Jessica Nicholson's passion for country, bluegrass and Christian music led her to Nashville in 2002. In 2006, she graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in music business (with a minor in writing), and began her career as a public relations and marketing coordinator at Resonate Records. She has written for Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) Magazine, countrystandardtime.com and worked as a staff writer for Country Weekly Magazine for nearly three years. She currently resides in Nashville.
Faith Hill Gets Braces
While the focus was on Faith Hill's dress at the Country Music Awards last week, a closer look at the superstar reveals a new accessory: braces.
Little Big Town Announce 2013 Tornado Tour Dates
Little Big Town will kick off a new tour, aptly titled the Tornado Tour, in 2013, beginning in Murray, Ky. on Jan. 31. 'Merry Go Round' singer Kacey Musgraves and 'Let It Rain' himaker David Nail are slated to join the quartet on select dates. The 28-city tour also includes six C…
Toby Keith Opening New I Love This Bar and Grill Restaurant in Pittsburgh
Steelers fan Toby Keith is no doubt excited about the location of his next restaurant opening. The singer, along with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Continental Real Estate companies and Boomtown Entertainment, announced that a deal has been confirmed for Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill to open on …
Joe Diffie ‘Stunned’ by Shoutouts in Jason Aldean’s ‘1994’
One of the most talked-about tracks on Jason Aldean's new album, 'Night Train,' finds the singer showing off his rap skills yet again, while revering one of his musical heroes, Joe Diffie.
Keith Urban Nominated for GQ Australia’s ‘Man of the Year’ Honor
Country music heartthrob and 'American Idol' judge Keith Urban is nominated for GQ Australia's Man of the Year honor in 2012.
Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood Zing Taylor Swift in 2012 CMA Awards Opening Joke
Taylor Swift's romantic attachments are making more than headlines now -- they are making punchlines, too. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, who hosted Thursday's (Nov. 1) CMA Awards together, threw out several wisecracks during the show, one in the opening monologue involving the 'B…
Bill Dees, Songwriter Behind Johnny Cash’s ‘Best Friend,’ Dead
Songwriter Bill Dees, best-known for co-writing Roy Orbison's classic 1964 hit, 'Oh, Pretty Woman,' died Wednesday (Oct. 26) at a nursing facility in Mountain Home, Ark. He was 73.
Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw Win 2012 CMA Award for Musical Event of the Year
Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney certainly had country music fans buzzing with excitement when they announced earlier this year that they were teaming up for a musical collaboration. Now, the hit, 'Feel Like a Rock Star,' has earned the duo the 2012 CMA Award for Musical Event of the Year.
Toby Keith Snags Early Win for Music Video of the Year at 2012 CMA Awards
The first 2012 CMA Awards trophies were announced Thursday morning (Nov. 1) during ABC's 'Good Morning America,' and Toby Keith is one of the first winners. His video clip for 'Red Solo Cup' snagged Music Video of the Year honors.
Lady Antebellum Plan Holiday Concert in Nashville to Celebrate Christmas Album
Lady Antebellum will have plenty of Christmas cheer to spread this year. Their first holiday album, 'On This Winter's Night,' released on Monday (Oct. 22), and now the trio is planning a special holiday concert in their hometown of Nashville to commemorate it.
Jason Aldean Sells Out Fenway Park in Just Seven Minutes
When you hear of country artists selling out stadiums and arenas in record time, it is usually a short list of names you hear repeatedly: Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift and Garth Brooks, for the most part. Now, you can add Jason Aldean to that illustrious list.
2012 American Country Awards Performers
Jason Aldean leads the lineup of 2012 American Country Awards performers, which will also include fellow Georgia native Luke Bryan, plus Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley and Little Big Town.
Hayden Panettiere ‘Keeping Fingers Crossed’ for a Future in Country Music
Is 'Nashville' actress Hayden Panettiere using her role as the up-and-coming country music sensation Juliette Barnes as "practice" for her very own country music career? It seems likely.
Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood + More to Be Highlighted on ‘All Access Nashville’
Katie Couric will get up close and personal with country music's leading ladies this Friday in a special 'All Access Nashville' episode of '20/20.'