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.
Little Big Town, ‘Tornado’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Song lyrics can stem from just about anywhere. Just ask songwriters Natalie Hemby and Delta Maid, who got together and knocked out Little Big Town's 'Tornado' lyrics. The song is the band's current single and the title track to their brand new album.
Chris Young to Kick Off Liquid Neon Tour With Headlining Show at Ryman Auditorium
Chris Young fans are in for quite the treat this year when the singer hits the road for his forthcoming Liquid Neon Tour. The headlining trek is set to kick off in November, and to make the first night extra special, Young has decided to have the opening performance be at Nashville's historic R…
Eric Church Interview: ‘Creepin” Hitmaker Talks CMAs Nods, Fatherhood and Why He’s Taking …
As the year gets ready to wind down, Eric Church can certainly look back on 2012 and smile. While he has been at the music game for quite some time, this year was essentially the first 'break' he got in the industry -- finally embraced by the community for his incredible work as a singer, …
Jason Aldean’s ‘Take a Little Ride’ Tops Country Singles Chart
Jason Aldean is starting off the week back at the top slot on the country singles chart with his latest hit, 'Take a Little Ride.' The tune takes over the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts, leaping from No. 3 where it was positioned last week.
Thomas Rhett Getting Married in October
The clock is ticking on Thomas Rhett's bachelorhood. The 'Something to Do With My Hands' singer reveals exclusively to Taste of Country that he will tie the knot with fiancee Lauren Gregory in October.
Brantley Gilbert Admits He Shot the ‘Kick It in the Sticks’ Video in Day-Old Clothes
It's no secret that music video shoots make for a long day. But in Brantley Gilbert's case, shooting his 'Kick It in the Sticks' video was a really, really long day.
Keith Urban, ‘For You’ – Lyrics Uncovered
When Keith Urban was approached by the big-wigs behind the epic film, 'Act of Valor,' to create a song for its official motion picture soundtrack, he was honored, but knew he had a big job on his hands to come up with the perfect 'For You' lyrics.
Lee Brice’s ‘Hard to Love’ Is Certified Gold
Lee Brice's streak of success is not showing any signs of slowing, and he is now celebrating a little more. His latest single and the title track to his current album, 'Hard to Love,' has been certified gold for digital downloads exceeding 500,000 copies sold.
Hunter Hayes Gets What He ‘Wanted’ With First No. 1 Single
There is something oh so sweet about experiencing the very first No. 1 single of your career as an artist. This week, the honor goes to Hunter Hayes, who tops the charts with only his second single, 'Wanted.'
Little Big Town Still Rockin’ at No. 1 With ‘Pontoon’
It's been dubbed the "summertime song," and since there is still a bit of summer left, it's only fitting that Little Big Town continue to hold down the No. 1 position on the country singles chart with their smash, 'Pontoon.'
Carrie Underwood Appreciates Awards, But Won’t Display Them in Her House
If you're ever lucky enough to step foot inside Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher's home, don't expect to see many of the 'Good Girl' singer's accolades. Underwood is beyond appreciative of the dozens of awards and plaques that she's received in the years since bein…
Eric Church, ‘Creepin” – Lyrics Uncovered
Song lyrics can be inspired by just about anything. Just ask Eric Church, who was hungover when he began to outline the lyrics to 'Creepin',' his fourth single from his highly-successful studio album, 'Chief.'
Carrie Underwood Says Busy Schedules Keep Her and Mike Fisher Living Vacationless Life
It's a good thing Carrie Underwood took a relaxing honeymoon to Tahiti after her wedding in 2010, because between her hectic schedule and the heavy preparation that goes into her tours and albums, plus husband Mike Fisher's pro hockey schedule, there is not a lot of time for the newlyweds …