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.
The Band Perry Appear on Travel Channel’s ‘Extreme RVs’
The Band Perry will appear on this weekend's season opener of 'Extreme RVs' on the Travel Channel. During the episode, viewers will get an exclusive look into the sibling trio's home away from home -- their tour bus-- which not only provides them a home on wheels, but also a mobile recording studio.
One Hospitalized in Sammy Kershaw Tour Bus Accident
One woman has been hospitalized following a collision with country singer Sammy Kershaw's bus over the weekend.
Eric Church, Darius Rucker + More Share Their Plans for Halloween 2012
This Wednesday -- October 31 -- we celebrate the Halloween holiday nationwide. And some of country's hottest stars are especially excited for the day, as they'll get to relive their own childhoods through the eyes of their children.
Jason Aldean ‘Excited to Move on to the Next Chapter’ With 2013 Night Train Tour
Jason Aldean's new year will consist of his first-ever stadium tour. The 2013 Night Train Tour will feature a new set of opening acts scattered dates -- including Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett -- and will pick up where his My Kinda Party Tour left off.
Lady Antebellum Hold Screening of Forthcoming ‘Own the Night World Tour’ Concert Documentary
When you're one of music's most successful groups, touring the world and selling millions of records, the next logical step is hitting the big screen, which is what Lady Antebellum is planning to do with the upcoming release of their 'Own the Night World Tour' documentary.
Thomas Rhett, ‘Beer With Jesus’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Thomas Rhett's powerful 'Beer With Jesus' lyrics and the song's moving message have been getting the singer some positive reviews. Thomas Rhett penned the tune along with Lance Miller and Rick Huckaby, and credits the song as the reason he is now signed to Big Machine's Valory Music Co.
George Strait 2013 Final Tour Tickets on Sale This Week
Fans who are still at a loss for words about George Strait announcing his final tour have a bit of good news to cheer them up this week. Tickets for the 2013 portion of the Cowboy Rides Away Tour will go on sale Friday (Oct. 12).
Kellie Pickler Inks New Record Deal With Black River Entertainment
Expect new music from Kellie Pickler soon! The singer has just signed a new record deal with independent label Black River Entertainment.
Justin Moore Interview: Hitmaker Spills on Life at Home With Two Daughters and Trying His Hand at Love Songs
Justin Moore has a standing position as one of country music's most-loved crooners, which is partially in thanks to his charming personality, but mostly due to the fact that he dishes out the kind of country music that people seem to gravitate toward. After a wild ride over the past couple of years with the release of big albums and No. 1 singles, plus opening up for some of country music's bigges
Zac Brown Band, ‘Goodbye in Her Eyes’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Like with many of their tunes, Zac Brown Band's 'Goodbye in Her Eyes' lyrics were birthed with help from Wyatt Durrette. The songwriter began to write the tune over a decade ago, before taking the song to Brown to finish.
Farm Boy Easton Corbin Calls Merle Haggard His Dream Drinking Buddy
There's a reason Easton Corbin is so convincing as a new, traditional country artist. He's lived the life of a country boy. The 'A Little More Country Than That' singer recently talked about growing up on his grandparents' farm.
Eric Church Interview: ‘Creepin” Hitmaker Talks CMAs Nods, Fatherhood and Why He’s Taking Time Off in 2013
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, songwriter and entertainer.
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 to slip away for a few days of vacation.