Cory Stromblad's passion for country music spurred his decision to move to Nashville in 2003 to study the music industry at Belmont University. After graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts minor, Cory began his career as the Creative Office Manager for Tom-Leis Music, as well as a personal management assistant for Lyric Street Recording artist Sarah Buxton. In 2011, Cory began working with AOL Music as a writer for The Boot, before signing on as a freelance writer for Taste of Country in 2012.
Lady Antebellum Cancel Shows in Light of Hillary Scott’s Pregnancy
Lady Antebellum have begun the daunting task of cancelling their summer 2013 tour dates in anticipation of the arrival of Hillary Scott's bundle of joy -- the first baby that will be born into the Lady A clan.
Taylor Swift Declines Inclusion on Spotify
Popular music streaming platform Spotify is the most recent addition to Billboard's methodology in determining their all-encompassing Hot 100 chart, but that hasn't enticed Taylor Swift from allowing her platinum-selling 'Red' album from being streamed on the platform in its enti…
Jason Aldean Turned Down ‘Drunk on You’ by Luke Bryan
It's hard to imagine anyone but Luke Bryan making 'Drunk on You' one of country music's 2012 summertime smashes, but according to Jason Aldean, he had first dibs on the sexy mid-tempo track. Aldean ultimately turned down the tune because it didn't fit the sonic direction of …
Blake Shelton Reacts to Grammy Nomination for ‘Over’
Blake Shelton's 'Red River Blue' album has spent a healthy 73 weeks at the upper-reaches of the Billboard Country Albums chart, but that doesn't mean the gold-selling record is finished garnering Grammy nominations for the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year.
Carrie Underwood Adds International Dates to 2013 Blown Away Tour
Carrie Underwood is heading back overseas in promotion of her platinum-selling 'Blown Away' album. The singer has added additional 2013 dates in Ireland and the United Kingdom for the popular tour outing of the same name.
Toby Keith Offers Another Tease of New ‘Hope on the Rocks’ Music Video
Toby Keith has offered up a second teaser for his upcoming 'Hope on the Rocks' music video -- a clip that is sure to tug at the heartstrings of those who can't resist a good old-fashioned sad country song.
Hunter Hayes Joins Growing List of Grammy Nominations Concert Performers
Hunter Hayes has been added to the list of performers for this year's 'The Grammy Nominations Concert LIVE — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night,’ the televised music event that kicks off the Grammy Awards voting season.
Tim McGraw Scheduled to Visit ‘The Journey’ on Thanksgiving Day
Tim McGraw is scheduled to stop by the set of the NFL talk show 'The Journey' tomorrow (Nov. 22), just before the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins will go head-to-head for one of the NFL's Thanksgiving Day football face-offs.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ Album Nears 3 Million Copies Sold
Taylor Swift's 'Red' album is fast approaching three million copies sold worldwide. While that's an impressive feat in its own right, the record-breaking sales numbers are even more extraordinary given that the album was just released one month ago.
Watch Taylor Swift’s ‘Live From New York City’ Performance
Taylor Swift may not be kicking off her official Red Tour until next March, but you can get a first glimpse of the 'Begin Again' singer's live show months ahead of time. 'Taylor Swift Live From New York,' a near 40-minute concert set, is available for your viewing pleasure n…
When Does ‘American Idol’ Season 12 Start?
Keith Urban has been getting his hands dirty recently, searching for the the nation's foremost raw talent (and extinguishing diva flame wars between his fellow celebrity judges), and it's about time for fans to tune in on the action. So, when does 'American Idol' Season 12 start?
Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ on Track to Surpass One Million in Sales in First Week of Release
It's hard to discern whether Taylor Swift should be referred to as a global music superstar or as a professional record-breaker, given the 'Begin Again' singer's penchant for shattering virtually every music milestone imaginable. With the release of 'Red,' the singer's long-awaited fourth studio alb…