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 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 Tay…
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?
Keith Urban Announces Date, Lineup for 2013 We’re All for the Hall Benefit Concert
Keith Urban will momentarily step away from his 'American Idol' duties to host his fourth-annual We're All for the Hall benefit concert, scheduled for April 16 at Nashville's Bridgetone Arena.
Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away Tour to Be Memorialized in Country Music Hall of Fame and Mu…
Carrie Underwood's hugely-successful Blown Away Tour will be memorialized with a Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit entitled Carrie Underwood: The Blown Away Tour, which will launch on June 5 and run live through Nov. 10, 2013.
Keith Urban Loves Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, Nicole Kidman Assures
Keith Urban certainly has his hands full with his fellow Season 12 'American Idol' judges, those dueling divas known as Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. But according to the country superstar's wife, Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman, the 'For You' singer is actually very fon…
Stealing Angels’ Caroline Cutbirth and Jennifer Wayne Join ‘The Amazing Race’
Country fans will likely recognize a few faces on the upcoming season of 'The Amazing Race.' Former Stealing Angels bandmates Caroline Cutbirth and Jennifer Wayne have joined the cast of the popular reality show, which is celebrating an impressive 22 seasons on the air.
Brad Paisley Shares What He Did During the Super Bowl Blackout
All of America was on the edge of their seat last night during the Super Bowl power outage -- well, everyone except Brad Paisley. The country superstar used the unexpected game delay to geek out and head to the movie theater to catch up on one of his sci-fi favorites.
Keith Urban Seeking an ‘American Idol’ Contestant Who’s a Diamond in the Rough
What exactly is Keith Urban searching for as a judge during this season of 'American Idol'? Undeniable talent.
Randy Travis Sentenced in DWI Case
Randy Travis has pleaded guilty to his misdemeanor DWI charge and will narrowly avoid jail time from his 2012 arrest, during which his blood alcohol content was recorded as nearly three times the legal limit.
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.
Lady Antebellum Owe Miranda Lambert One for New Single ‘Downtown’
Lady Antebellum aren't the only ones who had their eyes on the song 'Downtown,' their new single.
Carrie Underwood Expands on Acceptance of Gay Marriage in Allure Cover Issue
Carrie Underwood first turned heads with pro-gay marriage remarks last year, suffering a minor backlash from protestors who questioned the singer's devout Christian lifestyle. In her most recent cover interview for Allure magazine, the 'Two Black Cadillacs' singer revisits her previou…