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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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?
Blake Shelton, ‘Savior’s Shadow’ [Listen]
Fan have not seen this side of Blake Shelton. In "Savior's Shadow," the singer proclaims his unconditional faith in God. It's a simple gospel song set to strings.
The Showdown: Carrie Underwood vs. Trent Harmon
It's a battle between two American Idol champions in this new Showdown round. Season 4 winner Carrie Underwood faces off against newly-crowned Season 15 champ Trent Harmon, who won the last-ever season of the iconic television reality singing competition Thursday night (April 7).
Scotty McCreery, Home Free Lead ToC Top 10 Video Countdown Yet Again
We like our Taste of Country Top 10 Video Countdown shaken, not stirred, and fans shook up the order this week.
Blake Shelton, ‘Friends’ [Listen]
Blake Shelton’s "Friends" is a huggable country addition to The Angry Birds Movie soundtrack. The uplifting lyric will be featured prominently in the film. It’s a catchy melody that would sound perfect over the end credits.
Charles Kelley, ‘Lonely Girl’ [Listen]
Charles Kelley’s “Lonely Girl” was written by “Crash and Burn” writers Chris Stapleton and Jesse Frasure, and one would bet it was written on the same day. Kelley’s follow-up to the Grammy-nominated “The Driver” is a throwback recorded with mod…
The Showdown: High Valley vs. Charles Kelley
Wow! High Valley have done it again. The sibling duo have pulled off another upset victory, this time over Keith Urban. They'll face off against Lady Antebellum singer Charles Kelley today and over the weekend to take a shot at the Hall of Fame.
Will Blake Shelton’s Sultry ‘Came Here to Forget’ Make It on the Top 10 Countdown?
There's a new video vying for votes this week, and it's a big one! Blake Shelton's sultry black and white visual for "Came Here to Forget" is officially on the poll, and it wants your votes. But does he have what it takes to make it on the Top 10 Video Countdown next week?