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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The Showdown: High Valley vs. Charles Kelley
Wow! High Valley have done it again. The sibling duo have pulled off another upset victory, this time over Keith Urban. They'll face off against Lady Antebellum singer Charles Kelley today and over the weekend to take a shot at the Hall of Fame.
Carrie Underwood, ‘Church Bells’ [Listen]
Carrie Underwood’s "Church Bells" tastes like sweet revenge and adds to her growing body count of no good men. The singer’s fictional story of a poor girl named Jenny quickly takes a dark turn, and the singer celebrates her antagonist’s inevitable fate.
The Showdown: High Valley vs. Keith Urban
High Valley have managed another decisive Showdown victory, but before they can take a shot at the Hall of Fame, they'll have to get by one of the biggest superstars in the country format today.
2016 ACM Awards Predictions
The 2016 ACM Awards are right around the corner, and you know what that means — it's time for Taste of Country readers and staff to square off and predict the winners in one of the biggest country competitions of the year.
7 Unforgettable Keith Urban Moments
What makes Keith Urban unforgettable? Start with his music, then move to his guitar skills ...
You Think You Know Reba McEntire?
Reba McEntire really is the hardest working woman in country music. The legend grew up in a rancher's household, meaning she often got more done before sunrise than some do in a week. There were some jobs that weren't for the squeamish ... OK, there's one job in particular that will m…
The Showdown: High Valley vs. Brothers Osborne
High Valley notched a major Showdown upset over the weekend. The Canadian duo's new single "Make You Mine" inspired feverish voting, and in the end they had just enough to top Kenny Chesney's new song "Noise."
You Think You Know Kenny Chesney?
Kenny Chesney is one of country music's biggest stars, but do you know where he got his start in Nashville?
Scotty McCreery’s ‘Southern Belle’ Is No. 1 Yet Again on the Video Countdown
Scotty McCreery is victorious once again with his video for "Southern Belle." He's been battling it out with Home Free, whose "9 to 5" cover comes in at No. 2 this week.
Craig Campbell, ‘Outskirts of Heaven’ [Listen]
Songs like Craig Campbell’s “Outskirts of Heaven” refocus a country genre that’s easily distracted. The singer’s picture of heaven is familiar and satisfying. His vocal performance is amongst the best of his career.
The Showdown: High Valley vs. Kenny Chesney
High Valley have scored a nice Showdown victory with their new single, but wow, are they going to have their hands full today and over the weekend. The sibling duo will square off against Kenny Chesney in a new challenge.
Kenny Chesney, ‘Noise’ [Listen]
Kenny Chesney says “Noise” is his first song with real social importance, and the timing couldn’t be better. Without being political, he takes on politics. Without sounding like a luddite, he challenges technology. Without smelling curmudgeonly, he recalls how things once were.