Megan Pacella has been writing about all genres of music since 2007. Her work has been published in Fringe, Brite, Paste, Nashville Lifestyles and American Songwriter. Aside from spending a summer in New York City (where she met her fiance!), Megan has been living, working and playing in Nashville, Tenn., since 2003. When she's not blogging about country music, you can find her gardening, kayaking, hiking, drinking lots of coffee, and--most importantly--cuddling with her golden retriever, Gibson.
Faith Hill Makes a Comeback With Warm ‘American Heart’ Video
It's official: Faith Hill is back. The legendary country songstress has just released her first music video in five years. The break must have treated her well, because this four-minute clip is one that will tug on your 'American Heart' strings.
Scotty McCreery Featured in New Bojangles Commercials
Southern gentleman Scotty McCreery loves eating at the fast-food joint Bojangles. In fact, he loves it so much that he let the chain use a doctored-up version of his hit song 'Water Tower Town' in one of their new commercials, in which he makes an appearance.
Taylor Swift’s First Big Purchase Was Inspired by ‘Mean Girls’… and Mean Girls
Like any 16-year-old would, when Taylor Swift received her first paycheck in 2006, she bought a car. But the rising country music star didn't want to buy just any car. Inspired by the 2004 movie 'Mean Girls' -- and feeling a little angst about being bullied by the mean girls in her ow…
Did the Civil Wars Break Up?
While millions of Americans were distracted by the election and polling results, some major news hit the country music circuit. Popular folk duo the Civil Wars posted a message on Tuesday (Nov. 6) that leads fans to believe that they might be breaking up.
Jason Aldean Reveals Cities for First Leg of 2013 Night Train Tour
All aboard! Jason Aldean has announced cities for the first leg of his 2013 Night Train Tour, which will kick off Feb. 21 in Bossier City, La. and roll through in 23 cities before moving on to the next leg.
Keith Urban, Fellow Judges Pledge to Make Dreams Come True in New ‘American Idol’ Commerci…
Back when Simon Cowell was a judge on 'American Idol,' it wasn't exactly a show that made wannabe stars eager to follow their dreams. Cowell's biting comments could turn anyone away from a path to stardom. But with a few new judges -- including the kind-hearted country crooner Keith Urban -- next ye…
Taylor Swift to Paint Times Square ‘Red’ on New Year’s Eve
This year, country music lover who spend New Year's Eve watching the ball drop in Times Square are in for a big treat. Taylor Swift will help her millions of fans greet 2013 with a live performance in New York City shortly before the stroke of midnight.
Taylor Swift’s Parents Didn’t Want Her to Get Into Music
Back in 2006, when Taylor Swift released her self-titled debut album, she was only 17. And you know what that means? The country star's parents had to be on board with her music career before she ever stepped into the country music scene. Turns out, Ma and Pa Swift weren't too keen on turning their …
Taylor Swift Accused of Stealing Lyrics in ‘All Too Well’ From Singer-Songwriter
There's rumble going down on Twitter today, and country music's sweetheart is smack dab in the center of it. Just 10 days after releasing 'Red,' Taylor Swift is facing accusations that she stole a line from her new song 'All Too Well' from singer-songwriter Matt Nathans…
Blake Shelton Wins Entertainer of the Year at 2012 CMAs, Responds With Shock and Awe
Reba McEntire and Tim Allen teamed up at the 2012 CMA awards to hand out the most coveted trophy of the night: the Entertainer of the Year award. Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and 2011 winner Taylor Swift were all nominated for EoTY, but in the end, Shelton beat out the co…
Taylor Swift Takes the Stage on ‘Dancing With the Stars’
In the midst Tuesday's tense elimination round on 'Dancing With the Stars,' none other than Taylor Swift took the stage to ease the pressure at the end of the show. Wearing short black shorts, a white shirt with black polka-dots and -- you guessed it -- a red bowtie, Swift played her hit song 'We Ar…
Keith Urban Sports a Speedo by the Pool on His Birthday
Spotted: Keith Urban in his birthday suit. Okay, not exactly in his birthday suit, per se, but the 'For You' singer was snapped in a teeny, tiny speedo on his 45th birthday on Friday (Oct. 26).