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.
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.
Chris Young vs. Keith Urban – The Showdown
Garth who? Chris Young proved that old country isn't always the best country by knocking Garth Brooks out of the Taste of Country Showdown over the weekend. But now, he's up against an artist who is just as well-versed in owning the charts in 2013 (and likely 2014).
Sara Evans vs. Jamie Lynn Spears – The Showdown
Sara Evans can't be stopped! Or can she? After besting Billy Currington and Brett Eldredge without so much as a second glance, the seasoned star's new single is up against a surprising country debut from Britney Spears' little sister, Jamie Lynn Spears.
Paul Walker Dead at 40: Country Artists React
Late Saturday evening (Nov. 30), the tragic news hit the internet hard: Paul Walker is dead. The ‘Fast and Furious ' star, 40, was killed in a single-car crash on Saturday afternoon after leaving a charity event.
Kelly Clarkson Pregnant!
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes ... well, you know! Kelly Clarkson is pregnant, having officially confirmed the news that many were expecting to come soon.
Kip Moore Documentary Shows Desire to Keep Fueling the Fire
"It all starts with a song," Kip Moore echoes in his new 'Burn the Whole World Down' documentary, referencing a quote on the wall at BMI in Nashville. He's a firm believer in that saying -- in fact, it's become somewhat of a mantra for the 'Hey Pretty Girl&…
Brett Eldredge Shows Off His Pride on America’s Birthday
Christmas ain't got nothing on America's birthday in Brett Eldredge's mind. Easter -- who needs it? Thanksgiving? None for him, thanks. The singer proved that the Fourth of July is his favorite holiday with a very patriotic photo on Thursday (July 4).