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.
Faith Hill, ‘American Heart’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Songwriters Jim Beavers and Jonathan Singleton paid close attention to real-life world scenarios when penning Faith Hill's 'American Heart' lyrics, hoping to create a solid tune with a powerful message.
Pistol Annies’ Ashley Monroe Books Release Date for New Solo Album
Singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe is stepping into the spotlight spawned by her work with Pistol Annies to shine a little on her own. Hippie Annie, as she's known in the group, is releasing her very first solo album on Warner Music Nashville.
Jake Owen Returns to Top of the Charts With ‘The One That Got Away’
Jake Owen is having one heck of a week. Not only did he welcome a brand new baby girl into the world on Thanksgiving Day, but the singer is now celebrating his third consecutive No. 1 hit single. This week, Owen is back at the top with 'The One That Got Away.'
Gloriana Release Powerful ‘Can’t Shake You’ Music Video
Gloriana premiered their 'Can't Shake You' video worldwide this week. In the climatic clip, the band keep the dynamics going with their powerful music and lyrics, just as they did with their previous hit '(Kissed You) Good Night.'
Tim McGraw, ‘One of Those Nights’ – Lyrics Uncovered
What do you get when you put three of Nashville's hottest songwriters in the same room? Typically, a hit song -- which is what happened when Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird and Chris Tompkins sat down to write the Tim McGraw 'One of Those Nights' lyrics.
Darius Rucker to Play Santa, Deliver $10K in Toys to Children This Holiday Season
Darius Rucker is hoping to spread the true spirit of the season this Christmas by bringing toys to kids in need.
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 -- they appreciate the blessings they've been given.
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.
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 airwaves.
Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban + More Tapped for Country Thunder Festival 2013 in Wisconsin
The year may be winding down, but now fans in Wisconsin have something to look forward to, as the lineup for the 2013 Country Thunder event has been announced. The festival is set for July 18 through July 21, 2013, and like years past, it will feature a full schedule of A-list country artists.
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.