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.
Dolly Parton’s First Crush Was a Fellow Opry Member and Country Music Legend
Yep -- when Dolly Parton was 13, she really fell into a burning 'Ring of Fire'!
Dolly Parton: Porter Wagoner’s Mentorship Was ‘the Best Break of My Life’
"Every time I’m onstage, something will remind me of something I learned from Porter ..."
Garth Brooks Weighs in on Eric Church’s Reaction to His CMA Entertainer of the Year Win
"I just don't see it, I guess, what everybody else is seeing," Brooks says.
Garth Brooks Thought Carrie Underwood Would Win CMA Entertainer of the Year, Too
"It was the year of the women, so we were all expecting Carrie anyway," Garth says.
Why Is Jason Aldean’s New Album Called ‘9’?
Long before he picked out its cover art, track list or release date, Aldean knew he wanted to call his next studio album '9'. Here's why!
Forbes Unveils 2019’s Highest-Paid Country Stars List
Which country stars were raking in the cash in 2019?
Wynonna Judd’s Daughter Released From Prison on Parole
Wynonna Judd's daughter was released from prison on parole, after being sentenced to eight years for a parole violation.
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.