Cory Stromblad's passion for country music spurred his decision to move to Nashville in 2003 to study the music industry at Belmont University. After graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts minor, Cory began his career as the Creative Office Manager for Tom-Leis Music, as well as a personal management assistant for Lyric Street Recording artist Sarah Buxton. In 2011, Cory began working with AOL Music as a writer for The Boot, before signing on as a freelance writer for Taste of Country in 2012.
Taylor Swift Connects With Cancer-Stricken Fan Over Lunch
Taylor Swift's weekend included a lunch date on Saturday (Jan. 19) with Kayla Kincannon, a 17-year-old fan who has been battling brain cancer for the last year.
George Saddles Up for the 2013 Leg of the Cowboy Rides Away Tour
George Strait is ready to kick off the first leg of his 2013 the Cowboy Rides Away Tour this week. The final tour will commence on Friday (Jan. 18) at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas.
Kellie Pickler to Host Third Annual Unleashed: Dinner With Your Dog Event
Kellie Pickler has signed on to host the Nashville Humane Society's third-annual Unleashed: Dinner With Your Dog, an event designed to help the Music City organization place homeless dogs in need of loving families.
Brantley Gilbert Already Has at Least Nine Songs for New Album
Brantley Gilbert started his new project with an astonishing 250 songs in consideration. However, the singer says that he has nearly completed his third album, with nine strong contenders already chosen for the follow-up to his 2012 gold-selling disc, 'Halfway to Heaven.'
Carrie Underwood Thinks Keith Urban Is the Perfect Fit for ‘American Idol’
Keith Urban is the perfect representative for country music on 'American Idol,' according to Carrie Underwood. Of course Underwood's opinion matters, since she is one of the most successful 'Idol' alums in the show's storied history.
Willie Nelson Sets Release Date for New ‘Let’s Face the Music and Dance’ Album
Willie Nelson is almost 80, but the country superstar will stay as relevant as ever with the release of 'Let's Face the Music and Dance,' a collection of one of the prolific entertainer's favorites. The project will include classics from a wide range of genres, including son…
Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan + More Slated for CMA Fest 2013
Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan are among the first artists to be confirmed for the 2013 CMA Fest, which is set to invade the streets of downtown Nashville on June 6-9.
Tate Stevens of ‘X Factor’ Signs With Sony Nashville
'X Factor' winner Tate Stevens has signed an exclusive recording contract with Syco Music/RCA Records Nashville -- a deal reportedly worth $5 million.
Jason Aldean Becomes the ‘Cool Dad,’ Joins Instagram
Jason Aldean is now a card-carrying member of the Instagram family, per request from his own daughters. The country music superstar shared the exciting news with his legions of loyal followers on Twitter.
Meet Jimmy Smith From ‘American Idol’ Season 12
Nashville's own Jimmy Smith is rumored to be one of the hopefuls traveling to Hollywood for his big break in the upcoming Season 12 of 'American Idol,' which is set to debut on Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Jerrod Niemann Hand-Delivers Private Concert to Lucky College Student
Last September, Jerrod Niemann urged fans to submit their information for his 'Rock Your Room' sweepstakes, which promised one lucky winner a bundle of the latest Sony electronics to help furnish a college dorm room or home bedroom in need of a hi-tech makeover. Chosen at random, Catherine WIllis of…
Johnny Cash, ‘I Have the Wine’? Contestant Strikes Out in Epic ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Fail
Apparently not everyone is well-versed in Johnny Cash's iconic country music repertoire, a sad truth made obvious by a contestant on Thursday night's (Jan. 10) episode of 'Wheel of Fortune.'