Carena Liptak is a writer and editor in Nashville, Tenn. She is a fan of strong coffee and large-eared dogs. When not writing, she can be found chasin' that neon rainbow and livin' that honky-tonk dream.
Dierks Bentley Isn’t Surprised That Country Music’s Popularity Is Growing Worldwide
Plus, Bentley explains why he loves international fans -- but he's happiest touring close to home.
Old Dominion’s Brad Tursi Remembers the Exact Street Where He First Heard Himself on Radio
"I was like, 'Oh my God, this is us!'"
Randy Travis Predicts ‘a Turn Back to the Traditional’ in the Future of Country Music
"We feel like it is beginning to turn back to the traditional. It's almost like fashion and everything else, there is an ebb and a flow ..."
Brett Young Hoping to Find ‘Some Semblance of a Balance’ Between Touring and Parenthood in…
"I love what I do for a living, and I love that it provides for this beautiful new family, but I don't wanna miss out on a single thing, either," Young says.
Study: At All Times of Day, Country’s Women Find Themselves Crowded Out of Airplay
A follow-up to an April 2019 study shows more data proving that women's underrepresentation on country radio is large-scale and damaging to the genre.
Story Behind the Song: Dolly Parton, ‘Coat of Many Colors’
"This is a little song I wrote, and when it became a hit, I took the money back to Mama ..."
Why Is Jason Aldean’s New Album Called ‘9’?
Long before he picked out its cover art, track list or release date, Aldean knew he wanted to call his next studio album '9'. Here's why!
Jason Aldean Stays True to His Musical Roots on ‘9,’ Even If His Style Doesn’t Fit Country…
Big rock guitar sounds may not necessarily be in vogue in country music right now, but Jason Aldean wouldn't have it any other way.
Brandi Carlile, Tanya Tucker Invite Country Radio to ‘Catch Up’ During 2019 CMT Next Women…
"Because if country music is the story of rural America, then what is the story that we're telling to our young girls?" Carlile questioned.
Keith Urban Saves Christmas in New Holiday Song, ‘I’ll Be Your Santa’ [LISTEN]
Keith Urban proves that Christmas can still be Christmas -- even without snow or presents -- in this new holiday tune.
‘CMA Country Christmas’ 2019: Everything You Need to Know
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!