Olivia Ladd is a freelance music journalist and producer based in Nashville.
10 Statement Songs From Powerful Country Women
Women in country have historically had a lot to say, across a wide spectrum of politics and experiences.
How Johnny Cash’s Prison Shows Solidified His Outlaw Status + Created His Legacy
The Man in Black's prison concerts would change his career forever.
Miranda Lambert Says Her Time on ‘Nashville Star’ Felt Like College
"I just thought, 'I have to give it my all. I'm here, I've made it, I'm going to try.'"
Interview: Jason Aldean Is Looking for Fans’ Reactions on We Back Tour
The trek is giving Aldean his first chance to play most of the songs from the album live for fans.
Story Behind the Song: Jake Owen, ‘Damn’
You'll never guess who inspired this song!
Interview: Lady Antebellum Return to Old Sounds, With a Fresh Spin, on ‘Ocean’
Lady A talk details of their new album!
Carrie Underwood Wants That CMA Entertainer of the Year Trophy
"I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want it. Sorry, boys!"
Filmmaker Ken Burns: Country Music ‘Is Not Just One Thing, and It Never Was’
"You can’t proclaim an orthodox or say it is only one thing. I think that’s a good story..."
Maddie & Tae Talk 2019 Cry Pretty Tour: ‘We’ve Learned So Much’
Wedding, tour, new music? Here's all the news from the world of Maddie & Tae!
Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ Documentary: What We Know So Far
'Country Music', the new PBS documentary produced by Ken Burns, premieres on Sept. 15.
Interview: Sara Evans’ ‘The Barker Family Band’ EP Continues a Family Tradition
Musical talent runs in this family!
Interview: Jake Owen Reintroduces Himself on New Album, ‘Greetings From … Jake’
There's a new side of Owen showcased on this record, his most country yet.
Riley Green’s First Grand Ole Opry Memories Involve His Grandpa, Roy Acuff and a Computer
"My grandaddy was a big Roy Acuff fan ..."
Story Behind the Song: Mitchell Tenpenny, ‘Drunk Me’
"It’s been written a bunch of times, but ..."
Martina McBride, Sara Evans Reflect on the Importance of Equal Airplay for Women in Country Music
McBride and Evans talked about their frustration with the lack of airplay for women on the CMT Artists of the Year red carpet.