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.
Taste of Country Staff
See Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett’s Best Bromance Pictures
Thomas Rhett and Justin Moore are labelmates, birthday buddies and great friends! What better way to celebrate the birth of two of country's hottest stars than with a gallery of their best bromance moments?
7 Unforgettable Keith Urban Moments
What makes Keith Urban unforgettable? Start with his music, then move to his guitar skills ...
You Think You Know Reba McEntire?
Reba McEntire really is the hardest working woman in country music. The legend grew up in a rancher's household, meaning she often got more done before sunrise than some do in a week. There were some jobs that weren't for the squeamish ... OK, there's one job in particular that will m…
You Think You Know Kenny Chesney?
Kenny Chesney is one of country music's biggest stars, but do you know where he got his start in Nashville?
Kenny Chesney, ‘Noise’ [Listen]
Kenny Chesney says “Noise” is his first song with real social importance, and the timing couldn’t be better. Without being political, he takes on politics. Without sounding like a luddite, he challenges technology. Without smelling curmudgeonly, he recalls how things once were.
A Thousand Horses, ‘Southernality’ [Listen]
A Thousand Horses tease what they do live with a dirty country-rocker called “Southernality,” the third single from the Southernality album. The band are at their best on stage, and one hears that immediately on this live-like recording.
Carrie Underwood vs. Ashley Monroe: Country’s Top Vocalist of 2016?
The Top Female Vocalist winner is going to have to top Carrie Underwood, and that won't be easy. Eight female country singers were chosen from amongst country music's most active artists to compete for the this title, and Round 1 starts with a matchup between the "Heartbeat" sing…
Sam Hunt, ‘Make You Miss Me’ [Listen]
Sam Hunt’s “Make You Miss Me” stays true to the sonic themes presented on the first four singles from Montevallo, but finds the singer aiming from a different vantage point.
You Think You Know Jason Aldean?
Jason Aldean didn't want to be a country singer growing up. Sure, he picked around a little but his mind was focused on another great American hobby. Find out what he wanted to do and why he fell short, and find out who everyone thought he looked like during this episode of You Think You Know C…
Scotty McCreery Regains His No. 1 Spot on ToC Top 10 Video Countdown
Fans hoping shake up the Taste of Country Top 10 Video Countdown have made it happen this week.
Martina McBride, ‘Reckless’ [Listen]
There’s something immediately different about Martina McBride’s “Reckless.” She begins the song at a point she normally builds to, and then lets go to begin a long, gradual chorus.
The Showdown: Tara Thompson vs. Granger Smith
Tara Thompson has prevailed in her first-ever Showdown, and will face a new challenge from Granger Smith today and over the weekend.