Cory Stromblad's passion for country music spurred his decision to move to Nashville in 2003 to study the music industry at Belmont University. After graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts minor, Cory began his career as the Creative Office Manager for Tom-Leis Music, as well as a personal management assistant for Lyric Street Recording artist Sarah Buxton. In 2011, Cory began working with AOL Music as a writer for The Boot, before signing on as a freelance writer for Taste of Country in 2012.
Taylor Swift Declines Inclusion on Spotify
Popular music streaming platform Spotify is the most recent addition to Billboard's methodology in determining their all-encompassing Hot 100 chart, but that hasn't enticed Taylor Swift from allowing her platinum-selling 'Red' album from being streamed on the platform in its enti…
Taylor Swift’s ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ Lands on Time’s Top 10 Songs of 2…
Taylor Swift has managed to land on Time's all-encompassing Top 10 Songs of 2012 countdown with 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' -- and she's the only country artist to appear on the rather diverse collection of artists.
Martina McBride Donating Portion of Proceeds From New Jersey ‘Joy of Christmas’ Concert to…
Martina McBride has graciously promised to donate a portion of the proceeds from her Dec. 9 Joy of Christmas holiday tour stop in West Long Branch, N.J. to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, a gesture that is truly the embodiment of the Christmas spirit.
Jason Aldean Turned Down ‘Drunk on You’ by Luke Bryan
It's hard to imagine anyone but Luke Bryan making 'Drunk on You' one of country music's 2012 summertime smashes, but according to Jason Aldean, he had first dibs on the sexy mid-tempo track. Aldean ultimately turned down the tune because it didn't fit the sonic direction of …
Blake Shelton Reacts to Grammy Nomination for ‘Over’
Blake Shelton's 'Red River Blue' album has spent a healthy 73 weeks at the upper-reaches of the Billboard Country Albums chart, but that doesn't mean the gold-selling record is finished garnering Grammy nominations for the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year.
Brandi Glanville Calls LeAnn Rimes ‘Unstable,’ Accuses Her of Having ‘Severe Eating Disord…
As if LeAnn Rimes didn't have her hands full already following a fiery string of Twitter comments from Brandi Glanville which questioned Rimes' parenting skills, the 'Borrowed' singer now has a lot of explaining to do after an interview between her husband's ex-wife and Us Weekly. In the detailed st…
Love and Theft’s Eric Gunderson Expecting Baby Boy!
It's a boy for Love and Theft's Eric Gunderson, who is expecting his first child with his wife, Emily, next spring.
LeAnn Rimes Slammed on Twitter by Eddie Cibrian’s Ex-Wife, Brandi Glanville
While fans may appreciate LeAnn Rimes' frequent check-ins from her official Twitter account, the ex-wife of her husband, actor Eddie Cibrian, is less than amused by the 'Borrowed' singer's life updates.
Scotty McCreery Thinks Keith Urban Is an ‘Interesting’ Addition to ‘American Idol’
When it comes to Keith Urban's position as a newly-appointed judge on Season 12 of 'American Idol,' Scotty McCreery believes that there is no better man for the job.
Toby Keith Offers Another Tease of New ‘Hope on the Rocks’ Music Video
Toby Keith has offered up a second teaser for his upcoming 'Hope on the Rocks' music video -- a clip that is sure to tug at the heartstrings of those who can't resist a good old-fashioned sad country song.
Dolly Parton Makes Stephen Colbert’s Dream Come True With ‘Love Is Like a Butterfly’ Duet
Dolly Parton may be making her media rounds in support of her new book, 'Dream More: Celebrating the Dreamer in You,' but the country icon herself is the one making unlikely dreams come true for others.
Hunter Hayes Joins Growing List of Grammy Nominations Concert Performers
Hunter Hayes has been added to the list of performers for this year's 'The Grammy Nominations Concert LIVE — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night,’ the televised music event that kicks off the Grammy Awards voting season.