Jessica Nicholson's passion for country, bluegrass and Christian music led her to Nashville in 2002. In 2006, she graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in music business (with a minor in writing), and began her career as a public relations and marketing coordinator at Resonate Records. She has written for Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) Magazine, countrystandardtime.com and worked as a staff writer for Country Weekly Magazine for nearly three years. She currently resides in Nashville.
Tim McGraw Urges Americans to Vote on Election Day
Election Day is here, and Tim McGraw wants to ensure that all able Americans exercise one of their most important rights -- the right to vote.
Little Big Town Announce 2013 Tornado Tour Dates
Little Big Town will kick off a new tour, aptly titled the Tornado Tour, in 2013, beginning in Murray, Ky. on Jan. 31. 'Merry Go Round' singer Kacey Musgraves and 'Let It Rain' himaker David Nail are slated to join the quartet on select dates. The 28-city tour also includes six C…
Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw Win 2012 CMA Award for Musical Event of the Year
Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney certainly had country music fans buzzing with excitement when they announced earlier this year that they were teaming up for a musical collaboration. Now, the hit, 'Feel Like a Rock Star,' has earned the duo the 2012 CMA Award for Musical Event of the Year.
Toby Keith Snags Early Win for Music Video of the Year at 2012 CMA Awards
The first 2012 CMA Awards trophies were announced Thursday morning (Nov. 1) during ABC's 'Good Morning America,' and Toby Keith is one of the first winners. His video clip for 'Red Solo Cup' snagged Music Video of the Year honors.
Jason Aldean Sells Out Fenway Park in Just Seven Minutes
When you hear of country artists selling out stadiums and arenas in record time, it is usually a short list of names you hear repeatedly: Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift and Garth Brooks, for the most part. Now, you can add Jason Aldean to that illustrious list.
Hayden Panettiere ‘Keeping Fingers Crossed’ for a Future in Country Music
Is 'Nashville' actress Hayden Panettiere using her role as the up-and-coming country music sensation Juliette Barnes as "practice" for her very own country music career? It seems likely.
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman Unload Their $13M New York Apartment
It seems like down-to-earth country couple Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman are coming... well, back down to earth. The duo is reportedly selling their 3,248 sq. ft. New York City duplex, which is located on the top floor of the apartment building.
Jason Aldean to Kick Off First Stadium Tour With Historic Fenway Park Performance
Jason Aldean will make history in 2013, both in his career and at one of baseball's historic ballparks. The singer announced on Thursday (Oct. 18) that he will kick off his first-ever stadium tour as the first-ever country music performer to play at Boston's Fenway Park, home of the Boston…
Kelly Clarkson to Duet With Vince Gill on ‘Greatest Hits’ Album
Kelly Clarkson has enjoyed a few hit duets in the country music field already, and soon, she'll add Vince Gill to her roster. The track listing for the first 'American Idol' winner's upcoming album, 'Greatest Hits -- Chapter 1,' has been released, and tucked alongside h…
Darius Rucker Becomes the Grand Ole Opry’s Newest Member
Darius Rucker is officially the Grand Ole Opry's newest member. The 'True Believers' singer was inducted into the iconic country music institution during a Tuesday night (Oct. 16) Opry performance before a packed crowd of family, fans and industry friends.
Jake Owen Excitedly Counting Down the Days Until Daughter’s Arrival
Jake Owen is counting down the days until he becomes a new father. Owen and his wife, Lacey Buchanan -- who married in a seaside wedding in Vero Beach, Fla. in May -- are expecting their first baby, a daughter, in November.
Thomas Rhett Marries Longtime Girlfriend
It looks like Thomas Rhett has finally found something to do with his hands -- he put a ring on it. Rhett married his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Gregory, on Friday (Oct. 12) just outside Nashville.