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.
Taylor Swift, Keith Urban React to Golden Globes Nominations
Country superstars Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are among the elite shortlist of musicians honored with Best Original Song nominations, going head-to-head with the likes of pop phenomenon Adele for the 2013 Golden Globe trophy.
Jo Dee Messina Parts With Curb Records, Preps First New Release in Three Years
Jo Dee Messina and Curb Records have parted ways, according to the singer's official website. The 'Bye, Bye' singer's departure from the Nashville-based music label is the first step in what Messina hopes will be a brand new beginning in 2013.
Keith Urban’s ‘For You’ Earns Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Nomination
Keith Urban is up for a 2013 Critics' Choice Movie award, landing the nomination for 'For You,' his Top 10 single that appears on the 'Act of Valor' soundtrack.
Lady Antebellum Feud With Charles Kelley’s ‘Estranged Aunt’ in Hilarious New Webisode
The holiday season is all about spending time with family -- unless you're Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley. This week, the 'Wanted You More' frontman used the band's popular Webisode Wednesday feature to shed light on the ongoing feud between the band and Kelley's estr…
Pistol Annies Begin Work on Second Album
New music is on the way from Pistol Annies, according to the group's most recognizable member. Miranda Lambert took to her official Twitter account this week to share the news that the 'Takin' Pills' trio is back in the studio working on their sophomore album.
Rascal Flatts Poke Fun at Blake Shelton, Talk New DVD Package on ‘Chelsea Lately’
Did you know that the guys of Rascal Flatts are solely responsible for Blake Shelton's transformation from small town Oklahoma boy to one of country music's leading men? The Grammy Award-winning trio spilled all the juicy gossip about the current CMA Entertainer of the Year winner during a…
Trace Adkins Set to Perform During 2012 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Trace Adkins will usher in the 2012 holiday season with an appearance at the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, one of the country's most-beloved festive traditions. The Louisiana native will join thousands of Americans as they line the streets of Manhattan on Nov. 22 to witness a…
Hayden Panettiere Admits Her ‘Nashville’ Character Was Inspired by the ‘Incredibly Interes…
'Nashville' star Hayden Panettiere has already dismissed rumors that her contentious character on the new ABC series is based on Taylor Swift, but the actress-turned-small-screen-singer has admitted that fellow blonde beauty Carrie Underwood served as muse for the fictional Juliette Barnes…
Little Big Town’s ‘Tornado’ Sweeps Onto ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ Set
A 'Tornado' was unleashed on the 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' set Wednesday night (Sept. 26), as Little Big Town performed the title track of their latest studio album for the very first time on television during the popular late night talk show.
Reba McEntire Won’t Return to Host ACM Awards in 2013
Reba McEntire has hosted the ACM Awards more than a dozen times since first emceeing the annual event in 1999, but the music legend admits she has no plans to return for the 2013 ceremony. Instead, the Oklahoma native has found a suitable replacement in a fellow Okie and country music superstar -- h…
Keith Urban Officially Signs Off From ‘The Voice’ Australia
It's been widely speculated that Keith Urban will join a completely overhauled version of 'American Idol' next season -- and with official word that the Australian superstar has left the his home country's version of 'The Voice,' there is more fuel to the fire that the …