7 Times Carrie Underwood Covered a Country Classic and Made It Sound Like Her Own

It’s been almost a year since Carrie Underwood announced she was signing with a new Nashville record label with the hopes of taking her country music stardom global. When the decision was announced it had been over a year since her last studio album, Storyteller, dropped and “Church Bells” had peaked at No. 1 on … Read more

Here’s What Happened the Time I Sang “Jolene” For Blake Shelton

I’m finally sharing this story because Hoda Kotb tried out for “The Voice” was kind of terrible. Last summer, before CMA Fest officially kicked off in Nashville, I had the chance to attend a private party with Blake Shelton. When walking into the party, I thought it was an event for his SmithWorks Vodka and … Read more

13 Inspirational Country Gospel Songs That Will Lift You Up

Country music has a long standing relationship with gospel standards and hymns. The genre grew out of Southern expressions of hymns and spirituals and many of country’s most prominent figures are very open about their faiths. But there are some songs that stand out from the rest– country’s great gospel songs. They are inspirational, thought … Read more

17 Sexiest Country Music Songs, As Voted By One Country Readers

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day and sexy country music, we asked our readers to tell us what they think of when they think “sexiest country music song ever.” Turns out, most of them think about Conway Twitty, Josh Turner, Billy Currington and Keith Urban. Others think about a Chase Rice cover song and one … Read more

Vince Gill’s Story About His Dad Meeting Dolly Parton is Absolutely Hilarious

Vince Gill’s dad Stan was a federal judge and according to Vince a chain-smoking, frustrated guitar picker and sometime songwriter and maybe, the world’s biggest Dolly Parton fan. During a performance at the Ryman Auditorium Vince told the story about the time his dad met Dolly, but to understand, you have to listen to what … Read more

Luke Bryan Dressed as ‘Vintage’ Blake Shelton and Then Covered George Strait’s “All My Exes” With the Real BS

For the fourth Winter in a row, Luke Bryan and his crew headed down to an all-inclusive resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico for 4 days of country music, tequila, beachin’ and a little more country music. The official party host, it was Luke’s job to make sure all of the scheduled performers felt at home … Read more

Ed Helms is Madly in Love With Dolly Parton

If I ever meet someone who says they aren’t a fan of Dolly Parton, I have to take a series look at my life choices and what lead me to that person. How could anybody, alive and well, or otherwise, not like Dolly Parton? There aren’t a lot of personal opinions one could have that … Read more

6 Country Music Documentaries You Should Watch

If we’re being honest, there just aren’t enough documentaries out there about country music, but there are a few that are definitely worth watching. 6. ​”I’ll Be Me”​ “I’ll Be Me” is the story of Glen Campbell’s heartbreaking last 151 shows across America, after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Instead of retreating he went … Read more

Charlie Daniels Wants Taco Bell to Take the Illuminati Seriously (Yes, This Is A Real Headline)

Charlie Daniels is a man of big ideas and strong opinions. Some of those big ideas just happen to be conspiracy theories. So when the “Devil Went Down To Georgia” singer saw the Illuminati-themed commercials Taco Bell aired during the National Championship he not only found them distasteful but, like the Taco Bell “ground beef”, … Read more

Mel Tillis’ Public Memorial Set for January 31

Mel Tillis, who passed away from respiratory failure in November, was laid to rest later that month at Mount Hermon Baptist Church amongst family and friends. The Tillis family is now announcing that there will be a public memorial service for the legendary singer. At 10am on Wednesday January 31, family, fans and colleagues will … Read more

Let’s Remember the Greatest Country Music Collaboration Ever: Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette as the Honky Tonk Angels

In 1993 Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette released Honky Tonk Angels, a long-rumored project between the three living legends that featured new takes on classic hits like “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels,” “I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know” and “Silver Threads and Golden Needles.” Of course, just like if … Read more

11 Country Music Albums You Need to Give Somebody This Christmas

If you’re currently trying to make sure someone you love is listening to the right kind of music (country), you better make sure they have all the correct tools. Do they own any vinyl? Do they own Johnny Cash on vinyl? How many Willie Nelson albums do they have? This is all important important. 11 … Read more