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.
Dwight Yoakam Performs ‘Heart Like Mine’ on ‘The Tonight Show With Jay Leno’
Dwight Yoakam stopped by 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' Wednesday night (Jan. 2) to perform 'Heart Like Mine,' the latest single from his critically-acclaimed 2012 studio album, '3 Pears.'
Blake Shelton’s 2013 ACMs Co-Host to Be Revealed With Help From Fans
Blake Shelton is looking for some help from country music fans to reveal his co-host for the 2013 ACM Awards ceremony.
Eli Young Band’s Jon Jones Welcomes Baby
Congratulations are in order for Eli Young Band's Jon Jones, who welcomed his first child -- a boy named Hudson Lennon Jones -- on Dec. 31 just outside of Fort Worth, Texas.
Did Chuck Wicks Get Engaged?
Chuck Wicks teased fans with a string of cryptic Twitter messages and photos over the New Year's holiday, leading many of his followers to believe that the 'Stealing Cinderella' singer is officially off the market.
Kenny Chesney Spotted With Mystery Lady Friend in Hawaii
Kenny Chesney may be one to keep his personal life under wraps, but that doesn't stop country fans -- and the media -- from speculating about the superstar's love life. The 'El Cerrito Place' singer was spotted in Hawaii over the holiday with a beautiful brunette, prompting rumor…
Blake Shelton’s New Year’s Resolution Is to Be Less Controversial
Vowing to behave yourself on Twitter isn't the most conventional New Year's resolution, but Blake Shelton isn't your average user. Following a few well-publicized, ill-humored comments made through his official account in 2012, the CMA Entertainer of the Year promises to make more fri…
Carrie Underwood Puts Her First Famous House on the Market
Carrie Underwood has placed her former Franklin, Tenn. residence for sale. The modest three-bedroom home can be yours for the asking price of $372,500 -- slightly less than the $384,000 Underwood paid for a few years back.
Scotty McCreery Gets His Wisdom Teeth Pulled
He may be one of the hottest new superstars in country music, but Scotty McCreery is not immune to the perils of painful dental procedures. The 'Water Tower Town' singer took to his official Twitter on Wednesday morning (Jan. 2) to share the news that he was going under the knife to remove…
Taylor Swift Named One of Forbes’ 30 Under 30
Taylor Swift has landed on another annual countdown, earning a coveted spot on Forbes' 30 Under 30 feature as one of the most innovative, financially-friendly young musicians of 2012.
Johnny Cash’s ‘I Walk the Line’ Gets Hand Fart Treatment on YouTube
It may take superb guitar skills to become a country music superstar, but it's harmonious hand fart skills that will get you recognized as a YouTube sensation. Case in point: This odd, but mesmerizing take on Johnny Cash's iconic hit, 'I Walk the Line.'
Dierks Bentley Reveals He’s Not the Star of His Family
Dierks Bentley may have millions of adoring country music fans, but the superstar singer insists that his brother, Fife, is the true star of the Bentley household.
Mumford and Sons Show Off Their Live Musicianship in ‘I WIll Wait’ Video
The 'wait' is finally over! Four months after releasing 'I Will Wait' to radio, Mumford & Sons are trying their hand at the country genre, sending the bluegrass-infused rock track and its accompanying music video to country outlets.