Alanna Conaway’s love for music began at an early age, but it wasn’t until her mother began freelancing for country music magazines that she was thrown in the midst of her future career. At age 11, Conaway received praise from Billy Ray Cyrus after seeing her work as an amateur photographer, encouraging her to follow in her mother's footsteps. She then started freelancing for multiple publications as a photographer, before she began dabbling with writing. By the early 2000s, she was an published journalist for many music magazines on the market. At 29, she has established herself as a well-respected writer in the field of music entertainment and has built strong friendships along the way. Conaway currently resides in Nashville, Tenn. where she freelances full-time for Taste of Country, PopCrush, Ultimate Classic Rock, LoudWire, Guy Speed, Country Weekly and Full Access Magazine.
Brantley Gilbert Attempts Acting While Shooting New ‘More Than Miles’ Video
Brantley Gilbert jumped at the opportunity to shoot a new music video for his song 'More Than Miles' on the outskirts of downtown Nashville last month. The shoot took place across several location on the east side of town, including the Hard Times Bar and Grill, a convenience store across the street and an old motel nearby.
Eli Young Band Perform Classic ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’ in Festive Video
The four members of Eli Young Band are helping get everyone in the Christmas spirit with the release of a new video of them singing a soulful, acoustic version of the holiday staple 'I'll Be Home for Christmas.'
Chris Young Predicts What 2013 Will Bring for Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton and More
Is Chris Young a psychic? Well, maybe... but probably not.
Brantley Gilbert, Kip Moore + More Are New Faces of Country Music for 2013
After much consideration and voting, the Country Radio Broadcasters (CBR) have come to a final decision about which country music newcomers will make up the 2013 New Faces showcase, which will be held next year during Country Radio Seminar (CRS).
Jana Kramer, ‘Whiskey’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Jana Kramer's 'Whiskey' lyrics -- penned by songwriters Catt Gravitt and Sam Mizell -- were just too good to resist for the newcomer, who chose the song as the second single from her debut album. And as Mizell tells Taste of Country, the hit began as just a title.
Jerrod Niemann Opens Show for Paid Streaming, Proceeds to Go to St. Jude
When given, the opportunity, Jerrod Niemann wastes no time doing good for others, which is why the singer-songwriter is taking portion of proceeds raised from his upcoming Chicago concert and giving it to the children at St. Jude.
Love and Theft, ‘Runnin’ Out of Air’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Love and Theft's 'Runnin' Out of Air' lyrics take a different spin from what fans are used to hearing from the duo. But the marriage of melody, music and lyrics were the perfect fit, which is why the pair decided to pick the tune as their latest single to hit country radio airwaves.
Kenny Chesney to Kick Off Annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign With Special Performance on Thanksgiving Day
Kenny Chesney fans will have one extra reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving, as their favorite singer is set to perform at the Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas tomorrow (November 22) as part of the Salvation Army's 122nd annual Red Kettle Campaign.
LoCash Cowboys’ Chris Lucas Gets New Tattoo to Celebrate Tim McGraw’s Gold-Selling Hit ‘Truck Yeah’
Chris Lucas of the LoCash Cowboys is sporting some new ink this week after a trip to the tattoo parlor. The hit country songwriter went under the needle in order to celebrate the success of the gold-selling Tim McGraw single 'Truck Yeah,' which he helped write.
Love and Theft’s Eric Gunderson and Wife Expecting First Child Next Summer
Love and Theft's Eric Gunderson is getting ready for fatherhood! Gunderson and his wife, Emily, are expecting a baby on May 18, 2013. The new arrival will be a first child for the couple, who will celebrate three years of marriage in April.
Eric Church, Darius Rucker + More Share Their Plans for Halloween 2012
This Wednesday -- October 31 -- we celebrate the Halloween holiday nationwide. And some of country's hottest stars are especially excited for the day, as they'll get to relive their own childhoods through the eyes of their children.
Jason Aldean Nervous for CMA Awards, Hoping to Check Entertainer of the Year Win Off His ‘Bucket List’
It's hard to believe that there's something out there that Jason Aldean hasn't accomplished in his red-hot career, but he has yet to pick up Entertainer of the Year at an awards show.