Carena Liptak is a writer and editor in Nashville, Tenn. She is a fan of strong coffee and large-eared dogs. When not writing, she can be found chasin' that neon rainbow and livin' that honky-tonk dream.
Story Behind the Song: Ray Wylie Hubbard, ‘The Messenger’
"It was the first song that I wrote after I got clean and sober, like, 30-something years ago ..."
Interview: Ray Wylie Hubbard Turns Friendships Into Powerful Musical Collaborations on ‘Co…
"I’m very, very proud of it, as a matter of fact. And it’s not just because [so many artists] played on my record. I value that I can call them friends ...”
Shenandoah, ‘Not Country Enough’? In the Band’s Early Days, Some Listeners Thought So
Believe it or not, this classic '90s act was once criticized for being a little more rock 'n' roll than country.
Brandi Carlile + Catherine Shepherd — Country’s Greatest Love Stories
It all started with an email correspondence about some Paul McCartney memorabilia ...
Walker Montgomery’s 2020 Plans Have Shifted, But His Roots Remain the Same
Though his 2020 touring plans may have been upended, Walker Montgomery's musical identity is still the same.
These 14 Country Artists Each Wrote Songs for Pop Hitmakers
A few of the country stars who've written out-of-genre hits might surprise you!
CJ Solar’s EPs Are Snapshots of His Years, But He Still Wants to Put Out a Full Album
CJ Solar says there's pros and cons to keeping his records short.
Seeing Double: These Country Stars and Their Kids Look Exactly Alike [PICTURES]
They got it from their mama (or papa)!
Hi, My Name Is …: Country Artists Who Changed Their Names
Yep -- these artists started out being called something completely different.
Top 5 Country + Americana Albums of 2020 (So Far)
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