Sam Alex has worked for country stations across the nation and never misses his favorite acts when they come to town. He's been on red carpets for many different awards shows and interviewed some of your favorite celebrities, like Will Ferrell and Taylor Swift. Originally from Chicago, Sam now lives in Nashville, where he hosts the Taste of Country Nights radio show, a syndicated night show which airs on more than 75 stations nationwide. If you ever see him on lower Broadway, get him a pina colada and some BBQ chicken pizza ... they're his favorites! Listen to highlights on iTunes or your Android device.
Scotty McCreery on Kissing Girls in Videos: ‘It’s a Respect Thing’
Scotty McCreery's 'Feelin' It' video finds him having fun with his real-life friends. The group frolics in the surf along North Carolina's coast, and while there's a playful romance between a few of the "actors," you won't find this singer puckering up wi…
Sam Hunt Admits It’s ‘Overwhelming’ to Hear Songs He’s Written on Radio [Watch]
Sam Hunt may not be a household name yet, but some of the song's he's written sure are. Hunt -- a multi-talented music man who can also throw a football -- sat down with Taste of Country Nights host Sam Alex to talk about both of his loves.
Brantley Gilbert Recalls His Rowdy High School Days
The quote beneath Brantley Gilbert's yearbook picture reads "Hey Andy!" Maybe these aren't the words most high school seniors want to leave as their legacy, but the expression says a lot about who the 'Small Town Throwdown' singer is today.
Brantley Gilbert Talks Hernia, What He Sleeps In
Brantley Gilbert has been forced to stay away from the gym in recent weeks as he recovers from a hernia. “I’ve got four tears in my stomach," he says explaining it was from lifting too much.
Jo Dee Messina Explains How Her Husband ‘Helped’ Inspire ‘A Woman’s Rant’
Jo Dee Messina’s husband Chris wouldn’t get up to get the baby one night, but by sleeping in he may have inspired the singer’s newest hit single. ‘A Women’s Rant’ was started by an angry and exhausted Messina as sh…
Brett Eldredge on the Makeout Scenes in New ‘Beat of the Music’ Video: ‘I Love My Job’
The last 30 seconds of Brett Eldredge's new 'Beat of the Music' video finds the singer locking lips with a beautiful blonde. The scenes took multiple takes, and he tells Taste of Country Nights host Sam Alex he wasn't complaining.
Dan + Shay Still Think Someone is Pranking Them [Listen]
A fast-rising single, ACM nomination and two top tours ... success found country duo Dan + Shay quickly and the two men still can't believe it's for real.
New From Nashville: Michael Ray
Country newcomer Michael Ray recently stopped by the Taste of Country Nights studio to tell his story, talk about writing with John Rich and debut some new music. The Florida native and winner of the CW's 'The Next' says he grew up on Bobby Bare and Porter Wagoner, but at age 16 heard…
Jerrod Niemann Created ‘High Noon’ Between Games of Corn Hole [Listen]
You won't find a musical environment more casual than the one Jerrod Niemann put together to work on his new studio album, 'High Noon.' The 'Drink to That All Night' singer tells Taste of Country Nights how tailgating activities played an important role in the writing proces…
Exclusive: Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley Let a Fan Customize His Golf Game
Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum is almost as passionate about golf as he is country music. The singer says if he had to pick between a hole in one or a No. 1 single ('Compass' is currently in the Top 5), he'd take the radio hit. But in a strange way, the two passions merged last sum…
Exclusive: Dierks Bentley Defends His Prius, Opens Up About Songs on ‘Riser’ [Watch]
Dierks Bentley's new 'Riser' album hits stores and digital retailers on Tuesday (Feb. 25). The singer calls it his most personal album to date, and says the current single 'I Hold On' is his favorite radio single ever. During an interview with Taste of Country Nights' Sam Alex, Bentley opens up abou…