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.
Jewel Revisits ‘Foolish Games’ With Kelly Clarkson’s Help
Pop-turned-country singer Jewel is celebrating her nearly 20-year career in music with the release her first-ever 'Greatest Hits' package, available next week. The superstar offers the first preview of the new collection with a fresh version of her 1997 classic 'Foolish Games,' w…
Blake Shelton Accepts Wounded Soldier’s Request for Special Handshake
A handshake may seem like a simple gesture to most, but not to Army veteran Brendan Marrocco. After surviving the first-ever successful double arm transplant, the American hero hopes to share his first handshake post-surgery with his favorite country singer, Blake Shelton.
Luke Bryan Is ‘Here to Party’ With 2013 Spring Break EP
Luke Bryan is bypassing the bleak weather blues with the release of his 'Spring Break... Here to Party' EP, which will hit store shelves and digital retailers on March 5.
Sarah Darling Slated to Appear in Upcoming Episode of ‘The Bachelor’
Newcomer Sarah Darling will serenade the contestants of 'The Bachelor' on an upcoming episode of the popular reality dating series, which is scheduled to air in early February.
2013 Taste of Country Music Festival Lineup Profile: Joe Nichols
2013 is a fresh start for Joe Nichols, who announced his musical partnership with the newly-formed Red Bow Records late last year. The singer will return to the road in the new year to perform at the Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain, joining more than a dozen of his fellow country …
Carrie Underwood’s ‘Two Black Cadillacs’ Video Inspired by Stephen King
Avid readers of Stephen King's thriller novels may find the plot twist of Carrie Underwood's 'Two Black Cadillacs' strikingly familiar. The country music superstar used the famous novelist's classic 'Christine' as muse for her eery new video, which is being praised…
Vince Gill, Kenny Rogers + More to Set Sail for the First-Ever Country Music Cruise
Vince Gill, Kenny Rogers and a handful of country music's top stars have all signed on to perform on the inaugural Country Music Cruise, a country-themed ocean liner that will set sail through the Caribbean in early 2014.
2013 Taste of Country Music Festival Lineup Profile: Justin Moore
Justin Moore is one of more than a dozen country artists set to appear at the first-ever Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain, a three-day music and camping event in the Catskill Mountains of New York scheduled for June 13-15.
Kelly Clarkson Planning Fall Wedding, Eyeing ‘Wedding Singer’ Blake Shelton
Kelly Clarkson had been rather quiet about her pending nuptials, but the 'Don't Rush' singer is now opening up about the ceremony -- which will likely take place toward the end of 2013.
Ray Price Accepts Blake Shelton’s Apology Following Controversial Comments
Country legend Ray Price has accepted Blake Shelton's heartfelt apology, according to a lengthy Facebook status posted on Saturday (Jan. 26).