If a passion for music and a knack for writing make a career, then color Amanda Hensel lucky. She is the product of writers -- apparently when you add two news journalists together, you get one music journalist. She currently resides in 'the live music capital of the world,' where she snagged a journalism degree from the University of Texas. Although she's grounded in Austin, Hensel's name travels -- in her short career, she has cited her passion writing for AOL Music Blog, Fringe Magazine, the Houston Press and various other publications.
10 Best Brooks & Dunn Songs
Which one is your favorite?
Brian Kelley Prays Over Empty Las Vegas Lot, Site of Route 91 Massacre
"Every day I’ve taken some time a couple times a day to pray over this lot," he says.
Carrie Underwood Injured in Fall Outside Nashville Home
Carrie Underwood fell on the steps outside her Nashville-area home on Friday night (Nov. 10), suffering "a broken wrist and cuts and abrasions."
Chris Young Took Cover in Trailer Behind Stage During Las Vegas Shooting
Chris Young was backstage at the sold-out Route 91 Festival in Las Vegas just after midnight Monday morning (Oct. 2) when a gunman opened fire.
Jason Aldean Safe After Las Vegas Shooting: ‘Tonight Has Been Beyond Horrific’
Jason Aldean and pregnant wife Brittany have reported themselves safe after a mass deadly shooting in Las Vegas on Monday morning (Oct. 2).
Carrie Underwood Is So Hot, She’s on Fire in 2017 ‘Sunday Night Football’ Open
Carrie Underwood's 2017 Sunday Night Football intro is hot — literally!
Ashley Campbell Issues Statement About Father Glen Campbell’s Death
Glen Campbell died on Tuesday (Aug. 8) following a lengthy public battle with Alzheimer's disease, shaking country music. His daughter, Ashley, issued a statement minutes after the news broke.
Pink Is In: Maren Morris Debuts Magical Pink Hairstyle
Maren Morris is already a unicorn, and now she's got the hair to flaunt it.
Cassadee Pope and All Time Low’s Rian Dawson Reportedly End Engagement
Cassadee Pope and Rian Dawson — her longtime boyfriend and fiance of five months — have ended their engagement.
Maren Morris Engaged to Ryan Hurd
Ryan Hurd asked Maren Morris to marry him, and she said simply, "Yes."
Loretta Lynn Suffers Stroke
Country music icon Loretta Lynn has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke on Thursday (May 4).
Garth Brooks Is Keeping the Beard Because Trisha Yearwood Thinks It’s Sexy
Garth Brooks won’t shave his beard until he's told to. The superstar has noticeably been sporting some salt and pepper scruff as of late, so backstage at SXSW 2017, we asked about it.