Olivia Ladd is a freelance writer in Nashville who can be found podcasting, hanging at live shows or searching for the perfect cup of coffee.
How Lizzo Brought Ashley McBryde + Trisha Yearwood Together
"She walked up next to me and started singing Lizzo songs with us!"
Garth Brooks at Neyland Stadium: 5 Ways He Earned His CMA Entertainer of the Year Title
From "Friends in Low Places" to "Rocky Top" ...
Story Behind the Song: Carrie Underwood, ‘Southbound’
"It was looking for that extra piece to the puzzle ..."
Carrie Underwood Is Ready to Host a ‘Heartfelt’ 2019 CMA Awards
"A lot of fringe ... a lot of rhinestones ..."
Story Behind the Song: Ashley McBryde, ‘One Night Standards’
"It happens all the time, so why not tackle it?"
Hardy on Rising Hit Single ‘Rednecker': ‘It Works on Every Level’
"I’ve had people say it’s the funniest song they’ve ever heard. I’ve had people ask if it’s this sort of backhanded slam on people. I’ve had people quiz me on how small my town is ..."
Peek Inside Brooks and Dunn’s ‘Kings of Neon’ Exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame
"It was really mind-boggling to see that in one place," Kix Brooks says of the exhibit.
Filmmaker Ken Burns: Country Music ‘Is Not Just One Thing, and It Never Was’
"You can’t proclaim an orthodox or say it is only one thing. I think that’s a good story..."
Russell Dickerson Wrote Some of His New Music With Lady Antebellum
"Is this for real?"