Alanna Conaway’s love for music began at an early age, but it wasn’t until her mother began freelancing for country music magazines that she was thrown in the midst of her future career. At age 11, Conaway received praise from Billy Ray Cyrus after seeing her work as an amateur photographer, encouraging her to follow in her mother's footsteps. She then started freelancing for multiple publications as a photographer, before she began dabbling with writing. By the early 2000s, she was an published journalist for many music magazines on the market. At 29, she has established herself as a well-respected writer in the field of music entertainment and has built strong friendships along the way. Conaway currently resides in Nashville, Tenn. where she freelances full-time for Taste of Country, PopCrush, Ultimate Classic Rock, LoudWire, Guy Speed, Country Weekly and Full Access Magazine.
Brantley Gilbert, Kip Moore + More Named New Faces of Country Music for 2013
After much consideration and voting, the Country Radio Broadcasters (CBR) have come to a final decision about which country music newcomers will make up the 2013 New Faces showcase, which will be held next year during Country Radio Seminar (CRS).
Ray Stevens Brings Holiday Joy With ‘White Christmas’ Video – Exclusive Premiere
Ray Stevens busts out the jingle bells, Santa hats and beautiful female background singers for his latest video -- his festive take on the Christmas classic, 'White Christmas,' which is premiering exclusively on Taste of Country.
JT Hodges to Help Animals in Need With Annual Holiday Howler Charity Event
For the second straight year, Show Dog-Universal's JT Hodges will host his Holiday Howler charity event benefiting animal organization, the Brown Dog Foundation. This year's goodwill effort, booked in Nashville, is scheduled for Monday, December 3.
Wade Hayes Is Cancer-Free
Just one year after finding out that he had been diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer, Wade Hayes is thrilled to announce that he is officially cancer-free.
Eli Young Band Perform Classic ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’ in Festive Video
The four members of Eli Young Band are helping get everyone in the Christmas spirit with the release of a new video of them singing a soulful, acoustic version of the holiday staple 'I'll Be Home for Christmas.'
Scotty McCreery’s Christmas Album Sells Big as Singer Preps for Busy Holiday
Who wouldn't want to spend Christmas with Scotty McCreery? While there are plenty of fans who would like the opportunity, they'll have to settle for hearing the star sing Christmas carols this holiday season.
Jerrod Niemann Opens Show for Paid Streaming, Proceeds to Go to St. Jude
When given, the opportunity, Jerrod Niemann wastes no time doing good for others, which is why the singer-songwriter is taking portion of proceeds raised from his upcoming Chicago concert and giving it to the children at St. Jude.
Toby Keith, ‘Hope on the Rocks’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Toby Keith's 'Hope on the Rocks' lyrics chipped away at the singer's mind for quite a while before he finally put them to paper last year. The tune is the latest single from Keith's album of the same name.
Gloriana Release Powerful ‘Can’t Shake You’ Music Video
Gloriana premiered their 'Can't Shake You' video worldwide this week. In the climatic clip, the band keep the dynamics going with their powerful music and lyrics, just as they did with their previous hit '(Kissed You) Good Night.' The three band members -- Tom Gossin, Mike Gossin and Rachel Reinhart -- have their own storylines going in the video, each based around the one person in their life the
Tim McGraw, ‘One of Those Nights’ – Lyrics Uncovered
What do you get when you put three of Nashville's hottest songwriters in the same room? Typically, a hit song -- which is what happened when Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird and Chris Tompkins sat down to write the Tim McGraw 'One of Those Nights' lyrics.
Country Artists Share What They Are Most Thankful for This Thanksgiving
It's Thanksgiving again, and all across America folks are celebrating by spending time with family, eating too much food, taking a nap on Grandma's couch and generally just being thankful. Country stars have no shortage of reasons to give thanks, but they don't take that for granted -- they appreciate the blessings they've been given.
Carrie Underwood, ‘Two Black Cadillacs’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Carrie Underwood's 'Two Black Cadillacs' lyrics come from a dark place -- something the singer-songwriter seems to manage well.