Taste of Country Staff hasn't taken a day off since he/she was born in December 2010. Staff is an avid fan of country music and country music only although he/she has a soft spot for artists like Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson. Other interests include live music, cold beer, pizza at midnight and photos of country music babies.
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Hunter Hayes, ‘Storyline’ – Everything You Need to Know in 30 Seconds or Less
Hunter Hayes' second studio album hits stores on Tuesday (May 6), and if you're on the fence about picking it up because you're not sure what to expect from 'Storyline,' this is your 30-second solution. But listen closely, or you're going to miss a few important details…
2014 ACM Awards Best Dressed Pictures
Blues and deep reds were popular amongst the best dressed at the 2014 ACM Awards on Sunday night.
2014 ACM Awards Worst Dressed Pictures
Men dominate the 2014 ACM Awards Worst Dressed list. Someone needs to work with these guys to make a few adjustments, because each is really not that far away from drifting down the red carpet unnoticed at worst. There is one female star on our list of fashion felons. Four of these five makes one mi…
ToC Encore: What’s Different About George Strait’s ACM Entertainer of the Year Campaign
George Strait's campaign for 2014 ACM Entertainer of the Year asks fans to make him the Entertainer of a Lifetime. It's a deviation from most campaigns for fan-voted awards that list everything an artist has accomplished in that year. Taste of Country writer Billy Dukes argues that Strait …
ToC Encore: Everything You Need to Know About Miranda Lambert’s ‘Platinum’ in 30 Seconds o…
Miranda Lambert's new album 'Platinum' will be available on June 3 and, with 16 tracks, there's a lot to know about the new studio project. Taste of Country writer Billy Dukes has managed to cram it all into one, 30-second-long, video cheat sheet.
Album Spotlight: Luke Bryan, ‘Spring Break 6 … Like We Ain’t Ever’
Luke Bryan’s sixth spring break EP isn’t so much a party album as it is a project for short-term lovers. Bryan explores the romantic side of spring break during ‘Like We Ain’t Ever.’ In many ways it’s an extension of the songs on ‘Crash My Party. …
ABCs of Cancer Help Young St. Jude Patients Understand What’s Happening to Them
At the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, one will find a wall filled with a long row of letters and notes from kids receiving treatment.
ToC Encore: Pushing Pause for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
For 25 years, country radio has stepped up to raise money for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and on Thursday and Friday (March 6 and 7), Taste of Country is joining that effort. Head writer Billy Dukes explains how artists like Dierks Bentley and Sheryl Crow jumped at a chance to he…
ToC Encore: A Defense for Artists Who Play SeaWorld
Nearly a dozen others refused, but Alan Jackson, Gretchen Wilson and Kid Rock have taken the stage to play SeaWorld's Bands, Brews & BBQ concert series, despite heavy protest from a controversy started after a documentary called 'Blackfish' aired. Should those who play be demo…
Tim McGraw’s ‘Highway Don’t Care’ Named Song of the Year at 2014 ToC Awards
A trio of country superstars was just too much for nine other nominees to overcome. Tim McGraw's 'Highway Don't Care,' a chart-topping collaboration with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, was voted the best song of 2013 at the recent Taste of Country Awards.
Miranda Lambert, ‘Automatic’ [Listen]
Miranda Lambert does nostalgia as well as she does crazy. Her new single ‘Automatic’ is a yearning look back at a time before computers, cell phones and 800 channels on TV. With familiar and original references, the singer introduces a softer tone for her fifth studio album.