Alanna Conaway’s love for music began at an early age, but it wasn’t until her mother began freelancing for country music magazines that she was thrown in the midst of her future career. At age 11, Conaway received praise from Billy Ray Cyrus after seeing her work as an amateur photographer, encouraging her to follow in her mother's footsteps. She then started freelancing for multiple publications as a photographer, before she began dabbling with writing. By the early 2000s, she was an published journalist for many music magazines on the market. At 29, she has established herself as a well-respected writer in the field of music entertainment and has built strong friendships along the way. Conaway currently resides in Nashville, Tenn. where she freelances full-time for Taste of Country, PopCrush, Ultimate Classic Rock, LoudWire, Guy Speed, Country Weekly and Full Access Magazine.
Little Big Town Spend Last Day of Summer Celebrating ‘Pontoon’ With Nashville Party
Little Big Town's 'Pontoon' may have just come off the top of the country singles chart, but the group wasted no time diving into celebration mode. Last Friday evening (Sept. 21) -- the last official day of summer -- Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook gathered with…
Eric Church Interview: ‘Creepin” Hitmaker Talks CMAs Nods, Fatherhood and Why He’s Taking …
As the year gets ready to wind down, Eric Church can certainly look back on 2012 and smile. While he has been at the music game for quite some time, this year was essentially the first 'break' he got in the industry -- finally embraced by the community for his incredible work as a singer, …
Josh Thompson Inks New Record Deal With Show-Dog Universal
Like his hit song states, Josh Thompson didn't stay "lonely long." The singer has been added to the roster of Toby Keith's Show-Dog Universal label, as announced by his team last week.
Brantley Gilbert and Eric Church Join Forces to Write New Tune Together
It's a natural thing when touring with a hit songwriter that at some point you will collaborate on a new idea. That's exactly what happened when Brantley Gilbert joined Eric Church on his headlining Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour earlier this year.
Jason Aldean’s ‘Take a Little Ride’ Tops Country Singles Chart
Jason Aldean is starting off the week back at the top slot on the country singles chart with his latest hit, 'Take a Little Ride.' The tune takes over the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts, leaping from No. 3 where it was positioned last week.
Florida Georgia Line, ‘Cruise’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Country music fans have been eating up the debut single from Florida Georgia Line, 'Cruise,' thanks to its catchy lyrics and infectious melody. It doesn't hurt that the duo's Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard are single and good looking, either.
Thomas Rhett Getting Married in October
The clock is ticking on Thomas Rhett's bachelorhood. The 'Something to Do With My Hands' singer reveals exclusively to Taste of Country that he will tie the knot with fiancee Lauren Gregory in October.
Brantley Gilbert Admits He Shot the ‘Kick It in the Sticks’ Video in Day-Old Clothes
It's no secret that music video shoots make for a long day. But in Brantley Gilbert's case, shooting his 'Kick It in the Sticks' video was a really, really long day.
Jason Aldean Is Billboard Magazine’s Newest Cover Boy
Without a shadow of a doubt, the month of October will be considered the month of Jason Aldean. The singer's highly anticipated fifth studio album, 'Night Train,' is set to hit stores on the 16th, and the album's lead single, 'Take a Little Ride,' is approaching the top…
Luke Bryan, ‘Drunk on You’ Writers Celebrate Song’s Success in Nashville
Not even a little rain could dampen the spirits inside the CMA building in Nashville on Monday afternoon (Sept. 17), where Luke Bryan was celebrated for his recent multi-week No. 1 hit, 'Drunk on You.'
Hunter Hayes Gets What He ‘Wanted’ With First No. 1 Single
There is something oh so sweet about experiencing the very first No. 1 single of your career as an artist. This week, the honor goes to Hunter Hayes, who tops the charts with only his second single, 'Wanted.'
Little Big Town Still Rockin’ at No. 1 With ‘Pontoon’
It's been dubbed the "summertime song," and since there is still a bit of summer left, it's only fitting that Little Big Town continue to hold down the No. 1 position on the country singles chart with their smash, 'Pontoon.'