Cory Stromblad's passion for country music spurred his decision to move to Nashville in 2003 to study the music industry at Belmont University. After graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts minor, Cory began his career as the Creative Office Manager for Tom-Leis Music, as well as a personal management assistant for Lyric Street Recording artist Sarah Buxton. In 2011, Cory began working with AOL Music as a writer for The Boot, before signing on as a freelance writer for Taste of Country in 2012.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ Was the Only Triple Platinum Album of 2012
Taylor Swift was the only musician in any genre to earn a Triple Platinum certification in 2012, surpassing the massive milestone with her current studio album, 'Red.'
Jerrod Niemann’s ‘Only God Could Love You More’ Video Portrays Absolute Love
Love is unconditional and can take many shapes and forms -- a universal idea used to weave three separate storylines together in Jerrod Niemann's new music video for his beautiful ballad, 'Only God Can Love You More.'
George Strait Hopes to Go 60 for 60
Are you hoping 'Give It All We Got Tonight' becomes George Strait's next No. 1 single? Strait's team is giving fans the chance to help make the country music icon's current radio offering his 60th chart-topping classic -- just before the singer turns 61 years old on May 18.
Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood Get the Goat Treatment
Rural living is often a theme in country music videos, so it's rather reasonable to expect a farm animal to make a cameo in a clip from country music's biggest names. With that said, we don't think creative fan-made "goat versions" of 'I Knew You Were Trouble' and 'Blown Away' are what Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood had in mind when they released their blockbuster videos. Both were vi
Lady Antebellum Offer Acoustic Performance of ‘Downtown’
Are you totally digging Lady Antebellum's current hit, 'Downtown'? If so, you'll love the acoustic version the trio offered up during a recent Webisode Wednesday.
Vince Gill Declares His Greatest Support for Unfairly Treated Taylor Swift
Criticism is often a precursor to superstar fame, a reality that Vince Gill probably understands all too well. The 'Threaten Me With Heaven' singer says he thinks Taylor Swift has endured unfair criticism and has gone on the record to defend his fellow country music superstar.
Kelly Clarkson Reveals Whether She’s Ever Lip-Synced
Kelly Clarkson delivered a stellar live performance of 'My Country 'Tis of Thee' at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, despite sub-freezing temperatures and intense media scrutiny. But has the former 'American Idol' winner ever lip-synced in a pinch?
Taylor Swift’s Grammys Bracelet Was Made by a Young Cancer Patient
Taylor Swift looked gorgeous on the red carpet of the 2013 Grammy Awards earlier this month, thanks in part to a beautiful bracelet designed by a young cancer patient.
Keith Urban Loves Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, Nicole Kidman Assures
Keith Urban certainly has his hands full with his fellow Season 12 'American Idol' judges, those dueling divas known as Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. But according to the country superstar's wife, Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman, the 'For You' singer is actually very fond of the strong-willed women.
The Band Perry Reveal New Album Title, Cover Art
Just as their current single 'Better Dig Two' takes the top spot on Bllboard's Country Airplay chart, the Band Perry reveal the title and cover art for 'Pioneer,' the sibling trio's sophomore set, due out April 2.