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.
JT Hodges to Help Animals in Need With Annual Holiday Howler Charity Event
For the second straight year, Show Dog-Universal's JT Hodges will host his Holiday Howler charity event benefiting animal organization, the Brown Dog Foundation. This year's goodwill effort, booked in Nashville, is scheduled for Monday, December 3.
Wade Hayes Is Cancer-Free
Just one year after finding out that he had been diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer, Wade Hayes is thrilled to announce that he is officially cancer-free.
Justin Moore and Friends Raise Over $20K With Jersey Shore Relief Benefit Concert
Justin Moore had the fans packed in the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville this past Tuesday (Nov. 27), when he called upon some of his famous friends to help raise some money during a special benefit concert, with proceeds going to the Jersey Shore Relief Fund, as well as his publicist, Carly Caramanna, who fell victim to the recent Hurricane Sandy devastation.
Brantley Gilbert Extends Hell on Wheels Tour Into 2013, Adds Kip Moore to Lineup
Because his first headlining trek has been such a sales success, Brantley Gilbert has decided to extend the Hell on Wheels Tour with a second leg, which will start in 2013.
Love and Theft Turn Up the Heat in Sexy New ‘Runnin’ Out of Air’ Video
Love and Theft have gone from charming and loveable to country artists with sex appeal in an instant with the release of their brand new 'Runnin Out of Air' video.
Big and Rich’s Big Kenny to Be Honored at African Childrens Choir Gala
Big Kenny's big smile is well deserved -- the Big and Rich hitmaker just found out he will be the second-ever U.S. recipient of the African Children’s Choir Malaika award, which will be handed to him during a big event in New York City.
Jana Kramer, ‘Whiskey’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Jana Kramer's 'Whiskey' lyrics -- penned by songwriters Catt Gravitt and Sam Mizell -- were just too good to resist for the newcomer, who chose the song as the second single from her debut album. And as Mizell tells Taste of Country, the hit began as just a title.
The Band Perry, ‘Better Dig Two’ – Lyrics Uncovered
While there might not be a big story behind the Band Perry's 'Better Dig Two' lyrics, the song has been a surefire hit since hitting country radio. The latest single from the sibling trio was actually born out of an accidental writing session between Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen and Brandy Clark.
Scotty McCreery’s Christmas Album Sells Big as Singer Preps for Busy Holiday
Who wouldn't want to spend Christmas with Scotty McCreery? While there are plenty of fans who would like the opportunity, they'll have to settle for hearing the star sing Christmas carols this holiday season.
Jerrod Niemann Opens Show for Paid Streaming, Proceeds to Go to St. Jude
When given, the opportunity, Jerrod Niemann wastes no time doing good for others, which is why the singer-songwriter is taking portion of proceeds raised from his upcoming Chicago concert and giving it to the children at St. Jude.