Carena Liptak is a writer and editor in Nashville, Tenn. She is a fan of strong coffee and large-eared dogs. When not writing, she can be found chasin' that neon rainbow and livin' that honky-tonk dream.
Shenandoah, ‘Not Country Enough’? In the Band’s Early Days, Some Listeners Thought So
Believe it or not, this classic '90s act was once criticized for being a little more rock 'n' roll than country.
Story Behind the Song: Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey, ‘The Other Girl’
"I think it's wonderful and beautiful to have two women who could easily be competitive turn it [on its head] ..."
Shenandoah Planning New Duets Album, From a Contemporary Perspective
"We're gonna let those guys that are doing that new sound thing in town do that new sound thing, but with a Shenandoah approach ..."
Top 5 Country + Americana Music Videos of 2020 (So Far)
Is your favorite video of 2020 on this list?
These 10 Country Music Artists Are Also Entrepreneurs
These stars aren't just musically talented -- they've got business smarts, too!
For Tyler Farr, Working With Jason Aldean Is Like Hitting the ‘Jackpot’
"To have someone partially in charge of your career that genuinely cares about your wellbeing -- that's the jackpot for me ..."
Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey Accidentally Got a Little Drunk Before Their ‘CMT Crossroads’ …
Happens to the best of us!
Jake Owen Hangs With Fans, Plays a Show From Home During Coronavirus Shutdowns [WATCH]
Jake Owen isn't just "flattening the curve"...he's staying ahead of it!
Can’t See Your Favorite Artist on Tour Because of Coronavirus? Watch These Virtual Shows
In response to the COVID-19 coronavirus, artists have had to cancel tours -- but you can still see your favorite acts perform through a screen.
What is Country Music? Justin Moore’s Answer is Simple and Straightforward
"Country music to me, one of the reasons that I love it and the fans love it, is because it's real..."
Gibson Offers a Free Guitar to Any Musician Who Lost Their Instrument in the Tennessee Tor…
In the wake of the recent, devastating storms, Gibson is hoping to provide relief for musicians who lost guitars in the tornado.
Eric Paslay and Family Are Safe After ‘Direct Hit’ From Nashville Tornado
The country star and his family got to a safe place seconds before the tornado hit their home.