Jessica Nicholson's passion for country, bluegrass and Christian music led her to Nashville in 2002. In 2006, she graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in music business (with a minor in writing), and began her career as a public relations and marketing coordinator at Resonate Records. She has written for Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) Magazine, countrystandardtime.com and worked as a staff writer for Country Weekly Magazine for nearly three years. She currently resides in Nashville.
Tim McGraw Urges Americans to Vote on Election Day
Election Day is here, and Tim McGraw wants to ensure that all able Americans exercise one of their most important rights -- the right to vote.
Brantley Gilbert Talks Songwriting, Collaborating With Girlfriend Jana Kramer
Life is good for Brantley Gilbert. At the CMA Songwriters Series in Nashville last week (Oct. 31), Gilbert showed off his vocal and songwriting prowess alongside a stellar lineup of fellow hit songwriters, including Sugarland's Kristian Bush, Bob DiPiero ('Southern Voice,' 'Blue …
Faith Hill Gets Braces
While the focus was on Faith Hill's dress at the Country Music Awards last week, a closer look at the superstar reveals a new accessory: braces.
Little Big Town Announce 2013 Tornado Tour Dates
Little Big Town will kick off a new tour, aptly titled the Tornado Tour, in 2013, beginning in Murray, Ky. on Jan. 31. 'Merry Go Round' singer Kacey Musgraves and 'Let It Rain' himaker David Nail are slated to join the quartet on select dates. The 28-city tour also includes six C…
Toby Keith Opening New I Love This Bar and Grill Restaurant in Pittsburgh
Steelers fan Toby Keith is no doubt excited about the location of his next restaurant opening. The singer, along with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Continental Real Estate companies and Boomtown Entertainment, announced that a deal has been confirmed for Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill to open on …
Joe Diffie ‘Stunned’ by Shoutouts in Jason Aldean’s ‘1994’
One of the most talked-about tracks on Jason Aldean's new album, 'Night Train,' finds the singer showing off his rap skills yet again, while revering one of his musical heroes, Joe Diffie.
Miranda Lambert to Open New Store, Pink Pistol, in Oklahoma
Miranda Lambert juggles many roles -- singer, songwriter, entertainer, reigning three-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year -- and now she can add business owner to the list. Lambert will open her first store, Pink Pistol, in Tishomingo, Okla. on Friday, Nov. 23.
Keith Urban Nominated for GQ Australia’s ‘Man of the Year’ Honor
Country music heartthrob and 'American Idol' judge Keith Urban is nominated for GQ Australia's Man of the Year honor in 2012.
Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood Zing Taylor Swift in 2012 CMA Awards Opening Joke
Taylor Swift's romantic attachments are making more than headlines now -- they are making punchlines, too. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, who hosted Thursday's (Nov. 1) CMA Awards together, threw out several wisecracks during the show, one in the opening monologue involving the 'B…
Bill Dees, Songwriter Behind Johnny Cash’s ‘Best Friend,’ Dead
Songwriter Bill Dees, best-known for co-writing Roy Orbison's classic 1964 hit, 'Oh, Pretty Woman,' died Wednesday (Oct. 26) at a nursing facility in Mountain Home, Ark. He was 73.
Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw Win 2012 CMA Award for Musical Event of the Year
Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney certainly had country music fans buzzing with excitement when they announced earlier this year that they were teaming up for a musical collaboration. Now, the hit, 'Feel Like a Rock Star,' has earned the duo the 2012 CMA Award for Musical Event of the Year.
Little Big Town Preview Eerie Trailer for New ‘Tornado’ Video
It seems Little Big Town will get a little creepy in their latest video, 'Tornado,' set to release on Wednesday (Oct. 31). The eerie trailer for the video shifts through a series of classic Americana-styled scenes, including a clanging gate, crows, windchimes blowing in the strong breeze and a young…