Turning a personal tragedy into a hit record is tricky, and not just for all the normal reasons that it's difficult to make a song into a hit. Artists who write a great personal song may be hesitant to record it for months or years. Taste of Country writer Billy Dukes considers three powerful songs and three artists who dealt with the personal tragedies that inspired them in very different ways.
Luke Bryan doesn't just like NASCAR -- he loves it. That's why it's so exciting that the country star took his high-octane tunes and performed at Daytona 500 for the pre-race concert on Sunday (Feb. 23) in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Warmer weather is approaching, which means Spring Break is just around the corner! That isn't just good news for those who want a vacation -- country fans will find it exciting because that means Luke Bryan's next 'Spring Break' EP is on the way.
Cole Swindell doesn't just want you to listen to his album -- the singer wants you to live it, and he's offering a prize pack to one Taste of Country reader to ensure the 'Cole Swindell' experience is complete.
Odds were good Taylor Swift would take the 2014 Taste of Country Award for Most Heartwarming Moment of 2013. She had two of the five nominations, after all. The star won a record eighth ToC Award, including her second in this category.
Miranda Lambert may be the four-time and reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, but that doesn't mean she's immune to the excitement of it all -- especially when she's been nominated for a whopping seven awards!
Carrie Underwood's success in country music isn't the typical story these days. The boys are ruling the charts, leaving the ladies to struggle to get to the top, despite their tenacious efforts. The superstar admits that it's tough for women in country to be heard, and fellow star Kellie Pickler agrees.
It's no secret that some of country music's favorite men love to don a pair of fitted blue jeans for performances, awards shows and everyday appearances -- but who takes the cake for tightest pants? Charles Kelley (of Lady Antebellum) thinks there's no question who wears the snuggest-fitting pants in all of the genre.
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