Mike Thiel is a midwestern Millennial multimediaist with an appreciation for alliteration. (It’s all true!) His stories, photos and videos can be found on the USA Today Network, Taste of Country Network and other entertainment publications and websites around the world. Thiel has created numerous enterprise entertainment features and regularly interviews musicians, comedians, athletes, reality stars, movie producers and more. Currently based in Nashville, Thiel is exploring Music City’s evolving music and nightlife scene and is also a musician himself.
Gretchen Wilson Reveals How Faith Hill Inspired ‘Redneck Woman’
Gretchen is country music's whiskey drinking, butt-kicking "Redneck Woman." But her inspiration for the career-making song is surprising.
Sam Hunt Makes Surprise Appearance at Bobby Bones’ Million Dollar Show [Watch]
And to think, he almost bought his tickets to attend.
Is Jason Aldean Keeping Rock Alive in Country Music?
He's keeping it going — he couldn't not.
‘Real Friends’ Chris Janson and Blake Shelton Collab on New Album
Chris Janson says he's making "Real Friends" with real friends — like Blake Shelton!
Blake Shelton Doesn’t Really Want to Put Any More Albums Out
It's not the end for him, though.
Brooks & Dunn to Be Joined by Luke Combs, More for Special ‘CMT Crossroads’
Brooks & Dunn are headlining their very own CMT Crossroads this June — with friends!
Sexiest Man Alive Blake Shelton Has a Message for Adam Levine [Watch]
Blake Shelton has been named Sexiest Man Alive 2017 by People, and the country star appears to be loving it.
This Granger Smith Fan Couldn’t Come to Him, So He Went to Her [Watch]
Granger Smith is thanking his fans in an unusual way, and one fan in Ohio got the coolest thank you yet.
Miranda Lambert’s ‘Vice’ Certified Platinum
Miranda Lambert's "Vice" has officially gone platinum.
Florida Georgia Line Preview ‘Smooth’ Music Video at FGL House Opening
Florida Georgia Line debuted a music video for their song "Smooth" music video for unsuspecting fans in Nashville on June 5.
Hear Lady Antebellum’s ‘This City’ From Their New ‘Heart Break’ Album
Lady Antebellum have shared another new song with fans: "This City" is the fourth song released in advance of the trio’s new album Heart Break, out June 9.