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.
Kelly Clarkson Reveals Whether She’s Ever Lip-Synced
Kelly Clarkson delivered a stellar live performance of 'My Country 'Tis of Thee' at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, despite sub-freezing temperatures and intense media scrutiny. But has the former 'American Idol' winner ever lip-synced in a pinch?
Taylor Swift Sued for Ill-Fated Capital Hoedown Concert
Taylor Swift is being sued for not performing at last year's Canadian Capital Hoedown. The concert was canceled due to internal discord, but promoters think the country music superstar should have to share in the responsibility to refund music lovers who didn't get the chance to see Swift …
Kellie Pickler Honors Deployed Servicewomen With Ladies Night Goodies
Servicewomen in the Middle East had an extra special Valentine's Day this year, thanks to goodwill efforts of country's own Kellie Pickler.
Tim McGraw Spills on Recording ‘Highway Don’t Care’ ‘With’ Taylor Swift, Keith Urban
Is 'Highway Don't Care' one of your favorite tracks from Tim McGraw's 'Two Lanes of Freedom' album? If so, you have modern technology to thank for the colossal collaboration between the superstar, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.
Eric Church Announces Release Date for First Live Album, ‘Caught in the Act’
Eric Church has been 'Caught in the Act' of releasing his first-ever live collection, due out April 9.
‘American Idol’ Contestant Creates Elaborate Lie About His Military Past
'American Idol' hopeful Matt Farmer is facing a lot of heat following reports that the Tulsa, Okla. native lied about injuries sustained as a military servicemen in order to advance to further rounds on the popular reality competition.
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.
Lady Antebellum Owe Miranda Lambert One for New Single ‘Downtown’
Lady Antebellum aren't the only ones who had their eyes on the song 'Downtown,' their new single.
Taylor Swift Connects With Cancer-Stricken Fan Over Lunch
Taylor Swift's weekend included a lunch date on Saturday (Jan. 19) with Kayla Kincannon, a 17-year-old fan who has been battling brain cancer for the last year.
Carrie Underwood Thinks Keith Urban Is the Perfect Fit for ‘American Idol’
Keith Urban is the perfect representative for country music on 'American Idol,' according to Carrie Underwood. Of course Underwood's opinion matters, since she is one of the most successful 'Idol' alums in the show's storied history.
Samuel L. Jackson Covers Taylor Swift’s ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’
Taylor Swift's 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' has gotten the cover treatment hundreds of times, but the forceful kiss-off tune has never sounded more seething than coming from the mouth of actor Samuel L. Jackson.
Mindy McCready’s Boyfriend’s Cause of Death Ruled Suicide
More details surrounding the untimely death of Mindy McCready's boyfriend, David Wilson, have been released, including new information that the recording producer died in an apparent suicide.