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.
Darius Rucker, ‘True Believers’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Darius Rucker's 'True Believers' lyrics, like many great country songs, hit close to home. The new Opry addition penned the song with hit songwriter Josh Kear, and it's the first single from his forthcoming third studio album, slated for release in January.
Trailer Choir’s Big Vinny Ties the Knot
October has been a big month for country weddings, and the latest singer to walk down the aisle is former Trailer Choir member Big Vinny (real name Vincent Hickerson). Hickerson and his girlfriend of three years, Lori Diaz, married last Thursday (Oct. 11).
Luke Bryan, ‘Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Luke Bryan knows how to deliver a song with passion. Just look at the 'Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye' lyrics. Bryan helped pen the sexy single with his record producer, Jeff Stevens, and hit songwriter, Shane McAnally.
Carrie Underwood’s ‘Blown Away’ Hits No. 1
Carrie Underwood has a big reason to celebrate this week. The singer has officially landed her 16th No. 1 single this week with her hit song 'Blown Away.' The tune is the second single release from her fourth studio album of the same name.
Jon Jones of Eli Young Band’s Father Passes Away After Long Battle With Cancer
It's been a long and understandably difficult week for Eli Young Band bassist Jon Jones, whose father died last week. Allen Edwin Jones passed away in Ft. Worth, Texas last Monday, Oct. 8, after losing a long battle with lung cancer.
Kenny Chesney Booked for Sammy Hagar’s Annual Birthday Bash in San Lucas
As Sammy Hagar prepares to turn 65 on Saturday (Oct. 13), he is also putting the finishing touches on his hyped-p annual birthday bash, which will held on the sandy beaches of San Lucas, Mexico on Friday.
George Strait 2013 Final Tour Tickets on Sale This Week
Fans who are still at a loss for words about George Strait announcing his final tour have a bit of good news to cheer them up this week. Tickets for the 2013 portion of the Cowboy Rides Away Tour will go on sale Friday (Oct. 12).
Hannah Blaylock of Edens Edge Marries Longtime Boyfriend in Arkansas – Exclusive Wedding P…
Edens Edge lead vocalist Hannah Blaylock is officially off the market. The brunette songstress married her longtime boyfriend, Justin Wakefield, last weekend (Sept. 30) on a farm in Fayetteville, Ark., not far from where she grew up.
Zac Brown Band, ‘Goodbye in Her Eyes’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Like with many of their tunes, Zac Brown Band's 'Goodbye in Her Eyes' lyrics were birthed with help from Wyatt Durrette. The songwriter began to write the tune over a decade ago, before taking the song to Brown to finish.
Randy Rogers Band Release Video With a Twist in ‘One More Sad Song’
Randy Rogers Band is back on the country radar with a brand new music video for their latest single, 'One More Sad Song.' The tune is the first release from the Texas-based band's forthcoming album, 'Trouble,' which is set for release in 2013.
Gloriana, ‘Can’t Shake You’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Gloriana's 'Can't Shake You' lyrics and melody fit together like a hand and glove. However, that reality was almost not realized. Hit songwriter James T. Slater had the piano melody in his back pocket for nearly a year, but never found the perfect word marriage until he linked up…
Darius Rucker Invited to Become Newest Grand Ole Opry Member by Brad Paisley
October 2, 2012 is sure to be a date that Darius Rucker won't soon forget, as it marks the day that the singer was asked to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry family.