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.
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…
Joe Nichols Tells the Story of Getting Fired From His DJ Gig
Joe Nichols stopped by the Taste of Country Nights studio to chat with host Sam Alex about baseball, his new baby and getting fired from his late-night Djing gig.
Country Artists Share What They MUST Have While on the Road [Watch]
Country artists are on the road a lot! While touring, many artists just want to make their tour bus or time on the road feel like home, and they do that by bringing a few special things with them.
Scotty McCreery on Kissing Girls in Videos: ‘It’s a Respect Thing’
Scotty McCreery's 'Feelin' It' video finds him having fun with his real-life friends. The group frolics in the surf along North Carolina's coast, and while there's a playful romance between a few of the "actors," you won't find this singer puckering up wi…
Sam Hunt Admits It’s ‘Overwhelming’ to Hear Songs He’s Written on Radio [Watch]
Sam Hunt may not be a household name yet, but some of the song's he's written sure are. Hunt -- a multi-talented music man who can also throw a football -- sat down with Taste of Country Nights host Sam Alex to talk about both of his loves.
Brantley Gilbert Recalls His Rowdy High School Days
The quote beneath Brantley Gilbert's yearbook picture reads "Hey Andy!" Maybe these aren't the words most high school seniors want to leave as their legacy, but the expression says a lot about who the 'Small Town Throwdown' singer is today.
Brantley Gilbert Talks Hernia, What He Sleeps In
Brantley Gilbert has been forced to stay away from the gym in recent weeks as he recovers from a hernia. “I’ve got four tears in my stomach," he says explaining it was from lifting too much.