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.
Carrie Underwood’s ‘Blown Away’ Hits No. 1
Carrie Underwood has a big reason to celebrate this week. The singer has officially landed her 16th No. 1 single this week with her hit song 'Blown Away.' The tune is the second single release from her fourth studio album of the same name.
Jon Jones of Eli Young Band’s Father Passes Away After Long Battle With Cancer
It's been a long and understandably difficult week for Eli Young Band bassist Jon Jones, whose father died last week. Allen Edwin Jones passed away in Ft. Worth, Texas last Monday, Oct. 8, after losing a long battle with lung cancer.
JT Hodges Welcomes Second Daughter
JT Hodges and his wife will need to add one more stocking to the mantle this Christmas; the couple welcomed their second daughter into the world last week.
Dierks Bentley’s Miles and Music Event Canceled Due to Severe Weather
Dierks Bentley's annual Miles and Music for Kids event is one he looks forward to year round. Unfortunately, the 2012 charity motorcycle ride and concert -- scheduled for Sunday afternoon (Oct. 14) -- has been canceled due to severe weather in the Nashville area.
Kenny Chesney Booked for Sammy Hagar’s Annual Birthday Bash in San Lucas
As Sammy Hagar prepares to turn 65 on Saturday (Oct. 13), he is also putting the finishing touches on his hyped-p annual birthday bash, which will held on the sandy beaches of San Lucas, Mexico on Friday.
Jason Aldean Remains at No. 1 With ‘Take a Little Ride’ for Third Week in a Row
There is just no slowing Jason Aldean down! This week, the singer's latest chart-topping hit, 'Take a Little Ride,' can tally a third week atop the country singles chart, keeping Aldean's streak of No. 1 singles going strong.
'Take a Little Ride' is the singer's six…
'Take a Little Ride' is the singer's six…
Frankie Ballard, Jon Pardi + Miss Willie Brown Will ‘Tie One On’ With Fall Tour
As the year winds town, country artists are scrambling to get in some last-minute face-to-face time with their fans on fall tours. Next up is the Tie One on Tour starring Frankie Ballard, Jon Pardi and Miss Willie Brown.
George Strait 2013 Final Tour Tickets on Sale This Week
Fans who are still at a loss for words about George Strait announcing his final tour have a bit of good news to cheer them up this week. Tickets for the 2013 portion of the Cowboy Rides Away Tour will go on sale Friday (Oct. 12).
Tim McGraw Brings LoCash Cowboys’ Preston Brust Onstage for ‘Truck Yeah’ Encore Performanc…
The only thing better than writing a Top 15 hit for a country superstar is getting to perform it alongside them in front of thousands of screaming country fans. To end a show at Southern Illinois Country Fest in Sparta, Ill. on Sunday (Oct. 7), Tim McGraw's invited 'Truck Yeah' co-wri…
Little Big Town Dish on How They Balance Parenting and Touring
Traveling the country in a bus full of people is hard enough, let alone with three young children spun into the mix. Yet somehow, the members of Little Big Town seem to make parenting on the road work well, even with their on-fire careers.
Justin Moore Interview: Hitmaker Spills on Life at Home With Two Daughters and Trying His …
Justin Moore has a standing position as one of country music's most-loved crooners, which is partially in thanks to his charming personality, but mostly due to the fact that he dishes out the kind of country music that people seem to gravitate toward. After a wild ride over the past couple of years …
Brad Paisley, ‘Southern Comfort Zone’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Brad Paisley -- simply put -- is a musical genius, especially when it comes to creating lyrics to some of his biggest hits. Paisley's 'Southern Comfort Zone' lyrics are no exception. The singer took his time penning the tune with two of his best songwriting pals, Kelley Lovelace and C…
Zac Brown Band, ‘Goodbye in Her Eyes’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Like with many of their tunes, Zac Brown Band's 'Goodbye in Her Eyes' lyrics were birthed with help from Wyatt Durrette. The songwriter began to write the tune over a decade ago, before taking the song to Brown to finish.
Garth Brooks Prepares to Draw the Curtain on Three-Year Las Vegas Residency
Garth Brooks will take his final bow on the Wynn Las Vegas Encore Theater stage in November. The iconic singer has spent the past three years performing his one-man show there, and has been packing the showroom every night.