Carena Liptak is a writer and editor in Nashville, Tenn. She is a fan of strong coffee and large-eared dogs. When not writing, she can be found chasin' that neon rainbow and livin' that honky-tonk dream.
Garth Brooks Is ‘The Good Kind’ of Nervous to Play Notre Dame Stadium
"The whole hope and thought is to turn that arena into a honky-tonk."
Story Behind the Song: Keith Urban, ‘My Wave’
"You've gotta watch out for the shine-blockers ..."
Story Behind the Song: Heather Morgan, ‘Arms of a Lion’
"I always used metaphors for life lessons growing up. It's one of those ways to explain the world ..."
Martina McBride Shares Family Recipes — Including ‘Fluff Salad’ — in New Cookbook
"There are some recipes I use now that are a little bit healthier ... but then there are also recipes with a lot of cheese."
Asleep at the Wheel’s Secret to Longevity: Writing What They Feel, Not Rushing New Albums
"That's what's so fun. Even if the songs are the same, they're never the same."
Reba McEntire’s New Project Is ‘Probably the Most Country Album’ She’s Ever Made
The country superstar says she's getting back to her country roots on her forthcoming project.
Rosanne Cash’s ‘Not Many Miles to Go’ + More New Songs You Need to Hear
Which one's your favorite?
Story Behind the Song: Jason Isbell, ‘If We Were Vampires’
"I'm really grateful to [Amanda Shires] for lighting a fire under my a-- and making me work that day ..."
Darius Rucker, Chris Young, Cam + More Salute Ray Charles at the Grand Ole Opry [PICTURES]
'An Opry Salute to Ray Charles' was all about bridging gaps between different kinds of performers, and different kinds of music.
Story Behind the Song: Morgan Evans, ‘Things That We Drink To’
"As the track list came together for this record, I noticed that all these songs were about moments you could raise a glass to ..."