Ashley Iasimone is an editor and writer who resides in New York. She currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of PopCrush. Prior to that, she was the Managing Editor of several of Townsquare Media's national music and entertainment websites and the Editor-in-Chief (and founding editor) of TasteofCountry.com. She previously assisted the editorial staff of AOL Music, where her byline appeared on Spinner, PopEater and more. At the start of her career, she interned for Spin Magazine and spent several months working at Walt Disney World. Follow Ashley on Twitter: @ashleyiasimone
Kix Brooks Reveals He’s About Halfway Done With a New Album
He'll always be known for his 20-year run as half of Brooks and Dunn, but Kix Brooks is keeping himself plenty busy since the split. While former bandmate Ronnie Dunn is preparing to release his debut solo effort, Brooks is making progress with writing some new music of his own -- that is, when he can can find a little downtime to do so around his commitments to two upcoming acting roles and his '
Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan and the Band Perry Bring ‘Emotional Traffic’ to SiriusXM Concert in New York
"Let's give a big ol' New York City 'yeehaw!' for all those listening," Luke Bryan said last night, hyping a full house of country fans for a night of music at New York's historic Beacon Theater. Bryan, along with the Band Perry, entertained the crowd in anticipation of the main act of the night: Tim McGraw.
Kellie Pickler Reveals ‘Tough’ New Single, Makes ‘Beautiful Music’ With Husband Kyle Jacobs for Next Album
When Taste of Country recently ran into Kellie Pickler on the red carpet of Dressed to Kilt, she apologized that she couldn't reveal much about her anticipated new single. "How much can I say? Nothin'!" she lamented. "We don't know what the release day is gonna be yet because the record's not finished. It will be this year … sooner than later!" As of this morning, though, she
Kellie Pickler, Kix Brooks, Gary Allan + More Are ‘Dressed to Kilt’
If you've ever wondered what Kix Brooks would look like in a full-on plaid suit, or whether Gary Allan could pull off a kilt, we've got answers for you -- in pictures! Brooks and Allan, along with the always lovely Kellie Pickler, the stylish new trio Stealing Angels and a classy Amy Grant, hit the runway at the annual 'Dressed to Kilt' fashion show in New York City last night (April 5). This year
Secret Sisters Joined Onstage by Elvis Costello at New York’s Irving Plaza
As if opening for an attentive crowd at an at-capacity Amos Lee gig isn't impressive enough, last night (April 1) country newcomers the Secret Sisters got an introduction most musicians could only dream of: "Welcome to the stage ... the Secret Sisters!" Elvis Costello -- certainly a surprise attendee, nevermind emcee -- said at New York City's Irving Plaza.
Tommy Crain, Longtime Charlie Daniels Band Member, Dies at 59
Tommy Crain, former Charlie Daniels Band guitarist and Grammy Award-winning co-writer of the hit 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia,' died on Thursday, Jan. 13, at age 59. Crain passed away in his Williamson County, Tenn. home, only three days before his 60th birthday.
Steel Magnolia Reflect on New Music, Romance and Five Years Together
Steel Magnolia's Joshua Scott Jones and Meghan Linsey first met at a karaoke bar in 2006, and just a few years later went on to win CMT's 'Can You Duet?' and land a record deal. Since then, the on-and-offstage couple has toured with Brad Paisley, been nominated for an ACM for Top New Vocal Group or Duo and, as of Jan. 11, released their debut full-length album, which debuted on iTunes' Top 10 Albu
Steel Magnolia Debut New Album in New York Despite Bus Breaking Down
Steel Magnolia's tour bus had a bit of trouble on its journey to the venue on Jan. 10, but that didn't stop the duo from setting up for their show at New York City's Bowery Ballroom just in time on the eve of their album release. Besides, Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones are pros -- they've dealt with more disastrous situations on the road than a small hiccup.
New 2011 Taylor Swift CoverGirl Commercial Debuts
Taylor Swift is used to rocking the stage and the red carpet with her signature red lips and eyes perfectly lined in black, and now she's making her CoverGirl commercial debut as the cosmetics brand's new face.
Tim McGraw Says Gwyneth Paltrow Is ‘More Than Welcome’ to Come on Tour
It's no secret that Gwyneth Paltrow quickly fell in love with country music while immersing herself in the character of Kelly Canter in 'Country Strong.' Working with Tim McGraw, one of country's biggest and most well-liked stars, had to play a role in that. And McGraw, who duets with Paltrow on the song 'Me and Tennessee' from the film, was so impressed with Paltrow's performance and got along wi