Olivia Ladd is a freelance writer in Nashville who can be found podcasting, hanging at live shows or searching for the perfect cup of coffee.
Carrie Underwood Is Ready to Host a ‘Heartfelt’ 2019 CMA Awards
"A lot of fringe ... a lot of rhinestones ..."
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"When you talk about what a true songwriter is, you have her standing right here ..."
Interview: Vince Gill Sticks Up for the Underdog on New Album ‘Okie’
Vince Gill may just be the most tenderhearted patriarch in country music.
Hardy on Rising Hit Single ‘Rednecker': ‘It Works on Every Level’
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Filmmaker Ken Burns: Country Music ‘Is Not Just One Thing, and It Never Was’
"You can’t proclaim an orthodox or say it is only one thing. I think that’s a good story..."
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Russell Dickerson Wrote Some of His New Music With Lady Antebellum
"Is this for real?"
Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ Documentary: What We Know So Far
'Country Music', the new PBS documentary produced by Ken Burns, premieres on Sept. 15.
Story Behind the Song: Randy Rogers Band, ‘Drinking Money’
Rogers held onto this song for years, until the time was right.
Luke Combs Is Using His Success to Say Thank You to His Parents
They did a lot for him growing up ...
Story Behind the Song: Randy Rogers Band, ‘We Never Made It to Mexico’
"I wanted to make sure that I didn’t screw [singing in Spanish] up ... I would have never lived it down."
Story Behind the Song: Jake Owen, ‘Drink All Day’
"This one just seemed perfect ..."