If a passion for music and a knack for writing make a career, then color Amanda Hensel lucky. She is the product of writers -- apparently when you add two news journalists together, you get one music journalist. She currently resides in 'the live music capital of the world,' where she snagged a journalism degree from the University of Texas. Although she's grounded in Austin, Hensel's name travels -- in her short career, she has cited her passion writing for AOL Music Blog, Fringe Magazine, the Houston Press and various other publications.
Miranda Lambert: From Nashville to Marfa and Back to ‘Austin City Limits’
On this night in downtown Austin, Texas, old friends — live music and its audience — reunited.
Miranda Lambert’s Beloved Dog of 13 Years, Waylon, Has Died
"Today I lost one of my best friends," Lambert says.
Joe Diffie Dead of Coronavirus: Travis Tritt, Kelsea Ballerini and More Mourn the ’90s Cou…
Joe Diffie's death is a painful shock to the country music community.
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We tip our hats to the man who made our hearts all achy and breaky.
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It's a painful breakup song that will hit you in the gut.
Jake Owen’s Baby on the Way Is Another Girl, and He’s Given Up Drinking
"I'm good at making girls."
Taylor Swift’s Big Reputation Holds True in Houston
Oh, look what we made her do ... Taylor Swift left country music and grew into a pop superstar who sells out massive football stadiums.
Top 10 Independence Day Songs
Nothing brings out the patriotism in us like Independence Day.
Carrie Underwood Injured in Fall Outside Nashville Home
Carrie Underwood fell on the steps outside her Nashville-area home on Friday night (Nov. 10), suffering "a broken wrist and cuts and abrasions."
Chris Young Took Cover in Trailer Behind Stage During Las Vegas Shooting
Chris Young was backstage at the sold-out Route 91 Festival in Las Vegas just after midnight Monday morning (Oct. 2) when a gunman opened fire.
Jason Aldean Safe After Las Vegas Shooting: ‘Tonight Has Been Beyond Horrific’
Jason Aldean and pregnant wife Brittany have reported themselves safe after a mass deadly shooting in Las Vegas on Monday morning (Oct. 2).