Megan Pacella has been writing about all genres of music since 2007. Her work has been published in Fringe, Brite, Paste, Nashville Lifestyles and American Songwriter. Aside from spending a summer in New York City (where she met her fiance!), Megan has been living, working and playing in Nashville, Tenn., since 2003. When she's not blogging about country music, you can find her gardening, kayaking, hiking, drinking lots of coffee, and--most importantly--cuddling with her golden retriever, Gibson.
Newcomers the Henningsens Make Huge Debut at Country Radio
Arista Nashville has a new artist on the block, and they've already been debuted on more than 70 radio stations -- and growing. The family band calls themselves the Henningsens, and their first single 'American Beautiful' received a combined 77 Country Aircheck and Billboard radio add…
Kelly Clarkson Visits Sick Kids for Christmas
Always one to use her singing talents for the greater good, Kelly Clarkson stopped by Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt on Dec. 21 to spread some holiday cheer. Clarkson sang a few songs and celebrated the season with patients and staff at the hospital in her hometown of Nash…
Merle Haggard Preparing in Case December 21 Is End of the World
While most of us are preparing for the holidays, a select few are concerned that on Friday, December 21, Mayan prophecies will come true and the world will end. Even Merle Haggard is trying to figure out what to do with his stock portfolio in light of the potential apocalypse.
Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift Lead Country 2012 World Music Awards Nominees
The 2012 World Music Award nominations are in, and once again Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift top the list of country stars up for awards.
Eli Young Band Making Big Plans for 2013
Even though they haven't opened Christmas presents or celebrated New Year's yet, the Eli Young Band guys already have big plans for 2013. Not only will the band set out to tour with Kenny Chesney next year, they also plan to make time for the studio.
Luke Bryan Sweeps 2012 ACAs Show With Nine Awards, Including Artist of the Year
In order to honor the ultimate 2012 American Country Awards artist, Jewel and her husband, bull rider Ty Murray, took to the stage to announce the Artist of the Year winner. It's been such a great year for country music that it was kind of difficult to guess which artist would snag the coveted …
Hunter Hayes Celebrates His Loyal Fans in ‘Somebody’s Heartbreak’ Video
If you're a Hunter Hayes Hayniac, then you're definitely going to love the young country star's newest music video. Hayes' clip for 'Somebody's Heartbreak' is so fan-centric that you might even spot yourself in it!
Lee Brice Gets Personal in Emotional ‘I Drive Your Truck’ Video
Lee Brice's heart-wrenching song, 'I Drive Your Truck, becomes deeply personal in the music video, as Brice plays the songwriter who carries on his late friend's legacy by driving his truck.
Jana Kramer’s ‘Whiskey’ Video Shows Her Super Country Side
Country girl Jana Kramer released her video for 'Whiskey,' her second single, recently, and it's so charming that country fans can't get seem to get enough.
Carrie Underwood Invites PS22 Kids Choir to Sing ‘So Small’ With Her in Concert
The popular 5th grade chorus at PS22 in Staten Island, N.Y. is no stranger to Carrie Underwood. The mega-popular country star has even sung with the kids at their school. But when the talented group of adolescents showed up to sing with Underwood at her concert in Newark, N.J., they really got a tas…
‘Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas Special’ Leaves Viewers in Stitches
From the opening moments of 'Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas Special' to the final credits, the popular country crooner kept viewers laughing. And there's a reason why the special wasn't entirely family-friendly -- the program had everything from Christmas carols to …
Scotty McCreery Ignites a ‘Holly Jolly Christmas’ Season at Rockefeller Center
Scotty McCreery helped bring some country music flair to the 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center' NBC special on Wednesday evening (Nov. 29). Using his signature baritone voice, the young star sang out a snazzy version of 'Holly Jolly Christmas' for the crowd both in New York City a…