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.
Scotty McCreery’s Hurricane Sandy Benefit Show Raises $5K
Scotty McCreery raised $5,000 with his 'Beacon Theatre Benefit for Hurricane Sandy Relief' concert, which took place at the historic venue in New York City on November 23.
Keith Urban, Vince Gill to Perform at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2013
Keith Urban and Vince Gill have signed on to appear at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival, a music event that has become legendary for its stellar performances and iconic collaborations with some of the most talented guitarists in the entire music industry. The two-day music celebration …
Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ Album Nears 3 Million Copies Sold
Taylor Swift's 'Red' album is fast approaching three million copies sold worldwide. While that's an impressive feat in its own right, the record-breaking sales numbers are even more extraordinary given that the album was just released one month ago.
Carrie Underwood Insists Nashville Isn’t as Scandalous as the Show Lets On
'Nashville' has given some much-deserved press to Music City since its premiere earlier this year, but Carrie Underwood insists that the drama in the tension-filled plot lines of the new ABC series are not really an accurate representation of the country music industry.
Jason Aldean Admits That Marriage ‘Hasn’t Always Been Roses’
Jason Aldean and his wife, Jessica, are on the mend following a very public scandal, the couple tells 'CBS This Morning.'
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton Respond to Pregnancy Rumors
As is the case with any celebrity A-List couple, a pregnancy rumor is bound spread like wildfire every now and then. Following a misleading cover story from Life & Style magazine, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton took to their official Twitter accounts to humorously dispel any notion they a…
Casey James Embraces Scruffy New Look for No Shave November Cause
Casey James remains steadfast in his No Shave November commitment. This month, he's been forgoing any his usual facial hair grooming habits in support of Locks of Love, an organization that makes wigs from the donated hair for cancer patients who have lost their hair following intensive chemotherapy…
Keith Urban Announces 2013 Tour Dates, Takes Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch Along for th…
What happens when Keith Urban, Little Big Town and newcomer Dustin Lynch embark on a road trip with no functioning radio? They sing a medley of their favorite tunes, of course! The Aussie superstar enlisted his future tourmates for a hilarious video to announce the first leg of his upcoming 2013 hea…
Trace Adkins Set to Perform During 2012 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Trace Adkins will usher in the 2012 holiday season with an appearance at the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, one of the country's most-beloved festive traditions. The Louisiana native will join thousands of Americans as they line the streets of Manhattan on Nov. 22 to witness a…
Toby Keith, Luke Bryan + More Added to 2013 Houston Rodeo Lineup
Toby Keith and Luke Bryan have been announced as performers for the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo annual event, joining fellow country superstar Jason Aldean. Pop superstar and 'X Factor' judge Demi Lovato is also booked as a big act at the much-anticipated rodeo.
Taylor Swift Sells More Than a Million Albums in a Week for the Second Time
As predicted by many industry insiders, Taylor Swift has accomplished what no other female artist in SoundScan history has been able to do -- sell more than one million copies of an album in a 7-day period... twice. The 'Begin Again' singer claims her biggest career milestone after scannin…
When Does ‘American Idol’ Season 12 Start?
Keith Urban has been getting his hands dirty recently, searching for the the nation's foremost raw talent (and extinguishing diva flame wars between his fellow celebrity judges), and it's about time for fans to tune in on the action. So, when does 'American Idol' Season 12 start?