Olivia Ladd is a freelance writer in Nashville who can be found podcasting, hanging at live shows or searching for the perfect cup of coffee.
10 Statement Songs From Powerful Country Women
Women in country have historically had a lot to say, across a wide spectrum of politics and experiences.
Brooks & Dunn’s Early-Career ACM Awards Success Was ‘a Huge Boost’
"We got a real sweet spot in our heart for the ACMs ..."
Lainey Wilson Reflects on Her Road From Impersonating Hannah Montana to Singing on the Opr…
"When I stepped foot in that circle, it was all over. I just started crying."
Lainey Wilson Bonded With Producer Jay Joyce Over Their Desire for Imperfection
"He also somehow made the music sound like my look. I don’t know how in the world ..."
How Johnny Cash’s Prison Shows Solidified His Outlaw Status + Created His Legacy
The Man in Black's prison concerts would change his career forever.
‘Love Lives On’ Album Tells Military Families’ Stories Through Country Voices
“They are immortal because they live in the words and the deeds of all of us ..."
Story Behind the Song: Avenue Beat, ‘Thank You, Anxiety’
"That’s usually where our best songs come from, is when we all are having the same emotion, and then we just write about it ..."
Story Behind the Song: Lainey Wilson, ‘Dirty Looks’
"I feel like it draws a picture of that blue-collar couple that is everywhere ..."
Interview: Logan Ledger Makes His Own Version of Retro Country on Debut Album
“It’s sort of the culmination of a lot of different threads of my life ..."
Interview: Caleb Caudle Hits His Stride on New Album ‘Better Hurry Up’
"I wanted to put out a record that was like, if you don’t like this, then you just don’t like me. And that’s okay, and I’m fine with it. I just wanted it to be just me."