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.
Blake Shelton Wasn’t First Pick for Country ‘The Voice’ Coach — Reba McEntire Was
Can you imagine what 'The Voice' would be like if McEntire -- not Shelton -- was the country coach?
Garth Brooks’ Favorite Part of the 2019 CMA Awards? Spending Time With Trisha Yearwood
Brooks explains how on the morning of the 2019 CMA Awards, he and Yearwood decided to live in the moment and enjoy every aspect of the awards show.
Garth Brooks Reflects on His Record-Setting Entertainer of the Year CMA Awards Win
Garth Brooks drew attention to deserving artists (though not his fellow nominee, Carrie Underwood) as he reflected on his newly-awarded CMA trophy.
Randy Travis’ Iconic Voice and Storytelling Legacy Honored at 2019 ASCAP Country Awards
Carly Pearce, Cassadee Pope and more -- including Travis himself -- reflected on his legacy before he received the 2019 ASCAP Founders Award.
Brooks & Dunn’s First CMA Awards Win Was ‘a Dream Come True’ [WATCH]
It was the first of MANY years that Brooks & Dunn have won this trophy...
Dolly Parton Notches First Ever No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Chart With ‘Faith’
Dolly Parton has her first-ever chart-topping hit on the Billboard Dance/ Electronic chart with 'Faith,' her collaboration with Galantis and Mr. Probz.
Carrie Underwood Still Gets Nervous at the Start of the CMA Awards
"I'm always nervous for, like, the first five minutes," Underwood admits.
LeAnn Rimes Opens Up About Mental Health as She Accepts Hope Award for Depression Advocacy
Today, LeAnn Rimes is a passionate advocate for mental health. In a recent speech, she opened up about her struggle with depression and how important it was to seek out the help she needed.
Sara Evans Puts a Competitive Spin on ‘Suds in the Bucket’ on ‘Nashville Squares’ [Exclusi…
Watch Evans perform her iconic hit as a trio of stars compete to hang up buckets of laundry on CMT's new game show, 'Nashville Squares'.
Why Isn’t Kris Kristofferson Attending the 2019 CMA Awards?
It's actually a pretty simple reason!