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.
Thomas Rhett’s Wife Usually Loves His Music — But There’s One Song She Hates
"She hated [that song] with a passion. Still does," Rhett admits.
Blake Shelton Wasn’t First Pick for Country ‘The Voice’ Coach — Reba McEntire Was
Can you imagine what 'The Voice' would be like if McEntire -- not Shelton -- was the country coach?
Jordan Davis’ 2020 Tour Lineup Proves Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Davis is doing his part to equal the playing field for women in country, bringing Hailey Whitters and Kassi Ashton on his 2020 Trouble Town Tour.
Big Machine Label Group Sale Causes War of Words: What Taylor Swift, Scott Borchetta + Mor…
Between all the arguments, escalations and sides taken, it's difficult to keep all the drama straight -- but we're trying!
Jenee Fleenor’s CMA Musician of the Year Win Is a Huge Victory for Women in Country Music
Jenee Fleenor's historic nomination was the most important step forward for women in country music on the table at the 2019 CMA Awards -- and she won.
Taylor Swift Says Scooter Braun, Scott Borchetta Are Blocking Her From Playing Big Machine…
The pop megastar says Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta are blocking her performance of her old hits -- and she's turning to fans for help.
Billy Ray Cyrus Says Winning a CMA for a Controversial Song ‘Perfectly Describes My Journe…
Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X reflect on winning Musical Event of the Year at the 2019 CMA Awards, despite the song's controversial rise to stardom.
Garth Brooks’ Favorite Part of the 2019 CMA Awards? Spending Time With Trisha Yearwood
Brooks explains how on the morning of the 2019 CMA Awards, he and Yearwood decided to live in the moment and enjoy every aspect of the awards show.
Story Behind the Song: Miranda Lambert, ‘Holy Water’
"I had to order pizza and sober 'em enough to play their guitars ..."
Garth Brooks Reflects on His Record-Setting Entertainer of the Year CMA Awards Win
Garth Brooks drew attention to deserving artists (though not his fellow nominee, Carrie Underwood) as he reflected on his newly-awarded CMA trophy.