Jessica Nicholson's passion for country, bluegrass and Christian music led her to Nashville in 2002. In 2006, she graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in music business (with a minor in writing), and began her career as a public relations and marketing coordinator at Resonate Records. She has written for Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) Magazine, countrystandardtime.com and worked as a staff writer for Country Weekly Magazine for nearly three years. She currently resides in Nashville.
Eric Church Recalls Embarrassing Opry Performance
No one would argue that when Eric Church steps onstage, he positively owns the room (and the crowd) with his confident swagger, growling vocals, party-hard lyrics and those ever-present sunglasses, which lend "Chief" a mysterious air.
Luke Bryan Played a ‘Huge Part’ in Thomas Rhett’s Marriage Plans
Country newcomer and singer-songwriter Thomas Rhett married girlfriend Lauren Gregory on October 12, and he has buddyLuke Bryan to thank for it.
Jason Aldean to Kick Off First Stadium Tour With Historic Fenway Park Performance
Jason Aldean will make history in 2013, both in his career and at one of baseball's historic ballparks. The singer announced on Thursday (Oct. 18) that he will kick off his first-ever stadium tour as the first-ever country music performer to play at Boston's Fenway Park, home of the Boston…
Kelly Clarkson to Duet With Vince Gill on ‘Greatest Hits’ Album
Kelly Clarkson has enjoyed a few hit duets in the country music field already, and soon, she'll add Vince Gill to her roster. The track listing for the first 'American Idol' winner's upcoming album, 'Greatest Hits -- Chapter 1,' has been released, and tucked alongside h…
Darius Rucker Becomes the Grand Ole Opry’s Newest Member
Darius Rucker is officially the Grand Ole Opry's newest member. The 'True Believers' singer was inducted into the iconic country music institution during a Tuesday night (Oct. 16) Opry performance before a packed crowd of family, fans and industry friends.
Rascal Flatts Extend Changed Tour, Announce 2013 Dates
Rascal Flatts' Changed Tour must be one juggernaut of a party, because the trio isn't coming off the road anytime soon. Instead, they have extended their Changed tour into 2013, adding 20 new winter dates that stretch into March.
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton (Still) Holding Off on Baby Plans
Miranda Lambert insists that she and Blake Shelton, whom she married in 2011, still aren't planning to start a family anytime soon. The reason? Hectic schedules.
Taylor Swift Stays Down to Earth by Hitting Parked Car, Worrying About Everything During R…
Sometimes, being one of the most famous faces on the planet isn't all it's cracked up to be. During her interview for the recent cover of Rolling Stone, Taylor Swift got into not one, but two fender benders.
Jake Owen Excitedly Counting Down the Days Until Daughter’s Arrival
Jake Owen is counting down the days until he becomes a new father. Owen and his wife, Lacey Buchanan -- who married in a seaside wedding in Vero Beach, Fla. in May -- are expecting their first baby, a daughter, in November.
B.B. Cunningham, Former Jerry Lee Lewis Band Member, Shot Dead
B.B. Cunningham, one-time bassist for country rocker Jerry Lee Lewis, was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee on Sunday (Oct. 14).