If a passion for music and a knack for writing make a career, then color Amanda Hensel lucky. She is the product of writers -- apparently when you add two news journalists together, you get one music journalist. She currently resides in 'the live music capital of the world,' where she snagged a journalism degree from the University of Texas. Although she's grounded in Austin, Hensel's name travels -- in her short career, she has cited her passion writing for AOL Music Blog, Fringe Magazine, the Houston Press and various other publications.
2014 CMA Awards Nominees Revealed
The 2014 CMA Awards nominees have been announced!
Friends Fear Suicide After ‘American Idol’ Singer Josh Gracin Posts Alarming Note
A cryptic message posted to country singer Josh Gracin's personal Facebook page late Thursday afternoon (Aug. 14) put fans and friends in a frenzy, concerned the singer may be preparing to take his own life.
Keith Urban vs. Justin Moore (Feat. Vince Neil) – The Showdown
As it would seem right now, Keith Urban is headed for the Taste of Country Showdown Hall of Fame ... or is he? After beating Florida Georgia Line earlier this week with his hot single 'Somewhere in My Car,' the 'American Idol' judge just needs one more win to enter our golden rin…
Luke Bryan Storm Hits Pittsburgh, Fans More Than Bring a Party [Pictures]
Country fans' devotion to having a good time will never be in question, especially following the Luke Bryan concert at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Saturday (June 21). Fans filled the stadium lot early for a true parking lot party, with several leaving in handcuffs by nightfall and hundreds mor…
Willie Nelson’s Luck Ranch Severely Damaged by Texas Tornado
Bad luck -- in the form of an angry tornado -- struck Willie Nelson's Luck, Texas ranch last week, leaving devastation after the storms rolled through the state.
Maggie Rose vs. JJ Lawhorn – The Showdown
Maggie Rose isn't 'Looking Back Now' ... Her new single keeps besting the competition! After a win over Chuck Wicks this weekend, Rose returns to kick off the week against JJ Lawhorn in the Taste of Country Showdown. Will her fans return to bring her to victory?
Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46: Country Artists React
Philip Seymour Hoffman is dead. The Oscar-winning actor was found in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday (Feb. 2), ScreenCrush reports. He was 46 years old.