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 Added to Growing List of American Music Awards Performers
Taylor Swift will perform during the upcoming 2012 American Music Awards ceremony, adding the primetime appearance to her already exhausting promotional blitz in support of her latest studio album, 'Red.' The 'Begin Again' singer is not the only country artist confirmed in the st…
Trace Adkins Set to Perform During 2012 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Trace Adkins will usher in the 2012 holiday season with an appearance at the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, one of the country's most-beloved festive traditions. The Louisiana native will join thousands of Americans as they line the streets of Manhattan on Nov. 22 to witness a…
Taylor Swift Sells More Than a Million Albums in a Week for the Second Time
Taylor Swift has accomplished what no other female artist in SoundScan history has been able to do -- sell more than one million copies of an album in a 7-day period... twice.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Mean,’ ‘Back to December’ Get ‘The Voice’ Treatment
Taylor Swift's bluegrass-tinged 'Mean' received a complete rock makeover on 'The Voice' last night (Oct. 29), as hopeful Joe Kirkland performed a cover of the breezy tune during the newly-revamped Knockout Round.
Toby Keith Says ‘Hell No’ to Attending the 2012 CMA Awards
Fans hoping to catch a performance by Toby Keith during the upcoming CMA Awards ceremony can think again.
Big & Rich, Alabama’s Randy Owen Pledge Mitt Romney Support With Interesting Performance o…
Big & Rich and Alabama frontman Randy Owen's rendition of 'America the Beautiful' may not have been a vocal masterpiece, but the country crooners were able to get Mitt Romney supporters on their feet this week.
Lee Brice Petitions for CMAs Votes With Hilarious Viral Campaign Videos
Lee Brice was awesome at this years South Dakota State Fair. You have to check out what he's up to now!
Jerrod Niemann ‘Shines’ Brighter With Help From PS22 Fifth Grade Choir
After Jerrod Niemann played the Sioux Empire Fair last year all of us at Kickin' Country were saying, "here's a guy that gets it". This story says it even more.
Taylor Swift Premieres ‘Red’ Title Track on ‘Good Morning America’
Taylor Swift fans were seeing 'Red' on Monday morning, as the country music superstar debuted a clip of the title track to her highly anticipated fourth studio album during a segment of 'Good Morning America' (listen below).
George Strait Admits Decision to Retire From Touring ‘Hasn’t Been Easy’
It's been a trying week for country music fans since George Strait announced the Cowboy Rides Away Tour will be his last, but the singer has gone on the record to disprove any notion that he may be retiring from country music completely once he finishes up his road obligations in 2014. He …