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.
‘American Idol’ Contestant Creates Elaborate Lie About His Military Past
'American Idol' hopeful Matt Farmer is facing a lot of heat following reports that the Tulsa, Okla. native lied about injuries sustained as a military servicemen in order to advance to further rounds on the popular reality competition.
Blake Shelton and Ray Price Meet
Any suspicions that country legend Ray Price still harbors resentment toward Blake Shelton can now be laid to rest. The two respected members of the country music community came face to face this week, which means there's now photographic proof that they have buried the hatchet.
Keith Urban Seeking an ‘American Idol’ Contestant Who’s a Diamond in the Rough
What exactly is Keith Urban searching for as a judge during this season of 'American Idol'? Undeniable talent.
Brantley Gilbert and Jana Kramer Will Record Music Together… Eventually
Brantley Gilbert will say "I do" to more than walking down the aisle with his bride-to-be, Jana Kramer. The 'More Than Miles' singer says that he and Kramer will definitely collaborate together musically... in time.
Kenny Chesney Lives ‘Life on a Rock’ With Upcoming Album Release
Kenny Chesney will explore the living conditions of 'Life on a Rock' with the upcoming release of his second album in less than a year. Anchored by the project's first radio offering, 'Pirate Flag,' the 10-track collection will hit store shelves and digital retailers on Apri…
Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill to Present at 2013 Grammys
The 2013 Grammy Awards will get a healthy dose of country music star power with the inclusion of Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill as part of the ceremony's presenter lineup.
Little Big Town Schedule Free Concert to Benefit the Dogwood Project
Little Big Town will perform a free concert at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. on Feb. 6 to benefit the Dogwood Project, a non-profit organization created by the group's Kimberly Schlapman and her husband, Stephen, following the tragic death of Stephen&ap…
Kelly Clarkson Thought Whitney Houston’s Death Was Bad Omen for Her Relationship
Not many people can recall the exact day of their first date with their significant other, but Kelly Clarkson can. The 'Don't Rush' singer began dating her now-fiance, Brandon Blackstock, the same day as the untimely death of one of her musical idols -- a coincidence that worried the …
Jewel Revisits ‘Foolish Games’ With Kelly Clarkson’s Help
Pop-turned-country singer Jewel is celebrating her nearly 20-year career in music with the release her first-ever 'Greatest Hits' package, available next week. The superstar offers the first preview of the new collection with a fresh version of her 1997 classic 'Foolish Games,' w…
Blake Shelton Accepts Wounded Soldier’s Request for Special Handshake
A handshake may seem like a simple gesture to most, but not to Army veteran Brendan Marrocco. After surviving the first-ever successful double arm transplant, the American hero hopes to share his first handshake post-surgery with his favorite country singer, Blake Shelton.
Luke Bryan Is ‘Here to Party’ With 2013 Spring Break EP
Luke Bryan is bypassing the bleak weather blues with the release of his 'Spring Break... Here to Party' EP, which will hit store shelves and digital retailers on March 5.
Sarah Darling Slated to Appear in Upcoming Episode of ‘The Bachelor’
Newcomer Sarah Darling will serenade the contestants of 'The Bachelor' on an upcoming episode of the popular reality dating series, which is scheduled to air in early February.