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: Luke Bryan vs. A Thousand Horses
Luke Bryan seems like he might be well on his way to the Showdown Hall of Fame with his new single, but he'll face a tough challenge today and over the weekend from one of country's hottest up-and-coming acts.
Will Eric Paslay’s ‘High Class’ Video Climb High on Our Video Countdown?
Eric Paslay just released a music video for his latest single, "High Class," and it's a whole lot of fun! That video — along with Logan Brill's "Shuteye" — is now up for votes in our poll, but will either make the Top 10 Countdown?
A Thousand Horses, ‘Southernality’ [Listen]
A Thousand Horses tease what they do live with a dirty country-rocker called “Southernality,” the third single from the Southernality album. The band are at their best on stage, and one hears that immediately on this live-like recording.
Album Spotlight: Randy Houser, ‘Fired Up’
Comparisons between Luke Bryan and Randy Houser will become more convincing after one listens to the 17 songs on Fired Up, Houser's fifth studio album.
The Showdown: Luke Bryan vs. Kelsea Ballerini
Congratulations to Martina McBride, who has entered the Hall of Fame with her new single, "Reckless," after five straight Showdown victories. We're starting fresh with a face-off between Luke Bryan and Kelsea Ballerini today and over the weekend.
Scotty McCreery’s ‘Southern Belle’ Back at No. 1 on ToC Video Countdown
Scotty McCreery fans will be happy that "Southern Belle" is back on top of the Taste of Country Top 10 Video Countdown, but they already knew that — they voted for it. McCreerians voted their singer back to No. 1 in a battle against Home Free.
Jennifer Nettles vs. Cassadee Pope: Country’s Top Vocalist of 2016?
The second matchup between female vocalists in this month-long competition to decide the best country vocalist of 2016 is between one singer with the most unique voice in country, and another with one of the most powerful.
Tucker Beathard, ‘Rock On’ [Listen]
Tucker Beathard’s debut single “Rock On” showcases his strong songwriting, gritty rock-country voice and willingness to throw up a middle finger. It’s a love song, right up until the second verse.
Sam Hunt, ‘Make You Miss Me’ [Listen]
Sam Hunt’s “Make You Miss Me” stays true to the sonic themes presented on the first four singles from Montevallo, but finds the singer aiming from a different vantage point.
You Think You Know Jason Aldean?
Jason Aldean didn't want to be a country singer growing up. Sure, he picked around a little but his mind was focused on another great American hobby. Find out what he wanted to do and why he fell short, and find out who everyone thought he looked like during this episode of You Think You Know C…