Taste of Country Staff hasn't taken a day off since he/she was born in December 2010. Staff is an avid fan of country music and country music only although he/she has a soft spot for artists like Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson. Other interests include live music, cold beer, pizza at midnight and photos of country music babies.
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Cassadee Pope, ‘Summer’ [Listen]
Cassadee Pope’s nostalgic love song “Summer” finds the singer a bit misty-eyed in remembering a one-time flame. It’s the phrasing during her chorus and throw-back references that allow this song to stand out, however.
Taylor Swift Photographed Kissing Actor Tom Hiddleston
It looks like Taylor Swift might be back on the dating scene again, just weeks after splitting with her longtime boyfriend. The country-turned-pop superstar has been photographed kissing actor Tom Hiddleston.
Eli Young Band, ‘Saltwater Gospel’ [Listen]
Eli Young Band’s "Saltwater Gospel" is all about finding inner-peace away from the pulpit. The group’s first new single in a year is lighter than most of what they’ve released to date. Like rays from the sun, the song’s message soaks in deep.
Cassadee Pope and Drew Baldridge Break This Week’s ToC Top 10
Sorry we're running late, but we've got changes! The Taste of Country Top 10 Video Countdown had a little bit of a shift this week.
Blake Shelton, ‘She’s Got a Way With Words’ [Listen]
If recorded by nearly any other artist, Blake Shelton's "She’s Got a Way With Words" would be a fairly milquetoast ballad about an ex-lover. But that it’s on If I’m Honest and not another album from 2016 makes it one of the more compelling songs of the year.
Album Spotlight: Cassadee Pope, ‘Summer’ EP
Cassadee Pope’s Summer EP is a short sampler of a larger project. The four songs don’t form a cohesive artistic statement as much as they speak to the overwhelming optimism that’s becoming the trademark of her sound.
Top 10 Memorial Day Songs
Country music has the power to help us heal a broken heart and cope with some of life's unfair circumstances. In this list of the Top 10 Memorial Day songs, we spotlight the tender lyrics in songs like 'Some Gave All' that honor those that have given the ultimate sacrifice.
See Pictures of Shirtless Country Singers (You’re Welcome!)
A glance at country music's most famous men shirtless provides a nice reward for years of fan loyalty — it's like a surprise Christmas bonus from the boss.
100 Greatest Country Albums of All Time
The 100 Greatest Country Albums of All Time are a very diverse group, but they all have one thing in common: in one way or another, all of the albums on our list made a significant contribution to changing the course of country music.
Josh Abbott Band (Feat. Carly Pearce), ‘Wasn’t That Drunk’ [Listen]
Josh Abbott's road-worn vocals mixed with Carly Pearce's expressive range make "Wasn't That Drunk" an intoxicating harmony you may not have ordered if you saw it only on paper.
Craig Morgan, ‘I’ll Be Home Soon’
Craig Morgan’s vocals soar once again with “I’ll Be Home Soon,” the new single from his A Whole Lot More To Me album. The midtempo country love song finds the singer building toward a cathartic chorus with each verse. It’s a formula that’s worked well for hi…
Josh Turner, ‘Hometown Girl’ [Listen]
Josh Turner’s “Hometown Girl” is his first single in 18 months but fans can rest easy knowing that time has changed very little. The country baritone is still relying on familiar topics and his signature voice. He’s still the same Josh Turner.