Mike Thiel is a midwestern Millennial multimediaist with an appreciation for alliteration. (It’s all true!) His stories, photos and videos can be found on the USA Today Network, Taste of Country Network and other entertainment publications and websites around the world. Thiel has created numerous enterprise entertainment features and regularly interviews musicians, comedians, athletes, reality stars, movie producers and more. Currently based in Nashville, Thiel is exploring Music City’s evolving music and nightlife scene and is also a musician himself.
Jason Aldean Earns 19th No. 1 With ‘Any Ol Barstool’
Jason Aldean stamps his name to his 19th No. 1 hit with the recent rise of "Any Ol Barstool."
Canaan Smith on Miranda Lambert: ‘It’s Sexy When Women Do What They Want’
Miranda Lambert has officially been named-checked by Canaan Smith.
Darius Rucker Announces 2017 Darius and Friends Concert for St. Jude
Darius Rucker has announced his 2017 Darius and Friends concert.
‘Nashville’ Renewed for a Sixth Season
CMT has announced that the hit country music drama Nashville will return for a sixth season.
Kenny Chesney Announces Four New Summer Shows
Those looking to get their Kenny Chesney fix this summer have four more chances to catch the buzz.
Thomas Rhett Partnering With Dad and Jay Z for New Publishing Company
Thomas Rhett is teaming with his longtime manager, Virginia Davis, his father and well-known songwriter Rhett Akins and rapper Jay Z's Roc Nation to create a new Nashville publishing company: Home Team Publishing.
Willie Nelson Assures He’s ‘Still Not Dead’
In a live-to-tape interview at SiriusXM’s Music City Theatre in Nashville on Tuesday (April 4), Willie Nelson shared a song from his new album, God’s Problem Child, that pokes fun at a recirculating internet hoax that he’s deceased.
Alan Jackson Part of Country Music Hall of Fame Class of 2017
The Country Music Hall of Fame will reveal its Class of 2017 inductees on Wednesday (April 5) at 11AM ET. Watch here!
Album Spotlight: Trace Adkins, ‘Something’s Going On’
After four long years, Trace Adkins finally made his return to the studio for his 12th album, Something’s Going On.
Thomas Rhett and Luke Bryan Strip to Their Skivvies After ACM Awards [Watch]
If you were hanging out with Thomas Rhett on Sunday night (April 2), you may have reveled by stripping down to your skivvies for a dip in the closest Las Vegas pool.
Jason Aldean Calls on Breast Cancer Survivors to Be His Roadies
Jason Aldean is offering breast cancer survivors the chance to be his “Honorary Roadies.”
Darius Rucker Cries Tears of Joy as South Carolina Makes Its First Final Four
Darius Rucker shed happy tears Sunday afternoon (March 26) when the University of South Carolina Gamecocks — Rucker’s alma mater— upset the No. 4 seeded Florida Gators in the NCAA Tournament at Madison Square Garden.