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
The Showdown: Aaron Watson vs. Michael Ray
Aaron Watson is just one more win away from the Hall of Fame after another decisive Showdown victory, but first he'll have to face a challenge from a hot up-and-coming singer, Michael Ray.
The Showdown: Aaron Watson vs. Margo Price
Texas country star Aaron Watson continues to touch hearts with his new single "Bluebonnets." The bittersweet ballad about the loss of life is one of ToC Top 10 Songs of 2016 (so far), but fans will ultimately decide if it moves on to a fifth and final Showdown later this week.
Willie Nelson Postpones Tour Dates With Merle Haggard Due to Medical Issue
The first of Willie Nelson's upcoming shows with Merle Haggard on the Django and Jimmie Tour have been called off, as the "On the Road Again" singer is reportedly unwell.
You Think You Know Willie Nelson?
A casual country fan may only know that Willie Nelson sings country music, and smokes a lot of marijuana. These things are true, but there's so much more to this country legend. This episode of You Think You Know Country? explores the singer's dark side.
Eli Young Band, ‘Turn It On’ [Listen]
With “Turn It On,” Eli Young Band reveal they were just hoping to write a fun love song for their live show. They overachieved. The uptempo Texas country-rocker may be Mike Eli’s sharpest storytelling moment.
Wade Bowen, ‘When I Woke Up Today’ [Listen]
Wade Bowen isn't letting life get him down. With "When I Woke Up Today," he's taking the good with the bad and enjoying the adventure of life. And with a song this upbeat and catchy, we can't help but enjoy it with him.
Gary Allan, ‘Hangover Tonight’ [Listen]
The good vibes Gary Allan was soaking in on Set You Free have carried over to the first single from his next album. “Hangover Tonight” is the most carefree love song in a decade.
Granger Smith, ‘Bury Me in Blue Jeans’ – ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen]
With ‘Bury Me in Blue Jeans’ Granger Smith has taken the contemporary country song and turned it on its head in a refreshingly traditional way.
ToC Encore: Country’s Top 5 ‘American Idol’ Singers
Scotty McCreery, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood are three 'American Idol' winners who've gone country, but who's the all-time best?
Album Spotlight: Eli Young Band, ‘10,000 Towns’
The Eli Young Band set out to make their best album ever, and many fans will agree they succeeded. ’10,000 Towns’ is a very even project, with no letdowns or skip-ahead tracks and the best moments spread throughout.