Jessica Nicholson's passion for country, bluegrass and Christian music led her to Nashville in 2002. In 2006, she graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in music business (with a minor in writing), and began her career as a public relations and marketing coordinator at Resonate Records. She has written for Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) Magazine, countrystandardtime.com and worked as a staff writer for Country Weekly Magazine for nearly three years. She currently resides in Nashville.
Martina McBride’s Fans Raise Over $25K for Cancer Research
It's no secret that the right song can inspire healing and action, and Martina McBride's recent ballad 'I'm Gonna Love You Through It' is a prime example. The powerful and emotional song -- which describes one woman's journey through breast cancer diagnosis and tre…
Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera ‘Just a Fool’ Duet Hits the Web
'The Voice' judge and pop star Christina Aguilera recently previewed tracks from her latest album, 'Lotus,' including a soaring, passionate ballad titled 'Just a Fool' with fellow reality show coach Blake Shelton.
Toby Keith’s Son, Stelen Keith Covel, Makes Youth All-American Bowl
Toby Keith sure has something to be proud of. The singer's 15-year-old son, Stelen Keith Covel, was recently named to the 2013 Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl.
Zac Brown Goes on a Raw Food Diet
During his two performances at the CMAs last week, Zac Brown Band frontman Zac Brown put his musical prowess on display, but fans might have also noticed that the 'Goodbye in Her Eyes' singer has been looking trimmer and healthier these days.
Jason Aldean Raises Over $500K for Fight Against Breast Cancer in One Night
A Jason Aldean concert packed with over 20,000 fans is reason enough to put the whole room in a celebratory, rowdy mood. A Jason Aldean concert that also raises serious dollars for a good cause? That's an even better reason.
Brantley Gilbert Talks Songwriting, Collaborating With Girlfriend Jana Kramer
Life is good for Brantley Gilbert. At the CMA Songwriters Series in Nashville last week (Oct. 31), Gilbert showed off his vocal and songwriting prowess alongside a stellar lineup of fellow hit songwriters, including Sugarland's Kristian Bush, Bob DiPiero ('Southern Voice,' 'Blue …
Carrie Underwood Confirmed to Perform at American Music Awards
After the 'Blown Away' singer herself recently hinted at a possible appearance at the upcoming American Music Awards, Dick Clark Productions has confirmed that Carrie Underwood will be performing at the awards show on November 18.
Little Big Town Announce 2013 Tornado Tour Dates
Little Big Town will kick off a new tour, aptly titled the Tornado Tour, in 2013, beginning in Murray, Ky. on Jan. 31. 'Merry Go Round' singer Kacey Musgraves and 'Let It Rain' himaker David Nail are slated to join the quartet on select dates. The 28-city tour also includes six C…
Joe Diffie ‘Stunned’ by Shoutouts in Jason Aldean’s ‘1994’
One of the most talked-about tracks on Jason Aldean's new album, 'Night Train,' finds the singer showing off his rap skills yet again, while revering one of his musical heroes, Joe Diffie.
Miranda Lambert to Open New Store, Pink Pistol, in Oklahoma
Miranda Lambert juggles many roles -- singer, songwriter, entertainer, reigning three-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year -- and now she can add business owner to the list. Lambert will open her first store, Pink Pistol, in Tishomingo, Okla. on Friday, Nov. 23.
Keith Urban Nominated for GQ Australia’s ‘Man of the Year’ Honor
Country music heartthrob and 'American Idol' judge Keith Urban is nominated for GQ Australia's Man of the Year honor in 2012.
Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood Zing Taylor Swift in 2012 CMA Awards Opening Joke
Taylor Swift's romantic attachments are making more than headlines now -- they are making punchlines, too. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, who hosted Thursday's (Nov. 1) CMA Awards together, threw out several wisecracks during the show, one in the opening monologue involving the 'B…