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.
Montgomery Gentry Drop Down-Home Title Track Off New ‘Outskirts’ EP [LISTEN]
'Outskirts' is all about the beauty of small-town life.
Loretta Lynn’s ‘The Pill’ May Have Gotten Banned, But She Had the Last Laugh
Lynn is no stranger to being banned from country radio for controversial subject matter, but that's only made her music more popular.
Randy Travis Relives Happy Memories, Not Just Challenges, in New Book
In his new memoir, Travis chronicles his life's daunting challenges, but relives happy memories, like his Grand Ole Opry induction, too.
Randy Travis’ Career Was ‘Fast and Furious’ After His First Country Radio No. 1
"I remember him telling me that the first time he ever heard his song on radio, he was like, '... That's me!'" Travis' wife Mary recalls.
Interview: Suzy Bogguss Reflects on 2014’s ‘Lucky’, and Merle Haggard’s Long Impact on Her…
Bogguss reflects on her long friendship with Merle Haggard, and how the country icon reacted to her album of cover songs.
Travis Tritt, ‘The Voice’ Finalist Andrew Sevener Rock Out to ‘T-R-O-U-B-L-E’ [WATCH]
"'Cause mama never told me 'bout nothin' like Y-O-U..."
Toby Keith Joins ‘The Voice’ Finalist Dexter Roberts for ‘That’s Country Bro’ on Finale [W…
If Roberts can make it through every country legend name-checked in this song, he just might have what it takes to win it all...
Travis Tritt ‘Saddened Beyond Belief’ After Tour Bus Involved in Fatal Crash
Thankfully, no one on Tritt's bus was harmed in the wreck, but the scary accident killed two people.
Interview: Randy Travis’ Musical Community Is Playing a ‘Very Powerful’ Role in His Stroke…
"We have chosen to move back to Nashville for that reason, so that we can be closer to the music, and to the heart of what made this man one of the greatest of all time," explains Travis' wife Mary.
Randy Travis Has an Impressive Track Record of Predicting ‘American Idol’ Finalists
The country icon's secret is to listen for a good vocal and a good lyric -- and even if the music isn't traditional country, he can still appreciate it.