Cory Stromblad's passion for country music spurred his decision to move to Nashville in 2003 to study the music industry at Belmont University. After graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts minor, Cory began his career as the Creative Office Manager for Tom-Leis Music, as well as a personal management assistant for Lyric Street Recording artist Sarah Buxton. In 2011, Cory began working with AOL Music as a writer for The Boot, before signing on as a freelance writer for Taste of Country in 2012.
Carrie Underwood Puts Her First Famous House on the Market
Carrie Underwood has placed her former Franklin, Tenn. residence for sale. The modest three-bedroom home can be yours for the asking price of $372,500 -- slightly less than the $384,000 Underwood paid for a few years back.
Scotty McCreery Gets His Wisdom Teeth Pulled
He may be one of the hottest new superstars in country music, but Scotty McCreery is not immune to the perils of painful dental procedures. The 'Water Tower Town' singer took to his official Twitter on Wednesday morning (Jan. 2) to share the news that he was going under the knife to remove…
Taylor Swift Named One of Forbes’ 30 Under 30
Taylor Swift has landed on another annual countdown, earning a coveted spot on Forbes' 30 Under 30 feature as one of the most innovative, financially-friendly young musicians of 2012.
Johnny Cash’s ‘I Walk the Line’ Gets Hand Fart Treatment on YouTube
It may take superb guitar skills to become a country music superstar, but it's harmonious hand fart skills that will get you recognized as a YouTube sensation. Case in point: This odd, but mesmerizing take on Johnny Cash's iconic hit, 'I Walk the Line.'
Jake Owen Raises $125K for Children’s Charity Organizations
What better way for Jake Owen to wrap his first headlining tour than to raise $125,000 for a good cause? The country music superstar capped his 2012 CMT on Tour: The Summer Never Ends trek last week (Dec. 15) with a hometown concert in Vero Beach, Fla., raising a rather large chunk of change with th…
Jason Aldean Reveals What He’s Looking Forward to Most This Christmas
As 2012 draws to an end, a very busy Jason Aldean has finally found time to reflect on a turbulent year. Despite his personal setbacks, the country superstar hopes to end his year on a personal high note -- spending the holidays with people who matter most to him.
Blake Shelton Offers Bible-Inspired Music Video for ‘New Kid in Town’
Just in time for Christmas, Blake Shelton released the biblically-themed music video for 'New Kid In Town,' a track from his holiday album, 'Cheers, It's Christmas.'
Blake Shelton Told Kelly Clarkson’s Fiance to Get His Head Out of His Butt and Propose
Blake Shelton is an advocate for a life of marital bliss -- so much so that the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year gave his manager, Brandon Blackstock, a persuading pep talk just before the music row executive popped the question to his now fiance, Kelly Clarkson.
Miranda Lambert Set to Guest Judge on Upcoming Season of ‘Project Runway’
Miranda Lambert will parlay her finesse as a red carpet fashion maven into the role of a guest-starring celebrity stylist judge on an upcoming episode of 'Project Runway,' which is set to kick off its 11th season next month.
Sarah Buxton Gives Birth to Baby Boy
It's a boy for Sarah Buxton! The 'Outside My Window' singer recently took to her official Twitter account to announce the birth of her first bundle of joy, baby Marshall.
Kelly Clarkson Engaged to Reba McEntire’s Stepson, Brandon Blackstock
After nearly a year of dating her talent manager boyfriend Brandon Blackstock, Kelly Clarkson is officially off the market! The 'Don't Rush' singer took to her Twitter account Saturday (Dec. 15) to share the good news of her engagement.
Taylor Swift, Keith Urban React to Golden Globes Nominations
Country superstars Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are among the elite shortlist of musicians honored with Best Original Song nominations, going head-to-head with the likes of pop phenomenon Adele for the 2013 Golden Globe trophy.