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.
Eric Church Interview: ‘Creepin” Hitmaker Talks CMAs Nods, Fatherhood and Why He’s Taking …
As the year gets ready to wind down, Eric Church can certainly look back on 2012 and smile. While he has been at the music game for quite some time, this year was essentially the first 'break' he got in the industry -- finally embraced by the community for his incredible work as a singer, …
Thomas Rhett Getting Married in October
The clock is ticking on Thomas Rhett's bachelorhood. The 'Something to Do With My Hands' singer reveals exclusively to Taste of Country that he will tie the knot with fiancee Lauren Gregory in October.
Brantley Gilbert Admits He Shot the ‘Kick It in the Sticks’ Video in Day-Old Clothes
It's no secret that music video shoots make for a long day. But in Brantley Gilbert's case, shooting his 'Kick It in the Sticks' video was a really, really long day.
Trisha Yearwood’s ‘Southern Kitchen’ Returns to Food Network October 20
Trisha Yearwood's hit cooking series, 'Southern Kitchen,' will make its next premiere on the Food Network in October, returning for a second straight season after a successful first run.
Lee Brice’s ‘Hard to Love’ Is Certified Gold
Lee Brice's streak of success is not showing any signs of slowing, and he is now celebrating a little more. His latest single and the title track to his current album, 'Hard to Love,' has been certified gold for digital downloads exceeding 500,000 copies sold.
Dolly Parton Gets Her Own Slot Machines in Las Vegas
Dolly Parton is used to having many things named after her -- like her theme park, Dollywood. But now, the country music is being made into a new slot machine in partnership with International Game Technology (IGT).
Eric Church, ‘Creepin” – Lyrics Uncovered
Song lyrics can be inspired by just about anything. Just ask Eric Church, who was hungover when he began to outline the lyrics to 'Creepin',' his fourth single from his highly-successful studio album, 'Chief.'
Carrie Underwood Avoids Reading About Herself Online
Chances are, if you're Carrie Underwood, you're not reading this. Underwood is no stranger to the being a centerpiece for media headlines -- but she shies away from reading what's inside the articles, and never, ever searches her name online.
Carrie Underwood Says Busy Schedules Keep Her and Mike Fisher Living Vacationless Life
It's a good thing Carrie Underwood took a relaxing honeymoon to Tahiti after her wedding in 2010, because between her hectic schedule and the heavy preparation that goes into her tours and albums, plus husband Mike Fisher's pro hockey schedule, there is not a lot of time for the newlyweds …