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.
See Dierks Bentley on the 2017 Grammy Awards Red Carpet [Pictures]
Country star Dierks Bentley sported a black suit and tie on the red carpet at the 2017 Grammy Awards Sunday night (Feb. 12).
Maren Morris, Alicia Keys Go Viral With 2017 Grammy Awards Duet
Shortly after Maren Morris won her first Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance on Sunday night (Feb. 12), she took the stage with Alicia Keys for a performance of "Once" that broke the internet.
Maren Morris Takes Home Best Country Solo Performance at 2017 Grammy Awards
Maren Morris won her first ever Grammy Award on Sunday night (Feb. 12).
Hunter Hayes Shares How He Overcame Vocal Problems for Upcoming Album
Hunter Hayes is finally in control of his voice after experiencing problems over the course of the last several years.
Gretchen Wilson Reveals How Faith Hill Inspired ‘Redneck Woman’
Since her breakout in the mid-2000s, Gretchen Wilson has been known as country music's whiskey drinking, butt-kicking, "Redneck Woman." But her inspiration for the career-making song is surprising.
Brett Young Keeps It Simple for ‘In Case You Didn’t Know’ Video [Watch]
Brett Young, country music's newest nice guy, has released an evocative new video for his latest single, "In Case You Didn't Know."
Thomas Rhett Earns Seventh No. 1 With ‘Star of the Show’
Though Thomas Rhett wasn't celebrating a Super Bowl win for his hometown Atlanta Falcons on Monday (Feb. 6), he did get a consolation prize -- his seventh No. 1 hit.
Willie Nelson Cancels Three Shows in Bakersfield, Calif.
Willie Nelson was forced to cancel a string of shows (Feb. 6-8) at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, Calif., due to an undisclosed illness.
Tucker Beathard Gets Crazy in New ‘Momma and Jesus’ Music Video [Watch]
Tucker Beathard’s new music video for “Momma and Jesus” looks more like an episode of MTV’s Jackass. It premiered on Jan. 23, and if the sound was off, it might’ve taken you a moment to realize you’re watching a music video.
Gretchen Wilson Is More Mature, But Still Ready to Get ‘Rowdy’
Gretchen Wilson’s phone keeps buzzing during an interview with Taste of Country. The “Redneck Woman” singer is back in demand since announcing the end of her two-year hiatus, so that means more media, more meetings and definitely more phone calls.
Garth Brooks Is Officially Closing GhostTunes
Garth Brooks is shuttering his self-owned digital music service, GhostTunes.
Trace Adkins Reveals New Album, 2017 Tour Dates
One of country music's legendary baritones is back. Trace Adkins has announced the release of a new album in 2017, accompanied by a string of new tour dates.