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.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott
For more than a full decade now, the singer has been a major player in country.
Brantley Gilbert Attempts Acting While Shooting New ‘More Than Miles’ Video
Brantley Gilbert jumped at the opportunity to shoot a new music video for his song 'More Than Miles' on the outskirts of downtown Nashville last month. The shoot took place across several location on the east side of town, including the Hard Times Bar and Grill, a convenience store across the street and an old motel nearby.
Josh Turner Gets Into a ‘Groove’ on the Road With Wife and Their ‘Artistic’ Sons
All Josh Turner's three sons know is music. While their father is one of country music's hottest male stars, their mother is also very musical, playing piano and singing background vocals for her husband. So life on the road is nothing new to Hampton (6), Colby (3) and Marion, who turned two on Dec. 12.
Big and Rich’s Big Kenny Gets Into Tennessee State Museum as Style Trendsetter
Big Kenny of Big and Rich is recognized for many things, including his musical talent alongside duo partner John Rich, his knack for songwriting, and his generous heart. Now, he can one more thing onto that list thanks to the Tennessee State Museum.
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.
Florida Georgia Line ‘Cruise’ Into No. 1 on the Country Singles Charts
It's been a week that Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard won't soon forget. Not only is their debut album, 'Here's to the Good Times,' hitting stores on Tuesday (Dec. 4), but the album's first release, 'Cruise,' has topped the Country Singles chart.
Wade Hayes Is Cancer-Free
Just one year after finding out that he had been diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer, Wade Hayes is thrilled to announce that he is officially cancer-free.
JT Hodges to Help Animals in Need With Annual Holiday Howler Charity Event
For the second straight year, Show Dog-Universal's JT Hodges will host his Holiday Howler charity event benefiting animal organization, the Brown Dog Foundation. This year's goodwill effort, booked in Nashville, is scheduled for Monday, December 3.
Toby Keith, ‘Hope on the Rocks’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Toby Keith's 'Hope on the Rocks' lyrics chipped away at the singer's mind for quite a while before he finally put them to paper last year. The tune is the latest single from Keith's album of the same name.
Jerrod Niemann Opens Show for Paid Streaming, Proceeds to Go to St. Jude
When given, the opportunity, Jerrod Niemann wastes no time doing good for others, which is why the singer-songwriter is taking portion of proceeds raised from his upcoming Chicago concert and giving it to the children at St. Jude.
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.'
Darius Rucker to Play Santa, Deliver $10K in Toys to Children This Holiday Season
Darius Rucker is hoping to spread the true spirit of the season this Christmas by bringing toys to kids in need.
Craig Morgan and Jana Kramer to Be Featured During Skating and Song Event Celebrating Cancer Survivors
Craig Morgan and Jana Kramer are just two of the celebrities who have signed on to be part of Scott Hamilton's televised 'Kaleidoscope on Ice' event, which will celebrate the tough men and women who have survived cancer.
Hunter Hayes, ‘Somebody’s Heartbreak’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Hunter Hayes' 'Somebody's Heartbreak' lyrics stem from a real-life situation that the 21-year-old CMA New Artist of the Year experienced not that long ago -- an instance which made for a great writing experience with Luke Laird and Andrew Dorff for Hayes' debut album.
Florida Georgia Line Plan to Go Skydiving if Hit Single ‘Cruise’ Tops the Charts
With their debut single, 'Cruise,' flying up the charts and nearing platinum for digital downloads sold, it wouldn't be too far fetched to assume that Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard are on their way to a career first: a No. 1 hit.
Thomas Rhett Reflects on Life in New ‘Beer With Jesus’ Video
In Thomas Rhett's new 'Beer With Jesus' video, the 22-year-old singer-songwriter keeps the treatment simple to drive home the powerful message and meaning behind the song's lyrics.
Taylor Swift Wins Favorite Country Female at 2012 American Music Awards
Once again, Taylor Swift has picked up honors for Favorite Country Female at the American Music Awards. The starlet snagged the award during Sunday night's (November 18) broadcast from Los Angeles.
Thompson Square To Release ‘Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?’ Romance Novel
Fresh off their win for Vocal Duo of the Year at the 2012 CMAs, Thompson Square's Keifer and Shawna Thompson are now preparing for another exciting career mark to check off their bucket list... first time authors!
Luke Bryan Claims No. 1 Position on Charts Once Again With ‘Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye’
When Luke Bryan hits No. 1 on the country singles chart, he's lately been locking into the position for multiple weeks. Well this week is no different for his newest single 'Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye.'
The Bellamy Brothers Aiming to Release Autobiography in 2013
Given that they've just released their second gospel album, one would think the Bellamy Brothers would be winding things down on their work load. But that isn't the case. The brothers are quietly chipping away at recording even more new tunes, as well as penning their first autobiography, which they are hoping to finish by this time next year.