Taste of Country Staff hasn't taken a day off since he/she was born in December 2010. Staff is an avid fan of country music and country music only although he/she has a soft spot for artists like Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson. Other interests include live music, cold beer, pizza at midnight and photos of country music babies.
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You Think You Know Zac Brown?
The Zac Brown Band' first album dropped in 2008 but the singer was writing, touring and recording for nearly a decade before that. The roots of those early projects still pop up in today's albums. One phrase comes up so often you almost wonder if he's trying to make a point.
41 Reasons to Love Luke Bryan
How do we love Luke Bryan? Let us count the ways.
Too Hot to Handle: See How Country Singers Live Up the Summer!
It's summertime, and the living's easy ... especially when you have a day off from tour. June, July and August mean temperatures are high, the fireflies are out and the water is perfect for a dip.
You Think You Know Blake Shelton?
Blake Shelton's journey to superstardom was long and arduous. The singer and 'The Voice' coach's career didn't really begin to take off until he made one very, very difficult decision. Learn all about Shelton's rise to fame and find out why he once quit singing in this …
Easton Corbin, ‘Are You With Me’ [Listen]
Easton Corbin's new single has already been a pop hit all over the world, but he's returned "Are You With Me" to its original roots to finally release it to country radio.
Eli Young Band, ‘Saltwater Gospel’ [Listen]
Eli Young Band’s "Saltwater Gospel" is all about finding inner-peace away from the pulpit. The group’s first new single in a year is lighter than most of what they’ve released to date. Like rays from the sun, the song’s message soaks in deep.
Album Spotlight: Frankie Ballard, ‘El Rio’
Frankie Ballard absolutely accomplishes what he set out to do with El Rio, his third studio album.
Blake Shelton, ‘She’s Got a Way With Words’ [Listen]
If recorded by nearly any other artist, Blake Shelton's "She’s Got a Way With Words" would be a fairly milquetoast ballad about an ex-lover. But that it’s on If I’m Honest and not another album from 2016 makes it one of the more compelling songs of the year.
Top 10 Memorial Day Songs
Country music has the power to help us heal a broken heart and cope with some of life's unfair circumstances. In this list of the Top 10 Memorial Day songs, we spotlight the tender lyrics in songs like 'Some Gave All' that honor those that have given the ultimate sacrifice.
Attention Taste of Country Festival-Goers: Bad Campers Wanted for New Video Series!
Taste of Country, the largest online source of country music news, is casting participants for a new short documentary series taking place at the Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain, New York, from June 10-12.
Brett Eldredge, ‘Wanna Be That Song’ [Listen]
Brett Eldredge's "Wanna Be That Song" speaks to a higher audience. The country crooner is willing to pass poetry off as country music, and his fans and country radio are better for it.