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.
Lady Antebellum Feud With Charles Kelley’s ‘Estranged Aunt’ in Hilarious New Webisode
The holiday season is all about spending time with family -- unless you're Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley. This week, the 'Wanted You More' frontman used the band's popular Webisode Wednesday feature to shed light on the ongoing feud between the band and Kelley's estr…
Kimberly Williams-Paisley Signs on for More Episodes of ‘Nashville’
The drama seems to be mounting on 'Nashville,' with news that Kimberly WIlliams-Paisley will reprise her role as the devious Peggy Samper for at least three of the final nine episodes of the ABC series' first season.
Pistol Annies Begin Work on Second Album
New music is on the way from Pistol Annies, according to the group's most recognizable member. Miranda Lambert took to her official Twitter account this week to share the news that the 'Takin' Pills' trio is back in the studio working on their sophomore album.
2013 Bayou Country Superfest Lineup Includes Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert + More
Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan lead a superstar-heavy roster for the 2013 Bayou Country Superfest, which will take place at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Scotty McCreery’s Hurricane Sandy Benefit Show Raises $5K
Scotty McCreery raised $5,000 with his 'Beacon Theatre Benefit for Hurricane Sandy Relief' concert, which took place at the historic venue in New York City on November 23.
Willie Nelson on Marijuana: ‘I Haven’t Seen Any Side Effects That Are Harmful to Me’
Willie Nelson is an avid supporter of the recreational use of marijuana -- so much so that the country icon titled his new autobiography, 'Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I'm Gone' after his favorite non-musical pastime.
Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott Starts New Thanksgiving Tradition as a Married Woman
With marriage comes new traditions -- something Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott is learning this holiday season. This year marks the first time the 'Wanted You More' frontwoman will be away from the Scott clan, instead spending time with her new, extended family.
Keith Urban, Vince Gill to Perform at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2013
Keith Urban and Vince Gill have signed on to appear at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival, a music event that has become legendary for its stellar performances and iconic collaborations with some of the most talented guitarists in the entire music industry. The two-day music celebration …
Tim McGraw Scheduled to Visit ‘The Journey’ on Thanksgiving Day
Tim McGraw is scheduled to stop by the set of the NFL talk show 'The Journey' tomorrow (Nov. 22), just before the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins will go head-to-head for one of the NFL's Thanksgiving Day football face-offs.
Kelly Clarkson Is Waiting for Boyfriend Brandon Blackstock to ‘Put a Ring on It’
Kelly Clarkson isn't engaged just yet, but the 'Don't Rush' singer is this close to sealing the deal with her new beau of nine months, Nashville-based talent manager Brandon Blackstock.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ Album Nears 3 Million Copies Sold
Taylor Swift's 'Red' album is fast approaching three million copies sold worldwide. While that's an impressive feat in its own right, the record-breaking sales numbers are even more extraordinary given that the album was just released one month ago.
Carrie Underwood Insists Nashville Isn’t as Scandalous as the Show Lets On
'Nashville' has given some much-deserved press to Music City since its premiere earlier this year, but Carrie Underwood insists that the drama in the tension-filled plot lines of the new ABC series are not really an accurate representation of the country music industry.