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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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?
Jason Aldean, ‘Lights Come On’ [Listen]
Jason Aldean returns to a sound his longtime fans are familiar with on “Lights Come On,” the first single from his next studio album. There’s not a whiff of R&B influence to be found on this straightforward country rocker. It’s a song built for his live show.
7 Unforgettable Keith Urban Moments
What makes Keith Urban unforgettable? Start with his music, then move to his guitar skills ...
You Think You Know Reba McEntire?
Reba McEntire really is the hardest working woman in country music. The legend grew up in a rancher's household, meaning she often got more done before sunrise than some do in a week. There were some jobs that weren't for the squeamish ... OK, there's one job in particular that will m…
Kenny Chesney, ‘Noise’ [Listen]
Kenny Chesney says “Noise” is his first song with real social importance, and the timing couldn’t be better. Without being political, he takes on politics. Without sounding like a luddite, he challenges technology. Without smelling curmudgeonly, he recalls how things once were.
The Showdown: High Valley vs. Kenny Chesney
High Valley have scored a nice Showdown victory with their new single, but wow, are they going to have their hands full today and over the weekend. The sibling duo will square off against Kenny Chesney in a new challenge.
Craig Campbell, ‘Outskirts of Heaven’ [Listen]
Songs like Craig Campbell’s “Outskirts of Heaven” refocus a country genre that’s easily distracted. The singer’s picture of heaven is familiar and satisfying. His vocal performance is amongst the best of his career.