If a passion for music and a knack for writing make a career, then color Amanda Hensel lucky. She is the product of writers -- apparently when you add two news journalists together, you get one music journalist. She currently resides in 'the live music capital of the world,' where she snagged a journalism degree from the University of Texas. Although she's grounded in Austin, Hensel's name travels -- in her short career, she has cited her passion writing for AOL Music Blog, Fringe Magazine, the Houston Press and various other publications.
Tim McGraw Lands Big Fishing Catch, But Fans Are Only Noticing His Abs
Tim McGraw apparently went fishing on Friday (July 7), but will anyone even notice what he caught?
Chris Stapleton’s Canceled Tour Dates Are Due to Broken Bone, Detached Tendon
This week, Chris Stapleton unexpectedly postponed three weeks of scheduled shows without offering a reason. Late Thursday night (June 1), he explained why.
Dierks Bentley’s Dog, Jake, Dies
Dierks Bentley and family are mourning the loss of one of the singer's oldest friends.
Garth Brooks Forced to Cancel Upcoming Tampa Tour Dates
Garth Brooks fans in Florida will unfortunately have to travel out of state to catch the superstar and wife Trisha Yearwood on their World Tour this summer, as Brooks' upcoming Tampa shows have been canceled.
Carrie Underwood (Finally!) Shares Photo of Baby Isaiah’s Face
Apparently, Carrie Underwood's baby boy is following in dad Mike Fisher's footsteps.
Townsquare Media Acquires WE Fest, Largest Country Music + Camping Fest
WE Fest, the world’s largest country music and camping festival, has changed hands.
Friends Fear Suicide After ‘American Idol’ Singer Josh Gracin Posts Alarming Note
A cryptic message posted to country singer Josh Gracin's personal Facebook page late Thursday afternoon (Aug. 14) put fans and friends in a frenzy, concerned the singer may be preparing to take his own life.
Paul Walker Dead at 40: Country Artists React
Late Saturday evening (Nov. 30), the tragic news hit the internet hard: Paul Walker is dead. The ‘Fast and Furious ' star, 40, was killed in a single-car crash on Saturday afternoon after leaving a charity event.
Little Big Town vs. Gretchen Wilson – The Showdown
A win for Little Big Town in Friday's Showdown will be the third straight. The foursome have been hotter than ever over the past year with hit single after hit single, and they're hoping to continue that streak with their latest effort, 'Your Side of the Bed.' But first, they'll have to get past fie…
Savannah Berry Covers Taylor Swift’s ‘Safe and Sound,’ Joins Team Blake on ‘The Voice’
It's likely that Blake Shelton's fellow 'The Voice' judges are kicking themselves after the three-time reigning winner snagged country singer Savannah Berry on Tuesday night's (April 2) episode. Berry, just 17, performed a rendition of Taylor Swift's 'Safe and…
Mindy McCready Dead
Mindy McCready is dead. Local law enforcement has confirmed the news, also speculating that the country singer took her own life. She was 37.
Taylor Swift Opens Up About Bleeding ‘Red,’ Living Under a Magnifying Glass + Still Growin…
Taylor Swift is tired and a little glassy-eyed from a full day of interviews by the time we sit down to chat, but still she's warm, kind and, well, genuine. Just like she seems. We're like two girls in a coffee shop, even though we're surrounded by bright lights, cameramen, assistants, label reps --…