Alanna Conaway’s love for music began at an early age, but it wasn’t until her mother began freelancing for country music magazines that she was thrown in the midst of her future career. At age 11, Conaway received praise from Billy Ray Cyrus after seeing her work as an amateur photographer, encouraging her to follow in her mother's footsteps. She then started freelancing for multiple publications as a photographer, before she began dabbling with writing. By the early 2000s, she was an published journalist for many music magazines on the market. At 29, she has established herself as a well-respected writer in the field of music entertainment and has built strong friendships along the way. Conaway currently resides in Nashville, Tenn. where she freelances full-time for Taste of Country, PopCrush, Ultimate Classic Rock, LoudWire, Guy Speed, Country Weekly and Full Access Magazine.
Luke Bryan Lands at No. 1 With ‘Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye’
Luke Bryan is back at the top of the country singles chart. The singer's latest hit, 'Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye,' comes in at No. 1 on the Mediabase / Country Aircheck this week, while last week's chart-topper -- Lee Brice's 'Hard to Love' -- remains at the t…
Chris Young, ‘I Can Take It From There’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Chris Young's 'I Can Take It From There' lyrics fit the singer's sound and style to a tee. That's exactly what songwriter Ben Hayslip was hoping for when he began to outline the song, which he finished with Young and Rhett Akins.
LoCash Cowboys’ Chris Lucas Gets New Tattoo to Celebrate Tim McGraw’s Gold-Selling Hit ‘Tr…
Chris Lucas of the LoCash Cowboys is sporting some new ink this week after a trip to the tattoo parlor. The hit country songwriter went under the needle in order to celebrate the success of the gold-selling Tim McGraw single 'Truck Yeah,' which he helped write.
One Hospitalized in Sammy Kershaw Tour Bus Accident
One woman has been hospitalized following a collision with country singer Sammy Kershaw's bus over the weekend.
Jason Aldean (Featuring Eric Church and Luke Bryan), ‘The Only Way I Know’ – Lyrics Uncove…
When you've written many hits, it's easy to forget where some ideas came from, just as David Lee Murphy did with 'The Only Way I Know' lyrics -- the latest single from Jason Aldean -- which he co-wrote with Ben Hayslip.
Lee Brice Scores Back-to-Back No. 1 Hits With ‘Hard to Love’
What's sweeter than scoring your first No. 1 song? How about having the follow-up single also top the charts? If that's sweet, then Lee Brice is feeling cavities. 'Hard to Love,' the second single from Brice's sophomore album of the same name, has been in a steady climb to t…
Colt Ford Will ‘Answer to No One’ on Tour This Fall
Fans of Colt Ford are gearing up to throw down with the country rapper on his fall headlining trek, which kicked off last week in Arizona. The Answer to No One Tour will also feature Ford's Average Joe's Entertainment labelmate JJ Lawhorn on the 12-city run, which began October 26 in Mesa,…
Darius Rucker Announces ‘True Believers’ Album Track Listing, Release Date
Darius Rucker has been teasing fans long enough with tidbits of what to expect on his highly-anticipated third studio album. The wait is almost over. Rucker has announced that the album, 'True Believers,' will hit stores on January 22. The 12-track album was produced by Rucker's …
Carter’s Chord’s Emily Robertson and Marc ‘Butter’ Fortney Welcome Baby Boy
It's a boy for country couple Emily Robertson (of Carter's Chord) and Marc 'Butter' Fortney (formerly of Trailer Choir). The pair welcomed their first child, Tug Ryder Fortney, into the world on October 16, the proud new father tells Taste of Country.
Country Stars Share Their Best Halloween Memories
Today, people of all ages are gearing up for the spooky holiday known as Halloween. While some may choose a funny or silly approach, others like to go for the fear factor when picking out their costume.