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.
Austin Webb’s ‘All Country on You’ Is a True Story for Him
Austin Webb's current single, "All Country on You," isn't your run-of-the-mill, traditional country song. It's a male take on a female concept, and it wasn't easy to pull off. But in a chat with Taste of Country Nights' Sam Alex, Webb explains how he did it.
Corey Smith Talks New Album, Brantley Gilbert’s Early Days
Corey Smith is from the same Georgia town as Brantley Gilbert, and the two have a history together. Now that Smith is preparing to release a new album, the singer stopped by the ToC Nights studio to chat with Sam Alex about both.
Jana Kramer Opens Up About the Guy Who Inspired ‘I Got the Boy’
Jana Kramer's "I Got the Boy" is a song about seeing a past lover move on. The singer chatted with Taste of Country Nights host Sam Alex about the boy who inspired the tune.
Chris Janson Looks Back on His Long, Awkward Road to Success
When Chris Janson’s new song “Buy Me a Boat” blew up on iTunes last month, it was a highlight at the end of a long, long journey for the native Missourian. “I’m a 10th year senior this year,” he says, joking around with Taste of Country Nights about how long he&ap…
Kip Moore Warns Dierks Bentley to ‘Stop the Pranks’
Kip Moore and Dierks Bentley haven't gone on tour together yet, but they've already engaged in an epic prank war! Moore chatted with Taste of Country Nights host Sam Alex about their pranks so far.
Hunter Hayes Talks Lady Antebellum Tour and What He Thinks of Sam Hunt
Hunter Hayes is no newbie, but he's still anxious — and excited — as he gears up for a big opening spot on the Lady Antebellum Wheels Up tour.
Brett Eldredge Opens Up About Why He Won’t Be the Next ‘Bachelor’
Brett Eldredge is arguably one of country music's most eligible bachelors. Recently he chatted with Taste of Country Night's host Sam Alex about his bachelor status and why he won't be the next Bachelor.
Darius Rucker Dishes on Upcoming ‘Southern Style’ Album, Tour
Darius Rucker's album Southern Style is set for release on March 31, and the "Homegrown Honey" singer stopped by the Taste of Country Nights studio to chat with host Sam Alex about the record, his favorite songs and his big upcoming tour.
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).