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.
Learn the Story Behind George Jones’ ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’
Whether or not you agree that George Jones' 1980 hit 'He Stopped Loving Her Today' is the greatest country song of all time, we can all probably agree on one thing: The song is Jones' most famous hit. And there's a reason why the mournful ballad is so heart-wrenching -- it w…
George Jones Dead at 81: Country Stars React
Country music artists and fans are reeling from the news that George Jones, arguably one of the greatest country singers of all time, died on Friday April 26. Born September 12, 1931, Jones is considered one of the most important and influential singers in the history of American popular music, and …
Lady Antebellum Announces ‘Golden’ Release Party in New York City
Lady Antebellum has a lot on the calendar in the next few months. In addition to releasing their fourth studio album, 'Golden,' on May 7, the trio's front woman Hillary Scott will welcome a baby girl into the world. Luckily, pregnancy didn't distract Scott from putting out a grea…
Jo Dee Messina’s Mother Undergoes Open Heart Surgery
Jo Dee Messina's mother is undergoing heart surgery this morning (April 25). According to the singer's Facebook and Twitter accounts, her mother needs the operation to save her life.
Tyler Farr Calls on Friends in ‘Redneck Crazy’ Video
Anyone who has been through a breakup knows that it takes a village to recover from a broken heart. That's why Tyler Farr called on his country music buddies Colt Ford and Lee Brice and 'Duck Dynasty's' Willie Robertson to join him for his music video for 'Redneck Crazy.&apo…
Clay Walker Dishes on His Wife’s Pregnancy Cravings
We've all heard tall tales about women's pregnancy cravings, but in some cases those stories aren't embellished. Clay Walker recently admitted in an interview that he came in between his wife and one of her cravings -- and he definitely regrets that decision.
Randy Travis Plays Sheriff in New TV Pilot With Billy Ray Cyrus
Last year Randy Travis was breaking the law, now he's making it. During a recent interview, Billy Ray Cyrus revealed that he and Travis are starring in a TV pilot that could get picked up soon. It's a return to television for Cyrus, who's starred on several shows since his career was …
Keith Urban + Vince Gill’s We’re All For the Hall Concert Nets Nearly $650,000
Thanks to the handiwork of Keith Urban, Vince Gill and a group of country music stars, the Country Music Hall of Fame has a nice-sized donation check coming its way. This year's All For the Hall benefit concert raised close to $650,000 for the museum of country music memories.
Kenny Chesney Lets Fans Stream Entire ‘Life on a Rock’ Album
You'll have to wait until April 30 to buy Kenny Chesney's latest album, 'Life on a Rock,' but if you're anxious to hear the award-winning country star's latest work, you're in luck. Chesney is letting fans stream the entire new album beginning today.
Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson + More to Join Zac Brown Band at the 2013 Southern Ground Mus…
After a great first run in Nashville last year, the Southern Ground Music and Food Festival will return to Music City September 27-28, 2013. Of course, Zac Brown Band will be back with a host of friends from country music and other genres to make this year's sensory experience even better.