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.
Taste of Country Staff
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.
You Think You Know Kenny Chesney?
Kenny Chesney is one of country music's biggest stars, but do you know where he got his start in Nashville?
Scotty McCreery’s ‘Southern Belle’ Is No. 1 Yet Again on the Video Countdown
Scotty McCreery is victorious once again with his video for "Southern Belle." He's been battling it out with Home Free, whose "9 to 5" cover comes in at No. 2 this week.
Josh Kelley, ‘It’s Your Move’ [Listen]
Nine times out of 10, you find a female artist singing a song like Josh Kelley’s “It’s Your Move,” but that’s only part of what makes it a compelling listen.
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.