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.
How Lizzo Brought Ashley McBryde + Trisha Yearwood Together
"She walked up next to me and started singing Lizzo songs with us!"
Story Behind the Song: Ashley McBryde, ‘One Night Standards’
"It happens all the time, so why not tackle it?"
Brooks & Dunn Say the Key to Their Legacy Is in the Songs
Ahead of their induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Brooks & Dunn reflect on now being considered traditionalists in the genre.
Maddie & Tae Talk 2019 Cry Pretty Tour: ‘We’ve Learned So Much’
Wedding, tour, new music? Here's all the news from the world of Maddie & Tae!
Russell Dickerson Wrote Some of His New Music With Lady Antebellum
"Is this for real?"
Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ Documentary: What We Know So Far
'Country Music', the new PBS documentary produced by Ken Burns, premieres on Sept. 15.
Story Behind the Song: Randy Rogers Band, ‘We Never Made It to Mexico’
"I wanted to make sure that I didn’t screw [singing in Spanish] up ... I would have never lived it down."
Story Behind the Song: Jake Owen, ‘Drink All Day’
"This one just seemed perfect ..."
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.
Lady Antebellum Talk Life Changes Behind New Music: ‘We’re Growing Up’
New babies, new label, new producer -- oh my!
Brooks & Dunn Recruited Kacey Musgraves for ‘Neon Moon’ Because of Her Setlists [LISTEN]
She'll be all right, as long as there's light from a neon moon.
Ashley McBryde Flipped the Meaning of Brooks & Dunn’s ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone’…
McBryde commanded the studio when they recorded "You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone," the duo says.