucker won't soon forget, as it marks the day that the singer was asked to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry family.
Jerrod Niemann Interview: ‘Shinin’ on Me’ Singer Ready to ‘Free the Music’ With Release of…
Jerrod Niemann is releasing a sophomore album, the follow-up to his successful debut, 'Judge Jerrod and the Hung Jury.' The new collection of tunes, 'Free the Music,' shows his growth and maturity as a man, singer and songwriter, but still has a fair share of personality and fun …
Farm Boy Easton Corbin Calls Merle Haggard His Dream Drinking Buddy
There's a reason Easton Corbin is so convincing as a new, traditional country artist. He's lived the life of a country boy. The 'A Little More Country Than That' singer recently talked about growing up on his grandparents' farm.
Brantley Gilbert and Eric Church Join Forces to Write New Tune Together
It's a natural thing when touring with a hit songwriter that at some point you will collaborate on a new idea. That's exactly what happened when Brantley Gilbert joined Eric Church on his headlining Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour earlier this year.
Florida Georgia Line, ‘Cruise’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Country music fans have been eating up the debut single from Florida Georgia Line, 'Cruise,' thanks to its catchy lyrics and infectious melody. It doesn't hurt that the duo's Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard are single and good looking, either.
Thomas Rhett Getting Married in October
The clock is ticking on Thomas Rhett's bachelorhood. The 'Something to Do With My Hands' singer reveals exclusively to Taste of Country that he will tie the knot with fiancee Lauren Gregory in October.
Trisha Yearwood’s ‘Southern Kitchen’ Returns to Food Network October 20
Trisha Yearwood's hit cooking series, 'Southern Kitchen,' will make its next premiere on the Food Network in October, returning for a second straight season after a successful first run.
Billy Dean to Release First New Album in Four Years on September 25
Billy Dean fans who have patiently been awaiting new music from the singer won't need to wait much longer. Dean is releasing his first full-length new collection of tunes in the form of a new album, 'A Man of Good Fortune,' out Sept. 25.
Hunter Hayes Gets What He ‘Wanted’ With First No. 1 Single
There is something oh so sweet about experiencing the very first No. 1 single of your career as an artist. This week, the honor goes to Hunter Hayes, who tops the charts with only his second single, 'Wanted.'
Carrie Underwood Appreciates Awards, But Won’t Display Them in Her House
If you're ever lucky enough to step foot inside Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher's home, don't expect to see many of the 'Good Girl' singer's accolades. Underwood is beyond appreciative of the dozens of awards and plaques that she's received in the years since bein…
Justin Moore ‘Not Concerned’ About Recent Lawsuit Over His Song ‘Backwoods’
Justin Moore is perhaps the most laid back guy in country. His relaxed personality and reasonable outlook on life are proving especially helpful following the news of recent lawsuit, in which a Nashville songwriter sued the singer over his 2009 hit single, 'Backwoods,' claiming that it was…