Alanna Conaway’s love for music began at an early age, but it wasn’t until her mother began freelancing for country music magazines that she was thrown in the midst of her future career. At age 11, Conaway received praise from Billy Ray Cyrus after seeing her work as an amateur photographer, encouraging her to follow in her mother's footsteps. She then started freelancing for multiple publications as a photographer, before she began dabbling with writing. By the early 2000s, she was an published journalist for many music magazines on the market. At 29, she has established herself as a well-respected writer in the field of music entertainment and has built strong friendships along the way. Conaway currently resides in Nashville, Tenn. where she freelances full-time for Taste of Country, PopCrush, Ultimate Classic Rock, LoudWire, Guy Speed, Country Weekly and Full Access Magazine.
Hunter Hayes, ‘Somebody’s Heartbreak’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Hunter Hayes' 'Somebody's Heartbreak' lyrics stem from a real-life situation that the 21-year-old CMA New Artist of the Year experienced not that long ago -- an instance which made for a great writing experience with Luke Laird and Andrew Dorff for Hayes' debut album.
Country Artists Share What They Are Most Thankful for This Thanksgiving
It's Thanksgiving again, and all across America folks are celebrating by spending time with family, eating too much food, taking a nap on Grandma's couch and generally just being thankful. Country stars have no shortage of reasons to give thanks, but they don't take that for granted -…
Carrie Underwood, ‘Two Black Cadillacs’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Carrie Underwood's 'Two Black Cadillacs' lyrics come from a dark place -- something the singer-songwriter seems to manage well.
Taylor Swift Wins Favorite Country Female at 2012 American Music Awards
Once again, Taylor Swift has picked up honors for Favorite Country Female at the American Music Awards. The starlet snagged the award during Sunday night's (November 18) broadcast from Los Angeles.
Tyler Farr Interview: Singer-Songwriter Says ‘Hello’ to Life as a Country Music Star
The world was introduced to Tyler Farr early in 2012 when he released his debut single, 'Hot Mess.' His follow-up single, 'Hello Goodbye,' impacted country radio in August, and became the most-added single the day of its release.
Love and Theft, ‘Runnin’ Out of Air’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Love and Theft's 'Runnin' Out of Air' lyrics take a different spin from what fans are used to hearing from the duo. But the marriage of melody, music and lyrics were the perfect fit, which is why the pair decided to pick the tune as their latest single to hit country radio airwav…
George Strait, ‘Give It All We Got Tonight’ – Lyrics Uncovered
The writer's behind George Strait's 'Give It All We Got Tonight' lyrics proved that hits can come from just about anywhere. Phil O'Donnell, Mark Bright and Tim James knocked out the tune, which is now a hit for the King of Country, over multiple writing sessions.
Aaron Lewis Interview: Staind Frontman Talks About ‘The Road’ That Brought Him Into Countr…
After the release of his seven-song country EP in 2011 titled 'Town Line,' which spawned the gold-selling single, 'Country Boy,' country rocker Aaron Lewis is back with a full-length album of monster songs that will put his name on the map of industry hitmakers.
Thompson Square to Release ‘Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?’ Romance Novel
Fresh off their win for Vocal Duo of the Year at the 2012 CMAs, Thompson Square's Keifer and Shawna Thompson are now preparing for another exciting career mark to check off their bucket list... first time authors!
Taylor Swift, ‘Begin Again’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Much like the rest of her songs, Taylor Swift's 'Begin Again' lyrics all come from a special place in the singer-songwriter's heart.
The Bellamy Brothers Aiming to Release Autobiography in 2013
Given that they've just released their second gospel album, one would think the Bellamy Brothers would be winding things down on their work load. But that isn't the case. The brothers are quietly chipping away at recording even more new tunes, as well as penning their first autobiography, …
The Band Perry Appear on Travel Channel’s ‘Extreme RVs’
The Band Perry will appear on this weekend's season opener of 'Extreme RVs' on the Travel Channel. During the episode, viewers will get an exclusive look into the sibling trio's home away from home -- their tour bus-- which not only provides them a home on wheels, but also a mobi…