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 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
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.
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 Loves Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, Nicole Kidman Assures
Keith Urban certainly has his hands full with his fellow Season 12 'American Idol' judges, those dueling divas known as Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. But according to the country superstar's wife, Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman, the 'For You' singer is actually very fond of the strong-willed women.
The Band Perry Reveal New Album Title, Cover Art
Just as their current single 'Better Dig Two' takes the top spot on Bllboard's Country Airplay chart, the Band Perry reveal the title and cover art for 'Pioneer,' the sibling trio's sophomore set, due out April 2.
Jana Kramer Accepts a Marriage Proposal From Another Man
Jana Kramer is newly-engaged to Brantley Gilbert, but that didn't keep the 'Whiskey' singer from accepting another marriage proposal from someone else... for the sake of raising funds for St. Jude Children's Hospital, of course.
Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away Tour to Be Memorialized in Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Exhibit
Carrie Underwood's hugely-successful Blown Away Tour will be memorialized with a Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit entitled Carrie Underwood: The Blown Away Tour, which will launch on June 5 and run live through Nov. 10, 2013.
Eric Church Announces Release Date for First Live Album, ‘Caught in the Act’
Eric Church has been 'Caught in the Act' of releasing his first-ever live collection, due out April 9.
Grammy Awards Set Dress Code to (Hopefully) Avoid Wardrobe Malfunctions
Listen up, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert! The Grammy Awards have issued a strict dress code that is expected to be adhered to during Sunday's live telecast.
George Strait Reflects On Humble Beginnings As A Musician
As George Strait bids farewell to life on the road as one of country music's most in-demand touring act, the country legend reflects back on his early days as a young musician trying to find his voice.
Brad Paisley Shares What He Did During the Super Bowl Blackout
All of America was on the edge of their seat last night during the Super Bowl power outage -- well, everyone except Brad Paisley. The country superstar used the unexpected game delay to geek out and head to the movie theater to catch up on one of his sci-fi favorites.
Blake Shelton and Ray Price Meet
After the controversy of last week, the 2 country superstars have buried the hatchet!
Brantley Gilbert and Jana Kramer Will Record Music Together… Eventually
Brantley Gilbert will say "I do" to more than walking down the aisle with his bride-to-be, Jana Kramer. The 'More Than Miles' singer says that he and Kramer will definitely collaborate together musically... in time.
Blake Shelton Accepts Wounded Soldier’s Request for Special Handshake
A handshake may seem like a simple gesture to most, but not to Army veteran Brendan Marrocco. After surviving the first-ever successful double arm transplant, the American hero hopes to share his first handshake post-surgery with his favorite country singer, Blake Shelton.
Kelly Clarkson Planning Fall Wedding, Eyeing ‘Wedding Singer’ Blake Shelton
Kelly Clarkson had been rather quiet about her pending nuptials, but the 'Don't Rush' singer is now opening up about the ceremony -- which will likely take place toward the end of 2013.
Kenny Chesney Ready to Fly His ‘Pirate Flag’ With New Single Next Week
Kenny Chesney will wave his 'Pirate Flag' proudly next week as he releases the first single from his upcoming studio album to all digital outlets on Jan. 31.
Lady Antebellum Owe Miranda Lambert One for New Single ‘Downtown’
Lady Antebellum aren't the only ones who had their eyes on the song 'Downtown,' their new single.
Scarletta Help Jake Owen Celebrate Fatherhood With Hilarious Song Mashup
We have a feeling Jake Owen is doing fantastic as a first-time father, but should the country superstar need a shot of inspiration, he needn't look any further than this hilarious YouTube video.
Casey James Samples Seven Songs From Forthcoming New Album Live
Fans present at the Casey James concert at the Grizzly Rose in Denver, Colo. last weekend were treated to a healthy dose of new material from the 'Cryin' on a Suitcase' newcomer.
Lady Antebellum Tease New Single, Mourn Loss of Aunt B in First 2013 Webisode
2013 has been year of new beginnings -- and sad endings -- for Lady Antebellum. The Grammy Award-winning trio used their first Webisode Wednesday feature of the new year to discuss the latest happenings in the life of one of country music's leading bands.