Alanna Conaway’s love for music began at an early age, but it wasn’t until her mother began freelancing for country music magazines that she was thrown in the midst of her future career. At age 11, Conaway received praise from Billy Ray Cyrus after seeing her work as an amateur photographer, encouraging her to follow in her mother's footsteps. She then started freelancing for multiple publications as a photographer, before she began dabbling with writing. By the early 2000s, she was an published journalist for many music magazines on the market. At 29, she has established herself as a well-respected writer in the field of music entertainment and has built strong friendships along the way. Conaway currently resides in Nashville, Tenn. where she freelances full-time for Taste of Country, PopCrush, Ultimate Classic Rock, LoudWire, Guy Speed, Country Weekly and Full Access Magazine.
Randy Rogers Band Release Video With a Twist in ‘One More Sad Song’
Randy Rogers Band is back on the country radar with a brand new music video for their latest single, 'One More Sad Song.' The tune is the first release from the Texas-based band's forthcoming album, 'Trouble,' which is set for release in 2013.
Chris Young to Kick Off Liquid Neon Tour With Headlining Show at Ryman Auditorium
Chris Young fans are in for quite the treat this year when the singer hits the road for his forthcoming Liquid Neon Tour. The headlining trek is set to kick off in November, and to make the first night extra special, Young has decided to have the opening performance be at Nashville's historic R…
Little Big Town Spend Last Day of Summer Celebrating ‘Pontoon’ With Nashville Party
Little Big Town's 'Pontoon' may have just come off the top of the country singles chart, but the group wasted no time diving into celebration mode. Last Friday evening (Sept. 21) -- the last official day of summer -- Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook gathered with…
Thomas Rhett Getting Married in October
The clock is ticking on Thomas Rhett's bachelorhood. The 'Something to Do With My Hands' singer reveals exclusively to Taste of Country that he will tie the knot with fiancee Lauren Gregory in October.
Dolly Parton Gets Her Own Slot Machines in Las Vegas
Dolly Parton is used to having many things named after her -- like her theme park, Dollywood. But now, the country music is being made into a new slot machine in partnership with International Game Technology (IGT).
Justin Moore ‘Not Concerned’ About Recent Lawsuit Over His Song ‘Backwoods’
Justin Moore is perhaps the most laid back guy in country. His relaxed personality and reasonable outlook on life are proving especially helpful following the news of recent lawsuit, in which a Nashville songwriter sued the singer over his 2009 hit single, 'Backwoods,' claiming that it was…
Blake Shelton Talks ‘The Voice,’ Country Christmas Tunes on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’
It's no secret that Blake Shelton is one of country music's highest-profile stars. Following the premiere of the third season of NBC's 'The Voice' on Monday, Shelton made a pit stop by 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,' where the two guys shared plenty of laughs while…
Josh Thompson Shaken Up Following Tour Bus Accident
Josh Thompson and his entourage are a bit shaken up following a startling bus accident on Sunday morning (Sept. 9).
Carrie Underwood Says Busy Schedules Keep Her and Mike Fisher Living Vacationless Life
It's a good thing Carrie Underwood took a relaxing honeymoon to Tahiti after her wedding in 2010, because between her hectic schedule and the heavy preparation that goes into her tours and albums, plus husband Mike Fisher's pro hockey schedule, there is not a lot of time for the newlyweds …