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.
Kelly Clarkson Thought Whitney Houston’s Death Was Bad Omen for Her Relationship
Not many people can recall the exact day of their first date with their significant other, but Kelly Clarkson can. The 'Don't Rush' singer began dating her now-fiance, Brandon Blackstock, the same day as the untimely death of one of her musical idols -- a coincidence that worried the …
Jewel Revisits ‘Foolish Games’ With Kelly Clarkson’s Help
Pop-turned-country singer Jewel is celebrating her nearly 20-year career in music with the release her first-ever 'Greatest Hits' package, available next week. The superstar offers the first preview of the new collection with a fresh version of her 1997 classic 'Foolish Games,' w…
Blake Shelton Accepts Wounded Soldier’s Request for Special Handshake
A handshake may seem like a simple gesture to most, but not to Army veteran Brendan Marrocco. After surviving the first-ever successful double arm transplant, the American hero hopes to share his first handshake post-surgery with his favorite country singer, Blake Shelton.
Luke Bryan Is ‘Here to Party’ With 2013 Spring Break EP
Luke Bryan is bypassing the bleak weather blues with the release of his 'Spring Break... Here to Party' EP, which will hit store shelves and digital retailers on March 5.
Kenny Chesney Lives ‘Life on a Rock’ With Upcoming Album Release
Kenny Chesney will explore the living conditions of 'Life on a Rock' with the upcoming release of his second album in less than a year. Anchored by the project's first radio offering, 'Pirate Flag,' the 10-track collection will hit store shelves and digital retailers on Apri…
Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill to Present at 2013 Grammys
The 2013 Grammy Awards will get a healthy dose of country music star power with the inclusion of Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill as part of the ceremony's presenter lineup.
Little Big Town Schedule Free Concert to Benefit the Dogwood Project
Little Big Town will perform a free concert at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. on Feb. 6 to benefit the Dogwood Project, a non-profit organization created by the group's Kimberly Schlapman and her husband, Stephen, following the tragic death of Stephen&ap…
Sarah Darling Slated to Appear in Upcoming Episode of ‘The Bachelor’
Newcomer Sarah Darling will serenade the contestants of 'The Bachelor' on an upcoming episode of the popular reality dating series, which is scheduled to air in early February.
Carrie Underwood’s ‘Two Black Cadillacs’ Video Inspired by Stephen King
Avid readers of Stephen King's thriller novels may find the plot twist of Carrie Underwood's 'Two Black Cadillacs' strikingly familiar. The country music superstar used the famous novelist's classic 'Christine' as muse for her eery new video, which is being praised…
Vince Gill, Kenny Rogers + More to Set Sail for the First-Ever Country Music Cruise
Vince Gill, Kenny Rogers and a handful of country music's top stars have all signed on to perform on the inaugural Country Music Cruise, a country-themed ocean liner that will set sail through the Caribbean in early 2014.
Kelly Clarkson Planning Fall Wedding, Eyeing ‘Wedding Singer’ Blake Shelton
Kelly Clarkson had been rather quiet about her pending nuptials, but the 'Don't Rush' singer is now opening up about the ceremony -- which will likely take place toward the end of 2013.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Trouble’ Gets Facelift From Selena Gomez, ‘Modern Family’ Star + British S…
Taylor Swift is No. 1 on the pop airplay charts this week with 'I Knew You Were Trouble,' so it was the perfect time for a few notable faces to share their renditions of what looks to become one of the music superstar's signature tunes.