Jessica Nicholson's passion for country, bluegrass and Christian music led her to Nashville in 2002. In 2006, she graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in music business (with a minor in writing), and began her career as a public relations and marketing coordinator at Resonate Records. She has written for Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) Magazine, countrystandardtime.com and worked as a staff writer for Country Weekly Magazine for nearly three years. She currently resides in Nashville.
Luke Bryan Played a ‘Huge Part’ in Thomas Rhett’s Marriage Plans
Country newcomer and singer-songwriter Thomas Rhett married girlfriend Lauren Gregory on October 12, and he has buddyLuke Bryan to thank for it.
Kelly Clarkson to Duet With Vince Gill on ‘Greatest Hits’ Album
Kelly Clarkson has enjoyed a few hit duets in the country music field already, and soon, she'll add Vince Gill to her roster. The track listing for the first 'American Idol' winner's upcoming album, 'Greatest Hits -- Chapter 1,' has been released, and tucked alongside h…
Rascal Flatts Extend Changed Tour, Announce 2013 Dates
Rascal Flatts' Changed Tour must be one juggernaut of a party, because the trio isn't coming off the road anytime soon. Instead, they have extended their Changed tour into 2013, adding 20 new winter dates that stretch into March.
Jake Owen Excitedly Counting Down the Days Until Daughter’s Arrival
Jake Owen is counting down the days until he becomes a new father. Owen and his wife, Lacey Buchanan -- who married in a seaside wedding in Vero Beach, Fla. in May -- are expecting their first baby, a daughter, in November.
B.B. Cunningham, Former Jerry Lee Lewis Band Member, Shot Dead
B.B. Cunningham, one-time bassist for country rocker Jerry Lee Lewis, was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee on Sunday (Oct. 14).
Thomas Rhett Marries Longtime Girlfriend
It looks like Thomas Rhett has finally found something to do with his hands -- he put a ring on it. Rhett married his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Gregory, on Friday (Oct. 12) just outside Nashville.
Taylor Swift Releasing Her Own Signature Pair of Red Keds Tennis Shoes
You just might see Taylor Swift sporting a new pair of kicks more often. The 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' singer has inked a deal for a multi-year partnership with Keds Footwear, which includes the release of limited edition red tennis shoes.
Jake Owen Raps ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Theme Song in Concert
Jason Aldean tried his hand at rapping in country songs and found great success. Colt Ford has made a country career out of it. But they're not the only ones in the genre with the chops to spit rhymes. At a concert in Maryland recently, Jake Owen showed off his skills by rapping the entire &apo…
Carrie Underwood and Husband Mike Fisher Go on Romantic Ziplining Date
Carrie Underwood may be in the middle of her Blown Away Tour with opening act Hunter Hayes, but the 29-year-old recently took a break from the road to spend some quality time with her husband, Nashville Predators hockey player Mike Fisher.
Rascal Flatts to Head Down Under in 2013
Rascal Flatts have been crisscrossing the United States this year, bringing their Changed Tour to thousands of fans. But soon, Gary LeVox, Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus will be packing their bags for their first headlining performance in Australia in 2013.
Darius Rucker’s Wife Shares How She Kept His Opry Invitation a Secret
When Darius Rucker was invited to be the latest member of the Grand Ole Opry by buddy Brad Paisley recently, it wasn't just the staff and 'Southern Comfort Zone' singer who were in on the keeping the secret. Rucker's wife, Beth, also kept mum about her husband's Grand Ole Op…
Eric Church, Carrie Underwood + More Join 2012 CMA Awards Performers Lineup
Eric Church, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney and the Band Perry are the latest performers to be announced for the 46th annual CMA Music Awards, which will air live on from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Thursday, November 1.