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.
Vince Gill Declares His Greatest Support for Unfairly Treated Taylor Swift
Criticism is often a precursor to superstar fame, a reality that Vince Gill probably understands all too well. The 'Threaten Me With Heaven' singer says he thinks Taylor Swift has endured unfair criticism and has gone on the record to defend his fellow country music superstar.
Taylor Swift Sued for Ill-Fated Capital Hoedown Concert
Taylor Swift is being sued for not performing at last year's Canadian Capital Hoedown. The concert was canceled due to internal discord, but promoters think the country music superstar should have to share in the responsibility to refund music lovers who didn't get the chance to see Swift work her magic onstage.
Keith Urban Loves Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, Nicole Kidman Assures
Keith Urban certainly has his hands full with his fellow Season 12 'American Idol' judges, those dueling divas known as Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. But according to the country superstar's wife, Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman, the 'For You' singer is actually very fond of the strong-willed women.
Tim McGraw Spills on Recording ‘Highway Don’t Care’ ‘With’ Taylor Swift, Keith Urban
Is 'Highway Don't Care' one of your favorite tracks from Tim McGraw's 'Two Lanes of Freedom' album? If so, you have modern technology to thank for the colossal collaboration between the superstar, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.
Eric Church Announces Release Date for First Live Album, ‘Caught in the Act’
Eric Church has been 'Caught in the Act' of releasing his first-ever live collection, due out April 9.
George Strait Reflects on Humble Beginnings as a Musician
As George Strait bids farewell to life on the road as one of country music's most in-demand touring act, the country legend reflects back on his early days as a young musician trying to find his voice.
George Jones Enlists Randy Travis, Jamey Johnson + More for Final Farewell Concert
George Jones will cap his 58-year career as one of country music's most revered artists with a final performance on Nov. 22 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Randy Travis, Jamey Johnson, the Charlie Daniels Band and Lorrie Morgan will share the stage with living legend for what's sure to be a historic event.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Trouble’ Gets Facelift From Selena Gomez, ‘Modern Family’ Star + British Singer
Taylor Swift is No. 1 on the pop airplay charts this week with 'I Knew You Were Trouble,' so it was the perfect time for a few notable faces to share their renditions of what looks to become one of the music superstar's signature tunes.
Brantley Gilbert Already Has at Least Nine Songs for New Album
Brantley Gilbert started his new project with an astonishing 250 songs in consideration. However, the singer says that he has nearly completed his third album, with nine strong contenders already chosen for the follow-up to his 2012 gold-selling disc, 'Halfway to Heaven.'
Lady Antebellum Tease New Single, Mourn Loss of Aunt B in First 2013 Webisode
2013 has been year of new beginnings -- and sad endings -- for Lady Antebellum. The Grammy Award-winning trio used their first Webisode Wednesday feature of the new year to discuss the latest happenings in the life of one of country music's leading bands.
Jerrod Niemann Hand-Delivers Private Concert to Lucky College Student
Last September, Jerrod Niemann urged fans to submit their information for his 'Rock Your Room' sweepstakes, which promised one lucky winner a bundle of the latest Sony electronics to help furnish a college dorm room or home bedroom in need of a hi-tech makeover. Chosen at random, Catherine WIllis of Arizona State University was awarded the top prize, which also included a private, intimate perform
Johnny Cash, ‘I Have the Wine’? Contestant Strikes Out in Epic ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Fail
Apparently not everyone is well-versed in Johnny Cash's iconic country music repertoire, a sad truth made obvious by a contestant on Thursday night's (Jan. 10) episode of 'Wheel of Fortune.'