It’s Been 20 Years Since Sara Evans’ “Born to Fly” Flew to No. 1

by Alison Bonaguro 1/20/2021 It’s almost unthinkable that it has been 20 years today since country singer-songwriter Sara Evans was telling her dreams to the scarecrow, and then “Born to Fly” landed at the top spot on the charts. Because it’s a hit song that still sounds just as relevant and feels just as infectious […]

Lauren Mascitti From ‘Idol’ Focusing on Nursing During COVID-19

Lauren Mascitti has a rising career in country music after her stint on American Idol, but she’s been focusing quite a bit of her attention elsewhere recently. The “Losing My Mind” singer also works as a registered nurse in Nashville, where she has been putting in long hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mascitti had […]

CMT Reveals the Next Women of Country Class of 2021

by Alison Bonaguro 21h ago Today, CMT reveals the 10 country artists to watch in its much-anticipated 2021 Next Women of Country campaign, which recognizes and supports country music’s most promising and powerful female artists. The 10 artists joining this year’s prestigious Next Women of Country roster are: Ashland Craft, Priscilla Block, Brittney Spencer, Reyna […]

See Inside Todd + Julie Chrisley’s Spectacular Nashville Mansion

Todd and Julie Chrisley were set to live the lavish life at their mansion in a high-dollar part of Nashville. Pictures show the reality TV stars and real estate moguls’ home is just as opulent as their onscreen life on reality TV. The stars of Chrisley Knows Best purchased their home in the Nashville suburb of […]

When Valerie June Hears “Call Me A Fool,” She Is Okay With That

by Alison Bonaguro 23h ago Embedded from Singer-songwriter Valerie June says that she wrote “Call Me a Fool” because she wanted people to know they could go ahead and dream, even if the rest of the world considered them fools. “Have you ever been a fool for a dream? It might have been a […]

Garth Brooks Tested Negative for COVID-19 Ahead of Inauguration

Garth Brooks drew some criticism after his performance at the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris on Wednesday (Jan. 20), after he was filmed hugging all of the former presidents and first ladies in attendance, maskless, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. But a rep for the singer says he had taken every precaution in […]

Dolly Parton’s Brother Randy Has “Lost His Battle with Cancer”

by Alison Bonaguro 20h ago Early on Thursday morning (Jan. 21), Dolly Parton shared the news that her younger brother Randy had died. Like his sister, Parton, 67, was a singer and songwriter, and he played in Parton’s band for many years. When she posted the news on Facebook, she wrote lovingly about Randy, his […]

Hillary Scott Almost Recorded a Carrie Underwood No. 1 Hit

“Jesus, Take the Wheel” was a career-changing song for Carrie Underwood, helping to launch one of the biggest superstar careers in contemporary country music. But the song could have enjoyed a very different trajectory, as Lady A singer Hillary Scott nearly cut it first. Scott tells Taste of Country that she had a development deal with […]

Morgan Wallen Shares Important Lessons He Learned From Hard 2020

Morgan Wallen had a great year in 2020 from a career standpoint, but his life away from the spotlight was considerably more difficult. In a new interview, the budding country superstar reflects on the important lessons he’s learned from his mistakes. Wallen’s very public trials in 2020 included a May arrest in Nashville following an incident at Kid […]