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.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ Was the Only Triple Platinum Album of 2012
Taylor Swift was the only musician in any genre to earn a Triple Platinum certification in 2012, surpassing the massive milestone with her current studio album, 'Red.'
Dwight Yoakam Sells Out Second Ryman Show
Dwight Yoakam's two-night residency at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium is completely sold out. Tickets for the iconic singer's highly-anticipated return to the historic stage -- scheduled for April 12 and 13 -- sold out within 30 and 45 minutes of being on sale, respectively.
Wynonna on Joining ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Cast: ‘I Deserve to Be Healthy’
Wynonna Judd has never been shy when addressing her weight fluctuations, so it's no surprise that the 'No One Else on Earth' superstar is being completely candid when explaining her reasons for joining the just-announced cast of 'Dancing With the Stars.'
Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood Get the Goat Treatment
Rural living is often a theme in country music videos, so it's rather reasonable to expect a farm animal to make a cameo in a clip from country music's biggest names. With that said, we don't think creative fan-made "goat versions" of 'I Knew You Were Trouble' and 'Blown Away' are what Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood had in mind when they released their blockbuster videos. Both were vi
George Strait Hopes to Go 60 for 60
Are you hoping 'Give It All We Got Tonight' becomes George Strait's next No. 1 single? Strait's team is giving fans the chance to help make the country music icon's current radio offering his 60th chart-topping classic -- just before the singer turns 61 years old on May 18.
Vince Gill Declares His Greatest Support for Unfairly Treated Taylor Swift
Criticism is often a precursor to superstar fame, a reality that Vince Gill probably understands all too well. The 'Threaten Me With Heaven' singer says he thinks Taylor Swift has endured unfair criticism and has gone on the record to defend his fellow country music superstar.
Lady Antebellum Offer Acoustic Performance of ‘Downtown’
Are you totally digging Lady Antebellum's current hit, 'Downtown'? If so, you'll love the acoustic version the trio offered up during a recent Webisode Wednesday.
Kelly Clarkson Reveals Whether She’s Ever Lip-Synced
Kelly Clarkson delivered a stellar live performance of 'My Country 'Tis of Thee' at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, despite sub-freezing temperatures and intense media scrutiny. But has the former 'American Idol' winner ever lip-synced in a pinch?
Taylor Swift’s Grammys Bracelet Was Made by a Young Cancer Patient
Taylor Swift looked gorgeous on the red carpet of the 2013 Grammy Awards earlier this month, thanks in part to a beautiful bracelet designed by a young cancer patient.
Keith Urban Announces Date, Lineup for 2013 We’re All for the Hall Benefit Concert
Keith Urban will momentarily step away from his 'American Idol' duties to host his fourth-annual We're All for the Hall benefit concert, scheduled for April 16 at Nashville's Bridgetone Arena.
Brad Paisley Selling Vacation Home
Do you wish you could live a life of luxury just like Brad Paisley? Now is your chance! The 'Southern Comfort Zone' singer has placed his Pacific Palisades vacation home on the market, listing the Los Angeles compound at a cool $2.995 million.
Taylor Swift Sued for Ill-Fated Capital Hoedown Concert
Taylor Swift is being sued for not performing at last year's Canadian Capital Hoedown. The concert was canceled due to internal discord, but promoters think the country music superstar should have to share in the responsibility to refund music lovers who didn't get the chance to see Swift work her magic onstage.