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.
Randy Travis Remembers George Jones in ‘Tonight I’m Playing Possum’
The country music community has been grieving since George Jones died in April. To help soften the blow -- and perhaps to cope with his feelings -- Randy Travis dedicated a new song called 'Tonight I'm Playing Possum' to a man many call the greatest country singer of all time. Jo…
Stand Up for Music Award Honors Sarah Darling’s Commitment to Music Education
Thanks to her dedication to the craft of songwriting, Sarah Darling is about to be honored for her commitment to music education. The National Association for Music Education recently announced that Darling is the recipient of this year's Stand Up for Music Award.
Sammy Hagar + More Added to Toby Keith’s Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert
On July 6, Toby Keith will host a major effort to provide relief to victims of the tornadoes that ravaged parts of Oklahoma this spring. Big-name country stars like Willie Nelson and Garth Brooks have been on the list of performers from the get-go, but Keith recently added more names and sponsors to…
Jay Leno Parodies Taylor Swift’s ’22’ With ’63’ Video
Lately, it seems like all the cool kids have something to say about Taylor Swift's '22' music video. Most recently, Jay Leno took a stab at using the '22' video to mock his own climbing age with a '63' parody.
Billy Currington Sets Release Date, Track Listing for New Album ‘We Are Tonight’
It's been three years since Billy Currington released his last album, but the wait is finally over for fans who are pining for new music from the 'Hey Girl' hitmaker.
Carrie Underwood Celebrates Five Years as Grand Ole Opry Member
At just 30 years old, it's hard to believe that Carrie Underwood has already been a member of the Grand Ole Opry for five years. The Grammy-winning country singer celebrated her anniversary on Friday (June 7) by closing out the first of two performances on the infamous Opry stage with a special…
Drake White Joins Toby Keith’s 2013 Hammer Down Tour
Newcomer Drake White officially broke into the country music scene earlier this year when he released 'The Simple Life.' Now, thanks to his first single's success on the charts, White's schedule is getting really busy. Of course, he had enough leeway on his calendar to accept an …
Holly Tucker Finds Motivation After Blake Shelton Defends Her to Music Critic
By now, everyone should know not to mess with Blake Shelton or those close to him. After a Houston critic dissed 'The Voice' contestant Holly Tucker, Shelton took to Twitter to post a very public and very fiery response, which Tucker says she was "touched" by.
Hunter Hayes Debuts ‘Encore’ at Exclusive Fan Listening Party
On Thursday afternoon (June 6), a select group of Hunter Hayes fans -- or Hayniacs, as they like to be known -- had the opportunity to attend an exclusive listening party for Hayes' new album, 'Encore.' These lucky fans got more than just a first listen of the re-released bonus album.…
Absent Blake Shelton Wins CMT’s 2013 Male Video of the Year Award for ‘Sure Would Be Cool …
Not every woman gets the opportunity to present her husband with a coveted award. But at the 2013 CMT Music Awards, Miranda Lambert had that opportunity when she announced that her husband, Blake Shelton, won Male Video of the Year for his smash hit 'Sure Would Be Cool if You Did.'
Little Big Town Pay Homage to Fleetwood Mac with ‘The Chain’ Rendition at CMT Music Awards
It takes some serious chops to cover a Fleetwood Mac song -- any Fleetwood Mac song. But at Wednesday's (June 5) CMT Music Awards, Little Big Town proved that they can cross genres and make any song sound great.
Florida Georgia Line Chalk Up Second CMT Award for Duo Video of the Year
Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line must be tired of getting on and off the 2013 CMT Music Awards stage. The duo made their third trip up the stairs when they snagged the belt buckle for Duo Video of the Year.