Sam Alex has worked for country stations across the nation and never misses his favorite acts when they come to town. He's been on red carpets for many different awards shows and interviewed some of your favorite celebrities, like Will Ferrell and Taylor Swift. Originally from Chicago, Sam now lives in Nashville, where he hosts the Taste of Country Nights radio show, a syndicated night show which airs on more than 75 stations nationwide. If you ever see him on lower Broadway, get him a pina colada and some BBQ chicken pizza ... they're his favorites! Listen to highlights on iTunes or your Android device.
Kenny Chesney’s ‘Cosmic Hallelujah’ Geared Toward Live Shows
Kenny Chesney's live shows are full of energy and passion, and he brought that to the studio while recording several songs on Cosmic Hallelujah. Chesney opened up to Taste of Country Nights about putting that on the album.
Kacey Musgraves Embraces the Sad Parts of Christmas
Kacey Musgraves says she and frequent collaborator Shane McAnally agreed they needed a sad song for her new Christmas album, so they set out to write one that would draw tears. It worked!
Garth Brooks’ Favorite Halloween Costume? It’s Obvious!
Garth Brooks admits that he's not the biggest Halloween fan in his family, but there is a costume he pulled off one year that's timeless. For years, the holiday was just a day to celebrate with his daughters.
Tara Thompson to Co-Host CMA Awards Red Carpet Broadcast
Tara Thompson is extra busy these days. She's putting the finishing touches on her album, and she's getting ready to host the CMA Awards red carpet broadcast with Taste of Country Nights. She stopped by the studio to chat about what's to come.
Trent Harmon Looks Back on Opry Debut
Trent Harmon got a huge honor recently when he got to play the Grand Ole Opry. The final American Idol champ stopped by the Taste of Country Nights studio and told us about that opportunity before playing a Chris Stapleton cover.
Jason Aldean on Releasing New Music: ‘Fans Are Brutally Honest’
Jason Aldean's They Don't Know album is out Friday (Sept. 9) and the singer couldn't be more excited — especially to hear how it's received. The superstar tells Taste of Country Nights that he loves how "brutally honest" his fans are about new music.
Martina McBride Opens Up About Her 50th Birthday Plans
Martina McBride turns 50 on July 29. The talented beauty stopped by the Taste of Country Nights studio and told us where she'll be on the big day, and why she's happy to be there.
Dustin Lynch Learns Luke Bryan’s Tight Jeans Secret
Dustin Lynch is on tour with Luke Bryan and Little Big Town for Bryan's Kill the Lights Tour, and while the "Mind Reader" singer is having a ball, he's also being schooled.
Brad Paisley Explains How Demi Lovato Was Chosen for ‘Without a Fight’
Brad Paisley released his duet with Demi Lovato on Friday morning. "Without a Fight" is a guitar-fueled country song about the very real fights couples have.
Jason Aldean Reveals Wife Brittany’s Favorite Songs on Next Album
Jason Aldean introduced his upcoming seventh studio album with a country-rocker that he admits was a last-minute add-on. He also says his wife isn't a big fan of the rockers.
After His Big ACM Awards Win, Jason Aldean’s Night Got Even Better
Jason Aldean won the Entertainer of the Year award at the 2016 ACMs on April 3, and his good fortune stuck around during the afterparty in Las Vegas.
Lorrie Morgan Opens Up About Opry Membership, Spanking Blake Shelton
Lorrie Morgan is a very proud member of the Grand Ole Opry and she takes her responsibilities there very seriously. When she stopped by the Taste of Country Nights studio, she opened up about what it takes to keep her membership -- and why it might make her spank Blake Shelton.
Cam Spills How She Found Out About Her Grammy Nomination
Cam is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance at the 2016 Grammy Awards, but she didn't learn the good news in a traditional way, like from a formal letter or a visit to the Grammy website, she tells Taste of Country Nights.
Jennifer Nettles Dishes on New Music to Come in 2016
If 2015 was a year of big changes for Jennifer Nettles, then 2016 will be a year of big debuts. She's got new music coming out in the form of a new album titled Playing With Fire, which she dished about during a visit to the Taste of Country Nights booth before the CMA Awards.