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.
Martina McBride Hosts Baby Shower for Homeless Young Women
Martina McBride, along with her charitable initiative Team Music Is Love, recently carried out an extra special day for some New York City mothers and mothers-to-be.
Thomas Rhett: ‘The Adoption Process Is an Emotional Roller Coaster’
Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren, are adding two babies to their family in 2017; one biological and the other, an adopted child from Africa.
Jerrod Niemann Challenging Himself and Fans With New Single, ‘God Made a Woman’
Jerrod Niemann is opening the next chapter of his career with a heartfelt single titled "God Made a Woman."
Sturgill Simpson Offers Heart-Wrenching Tribute to Late Grandfather
Sturgill Simpson's grandfather died Wednesday (March 15), prompting the singer to offer a heart-wrenching tribute on his Facebook page, citing his grandfather as the “greatest man” and “finest human being I will ever know.”
Florida Georgia Line, Smooth Tourmates Shoot Fun Preview of What’s to Come
Ever wanted to hear Nelly perform Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" remix live? Or watch Nick Carter and the rest of the Backstreet Boys croon with FGL on "God, Your Mama and Me?" That dream is about to become a reality — and so much more.
Old Dominion Top Lineup for 2017 ACM Pool Party for a Cause
Old Dominion fans going to ACM Party for a Cause in Las Vegas (March 30-April 2) will want to put Pool Party for a Cause on their calendar on April 1.
ACM Party for a Cause Adds Cole Swindell + More to Bash at the Beach
The ACM Party for a Cause Bash at the Beach concert just got hotter with the addition of Cole Swindell and more exciting artists.
Keith Urban: Cutting School Music Programs Is ‘Shocking’ and ‘Scary’
Keith Urban is a well-known supporter of music education, and on April 5, he’ll receive a monumental award at the 2017 Grammys on the Hill ceremony in Washington, D.C. He's voicing his support for school music programs at a time when many are on the chopping block.
Reba McEntire’s ‘Fancy’ Inspires Broadway Musical
Fancy’s mother would be proud of her for this one. The fictional 16-year-old Louisiana girl in Reba McEntire’s iconic 1991 hit “Fancy” will soon be the focus of a Broadway musical, according to Broadway World.
Carly Pearce Signs Label Deal With Big Machine
Up-and-coming country artist Carly Pearce has signed a deal with Big Machine Label Group and Dot Records.
Miranda Lambert, Anderson East Adopt Three New Furry Farm Hands
Lambert recently announced via social media that she and country music boyfriend Anderson East adopted three new cats to roam around their farm.
Scotty McCreery Performs ‘Five More Minutes’ at Billy Bob’s Texas [Watch]
Scotty McCreery is back on the road, and the 23-year-old kicked off his 2017 tour by recording a performance video for “Five More Minutes” at the legendary Billy Bob’s Texas.