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.
Randy Houser Says ‘Like a Cowboy’ Is a Risk He’s Used to Taking
Randy Houser's single "Like a Cowboy" is a big, Western ballad tucked between amped-up country-rock or pop songs. It stands out like rhinestones on a cowboy standing outside the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and the singer is comfortable with that. In fact, few may be more comfortable with t…
Frankie Ballard Opens Up About What Being ‘Young and Crazy’ Really Means
Frankie Ballard's "Young and Crazy" is about living life to the fullest and taking advantage of situations — even if sometimes, you get hurt.
Frankie Ballard Suffers Injury After Falling Off the Stage
Frankie Ballard's nasty shoulder injury came as a result of a misunderstanding between him and the ground.
Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers: ‘Music Is Very Mathematical’
Dan and Shay's Dan Smyers didn't always know he was going to be a musician. In fact, if he hadn't gone this route, he'd probably be working on Wall Street. The singer reveals that his major was far from studying Music Theory, but shares that math and music actually have a lot in …
Tyler Farr on His Guitar Skills: ‘I’m No Keith Urban’
Tyler Farr is a man of many talents. From playing sports as a kid to performing now, he can do it all. Recently he sat down with Taste of Country Night's Sam Alex to dish on his guitar skills (and Luke Bryan's pearly whites).
Sam Hunt’s Secret: ‘Try to Stay as Naive as Possible’
Sam Hunt didn't realize the risk he was taking in releasing songs like 'Leave the Night On' to radio, but his co-writers sure did. The white-hot singer's debut single rode a heavy R&B groove to No. 1, and then he followed it with a song that stretched the country genre even f…
Before She Was an Actress, Jana Kramer Was an Ice Skater!
Jana Kramer is a woman of many talents. She became famous after appearing on 'One Tree Hill,' but before she was a pretty well-known actress, she was spending time in the spotlight at Detroit Red Wings games, as an ice skater!
Carrie Underwood Narrowing Down Her List of Baby Names
Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher have stayed busy choosing a name for their first baby, a boy, due next spring. The couple has found a few they're happy with.
Trace Adkins Says Christmas Show Is ‘the Most Beautiful Project I’ve Ever Been a Part Of’
Trace Adkins has just launched his Christmas tour, and he stopped by Taste of Country Nights to talk about the uniquely intimate concert experience.
Hunter Hayes on His 2014 CMA Awards Date: ‘I’m Very Lucky’
Hunter Hayes will have someone by his side at the 2014 CMA Awards on Wednesday night (Nov. 5). The 'Tattoo' singer says his date is "gorgeous" before adding, "I'm very lucky."
Brantley Gilbert Tricked His Wife-to-Be Before Proposing
Brantley Gilbert played quite a trick on his girlfriend before surprising her with a ring earlier this fall. The singer shared the details behind his engagement, including who else was there and what song he sang for his bride-to-be.
Little Big Town Reveal Secret Behind ‘Day Drinking’ Whistle
Talk about making lemonade from lemons! Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild couldn't sing one afternoon, but instead of calling it a day she created one of the most memorable moments from 'Day Drinking,' the group's hit song from the just-released 'Pain Killer' album…
Jason Aldean Talks ‘Old Boots,’ Obsessing Over Songs and More [Listen]
Jason Aldean's exciting 'Old Boots, New Dirt' album impacted Tuesday (Oct. 7), and the 'Burnin' It Down' hitmaker couldn't wait to chat about it. He stopped by the Taste of Country Nights studio to dish on the release, how it came to fruition and why he's a se…