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
Album Spotlight: Blake Shelton, ‘If I’m Honest’
Blake Shelton is a gifted storyteller, but the best songs on If I’m Honest reveal his own scars.
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.
Win a Trip for Two to See Keith Urban’s Ripcord Tour in New Orleans
Keith Urban's Ripcord World Tour will plant stakes in New Orleans this fall, and he's hoping you'll meet him there. Enter here for your chance to win a trip for two to the Big Easy to see Keith with Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris.
Album Spotlight: Cole Swindell, ‘You Should Be Here’
Cole Swindell gets his heart broken — or at least wounded — on many songs from You Should Be Here, his second studio album.
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.
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?
Will Eric Paslay’s ‘High Class’ Video Climb High on Our Video Countdown?
Eric Paslay just released a music video for his latest single, "High Class," and it's a whole lot of fun! That video — along with Logan Brill's "Shuteye" — is now up for votes in our poll, but will either make the Top 10 Countdown?
The Showdown: Luke Bryan vs. A Thousand Horses
Luke Bryan seems like he might be well on his way to the Showdown Hall of Fame with his new single, but he'll face a tough challenge today and over the weekend from one of country's hottest up-and-coming acts.
Martina McBride vs. Carrie Underwood: Country’s Top Vocalist of 2016?
Carrie Underwood dominated her Round 1 matchup, taking nearly 90 percent of the tally. This round, she faces more experienced competition.
The Showdown: Luke Bryan vs. Chris Janson
Luke Bryan fans are lovin' the superstar's latest single "Huntin' and Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day" to the tune of a big Showdown win over Kelsea Ballerini over the weekend. The latest single from Kill the Lights nabbed nearly 60 percent of the Showdown vote to set…
Martina McBride vs. Miranda Lambert: Country’s Top Vocalist of 2016?
One is a four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Award winner, the other is a six-timer. This matchup between two of country music's premiere singers puts two powerhouse hitmakers and their fans against each other to prove one is more deserving of the Country's Top Vocalist of 2016 title…