If a passion for music and a knack for writing make a career, then color Amanda Hensel lucky. She is the product of writers -- apparently when you add two news journalists together, you get one music journalist. She currently resides in 'the live music capital of the world,' where she snagged a journalism degree from the University of Texas. Although she's grounded in Austin, Hensel's name travels -- in her short career, she has cited her passion writing for AOL Music Blog, Fringe Magazine, the Houston Press and various other publications.
Garth Brooks Is Keeping the Beard Because Trisha Yearwood Thinks It’s Sexy
Garth Brooks won’t shave his beard until he's told to. The superstar has noticeably been sporting some salt and pepper scruff as of late, so backstage at SXSW 2017, we asked about it.
Garthmania Descends on SXSW 2017
Garth Brooks doesn't do anything small, so it was only fitting that for his first appearance at Austin's SXSW Music Conference & Festival, he went big— like the size of Texas big.
Luke Bryan Extends Kill the Lights Tour Dates Into the New Year
There'll be no rest for Luke Bryan in the new year. The country music superstar has expanded his hot Kill the Lights Tour into 2017.
Miranda Lambert Cancels Final Dates on Her Keeper of the Flame Tour
Roll the red carpet back up, Texas — Miranda Lambert won't be making her homecoming this week as planned. The singer has been forced to cancel the final three dates on her 2016 Keeper of the Flame Tour.
Jana Kramer and Husband Michael Caussin Have Split, Reports Say
Jana Kramer and Michael Caussin — her husband of 15 months — have reportedly split.
Top 10 Zac Brown Band Songs
By country music standards, Zac Brown Band's songs are relatively new. In just a few years' time, the band has successfully won the hearts of unsuspecting fans everywhere with their fun, easygoing nature and endless stream of hit songs.
Funeral and Visitation Planned for Craig Morgan’s Son Jerry Greer This Weekend
Jerry Greer — the 19-year-old son of Craig Morgan — will be laid to rest on Saturday (July 16) in Nashville. Greer died on Sunday (July 10) when he went underwater in a tubing accident and did not resurface.
Top 10 Independence Day Songs
Nothing brings out the patriotism in us like Independence Day, and nobody loves the red, white and blue like country music stars.
Meet Remy, Kelly Clarkson’s Newborn Son
On the eve of her 34th birthday, Kelly Clarkson hit Twitter to introduce the newest addition to her young family, Remington.
Carrie Underwood to Perform at the 2016 Grammys
Carrie Underwood will make her grand return to the Grammy Awards next month.
Granger Smith Is Taste of Country’s Hottest Artist to Watch in 2016
Granger Smith has been chosen as Taste of Country’s No. 1 Hot Artist to Watch in 2016. His debut single, “Backroad Song,” is quickly climbing the charts.
David Nail and Wife Expecting Twins
David Nail dropped a double bomb during a chat with Taste of Country Nights' Sam Alex on the red carpet of the 2015 CMA Awards