Taste of Country Staff hasn't taken a day off since he/she was born in December 2010. Staff is an avid fan of country music and country music only although he/she has a soft spot for artists like Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson. Other interests include live music, cold beer, pizza at midnight and photos of country music babies.
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Album Spotlight: Cole Swindell, ‘You Should Be Here’
Cole Swindell gets his heart broken — or at least wounded — on many songs from You Should Be Here, his second studio album.
Country Artists Who’ve Died in 2016
2016 has already been a difficult one for music, and it's not over yet. This year we've said a tearful goodbye to several country singers, songwriters and musicians.
The Showdown: Kree Harrison vs. Maddie & Tae
Wow, what a run for Kree Harrison. The former American Idol contestant has been laying low for a few years, but she's back in a big way with her new single, "This Old Thing," which will move on to the final round in competing for the Hall of Fame. She's posted some major wains re…
Scotty McCreery Is Back at No. 1 on the Taste of Country Countdown
This week the McCreerians were victorious! They voted hard and got the "Southern Belle" video back to the top spot in the Video Countdown, with Home Free falling behind to No. 2 in this tight battle.
Home Free Reclaim Top Spot on ToC Top 10 Video Countdown
Home Free fans really stepped up to the plate this week! They voted the five-piece band all the way (back) to No. 1, regaining the spot they've been fighting for. That means Scotty McCreery slid back to No. 2.
Hillary Scott & the Scott Family, ‘Thy Will’ [Listen]
Never has Hillary Scott sounded this vulnerable. Her debut single "Thy Will" is an open letter to God that begs for a sign that he has a plan for the pain the Lady Antebellum frontwoman is suffering.
The Showdown: Trent Harmon vs. Zac Brown Band
Trent Harmon is on a Showdown hot streak. The most recent American Idol winner won his fourth straight over the weekend, topping Blake Shelton's "Savior's Shadow."
The Showdown: Trent Harmon vs. Blake Shelton
When you're hot, you're hot, and right now Trent Harmon is as hot as he can be in the eyes of country music fans. The America Idol champion has just won his third straight Showdown and will face Blake Shelton today and over the weekend.
Zac Brown Band, ‘Castaway’ [Listen]
Zac Brown Band’s "Castaway" is as reggae-influenced and beachy as the band has ever been. The island-friendly track from Jekyll + Hyde is "Toes" and "Knee Deep" smushed together and amplified.
ToC Top 10 Video Countdown Poll Adds Jake Owen, A Thousand Horses
Jake Owen's "American Country Love Song" already sounds like a hit, but will the video be one?