Taste of Country Staff hasn't taken a day off since he/she was born in December 2010. Staff is an avid fan of country music and country music only although he/she has a soft spot for artists like Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson. Other interests include live music, cold beer, pizza at midnight and photos of country music babies.
Taste of Country Staff
See the Worst Dressed at the 2016 ACM Awards [Pictures]
The 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards were full of fabulously dressed men and women, but these looks were a little too much for our liking. With no disrespect to the artists wearing them, we've picked five outfits that missed the mark at this year's awards show.
You Think You Know Reba McEntire?
Reba McEntire really is the hardest working woman in country music. The legend grew up in a rancher's household, meaning she often got more done before sunrise than some do in a week. There were some jobs that weren't for the squeamish ... OK, there's one job in particular that will m…
You Think You Know Kenny Chesney?
Kenny Chesney is one of country music's biggest stars, but do you know where he got his start in Nashville?
Craig Campbell, ‘Outskirts of Heaven’ [Listen]
Songs like Craig Campbell’s “Outskirts of Heaven” refocus a country genre that’s easily distracted. The singer’s picture of heaven is familiar and satisfying. His vocal performance is amongst the best of his career.
You Think You Know Jason Aldean?
Jason Aldean didn't want to be a country singer growing up. Sure, he picked around a little but his mind was focused on another great American hobby. Find out what he wanted to do and why he fell short, and find out who everyone thought he looked like during this episode of You Think You Know C…
Album Spotlight: Vince Gill, ‘Down to My Last Bad Habit’
With 'Down to My Last Bad Habit', Vince Gill introduces himself to a younger generation of country music fans without sacrificing the lyricism, integrity and compelling blend of styles he's been known for for decades.
Reba McEntire, ‘Just Like Them Horses’ [Listen]
Reba McEntire’s “Just Like Them Horses” was never intended to be on her record, and she didn’t seem willing to make it a single prior to the album release. As so often happens with songs that cut so deep they bleed, however, an overwhelming response made giving a larger a…
A Case for Best Country Album at the 2016 Grammys
Five writers make a case for why each of the five great country albums nominated for Best Country Album deserve to take home the 2016 Grammy Award in February's cover story.
Chase Rice, ‘Whisper’ [Listen]
Chase Rice regains his edge with “Whisper,” the first taste of a new album expected in 2016.
Album Spotlight: Charles Kelley, ‘The Driver’
Charles Kelley's The Driver album is a project that rewards commitment. There’s nothing as immediately infectious as many of his full-time band’s greatest hits. Instead, he’s hoping fans will dig deep into his lyrics.