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.
Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood Set to Headline London’s First-Ever Country to Country Music …
Country music is going international with the C2C: Country to Country, the first-ever two day country music extravaganza to be held at London's historic O2 Arena. Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood have been announced as the headlining acts for the superstar-heavy event, which is set to take place…
Taylor Swift Declines Inclusion on Spotify
Popular music streaming platform Spotify is the most recent addition to Billboard's methodology in determining their all-encompassing Hot 100 chart, but that hasn't enticed Taylor Swift from allowing her platinum-selling 'Red' album from being streamed on the platform in its enti…
Jason Aldean Turned Down ‘Drunk on You’ by Luke Bryan
It's hard to imagine anyone but Luke Bryan making 'Drunk on You' one of country music's 2012 summertime smashes, but according to Jason Aldean, he had first dibs on the sexy mid-tempo track. Aldean ultimately turned down the tune because it didn't fit the sonic direction of …
Blake Shelton Reacts to Grammy Nomination for ‘Over’
Blake Shelton's 'Red River Blue' album has spent a healthy 73 weeks at the upper-reaches of the Billboard Country Albums chart, but that doesn't mean the gold-selling record is finished garnering Grammy nominations for the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year.
Carrie Underwood Adds International Dates to 2013 Blown Away Tour
Carrie Underwood is heading back overseas in promotion of her platinum-selling 'Blown Away' album. The singer has added additional 2013 dates in Ireland and the United Kingdom for the popular tour outing of the same name.
Love and Theft’s Eric Gunderson Expecting Baby Boy!
It's a boy for Love and Theft's Eric Gunderson, who is expecting his first child with his wife, Emily, next spring.
Toby Keith Offers Another Tease of New ‘Hope on the Rocks’ Music Video
Toby Keith has offered up a second teaser for his upcoming 'Hope on the Rocks' music video -- a clip that is sure to tug at the heartstrings of those who can't resist a good old-fashioned sad country song.
Hunter Hayes Joins Growing List of Grammy Nominations Concert Performers
Hunter Hayes has been added to the list of performers for this year's 'The Grammy Nominations Concert LIVE — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night,’ the televised music event that kicks off the Grammy Awards voting season.
Lady Antebellum Feud With Charles Kelley’s ‘Estranged Aunt’ in Hilarious New Webisode
The holiday season is all about spending time with family -- unless you're Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley. This week, the 'Wanted You More' frontman used the band's popular Webisode Wednesday feature to shed light on the ongoing feud between the band and Kelley's estr…
Kimberly Williams-Paisley Signs on for More Episodes of ‘Nashville’
The drama seems to be mounting on 'Nashville,' with news that Kimberly WIlliams-Paisley will reprise her role as the devious Peggy Samper for at least three of the final nine episodes of the ABC series' first season.
Pistol Annies Begin Work on Second Album
New music is on the way from Pistol Annies, according to the group's most recognizable member. Miranda Lambert took to her official Twitter account this week to share the news that the 'Takin' Pills' trio is back in the studio working on their sophomore album.
2013 Bayou Country Superfest Lineup Includes Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert + More
Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan lead a superstar-heavy roster for the 2013 Bayou Country Superfest, which will take place at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.