Perhaps you've heard the story: a stewardess hands a record label executive a demo of Toby Keith's music, and days later, he scores a record deal. A few months later, he has a hit, and a few years later he's a superstar. It's a sexy story with a lot of unanswered questions, and it's not exactly true.
Kenny Chesney is one of country music's biggest stars, but do you know where he got his start in Nashville? It's about as unglamorous of a gig as you can imagine, and what's worse is he didn't last a week! Learn all about it, plus why he was supposed to be at Ground Zero on 9/11 during this week's episode of 'You Think You Know Country?'
Brantley Gilbert is one of the most interesting and mysterious men in country music. The 'One Hell of an Amen' singer doesn't talk about his past much, preferring to write songs and sing about the events that led him to country music stardom. During this episode of 'You Think You Know Country?' we do the talking for him.
Kenny Chesney’s second single from ‘The Big Revival’ recalls spontaneous romances that lived and died in many of his previous hits. The story told with 'Til It’s Gone’ will remind fans of ‘Anything But Mine’ from 2005, but the two tracks are sonically very different.
Tim McGraw's 'Sundown Heaven Town' album will be available on Tuesday (Sept. 16), a fact readers of Taste of Country will hardly miss. The singer has taken over the No. 1 country music news site on the web, agreeing to roll out exclusive interviews and content each day over the next two weeks.
Florida Georgia Line seemingly came out of nowhere when 'Cruise' became a radio hit in 2012. Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard exploded onto the scene and were quickly rubbing elbows with Luke Bryan and rapper Nelly. But overnight success? Hardly. Find out the unlikely place these two got their start in this edition of 'You Think You Know Country.'
Blake Shelton dances with revenge during ‘Neon Light,’ the first single from the upcoming ‘Bringing Back the Sunshine’ album. Shelton’s heavy chill drives this bluesy country anthem forward. It’s about as mean as he’s ever been.
Of course you know Taylor Swift's hit songs. And you probably know her movie roles and songs inspired by famous boyfriends ... But do you know what her first job was? Or which family member gave her the gift of song? And did you know she once recorded a song about a country singer not named Tim McGraw?
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