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.
Blake Shelton’s New Year’s Resolution Is to Be Less Controversial
Vowing to behave yourself on Twitter isn't the most conventional New Year's resolution, but Blake Shelton isn't your average user. Following a few well-publicized, ill-humored comments made through his official account in 2012, the CMA Entertainer of the Year promises to make more fri…
Carrie Underwood Puts Her First Famous House on the Market
Carrie Underwood has placed her former Franklin, Tenn. residence for sale. The modest three-bedroom home can be yours for the asking price of $372,500 -- slightly less than the $384,000 Underwood paid for a few years back.
Scotty McCreery Gets His Wisdom Teeth Pulled
He may be one of the hottest new superstars in country music, but Scotty McCreery is not immune to the perils of painful dental procedures. The 'Water Tower Town' singer took to his official Twitter on Wednesday morning (Jan. 2) to share the news that he was going under the knife to remove…
Taylor Swift Named One of Forbes’ 30 Under 30
Taylor Swift has landed on another annual countdown, earning a coveted spot on Forbes' 30 Under 30 feature as one of the most innovative, financially-friendly young musicians of 2012.
Johnny Cash’s ‘I Walk the Line’ Gets Hand Fart Treatment on YouTube
It may take superb guitar skills to become a country music superstar, but it's harmonious hand fart skills that will get you recognized as a YouTube sensation. Case in point: This odd, but mesmerizing take on Johnny Cash's iconic hit, 'I Walk the Line.'
Dierks Bentley Reveals He’s Not the Star of His Family
Dierks Bentley may have millions of adoring country music fans, but the superstar singer insists that his brother, Fife, is the true star of the Bentley household.
Mumford and Sons Show Off Their Live Musicianship in ‘I WIll Wait’ Video
The 'wait' is finally over! Four months after releasing 'I Will Wait' to radio, Mumford & Sons are trying their hand at the country genre, sending the bluegrass-infused rock track and its accompanying music video to country outlets.
Carrie Underwood Doesn’t Like to Label Herself – Or Her Music
When it comes to the ongoing country vs. pop debate, Carrie Underwood says that she doesn't necessarily like to label herself, but chooses to remain loyal to the genre that launched her superstar career immediately after winning 'American Idol.'
Miranda Lambert Says Blake Shelton Is a Little Jealous of Her New Baby
No, Miranda Lambert is not pregnant -- but that doesn't necessarily mean that her hubby, Blake Shelton, isn't a bit jealous of the 'Fastest Girl in Town' singer's new 'baby.'
Blake Shelton Offers Bible-Inspired Music Video for ‘New Kid in Town’
Just in time for Christmas, Blake Shelton released the biblically-themed music video for 'New Kid In Town,' a track from his holiday album, 'Cheers, It's Christmas.'
Jason Aldean Reveals What He’s Looking Forward to Most This Christmas
As 2012 draws to an end, a very busy Jason Aldean has finally found time to reflect on a turbulent year. Despite his personal setbacks, the country superstar hopes to end his year on a personal high note -- spending the holidays with people who matter most to him.
Jake Owen Raises $125K for Children’s Charity Organizations
What better way for Jake Owen to wrap his first headlining tour than to raise $125,000 for a good cause? The country music superstar capped his 2012 CMT on Tour: The Summer Never Ends trek last week (Dec. 15) with a hometown concert in Vero Beach, Fla., raising a rather large chunk of change with th…