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.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ Was the Only Triple Platinum Album of 2012
Taylor Swift was the only musician in any genre to earn a Triple Platinum certification in 2012, surpassing the massive milestone with her current studio album, 'Red.'
Dwight Yoakam Sells Out Second Ryman Show
Dwight Yoakam's two-night residency at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium is completely sold out. Tickets for the iconic singer's highly-anticipated return to the historic stage -- scheduled for April 12 and 13 -- sold out within 30 and 45 minutes of being on sale, respectively.
Wynonna on Joining ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Cast: ‘I Deserve to Be Healthy’
Wynonna Judd has never been shy when addressing her weight fluctuations, so it's no surprise that the 'No One Else on Earth' superstar is being completely candid when explaining her reasons for joining the just-announced cast of 'Dancing With the Stars.'
Carrie Underwood Goes Live With AXS TV for Televised Blown Away Concert Special
Carrie Underwood has partnered with AXS TV to present 'Carrie Underwood: Blown Away Tour Live 2013,' a March 3 televised presentation that will transport the hugely successful tour from the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif...
Cassadee Pope to Join Rascal Flatts and the Band Perry for Upcoming Tour
'The Voice' Season 3 winner Cassadee Pope won country music fans over with a stellar performance of 'Changed' with Rascal Flatts on the wildly popular reality competition series. Now the newcomer will join the Grammy Award-winning trio on their upcoming headlining tour of the same name later this year.
Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood Get the Goat Treatment
Rural living is often a theme in country music videos, so it's rather reasonable to expect a farm animal to make a cameo in a clip from country music's biggest names. With that said, we don't think creative fan-made "goat versions" of 'I Knew You Were Trouble' and 'Blown Away' are what Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood had in mind when they released their blockbuster videos. Both were vi
George Strait Hopes to Go 60 for 60
Are you hoping 'Give It All We Got Tonight' becomes George Strait's next No. 1 single? Strait's team is giving fans the chance to help make the country music icon's current radio offering his 60th chart-topping classic -- just before the singer turns 61 years old on May 18.
Jerrod Niemann’s ‘Only God Could Love You More’ Video Portrays Absolute Love
Love is unconditional and can take many shapes and forms -- a universal idea used to weave three separate storylines together in Jerrod Niemann's new music video for his beautiful ballad, 'Only God Can Love You More.'
Lady Antebellum Offer Acoustic Performance of ‘Downtown’
Are you totally digging Lady Antebellum's current hit, 'Downtown'? If so, you'll love the acoustic version the trio offered up during a recent Webisode Wednesday.
Vince Gill Declares His Greatest Support for Unfairly Treated Taylor Swift
Criticism is often a precursor to superstar fame, a reality that Vince Gill probably understands all too well. The 'Threaten Me With Heaven' singer says he thinks Taylor Swift has endured unfair criticism and has gone on the record to defend his fellow country music superstar.
Kelly Clarkson Reveals Whether She’s Ever Lip-Synced
Kelly Clarkson delivered a stellar live performance of 'My Country 'Tis of Thee' at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, despite sub-freezing temperatures and intense media scrutiny. But has the former 'American Idol' winner ever lip-synced in a pinch?
Taylor Swift’s Grammys Bracelet Was Made by a Young Cancer Patient
Taylor Swift looked gorgeous on the red carpet of the 2013 Grammy Awards earlier this month, thanks in part to a beautiful bracelet designed by a young cancer patient.