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.
Hunter Hayes Gifts Himself to Celebrate Chart-Topping Single, ‘Wanted’
Having the first chart-topping single of your career is a very big deal. Having that song top the charts for two weeks is even a bigger deal, as Hunter Hayes experienced earlier this year with his hit song, 'Wanted.'
Kelly Clarkson (Featuring Vince Gill), ‘Don’t Rush’ – Lyrics Uncovered
While Kelly Clarkson's 'Don't Rush' lyrics were not intended for her originally, the song wound up in her hands and was a perfect fit. Not only did she nail the vocals, but Clarkson also had the good sense to bring in the heavenly voice of Vince Gill, which left the song's three writers -- Natalie Hemby, Blu Sanders and Lindsay Chapman -- beyond thrilled with the outcome.
The Band Perry, ‘Better Dig Two’ – Lyrics Uncovered
While there might not be a big story behind the Band Perry's 'Better Dig Two' lyrics, the song has been a surefire hit since hitting country radio. The latest single from the sibling trio was actually born out of an accidental writing session between Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen and Brandy Clark.
Love and Theft Turn Up the Heat in Sexy New ‘Runnin’ Out of Air’ Video
Love and Theft have gone from charming and loveable to country artists with sex appeal in an instant with the release of their brand new 'Runnin Out of Air' video.
Brantley Gilbert Extends Hell on Wheels Tour Into 2013, Adds Kip Moore to Lineup
Because his first headlining trek has been such a sales success, Brantley Gilbert has decided to extend the Hell on Wheels Tour with a second leg, which will start in 2013.
Jana Kramer, ‘Whiskey’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Jana Kramer's 'Whiskey' lyrics -- penned by songwriters Catt Gravitt and Sam Mizell -- were just too good to resist for the newcomer, who chose the song as the second single from her debut album. And as Mizell tells Taste of Country, the hit began as just a title.
Scotty McCreery’s Christmas Album Sells Big as Singer Preps for Busy Holiday
Who wouldn't want to spend Christmas with Scotty McCreery? While there are plenty of fans who would like the opportunity, they'll have to settle for hearing the star sing Christmas carols this holiday season.
Faith Hill, ‘American Heart’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Songwriters Jim Beavers and Jonathan Singleton paid close attention to real-life world scenarios when penning Faith Hill's 'American Heart' lyrics, hoping to create a solid tune with a powerful message.
Gloriana Release Powerful ‘Can’t Shake You’ Music Video
Gloriana premiered their 'Can't Shake You' video worldwide this week. In the climatic clip, the band keep the dynamics going with their powerful music and lyrics, just as they did with their previous hit '(Kissed You) Good Night.'
Jake Owen Returns to Top of the Charts With ‘The One That Got Away’
Jake Owen is having one heck of a week. Not only did he welcome a brand new baby girl into the world on Thanksgiving Day, but the singer is now celebrating his third consecutive No. 1 hit single. This week, Owen is back at the top with 'The One That Got Away.'
Chris Young Predicts What 2013 Will Bring for Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton and More
Is Chris Young a psychic? Well, maybe... but probably not.
Luke Bryan Continues Run at No. 1 for a Third Week
There is just no slowing Luke Bryan down! This week marks the singer's third consecutive week atop the country singles chart with his red-hot hit 'Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye.'