Laura McClellan has been writing since she can remember -- her earliest journals take place in the Lisa Frank era -- and began pursuing her passion professionally as a freelance writer in 2011. Since then, she has worked in Public Relations and has written artist bios, magazine articles and blog posts, among other projects. McClellan moved to Nashville in 2006 to attend Belmont University, where she earned a degree in PR and fell in love with the city. She also loves Tina Fey, pizza, Twitter, classic fiction, Netflix and judging musical performances from her couch. Laura lives in Nashville with her husband and their orange cat, Beckett.
Josh Abbott Welcomes Baby Girl, Emery
Josh Abbott is officially a dad. He and girlfriend Taylor Parnell welcomed their baby girl, Emery Farryn, into the world May 5, 2017 around 1 AM and Abbott says he’s already smitten with the little lady, whose name means "brave adventure."
On Brad Pitt’s Past Bucket List: Smoke Weed With Willie Nelson
When you hear the name Willie Nelson, you don't typically picture Brad Pitt next to him, lighting up a joint. But it's something the actor admits he always wanted to happen.
Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert + More Team Up for Merle Haggard Tribute
As the country community nears the anniversary of Merle Haggard’s death, some of the genre’s biggest stars are gathering together to celebrate his life and art with a massive tribute concert.
Chris Stapleton, Dwight Yoakam Channel Willie Nelson + Ray Charles for 2016 CMAs
Chris Stapleton and the iconic Dwight Yoakam joined forces at the 2016 CMA Awards to cover a unique duet, "Seven Spanish Angels," first performed by Willie Nelson and Ray Charles in 1984, and though it may have had a slightly different sound, the combination was nearly as impressive as the original.
Dolly Parton Announces First Dates for Pure and Simple Tour
Dolly Parton fans, mark your calendars. The first set of dates of the legend's upcoming Pure & Simple Tour have been announced, and the string of 14 shows begins June 3 in Greensboro, N.C.
Granger Smith Delivers Toned Down ‘Backroad Song’ During Opry Debut [Watch]
Granger Smith — one of country music's fastest-rising stars — made his Opry debut in November, gracing the historic Ryman Auditorium stage with his tune "Backroad Song."
Backroad Anthem Share Video Showing Craig Strickland ‘Doing What He Loved’
Days after Backroad Anthem singer Craig Strickland was tragically found dead after being reported missing, the band have shared a previously unreleased music video for their song “Torn," featuring the late lead singer.
George Strait Reveals the Meaning of Life in Walmart Commercial for New Album
When you’ve built up the kind of life experience George Strait has, you learn a thing or two about what’s really important. To the country legend, it’s all about relationships.
Lady Antebellum, Cam Join Forces for ‘Cowboy Take Me Away’ [Watch]
The audience at the Allegan County Fair in Michigan got to experience a rare colliding of worlds Sept. 17, when Lady Antebellum invited breakout star Cam to join them onstage for a throwback cover performance. The band delighted fans with the Dixie Chicks hit “Cowboy Take Me Away,” and shared a clip from the show on Instagram afterward.
Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson Team Up for Rhinestone-Studded Music Video [Watch]