Jessica Nicholson's passion for country, bluegrass and Christian music led her to Nashville in 2002. In 2006, she graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in music business (with a minor in writing), and began her career as a public relations and marketing coordinator at Resonate Records. She has written for Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) Magazine, countrystandardtime.com and worked as a staff writer for Country Weekly Magazine for nearly three years. She currently resides in Nashville.
Kenny Rogers’ Mother Wasn’t an Early Fan of ‘Lucille’
Kenny Rogers' ballad 'Lucille' may be one of his most well-known works, but in his new book, Luck or Something Like It, Rogers says at least one person very close to him wasn't amused by the song when it first released.
Eric Church Recalls Embarrassing Opry Performance
No one would argue that when Eric Church steps onstage, he positively owns the room (and the crowd) with his confident swagger, growling vocals, party-hard lyrics and those ever-present sunglasses, which lend "Chief" a mysterious air.
Jason Aldean to Kick Off First Stadium Tour With Historic Fenway Park Performance
Jason Aldean will make history in 2013, both in his career and at one of baseball's historic ballparks. The singer announced on Thursday (Oct. 18) that he will kick off his first-ever stadium tour as the first-ever country music performer to play at Boston's Fenway Park, home of the Boston…
Darius Rucker Becomes the Grand Ole Opry’s Newest Member
Darius Rucker is officially the Grand Ole Opry's newest member. The 'True Believers' singer was inducted into the iconic country music institution during a Tuesday night (Oct. 16) Opry performance before a packed crowd of family, fans and industry friends.
Taylor Swift Releasing Her Own Signature Pair of Red Keds Tennis Shoes
You just might see Taylor Swift sporting a new pair of kicks more often. The 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' singer has inked a deal for a multi-year partnership with Keds Footwear, which includes the release of limited edition red tennis shoes.
Taylor Swift: ‘I Don’t Drink Much Alcohol’
Taylor Swift was a precocious and talented teen on the verge of superstardom when she made her debut her first single 'Tim McGraw' back in 2006. Now of legal drinking age at 22, her fans and the music industry have watched this singer-songwriter grow from sugary-sweet love songs such as 'Love Story'…
Rascal Flatts to Head Down Under in 2013
Rascal Flatts have been crisscrossing the United States this year, bringing their Changed Tour to thousands of fans. But soon, Gary LeVox, Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus will be packing their bags for their first headlining performance in Australia in 2013.
Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan Lead Country Nominees at the 2012 American Music Awards
Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan are among the leading country nominees at the upcoming 2012 American Music Awards, which is slated to air live from Los Angeles' Nokia Theater on Nov. 18 on ABC.
Pistol Annies Get Praise From Neil Young
The Pistol Annies have already earned a chart-topping debut album, and their single 'Hell on Heels' went gold, selling over 500,000 copies. Now, Miranda Lambert, Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe are on a natural high after getting some top praise from Neil Young in his recently released…