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: Craig Campbell, ‘See You Try’
"I want to hear the songs before Blake Shelton hears them. I want to hear the songs before Luke Bryan hears them."
Interview: Parker Millsap Turns Bluesy Roots, Church-Going Childhood Into ‘Other Arrangeme…
"Genre's an illusion, maaaaan!"
Interview: Jade Bird Talks Upcoming New Album, Getting ‘Rowdy’ With American Crowds
"As a songwriter, I've got a lot of facets, so to speak ..."
Story Behind the Song: Brothers Osborne, ‘Pushing Up Daisies (Love Alive)’
"It's an amazing way to say, 'We'll be together forever ...'"
Everything We Know About Keith Urban’s New Album, ‘Graffiti U’
"I can hear how some of the songs will translate live already, which really makes putting on a new show so exhilarating."
Interview: Ashley Monroe Talks ‘Sparrow’ ‘Therapy-Thon’, How Songwriting Makes Her a Bette…
"I need to be both. I need to be a mom and an artist."
Interview: Brothers Osborne Make Great Music From ‘Logistically Terrible Idea’ on ‘Port Sa…
"Logistically, it was a terrible idea ..."
Story Behind the Song: Cassadee Pope, ‘Take You Home’
"I loved that a female is the one taking charge ..."
Story Behind the Song: Steve Moakler, ‘Born Ready’
"I quickly realized I was telling my own story, which was the story of being a road-dog country singer."