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.
PLAYLIST: Hear The Boot’s 2020 Artists to Watch in Action
Hear what Caylee Hammack, Parker McCollum, Brett Kissel and more have been up to so far this year.
Shenandoah, ‘Not Country Enough’? In the Band’s Early Days, Some Listeners Thought So
Believe it or not, this classic '90s act was once criticized for being a little more rock 'n' roll than country.
Rascal Flatts: Parenthood Is ‘Life’s Greatest Reward,’ But Tough on Sleep Schedule, Wallet
"It's changed everything about my life: Songwriting. The way I sing. My bank account ..."
These 14 Country Artists Each Wrote Songs for Pop Hitmakers
A few of the country stars who've written out-of-genre hits might surprise you!
Seeing Double: These Country Stars and Their Kids Look Exactly Alike [PICTURES]
They got it from their mama (or papa)!
Even the Greats Make Mistakes: These 20 Country Songs Are Proof
Even the genre's best artists can't win 'em all ...
Hi, My Name Is …: Country Artists Who Changed Their Names
Yep -- these artists started out being called something completely different.
Shenandoah Planning New Duets Album, From a Contemporary Perspective
"We're gonna let those guys that are doing that new sound thing in town do that new sound thing, but with a Shenandoah approach ..."
These 10 Country Music Artists Are Also Entrepreneurs
These stars aren't just musically talented -- they've got business smarts, too!
All of Rascal Flatts’ Singles, Ranked
Do you agree with our No. 1 pick?
Everything We Know About Keith Urban’s New Album, ‘The Speed of Now Part 1′
The new album is coming on Sept. 18!