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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Top 10 Memorial Day Songs
Country music has the power to help us heal a broken heart and cope with some of life's unfair circumstances. In this list of the Top 10 Memorial Day songs, we spotlight the tender lyrics in songs like 'Some Gave All' that honor those that have given the ultimate sacrifice.
Win a Trip to Get ‘Reckless’ With Martina McBride at CMA Music Fest
Martina McBride's appearance at CMA Music Festival next month will include you if you win this flyaway to Nashville.
Josh Abbott Band (Feat. Carly Pearce), ‘Wasn’t That Drunk’ [Listen]
Josh Abbott's road-worn vocals mixed with Carly Pearce's expressive range make "Wasn't That Drunk" an intoxicating harmony you may not have ordered if you saw it only on paper.
Brett Eldredge, ‘Wanna Be That Song’ [Listen]
Brett Eldredge's "Wanna Be That Song" speaks to a higher audience. The country crooner is willing to pass poetry off as country music, and his fans and country radio are better for it.
Top 10 Songs About Mom
Country music is known for its great narrative songs about real life, home and family. That's probably the reason that "Mom" has been the subject of so many great country music recordings.
Win a Trip for Two to See Keith Urban’s Ripcord Tour in New Orleans
Keith Urban's Ripcord World Tour will plant stakes in New Orleans this fall, and he's hoping you'll meet him there. Enter here for your chance to win a trip for two to the Big Easy to see Keith with Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris.
Country Artists Who’ve Died in 2016
2016 has already been a difficult one for music, and it's not over yet. This year we've said a tearful goodbye to several country singers, songwriters and musicians.
Zac Brown Band, ‘Castaway’ [Listen]
Zac Brown Band’s "Castaway" is as reggae-influenced and beachy as the band has ever been. The island-friendly track from Jekyll + Hyde is "Toes" and "Knee Deep" smushed together and amplified.
Scotty McCreery, Home Free Lead ToC Top 10 Video Countdown Yet Again
We like our Taste of Country Top 10 Video Countdown shaken, not stirred, and fans shook up the order this week.
Top 10 Merle Haggard Songs
Merle Haggard was one of the greatest influences on modern country singers and songwriters.
Will Blake Shelton’s Sultry ‘Came Here to Forget’ Make It on the Top 10 Countdown?
There's a new video vying for votes this week, and it's a big one! Blake Shelton's sultry black and white visual for "Came Here to Forget" is officially on the poll, and it wants your votes. But does he have what it takes to make it on the Top 10 Video Countdown next week?
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…