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.
10 Statement Songs From Powerful Country Women
Women in country have historically had a lot to say, across a wide spectrum of politics and experiences.
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.
Interview: Jason Aldean Is Looking for Fans’ Reactions on We Back Tour
The trek is giving Aldean his first chance to play most of the songs from the album live for fans.
Flatt & Scruggs: An Essential Part of the Grand Ole Opry’s Legacy
From the Opry stage to an early morning show on WSM to syndicated television, Flatt, Scruggs and The Foggy Mountain Boys were an integral part of the country music entity.
Yup, Garth Brooks + Trisha Yearwood Are Big Ashley McBryde Fans
"When you talk about what a true songwriter is, you have her standing right here ..."
Peek Inside Brooks and Dunn’s ‘Kings of Neon’ Exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame
"It was really mind-boggling to see that in one place," Kix Brooks says of the exhibit.
Filmmaker Ken Burns: Country Music ‘Is Not Just One Thing, and It Never Was’
"You can’t proclaim an orthodox or say it is only one thing. I think that’s a good story..."
Meghan Linsey and Tyler Cain Release New Song As Duo Meg & Tyler [LISTEN]
New duo, new song, new video!
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, ‘Drinking Money’
Rogers held onto this song for years, until the time was right.
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 ..."