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.
George Saddles Up For The 2013 Leg Of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour
George Strait is ready to kick off the first leg of his 2013 the Cowboy Rides Away Tour this week. The final tour will commence on Friday (Jan. 18) at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas.
Brad Paisley Signs on for President Obama’s Inaugural Celebration
Brad Paisley will soon travel to Washington D.C. to take part in the Presidential Inauguration events, which are scheduled to take place on Jan. 19 and 21.
The Band Perry Set to Release Sophomore Album on April 2
The Band Perry have yet to reveal the title of their sophomore project, but the highly-anticipated album -- which features the band's current Top 10 single, 'Better Dig Two' -- has been given an April 2 release date.
Jana Kramer Confirms She and Brantley Gilbert Are Living Together
Jana Kramer has confirmed that she and Brantley Gilbert have taken their relationship to a new level -- living together.
Julianne Hough Says Childhood Abuse ‘Sucked the Life Out’ of Her
Julianne Hough is on the mend following a shocking revelation that she was the victim of mental and physical abuse as a young girl. But the singer admits that even as an adult, the road to recovery is difficult for someone living with the memories of such destructive behavior.
Zac Brown Band Hoping to Expand Audience With More Overseas Shows in 2013
With nine No. 1 singles and more than eight million singles and albums sold, the Zac Brown Band have conquered the country music market at a rapid pace since first debuting in 2008. How do the 'Goodbye in Her Eyes' hitmakers hope to elevate their red-hot careers leading into 2013? Global domination.
Kelly Clarkson Is Learning to Be a Stepmom
Kelly Clarkson may have just gotten engaged last month, but the superstar singer is already learning the ropes of motherhood.
Kenny Chesney Spotted With Mystery Lady Friend in Hawaii
Kenny Chesney may be one to keep his personal life under wraps, but that doesn't stop country fans -- and the media -- from speculating about the superstar's love life. The 'El Cerrito Place' singer was spotted in Hawaii over the holiday with a beautiful brunette, prompting rumors that the relationship is becoming increasingly serious.
Blake Shelton’s New Year’s Resolution Is to Be Less Controversial
Vowing to behave yourself on Twitter isn't the most conventional New Year's resolution, but Blake Shelton isn't your average user. Following a few well-publicized, ill-humored comments made through his official account in 2012, the CMA Entertainer of the Year promises to make more friends and less enemies on the social media platform in the new year.
Carrie Underwood Puts Her First Famous House on the Market
Carrie Underwood has placed her former Franklin, Tenn. residence for sale. The modest three-bedroom home can be yours for the asking price of $372,500 -- slightly less than the $384,000 Underwood paid for a few years back.
Taylor Swift Named One of Forbes’ 30 Under 30
Taylor Swift has landed on another annual countdown, earning a coveted spot on Forbes' 30 Under 30 feature as one of the most innovative, financially-friendly young musicians of 2012.
Dierks Bentley Reveals He’s Not the Star of His Family
Dierks Bentley may have millions of adoring country music fans, but the superstar singer insists that his brother, Fife, is the true star of the Bentley household.
Johnny Cash’s ‘I Walk the Line’ Gets Hand Fart Treatment on YouTube
It may take superb guitar skills to become a country music superstar, but it's harmonious hand fart skills that will get you recognized as a YouTube sensation. Case in point: This odd, but mesmerizing take on Johnny Cash's iconic hit, 'I Walk the Line.'
Taylor Swift’s Cat Loves Hearing Her Songs on the Radio
It looks as though Taylor Swift's millions of adoring fans are not the only ... uh, music lovers to flock to the radio when they hear one of her songs blasting from their speakers. Swift's kitten, Meredith, also perks her furry little ears in excitement when she hears her mommy's tunes radiating from the radio.
Jason Aldean Reveals What He’s Looking Forward to Most This Christmas
As 2012 draws to an end, a very busy Jason Aldean has finally found time to reflect on a turbulent year. Despite his personal setbacks, the country superstar hopes to end his year on a personal high note -- spending the holidays with people who matter most to him.
Jake Owen Raises $125K for Children’s Charity Organizations
What better way for Jake Owen to wrap his first headlining tour than to raise $125,000 for a good cause? The country music superstar capped his 2012 CMT on Tour: The Summer Never Ends trek last week (Dec. 15) with a hometown concert in Vero Beach, Fla., raising a rather large chunk of change with the help of his loyal fans.
Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean Get Matching Tattoos
Those who sing together ... get inked together? Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean have placed their solidarity for the Buck Commander franchise on display, tattooing the company's logo on their biceps as a form of permanent endorsement.
Tim McGraw Has ‘One of Those Nights’ in New Music Video
Tim McGraw has released the new music video for 'One of Those Nights,' the second radio single from his forthcoming Big Machine debut album, 'Two Lanes of Freedom.'
Kelly Clarkson Engaged to Reba McEntire’s Stepson, Brandon Blackstock
After nearly a year of dating her talent manager boyfriend Brandon Blackstock, Kelly Clarkson is officially off the market! The 'Don't Rush' singer took to her Twitter account Saturday (Dec. 15) to share the good news of her engagement.
Jo Dee Messina Parts With Curb Records, Preps First New Release in Three Years
Jo Dee Messina and Curb Records have parted ways, according to the singer's official website. The 'Bye, Bye' singer's departure from the Nashville-based music label is the first step in what Messina hopes will be a brand new beginning in 2013.