Cory Stromblad's passion for country music spurred his decision to move to Nashville in 2003 to study the music industry at Belmont University. After graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts minor, Cory began his career as the Creative Office Manager for Tom-Leis Music, as well as a personal management assistant for Lyric Street Recording artist Sarah Buxton. In 2011, Cory began working with AOL Music as a writer for The Boot, before signing on as a freelance writer for Taste of Country in 2012.
Kelly Clarkson Is Waiting for Boyfriend Brandon Blackstock to ‘Put a Ring on It’
Kelly Clarkson isn't engaged just yet, but the 'Don't Rush' singer is this close to sealing the deal with her new beau of nine months, Nashville-based talent manager Brandon Blackstock.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ Album Nears 3 Million Copies Sold
Taylor Swift's 'Red' album is fast approaching three million copies sold worldwide. While that's an impressive feat in its own right, the record-breaking sales numbers are even more extraordinary given that the album was just released one month ago.
Carrie Underwood Insists Nashville Isn’t as Scandalous as the Show Lets On
'Nashville' has given some much-deserved press to Music City since its premiere earlier this year, but Carrie Underwood insists that the drama in the tension-filled plot lines of the new ABC series are not really an accurate representation of the country music industry.
Jason Aldean Admits That Marriage ‘Hasn’t Always Been Roses’
Jason Aldean and his wife, Jessica, are on the mend following a very public scandal, the couple tells 'CBS This Morning.'
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton Respond to Pregnancy Rumors
As is the case with any celebrity A-List couple, a pregnancy rumor is bound spread like wildfire every now and then. Following a misleading cover story from Life & Style magazine, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton took to their official Twitter accounts to humorously dispel any notion they a…
Trace Adkins Set to Perform During 2012 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Trace Adkins will usher in the 2012 holiday season with an appearance at the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, one of the country's most-beloved festive traditions. The Louisiana native will join thousands of Americans as they line the streets of Manhattan on Nov. 22 to witness a…
Watch Taylor Swift’s ‘Live From New York City’ Performance
Taylor Swift may not be kicking off her official Red Tour until next March, but you can get a first glimpse of the 'Begin Again' singer's live show months ahead of time. 'Taylor Swift Live From New York,' a near 40-minute concert set, is available for your viewing pleasure n…
Taylor Swift Sells More Than a Million Albums in a Week for the Second Time
As predicted by many industry insiders, Taylor Swift has accomplished what no other female artist in SoundScan history has been able to do -- sell more than one million copies of an album in a 7-day period... twice. The 'Begin Again' singer claims her biggest career milestone after scannin…
When Does ‘American Idol’ Season 12 Start?
Keith Urban has been getting his hands dirty recently, searching for the the nation's foremost raw talent (and extinguishing diva flame wars between his fellow celebrity judges), and it's about time for fans to tune in on the action. So, when does 'American Idol' Season 12 start?
Toby Keith Says ‘Hell No’ to Attending the 2012 CMA Awards
Fans hoping to catch a performance by Toby Keith during the upcoming CMA Awards ceremony can think again. The often outspoken singer has given the long-standing country music establishment the proverbial middle finger, blatantly refusing to attend the event despite a nomination in the Music Video of…