Alanna Conaway’s love for music began at an early age, but it wasn’t until her mother began freelancing for country music magazines that she was thrown in the midst of her future career. At age 11, Conaway received praise from Billy Ray Cyrus after seeing her work as an amateur photographer, encouraging her to follow in her mother's footsteps. She then started freelancing for multiple publications as a photographer, before she began dabbling with writing. By the early 2000s, she was an published journalist for many music magazines on the market. At 29, she has established herself as a well-respected writer in the field of music entertainment and has built strong friendships along the way. Conaway currently resides in Nashville, Tenn. where she freelances full-time for Taste of Country, PopCrush, Ultimate Classic Rock, LoudWire, Guy Speed, Country Weekly and Full Access Magazine.
Kelly Clarkson (Featuring Vince Gill), ‘Don’t Rush’ – Lyrics Uncovered
While Kelly Clarkson's 'Don't Rush' lyrics were not intended for her originally, the song wound up in her hands and was a perfect fit. Not only did she nail the vocals, but Clarkson also had the good sense to bring in the heavenly voice of Vince Gill, which left the song's t…
Brantley Gilbert, ‘More Than Miles’ – Lyrics Uncovered
As is true with most of his songs, Brantley Gilbert's 'More Than Miles' lyrics come from a place deep in the singer's heart. The touching tune was taken straight from a page in his life which he experienced several years before making a name for himself in Nashville.
Florida Georgia Line ‘Cruise’ Into No. 1 on the Country Singles Charts
It's been a week that Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard won't soon forget. Not only is their debut album, 'Here's to the Good Times,' hitting stores on Tuesday (Dec. 4), but the album's first release, 'Cruise,' has topped the Country S…
Justin Moore and Friends Raise Over $20K With Jersey Shore Relief Benefit Concert
Justin Moore had the fans packed in the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville this past Tuesday (Nov. 27), when he called upon some of his famous friends to help raise some money during a special benefit concert, with proceeds going to the Jersey Shore Relief Fund, as well as his publicist, Carly Caramanna,…
Brantley Gilbert Extends Hell on Wheels Tour Into 2013, Adds Kip Moore to Lineup
Because his first headlining trek has been such a sales success, Brantley Gilbert has decided to extend the Hell on Wheels Tour with a second leg, which will start in 2013.
Scotty McCreery’s Christmas Album Sells Big as Singer Preps for Busy Holiday
Who wouldn't want to spend Christmas with Scotty McCreery? While there are plenty of fans who would like the opportunity, they'll have to settle for hearing the star sing Christmas carols this holiday season.
Pistol Annies’ Ashley Monroe Books Release Date for New Solo Album
Singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe is stepping into the spotlight spawned by her work with Pistol Annies to shine a little on her own. Hippie Annie, as she's known in the group, is releasing her very first solo album on Warner Music Nashville.
Tim McGraw, ‘One of Those Nights’ – Lyrics Uncovered
What do you get when you put three of Nashville's hottest songwriters in the same room? Typically, a hit song -- which is what happened when Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird and Chris Tompkins sat down to write the Tim McGraw 'One of Those Nights' lyrics.
Darius Rucker to Play Santa, Deliver $10K in Toys to Children This Holiday Season
Darius Rucker is hoping to spread the true spirit of the season this Christmas by bringing toys to kids in need.
Hunter Hayes, ‘Somebody’s Heartbreak’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Hunter Hayes' 'Somebody's Heartbreak' lyrics stem from a real-life situation that the 21-year-old CMA New Artist of the Year experienced not that long ago -- an instance which made for a great writing experience with Luke Laird and Andrew Dorff for Hayes' debut album.
Florida Georgia Line Plan to Go Skydiving if Hit Single ‘Cruise’ Tops the Charts
With their debut single, 'Cruise,' flying up the charts and nearing platinum for digital downloads sold, it wouldn't be too far fetched to assume that Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard are on their way to a career first: a No. 1 hit.
Jake Owen, Kip Moore Added to List of Performers for 2012 American Country Awards
With the 2012 American Country Awards right around the corner, lists of presenters and performers are filtering in each day, and get ready, ladies: Jake Owen, Kip Moore and Rascal Flatts will take the stage live from Las Vegas to perform during the annual awards show.
Kenny Chesney to Kick Off Annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign With Special Performan…
Kenny Chesney fans will have one extra reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving, as their favorite singer is set to perform at the Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas that day as part of the Salvation Army's 122nd annual Red Kettle Campaign.
Scotty McCreery and Family Get in the Christmas Spirit Early This Year
Though many people don't yet know what they're cooking for Thanksgiving, Scotty McCreery and his festive family are already ready for Christmas.