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.
Ashley McBryde Has a Childhood Habit That Helps Her Feel More Comfortable Onstage
On her way to accept her 2019 CMT Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year, McBryde swiped Luke Combs' drink -- but not because she was thirsty.
Granger Smith on Son River’s Drowning: ‘The Whole Thing Took Roughly 30 Seconds’
"I was 15 feet from the gate, which is something that will haunt me the rest of my life ..."
Shane McAnally Says Coming Out as Gay Added ‘Authenticity’ to His Songwriting
Today, McAnally has 40 No. 1 country hits to his name -- but in 2007, the songwriter worried that coming out as gay would hurt his career.
Ashley McBryde Was Feeling Some Serious Pride at Eric Church’s Record-Breaking Nashville S…
McBryde got to catch Eric Church's recent Nissan Stadium show -- which brought in over 56,000 fans -- and the singer says she couldn't contain her pride.
Jimmie Allen Wants His Son to Grow Up Seeing Black Artists in All Musical Genres
The singer is calling out the television network BET for only spotlighting musicians within a small handful of genres.
Shane Smith and the Saints Conclude a Long Journey in Chapter 4 of ‘Hail Mary’ [Exclusive]
"It's been such a long time coming on this album getting made -- you wanna give it every opportunity you can to have ears on every single song ..."
Thomas Rhett Gives Dad Rhet Akins’ Very Hot Summer Tour Set a ’10 Out of 10′
"It's like he has no fear, you know what I mean?"
Brooke White, ‘Calico’ [Exclusive Premiere]
"It's about how we make plans, and those plans change, but it works out -- sometimes even for the better ..."
Maren Morris Finds Empowerment in ‘Scaring the Absolute S–t Out of’ Herself
"Doing 'Playboy' has been a really fun challenge. I'm trying to do more things that scare me ..."
Ashley McBryde Isn’t Shying Away From Her ‘Edge’ on Her Second Album
"If anybody can find a way to write about something this gnarly and, just, sad, we can probably find a way to do that ... It doesn't have to be scary just because it's sad."
Lindsay Ell is Upping the Ante With Bigger Goals, Higher Bars + More Responsibility
"As far as looking toward the future? I wanna be headlining arenas..."