Cory Stromblad's passion for country music spurred his decision to move to Nashville in 2003 to study the music industry at Belmont University. After graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts minor, Cory began his career as the Creative Office Manager for Tom-Leis Music, as well as a personal management assistant for Lyric Street Recording artist Sarah Buxton. In 2011, Cory began working with AOL Music as a writer for The Boot, before signing on as a freelance writer for Taste of Country in 2012.
Kelly Clarkson Is Learning to Be a Stepmom
Kelly Clarkson may have just gotten engaged last month, but the superstar singer is already learning the ropes of motherhood.
Dwight Yoakam Performs ‘Heart Like Mine’ on ‘The Tonight Show With Jay Leno’
Dwight Yoakam stopped by 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' Wednesday night (Jan. 2) to perform 'Heart Like Mine,' the latest single from his critically-acclaimed 2012 studio album, '3 Pears.'
Eli Young Band’s Jon Jones Welcomes Baby
Congratulations are in order for Eli Young Band's Jon Jones, who welcomed his first child -- a boy named Hudson Lennon Jones -- on Dec. 31 just outside of Fort Worth, Texas.
Kenny Chesney Spotted With Mystery Lady Friend in Hawaii
Kenny Chesney may be one to keep his personal life under wraps, but that doesn't stop country fans -- and the media -- from speculating about the superstar's love life. The 'El Cerrito Place' singer was spotted in Hawaii over the holiday with a beautiful brunette, prompting rumor…
Blake Shelton’s New Year’s Resolution Is to Be Less Controversial
Vowing to behave yourself on Twitter isn't the most conventional New Year's resolution, but Blake Shelton isn't your average user. Following a few well-publicized, ill-humored comments made through his official account in 2012, the CMA Entertainer of the Year promises to make more fri…
Carrie Underwood Puts Her First Famous House on the Market
Carrie Underwood has placed her former Franklin, Tenn. residence for sale. The modest three-bedroom home can be yours for the asking price of $372,500 -- slightly less than the $384,000 Underwood paid for a few years back.
Taylor Swift Named One of Forbes’ 30 Under 30
Taylor Swift has landed on another annual countdown, earning a coveted spot on Forbes' 30 Under 30 feature as one of the most innovative, financially-friendly young musicians of 2012.
Dierks Bentley Reveals He’s Not the Star of His Family
Dierks Bentley may have millions of adoring country music fans, but the superstar singer insists that his brother, Fife, is the true star of the Bentley household.
Blake Shelton Offers Bible-Inspired Music Video for ‘New Kid in Town’
Just in time for Christmas, Blake Shelton released the biblically-themed music video for 'New Kid In Town,' a track from his holiday album, 'Cheers, It's Christmas.'
Jason Aldean Reveals What He’s Looking Forward to Most This Christmas
As 2012 draws to an end, a very busy Jason Aldean has finally found time to reflect on a turbulent year. Despite his personal setbacks, the country superstar hopes to end his year on a personal high note -- spending the holidays with people who matter most to him.
Jake Owen Raises $125K for Children’s Charity Organizations
What better way for Jake Owen to wrap his first headlining tour than to raise $125,000 for a good cause? The country music superstar capped his 2012 CMT on Tour: The Summer Never Ends trek last week (Dec. 15) with a hometown concert in Vero Beach, Fla., raising a rather large chunk of change with th…
Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean Get Matching Tattoos
Those who sing together ... get inked together? Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean have placed their solidarity for the Buck Commander franchise on display, tattooing the company's logo on their biceps as a form of permanent endorsement.