Sam Alex has worked for country stations across the nation and never misses his favorite acts when they come to town. He's been on red carpets for many different awards shows and interviewed some of your favorite celebrities, like Will Ferrell and Taylor Swift. Originally from Chicago, Sam now lives in Nashville, where he hosts the Taste of Country Nights radio show, a syndicated night show which airs on more than 75 stations nationwide. If you ever see him on lower Broadway, get him a pina colada and some BBQ chicken pizza ... they're his favorites! Listen to highlights on iTunes or your Android device.
David Nail Talks ‘ADD’ Songwriting With ‘Nights on Fire’ Co-Writer Jonathan Singleton
David Nail has found his songwriting counterpart. The singer continues to rely on Jonathan Singleton to help him create country music magic, from "Let It Rain" to "Red Light" and Nail's latest single, "Nights on Fire." During a recent visit to our ToC Nights s…
Luke Bryan Reveals His Wife’s Saucy Birthday Tradition
Luke Bryan will celebrate his birthday in St. Louis on Friday (July 17). His Kick the Dust Up tour will be packing the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre for a second straight night, but that doesn't mean he'll be without family on his special day. Wife Caroline will be there, and if tradi…
Confident or Cocky? Jake Owen Insists ‘I Don’t Ever Lose at Anything’
Jake Owen spits out No. 1 songs like dip, wins awards like parting gifts and opens huge tours like he's brushing his mane. He's also one of the sexiest men in country music, and he makes that look easy, too. If it seems like all this star does is win (have you seen his wife and daughter?!)…
Corey Smith Talks New Album, Brantley Gilbert’s Early Days
Corey Smith is from the same Georgia town as Brantley Gilbert, and the two have a history together. Now that Smith is preparing to release a new album, the singer stopped by the ToC Nights studio to chat with Sam Alex about both.
Kip Moore Warns Dierks Bentley to ‘Stop the Pranks’
Kip Moore and Dierks Bentley haven't gone on tour together yet, but they've already engaged in an epic prank war! Moore chatted with Taste of Country Nights host Sam Alex about their pranks so far.
Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers: ‘Music Is Very Mathematical’
Dan and Shay's Dan Smyers didn't always know he was going to be a musician. In fact, if he hadn't gone this route, he'd probably be working on Wall Street. The singer reveals that his major was far from studying Music Theory, but shares that math and music actually have a lot in …
Sam Hunt Recalls His First Football Concussion
Before becoming one of Nashville's hottest songwriters, and then one of Nashville's hottest new male artists, Sam Hunt was a college football quarterback at Middle Tennessee State University and UAB. Recently he revealed that he suffered a pretty bad concussion that temporarily scared him …
Carrie Underwood Tries to ‘Sing Good’ in the Car for Baby Fisher
These days, Carrie Underwood is balancing preparing to be a mom with releasing new music ... by blending the two together, sort of.
Carrie Underwood Narrowing Down Her List of Baby Names
Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher have stayed busy choosing a name for their first baby, a boy, due next spring. The couple has found a few they're happy with.
Lee Ann Womack on Working With John Legend, Singing at Maya Angelou’s Funeral
Lee Ann Womack has a traditional country sound, but she isn't bound by genre lines. When the singer stopped by the Taste of Country Nights studio recently, she opened up about an R&B collaboration, also revealing that one huge civil rights activist is a huge fan of hers.