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.
Carrie Underwood Taking Time off After 2017 Grammy Awards
Carrie Underwood had another busy — and very successful — year in 2016, but the country singer looks to be dialing back in 2017.
See Dierks Bentley on the 2017 Grammy Awards Red Carpet [Pictures]
Country star Dierks Bentley sported a black suit and tie on the red carpet at the 2017 Grammy Awards Sunday night (Feb. 12).
Jason Aldean + Jon Pardi Were Super Bowl Twins
Jason Aldean and Jon Pardi must share a stylist. The two country stars were approximately 2,100 miles apart on Super Bowl Sunday, but both still managed to rock the same gray T-shirt at their Super Bowl viewing parties.
Hunter Hayes Shares How He Overcame Vocal Problems for Upcoming Album
Hunter Hayes is finally in control of his voice after experiencing problems over the course of the last several years.
Gretchen Wilson Reveals How Faith Hill Inspired ‘Redneck Woman’
Since her breakout in the mid-2000s, Gretchen Wilson has been known as country music's whiskey drinking, butt-kicking, "Redneck Woman." But her inspiration for the career-making song is surprising.
Brett Young Keeps It Simple for ‘In Case You Didn’t Know’ Video [Watch]
Brett Young, country music's newest nice guy, has released an evocative new video for his latest single, "In Case You Didn't Know."
Thomas Rhett Earns Seventh No. 1 With ‘Star of the Show’
Though Thomas Rhett wasn't celebrating a Super Bowl win for his hometown Atlanta Falcons on Monday (Feb. 6), he did get a consolation prize -- his seventh No. 1 hit.
Reba McEntire Takes Us ‘Back to God’ in Powerful New Video [Watch]
Powerful music needs a powerful music video, and Reba McEntire managed to match the two with her latest single, "Back to God."
Garth Brooks Is Officially Closing GhostTunes
Garth Brooks is shuttering his self-owned digital music service, GhostTunes.
Trace Adkins Reveals New Album, 2017 Tour Dates
One of country music's legendary baritones is back. Trace Adkins has announced the release of a new album in 2017, accompanied by a string of new tour dates.