Mike Thiel is a midwestern Millennial multimediaist with an appreciation for alliteration. (It’s all true!) His stories, photos and videos can be found on the USA Today Network, Taste of Country Network and other entertainment publications and websites around the world. Thiel has created numerous enterprise entertainment features and regularly interviews musicians, comedians, athletes, reality stars, movie producers and more. Currently based in Nashville, Thiel is exploring Music City’s evolving music and nightlife scene and is also a musician himself.
Old Dominion’s ‘Be With Me’ Video Is All About the Ladies
What if you were auditioning for a music video and the director said your audition tape would be used in the real thing? Would you freak out? Would you maybe not have worn that shirt?
Album Spotlight: Chris Janson, ‘Everybody’
Chris Janson’s sophomore album Everybody has a little something for – well – everybody.
Kellie Pickler, Phil Vassar Team for Holiday Single and Tour
Two country music favorites, Phil Vassar and Kellie Pickler, are teaming up this holiday season for a special 13-date Christmas tour.
Charles Esten Defies Death in Hilarious New Carl’s Jr. Commercial
Charles Esten's new role in the Carl's Jr. commercials won't win him an Emmy, but who needs that when you're winning on the internet?!
Jon Pardi Rocks California Country at George Dickel Porch Sessions
Jon Pardi brought his California country to Tullahoma, Tenn., on Saturday (Aug. 12) when he headlined the third installment of the George Dickel Porch Sessions.
Miranda Lambert’s ‘Vice’ Certified Platinum
Miranda Lambert's "Vice" has officially gone platinum.
Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Dig Your Roots’ Album Goes Platinum
Florida Georgia Line's 2016 Dig Your Roots album has gone platinum.
Miley Cyrus Asks Her Dad to Be ‘The Voice’ Advisor
One Cyrus is not enough for NBC's The Voice. Pop superstar Miley Cyrus has invited her father, country artist Billy Ray Cyrus, to be her team advisor for the upcoming Season 13.
You Talk, You Text in a Movie Theater, You Disappoint George Strait
George Strait doesn't want you to talk or text. Well, at least not during a show at any Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
Granger Smith’s Real-Life Love Story Plays Out in ‘Happens Like That’ Music Video
Granger Smith didn't call on actors to star in his "Happens Like That" video. Instead, he turned to his family.
Dierks Bentley Meets Wounded Veteran in Virginia Beach
Dierks Bentley’s What the Hell World Tour has been making miles across the globe, but one east coast tour stop has stood above the rest, especially for wounded U.S. Army Sgt. Legrand Strickland.
This Throwback Pic of Blake Shelton and Rascal Flatts With a Shotgun Is Country Heaven
Blake Shelton is one of country music's most recognizable figures, but can you pull him out of this throwback pic?