Mike Thiel is a midwestern Millennial multimediaist with an appreciation for alliteration. (It’s all true!) His stories, photos and videos can be found on the USA Today Network, Taste of Country Network and other entertainment publications and websites around the world. Thiel has created numerous enterprise entertainment features and regularly interviews musicians, comedians, athletes, reality stars, movie producers and more. Currently based in Nashville, Thiel is exploring Music City’s evolving music and nightlife scene and is also a musician himself.
Brad Paisley Returns to Nashville’s Wild West Comedy Festival
Let the laughs begin! Brad Paisley returns to Zanies Comedy Club in Nashville this spring to host one night of the Wild West Comedy Festival.
Album Spotlight: Trace Adkins, ‘Something’s Going On’
After four long years, Trace Adkins finally made his return to the studio for his 12th album, Something’s Going On.
Home Free Serve Up Stunning Keith Urban, ‘Blue Ain’t Your Color’ Cover
Home Free have just added to their repertoire, giving a Motown makeover to Keith Urban's country hit "Blue Ain't Your Color."
Thomas Rhett and Luke Bryan Strip to Their Skivvies After ACM Awards [Watch]
If you were hanging out with Thomas Rhett on Sunday night (April 2), you may have reveled by stripping down to your skivvies for a dip in the closest Las Vegas pool.
Willie Nelson Assures He’s ‘Still Not Dead’
In a live-to-tape interview at SiriusXM’s Music City Theatre in Nashville on Tuesday (April 4), Willie Nelson shared a song from his new album, God’s Problem Child, that pokes fun at a recirculating internet hoax that he’s deceased.
Alan Jackson Part of Country Music Hall of Fame Class of 2017
The Country Music Hall of Fame will reveal its Class of 2017 inductees on Wednesday (April 5) at 11AM ET. Watch here!
Trace Adkins’ ‘Something’s Going On’ Hits Him in the Heart
Trace Adkins isn’t afraid to admit that these days, he’s just a little watered down.
Luke Combs Announces Debut Album, ‘This One’s for You’
Luke Combs made his mark on country music in 2016 with his hit single, "Hurricane," and he's about to follow it up with a full-length album.
Jason Aldean Calls on Breast Cancer Survivors to Be His Roadies
Jason Aldean is offering breast cancer survivors the chance to be his “Honorary Roadies.”
Darius Rucker Cries Tears of Joy as South Carolina Makes Its First Final Four
Darius Rucker shed happy tears Sunday afternoon (March 26) when the University of South Carolina Gamecocks — Rucker’s alma mater— upset the No. 4 seeded Florida Gators in the NCAA Tournament at Madison Square Garden.
Cam and Melissa Etheridge Come Together for ‘Come to My Window’ [Watch]
Cam joined folk-rocker Melissa Etheridge onstage Monday night (March 20) for a rocking rendition of Etheridge's 1994 hit "Come to My Window."
Lady Antebellum Make Their SXSW Debut [Watch]
Lady Antebellum recently made their SXSW debut as part of the CMA Songwriter Series, held at Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater in Austin, Texas, on March 16.