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.
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.'
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 …
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…
Taylor Swift Sued for Ill-Fated Capital Hoedown Concert
Taylor Swift is being sued for not performing at last year's Canadian Capital Hoedown. The concert was canceled due to internal discord, but promoters think the country music superstar should have to share in the responsibility to refund music lovers who didn't get the chance to see Swift …
Brad Paisley Selling Vacation Home
Do you wish you could live a life of luxury just like Brad Paisley? Now is your chance! The 'Southern Comfort Zone' singer has placed his Pacific Palisades vacation home on the market, listing the Los Angeles compound at a cool $2.995 million.
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.
Brantley Gilbert and Jana Kramer Will Record Music Together… Eventually
Brantley Gilbert will say "I do" to more than walking down the aisle with his bride-to-be, Jana Kramer. The 'More Than Miles' singer says that he and Kramer will definitely collaborate together musically... in time.
Kenny Chesney Lives ‘Life on a Rock’ With Upcoming Album Release
Kenny Chesney will explore the living conditions of 'Life on a Rock' with the upcoming release of his second album in less than a year. Anchored by the project's first radio offering, 'Pirate Flag,' the 10-track collection will hit store shelves and digital retailers on Apri…
2013 Taste of Country Music Festival Lineup Profile: Joe Nichols
2013 is a fresh start for Joe Nichols, who announced his musical partnership with the newly-formed Red Bow Records late last year. The singer will return to the road in the new year to perform at the Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain, joining more than a dozen of his fellow country …
2013 Taste of Country Music Festival Lineup Profile: Justin Moore
Justin Moore is one of more than a dozen country artists set to appear at the first-ever Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain, a three-day music and camping event in the Catskill Mountains of New York scheduled for June 13-15.
Kelly Clarkson Planning Fall Wedding, Eyeing ‘Wedding Singer’ Blake Shelton
Kelly Clarkson had been rather quiet about her pending nuptials, but the 'Don't Rush' singer is now opening up about the ceremony -- which will likely take place toward the end of 2013.
Taylor Swift Connects With Cancer-Stricken Fan Over Lunch
Taylor Swift's weekend included a lunch date on Saturday (Jan. 19) with Kayla Kincannon, a 17-year-old fan who has been battling brain cancer for the last year.
Kellie Pickler to Host Third Annual Unleashed: Dinner With Your Dog Event
Kellie Pickler has signed on to host the Nashville Humane Society's third-annual Unleashed: Dinner With Your Dog, an event designed to help the Music City organization place homeless dogs in need of loving families.
Zac Brown Band Hoping to Expand Audience With More Overseas Shows in 2013
With nine No. 1 singles and more than eight million singles and albums sold, the Zac Brown Band have conquered the country music market at a rapid pace since first debuting in 2008. How do the 'Goodbye in Her Eyes' hitmakers hope to elevate their red-hot careers leading into 2013? Global d…