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
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.
Top 10 Merle Haggard Songs
Merle Haggard was one of the greatest influences on modern country singers and songwriters.
Carrie Underwood, ‘Church Bells’ [Listen]
Carrie Underwood’s "Church Bells" tastes like sweet revenge and adds to her growing body count of no good men. The singer’s fictional story of a poor girl named Jenny quickly takes a dark turn, and the singer celebrates her antagonist’s inevitable fate.
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…
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?
Check Out Brett Eldredge’s Sexiest (and Silliest) Instagram Photos
Yep, his thirties are looking pretty darn good on Brett Eldredge, and he's not afraid to show it.
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.
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.
Luke Bryan, ‘Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day’ [Listen]
Luke Bryan does his best Alabama impersonation with "Huntin' and Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day," the fourth single from Kill the Lights. Sonically the song is a throwback to the mid-80s — think Cajun hideaways and couples turtle-dovin' on Mason Dixo…
Martina McBride, ‘Reckless’ [Listen]
There’s something immediately different about Martina McBride’s “Reckless.” She begins the song at a point she normally builds to, and then lets go to begin a long, gradual chorus.